Teck Donates $100,000 towards the Timbers Landing Housing Project
Teck has announced a contribution of $100,000 for the Timbers Landing Mixed Income Housing Project in Sparwood, a housing initiative bringing more affordable and accessible rental units to the Elk Valley region.
Teck’s donation has supported construction of the four-story building with 30 new one, two and three-bedroom mixed-market units geared towards low-to-moderate income households. The units will specifically be for single parents, families, individuals with disabilities looking for independent living, and seniors.
“Teck is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where our employees live and work. We are proud to work with all the partners to support the Timbers Landing Mixed Income Housing Project and help increase the supply of affordable housing in the Elk Valley,” said Richard Whittington, SVP Projects, Teck.
Located at 431 Pine Ave., Timbers Landing will provide homes for people with low to moderate incomes, with a particular focus on families, single parents, seniors and people living with disabilities. The four-storey building has a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units, each with its own large balcony.
The project is the result of a partnership between the federal and provincial governments, the District of Sparwood, Columbia Basin Trust, New Commons Development, Teck and the Elk Valley Family Society, which will operate the building.
“Council and the community are very excited to see this project come to fruition. The need for housing within the district and across the Elk Valley is significant, and Timbers Landing will help to alleviate that struggle for those who are impacted the most. The apartment complex is thoughtfully designed, well built and will serve to set the standard for affordable housing in Sparwood. It has been a pleasure to work with both the Elk Valley Housing Society and the main contractor and we thank them for their diligence in getting this project done on time and on budget,” said David Wilks, Mayor, District of Sparwood.
“The Elk Valley Family Society is excited to be introducing this new 30-unit mixed-income housing project to the community. It has been a true collaboration between ourselves, the District of Sparwood, and our funding and construction partners. Together, we’re building a stronger, more inclusive Elk Valley, one home at a time,” said Katey Taylor, Executive Director, Elk Valley Family Society.