(We are in the process of completing an up-to-date FAQ section based on recent major changes to the direction of the project and partnership with BC Housing. For more information click here.)
Everyone on Hornby! The people who get ISLA housing benefit through stabilizing their lives with secure housing. The community benefits by keeping people on the island who are able to put energy into other things besides moving/finding housing multiple times a year. These are the workers and volunteers who keep our community running smoothly, and the parents of our school children. Fire fighters, home care workers, Co-op staff, trades people, people in all phases of life, but especially the younger workers, are finding stable year round housing difficult or impossible to obtain. We cannot afford to lose more of these valuable Hornby citizens.
What will the property look like when development is complete?
Given the sensitive nature of this portion of the Beulah Creek valley, ISLA houses will be clustered in a number of building sites identified by the biophysical study and riparian area report that total to about 4 acres of the 20 acre parcel.
There could ultimately be about 30 dwellings in duplexes/triplexes/single homes depending on affordability. It will be conservation-based affordable housing.
Where will the housing be put on the land? Co-op? Individual houses? Semi-attached? Mixture?
Mixture with organizational structure yet to be determined.
What building standards will be used?
The homes will be built to the standard building code.