About the Project
George Derby Care Society developed a project that focuses on the gap between subsidized seniors housing and market seniors housing. The wood-frame and concrete building has 122 purpose-built residential units and provides affordable rental housing with hospitality service to independent seniors. The property is located at the northeast corner of Cumberland Street and 16th Avenue in the Cariboo neighbourhood.
The new building, Derby Manor
, consists of 95 one-bedroom suites, 14 one-bedroom-plus-den suites and 13 two-bedroom suites in a building area of 113,455 square feet.
Derby Manor is an addition to the existing campus of care site at George Derby Centre, which provides 300 long-term and specialized-care units. The Derby Manor Charitable Holding Society owns and manages the new seniors’ development.
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The scope of the development also includes additional parking facilities, expanded service roads, landscaping and an outdoor amenity space.
The project was completed in spring 2017.
The governments of Canada and B.C. provided a combined funding of $2 million through the Investment in Affordable Housing Extension and Community Partnership Initiatives Program
. In addition, the B.C. government arranged up to $29.3 million in construction financing.
The City of Burnaby provided over $1 million through the Community Benefit Bonus Housing Fund. The George Derby Care Society provided the land, valued at $3.5 million.