Prince Rupert, Harbour View Gardens – Affordable Housing

A map of Harbour View Gardens at 1428 Kootenay Avenue.


To address the need for more affordable housing for seniors, families and singles in Prince Rupert, BC Housing is redeveloping Harbour View Gardens at 1428 Kootenay Avenue.

The buildings at Harbour View are over 40 years old. They are becoming expensive to maintain and require significant investment in the future. An investment in new housing will benefit the immediate neighbourhood as well as residents of Prince Rupert for generations to come.

Project Details

Features of the proposed redevelopment will include:

  • At least 166 affordable rental townhomes and apartments
  • Increased supply of affordable housing units for families and seniors of Prince Rupert.
  • Neighbourhood improvements
  • Accessible housing for people with disabilities
  • Energy efficient design
  • A pedestrian crossing on McKay Street
  • Improvements to the local park

Redevelopment will be phased to minimize disruption for existing residents. Phase 1 will replace all existing affordable seniors’ units to minimize potential tenant relocations and to give the opportunity for current tenants to move into the new building. The later phases will include additional affordable housing.

Construction Update

Demolition of Vacant Buildings:

We are now ready to demolish the vacant buildings in Lot 1 to make way for the first phase of the project (Phase 1). Work will start in June 2024. This is an important step to ensuring public safety, and will allow us to tart construction.

Please be assured that tenants living in Phase 2 will not need to move at this time, and the building will continue to be operated by M’akola Housing Society.



In 2021, we shared a concept design for the site. It is still valid today however the new design offers more detail. The new concept will allow for more apartments but maintains the gentle townhouse frontage along McKay Street and Sloan Avenue. A lane will be added to allow access to the buildings and parking area.

Tenant Commitments

BC Housing is committed to keeping you informed every step of the way. Lot 1 Phase 1 construction is scheduled first. Phase 2 construction (of Lot 2) will not occur for several years. When it comes time to move, we will work closely with each tenant to make sure you have access to secure housing and your needs are met throughout planning and redevelopment. You will not be without a home. For more information about our Tenant Commitments, please see the attachment in the Document section of this page.

Community Engagement

BC Housing is committed to keeping the community involved and informed during the redevelopment planning process.

We have completed early design consultation with Harbour View tenants. In August 2021 we held an online neighbourhood meeting. Your ideas were considered in the proposed development concept. Since that time, the project team have been assessing complex soil conditions which have required some revisions to the master plan design.

The project team is completing a revised project concept which will be shared with the City of Prince Rupert, tenants, First Nations and stakeholders in fall 2024.

Tenants of Phase 1 have been supported through a relocation process and site preparations have started to demolish vacant buildings.

BC Housing hopes to have an updated rezoning submission to the City of Prince Rupert in the fall of 2024.


To address the need for more affordable housing for seniors, families and singles in Prince Rupert, BC Housing is redeveloping Harbour View Gardens at 1428 Kootenay Avenue.

The buildings at Harbour View are over 40 years old. They are becoming expensive to maintain and require significant investment in the future. An investment in new housing will benefit the immediate neighbourhood as well as residents of Prince Rupert for generations to come.

Project Details

Features of the proposed redevelopment will include:

  • At least 166 affordable rental townhomes and apartments
  • Increased supply of affordable housing units for families and seniors of Prince Rupert.
  • Neighbourhood improvements
  • Accessible housing for people with disabilities
  • Energy efficient design
  • A pedestrian crossing on McKay Street
  • Improvements to the local park

Redevelopment will be phased to minimize disruption for existing residents. Phase 1 will replace all existing affordable seniors’ units to minimize potential tenant relocations and to give the opportunity for current tenants to move into the new building. The later phases will include additional affordable housing.

Construction Update

Demolition of Vacant Buildings:

We are now ready to demolish the vacant buildings in Lot 1 to make way for the first phase of the project (Phase 1). Work will start in June 2024. This is an important step to ensuring public safety, and will allow us to tart construction.

Please be assured that tenants living in Phase 2 will not need to move at this time, and the building will continue to be operated by M’akola Housing Society.



In 2021, we shared a concept design for the site. It is still valid today however the new design offers more detail. The new concept will allow for more apartments but maintains the gentle townhouse frontage along McKay Street and Sloan Avenue. A lane will be added to allow access to the buildings and parking area.

Tenant Commitments

BC Housing is committed to keeping you informed every step of the way. Lot 1 Phase 1 construction is scheduled first. Phase 2 construction (of Lot 2) will not occur for several years. When it comes time to move, we will work closely with each tenant to make sure you have access to secure housing and your needs are met throughout planning and redevelopment. You will not be without a home. For more information about our Tenant Commitments, please see the attachment in the Document section of this page.

Community Engagement

BC Housing is committed to keeping the community involved and informed during the redevelopment planning process.

We have completed early design consultation with Harbour View tenants. In August 2021 we held an online neighbourhood meeting. Your ideas were considered in the proposed development concept. Since that time, the project team have been assessing complex soil conditions which have required some revisions to the master plan design.

The project team is completing a revised project concept which will be shared with the City of Prince Rupert, tenants, First Nations and stakeholders in fall 2024.

Tenants of Phase 1 have been supported through a relocation process and site preparations have started to demolish vacant buildings.

BC Housing hopes to have an updated rezoning submission to the City of Prince Rupert in the fall of 2024.

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  • I'm concerned about your traffic impact assessment. My observation is that there isn't sufficient signage and control for traffic moving from Sloan Ave and along Summit Ave. As a resident of Summit Ave, we are constantly subjected to vehicles speeding and driving dangerously along Summit until they reach the speed bumps near the Roosevelt school zone. Are there provisions to manage traffic on Summit so that we don't have this uncontrolled "speedway" issue exacerbated by the increase in traffic?

    k.v-martin asked almost 3 years ago

    We have hired a transportation engineer to assess the potential impacts the project may have on the surrounding neighbourhood. The transportation engineer and BC Housing will work with the City of Prince Rupert and the Ministry of Transportation to ensure traffic safety is adequately planned for. More details on the Traffic Impact Assessment and traffic planning will be released at a later date.

Page last updated: 31 May 2024, 03:21 PM