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First Nation a partner in Nanaimo rental project that could include school, health services – Times Colonist

The project, dubbed Te’tuxwtun — after the traditional name for Mount Benson — would see 390 rental units and potentially an alternative school

A Nanaimo First Nation is partnering with the city, school district and B.C. Housing on a major development in the city’s Harewood neighbourhood that could include everything from affordable housing to a new alternative school.

The project, dubbed Te’tuxwtun — after the traditional name for Mount Benson — is slated for a 5.8-acre property that includes 564 Fifth St. and 502 and 504 Howard Ave.

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It would see 390 rental units constructed in six low-to-mid-rise buildings, with a maximum height of 20 metres.

Half of the new homes would be two-to-four-bedroom units suitable for family housing, with some rented at market rates and others designed as affordable housing.

Some units would be designated for tenants displaced from existing rental units on one of the lots included in the development.

Read More: https://www.timescolonist.com/local-news/first-nation-a-partner-in-nanaimo-rental-project-that-could-include-school-health-services-7479495

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