Sidney, B.C.; At the July 13th In-Camera Council Meeting, Council determined that the Town will not be proceeding with Greater Victoria Rental Development Society’s (GVRDS) proposal for affordable rental workforce housing on the Town owned property at 9821 Third Street. This decision was made by Council as a result of the two parties being too far apart on their ability to reach an agreement on a mutually acceptable purchase price for the land.
While Council recognizes that the decision to no longer pursue workforce housing on this particular site is disappointing, they remain focused and steadfast in their commitment and pursuit of this much needed housing type in Sidney. Furthermore, Council appreciates and acknowledges the efforts of GVRDS to bring forward their proposal and are hoping that they will continue to explore and pursue opportunities within our community for affordable workforce housing.
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