Since 1959, Richmond Kiwanis Seniors Housing Society operated housing for low-income seniors. In 2009, the society reached an agreement with developer Polygon Homes to sell part of the land so Kiwanis could access funds to redevelop their portion of the site, while Polygon Homes could use their portion for private housing. The redeveloped Kiwanis Towers site has 296 one-bedroom units in two towers that serve low-income seniors.
About the redevelopment case study series
This case study series highlights examples of how BC Housing has worked with non-profit providers to facilitate redevelopment of affordable housing sites, as well as captures some of the lessons learned from those experiences. These case studies can spark ideas for non-profit housing providers in B.C. and across Canada that may be considering redevelopment of their sites.