Community services seeking ideas for name for new building on 119th Avenue. (Contributed)

Community helps to name new community services building

94 units of affordable housing in Maple Ridge

Right now, the former location of Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Community Services is just a big excavation site.

But soon, the building on 119th Avenue, just north of Valley Fair Mall, will rise to six storeys and be the new home of Community Services along with providing 94 affordable rental apartments.

Construction is underway on the $11-million complex and community services wants to have a name for the new facility ready by the time the doors open.

To get the best name possible, its seeking the public’s suggestions, asking people to e-mail in their names for the new building.

Community services said that the building will contain studio, one- two- and three-bedroom suites which will suit the youth, low-income families and senior clients that community services helps. As well, 69 bicycle stalls will be included in the project.

However, it’s not a supportive housing complex and would-be tenants need to have a basic income. In addition, units won’t be allocated until the building is closer to completion.

Anyone, except corporations, can send in their suggestions for a name for the new building to: affordablerentalhousing@comservice.bc.ca with “Name the Building Opportunity” in the subject line.

But people are asked not to submit names such as “HousyMcHousefaces” or the like.Deadline to enter is Oct. 31.

The project was first announced by former Liberal MLAs Doug Bing and Marc Dalton in December 2016. Completion is expected some time in 2020.

The money from BC Housing will cover the cost of the housing units above, while community services then will pay for its new offices comprising about 20,000 sq. feet on the ground floor.

The new building will allow staff to get out of the cramped, modular buildings where they were located for years. Community service’s temporary headquarters is at 22718 Lougheed Hwy.



pmelnychuk@mapleridgenews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Vicki Kipps, Glen Campbell and MLAs Doug Bing and Marc Dalton at funding announcement for new building in 2016. (THE NEWS/files)

Just Posted

Maple Ridge’s Tiller’s Folly kick off international music series in Surrey

Come Dancing Around the World takes place at the Surrey Arts Centre

Rescuers battle fog, wind, rain on stormy Maple Ridge mountain

Four hikers rescued Sunday in Golden Ears park

VIDEO: Liberals make child care pledge, Greens unveil platform on Day 6 of campaign

Green party leader Elizabeth May unveils her party’s platform in Toronto

Canucks sign Brock Boeser to three-year, US$17.6-million deal

Young sniper will be in Vancouver Tuesday

B.C. forest industry looks to a high-technology future

Restructuring similar to Europe 15 years ago, executive says

RCMP conclude investigation into 2017 Elephant Hill wildfire

Files have been turned over to BC Prosecution Service

B.C. wants to be part of global resolution in opioid company bankruptcy claim

Government says settlement must include Canadian claims for devastation created by overdose crisis

Guilty plea in Lower Mainland break-and-enter spree

Gordon Vincent Gladstone, 42, was charged with 12 counts relating to a dozen incidents in late 2018

Vancouver police officer hit with bear spray mid-arrest

Officer had been trying to arrest a woman wanted province-wide

B.C. ends ‘birth alerts’ in child welfare cases

‘Social service workers will no longer share information about expectant parents without consent’

U.S. student, killed in Bamfield bus crash, remembered as ‘kind, intelligent, talented’

John Geerdes, 18, was one of two UVic students killed in the crash on Friday night

Most Read