We are thrilled to announce that Port Coquitlam city council voted unanimously to move The Alex project forward, approving third reading at its Public Hearing last night (October 9th). We look forward to working with the City now to address some of the concerns raised by neighbours, including (but not limited to) traffic calming in the laneway that separates The Alex from its neighbours. This is an exciting project that will bring a mix of affordable housing to Port Coquitlam, including housing for women and women and children fleeing violence as well as women who are older (seniors), and women and their families who work in the grocery stores, coffee shops, at medical offices and other low-mid-range-salary jobs in the Tri-Cities communities. Healthy communities are inclusive communities. Congratulations to everyone who made this happen and to those who spoke in favour of welcoming everyone to your neighbourhood! Thank you!
The site is owned by Metro Vancouver and will be leased to Atira Women’s Resource Society on a long-term basis. Located within the Glenwood neighborhood, near Port Coquitlam’s Northside commercial area, the site is accessible for the women who will live there, their children and families.
A contentious project providing housing for women and children got a tentative go-ahead from Port Coquitlam council Tuesday clearing the way for tenants to move in as early as the summer of 2020.