Tree Frog Forestry News

Site C apartments set for grand opening

By Matt Preprost
The Alaska Highway News
November 6, 2019
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada West

FORT ST. JOHN, BC — BC Hydro and BC Housing are set to hold a grand opening for a new 50-unit apartment building in Fort St. John. Construction on the six-storey, wood frame building began next to the Fort St. John fire hall in 2017, and is part of the city’s agreement with BC Hydro on the Site C dam. The opening is scheduled Friday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. …The building was designed by Low Hammond Row Architects based in Victoria, and built by Western Canadian Property Group. It’s the largest passive house-certified building in B.C., according to BC Hydro. During the dam’s construction, 40 units will be made available for rent by BC Hydro for employees. …The full 50 units will be turned over to the community for low- and moderate-income families when construction of the dam is complete.

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