The Avens Pavilion seniors housing project is going ahead, following City of Yellowknife approval of the development permit.
The $38.8 million project will feature 92 one-bedroom and 10 two-bedroom independent living units, plus kitchen and laundry facilities. The federal government is providing $33.7 million and the GNWT $5.1 million.
In a news release announcing the project, Avens board chair Marion LaVigne said “The Northwest Territories is aging and as more people decide to retire here, the demand for suitable, affordable housing for seniors has far exceeded supply”.
“To assist northerners to age in place, we are proud to add another 100-plus housing units for seniors, and to offer a range of support services to assist both Avens residents and seniors in our community.”
Project construction is expected to begin with improving access to the site with a new road from Gitzel street and blasting that will continue into fall 2021 from 7 am to 8 pm daily. The Pavilion is scheduled to be complete in the fall of 2023.
Avens has a dedicated webpage
featuring a monthly newsletter and webcam live feed showing construction.