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Revealing Designs

Saturday October 14th saw an outstanding turnout of nearly 40 attendees at TINSHS’s third community engagement event as we presented some exciting new content!

The focus of Saturday’s event was to reveal preliminary architectural designs and concept renderings for seniors housing, and to update the community on our progress towards acquiring land for a seniors housing development.  

Chris Knight of Michael Green Architecture (MGA) provided visuals and responded to a stream of excellent questions for the accessible, high-performance, modular housing that MGA is developing in collaboration with BC Passive House for Texada Island as part of the CMHC Housing Supply Challenge. We are hopeful that this design proceeds to the next stage of the challenge in order to fund the construction of a 2,400 sq ft 4-unit prototype on Texada in summer 2024.  

In addition, TINSHS President Cathy Brown updated the community on the status of the land acquisition process. Specifically, TINSHS commissioned Madrone Environmental Services to complete an agrology report on our desired parcel to support an ALR exclusion application. The qRD has passed a resolution to help Selkirk Mountain Forest Ltd submit this application and we await a response from the ALR within the next 6-8 months.

In the meantime we are raising funds for the purchase of said parcel through grants and our community capital campaign. Selkirk Mountain Forest Ltd. has generously agreed to donate 80% of the assessed land value of the parcel, and we are counting on community support to raise the rest! A two year TINSHS family membership was awarded  to Jesse Coplin, Selkirk’s local forester, in appreciation for helping us reach this amazing milestone. 

We’d like to thank all the volunteers who made this event come together (you know who you are!) and all the Texadans who came out to partake. This project hinges on the participation of our community and we couldn’t have gotten this far without your support.  

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