Prince George - A partnership involving BC Housing, Northern Health, and the City of Prince George


BC Housing, the City of Prince George and Northern Health are partnering to add affordable housing integrated with healthcare services to serve the community’s most vulnerable populations and improve downtown Prince George. This innovative housing-health project would provide up to 100 new, affordable, energy efficient homes with supports and services to help people recover and stay healthy.

The proposed location for the mixed-use development is at 805/855 1st Avenue, the current location of NR Motors. The City has an agreement with the NR Motors ownership to purchase the property, subject to rezoning, an amendment to the Official Community Plan, environmental and geotechnical review, and project approval.

The proposed concept includes ground-floor healthcare space in each building that would be accessible to both residents and the public. Northern Health, in partnership with other health service agencies, will be responsible for overseeing these spaces and providing primary care, harm reduction, and specialized mental health and substance-use services. This proposed project addresses recommendations in Northern Health’s 2017 downtown health services plan.


What's next?

The proposed project is at an early phase of planning. There is a municipal rezoning process ahead, starting with multiple opportunities for stakeholders and the community to provide input. The project would then go to a public hearing with Council later in the fall. We will reach out again when details are available about the opportunities for input.

If approved, BC Housing would lead construction of the project, which would be built in two phases. The first phase would include approximately 50 supportive homes for people experiencing homelessness and the second phase would include 50 affordable rental homes targeted for low to moderate-income individuals and families. In the coming months, if this project is approved, experienced non-profit housing providers would be selected to oversee the day-to-day management of both buildings.





BC Housing, the City of Prince George and Northern Health are partnering to add affordable housing integrated with healthcare services to serve the community’s most vulnerable populations and improve downtown Prince George. This innovative housing-health project would provide up to 100 new, affordable, energy efficient homes with supports and services to help people recover and stay healthy.

The proposed location for the mixed-use development is at 805/855 1st Avenue, the current location of NR Motors. The City has an agreement with the NR Motors ownership to purchase the property, subject to rezoning, an amendment to the Official Community Plan, environmental and geotechnical review, and project approval.

The proposed concept includes ground-floor healthcare space in each building that would be accessible to both residents and the public. Northern Health, in partnership with other health service agencies, will be responsible for overseeing these spaces and providing primary care, harm reduction, and specialized mental health and substance-use services. This proposed project addresses recommendations in Northern Health’s 2017 downtown health services plan.


What's next?

The proposed project is at an early phase of planning. There is a municipal rezoning process ahead, starting with multiple opportunities for stakeholders and the community to provide input. The project would then go to a public hearing with Council later in the fall. We will reach out again when details are available about the opportunities for input.

If approved, BC Housing would lead construction of the project, which would be built in two phases. The first phase would include approximately 50 supportive homes for people experiencing homelessness and the second phase would include 50 affordable rental homes targeted for low to moderate-income individuals and families. In the coming months, if this project is approved, experienced non-profit housing providers would be selected to oversee the day-to-day management of both buildings.




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