Modular building units for a supportive housing project are being delivered to the 222 Corfield site in Parksville. - Michael Briones photo

Legal proceedings continue in Parksville supportive housing case, no new court dates set

Controversial 222 Corfield project continues to move ahead under a valid bylaw and permits

Legal proceedings continue with Parksville’s controversial supportive housing project but no court dates have yet been set for future negotiations.

Petitioners of the project and BC Housing are waiting for the result of a court case, questioning the legality of the rezoning that allows for a supportive housing facility at 222 Corfield St. The City of Parksville withdrew as a respondent to the petition in December.

Construction began at the site on Jan. 9 and delivery of modular housing units for the site began last week and should continue for the next two months.

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“Legal proceedings continue on this case; however, the courts have not set any hearings or trial dates,” said Andrea Coutts, senior communications advisor for BC Housing, in an email. “In the meantime, BC Housing is proceeding under a valid bylaw and permits.”

Coutts said BC Housing is still in discussions with the City of Parksville about the supportive housing project but “cannot comment further as these conversations have occurred in-camera.”

Construction completion is expected for the end of May.

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“These much-needed homes will provide vital 24/7 support services for 52 people experiencing homelessness, which includes access to mental health and addiction programs, as well as employment and life skills training to help people move forward with their lives,” Coutts said.

Deb Tardiff, communications manager with the City of Parksville, said discussions are ongoing between the city and BC Housing but no updates are available at this time and the city is not aware of a new court date.

karly.blats@pqbnews.com

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