Workers prepare the site of the proposed affordable housing development.

Workers prepare the site of the proposed affordable housing development.

BRIEF: Affordable housing underway?

Work has started on Revelstoke affordable housing development, but why has there been no announcement?

Is the Oscar Street affordable housing development finally underway?

I was surprised to learn last week that work was going on the site. Where’s the big announcement, I wondered?

When I called Mayor Mark McKee to find out what was hapening, he didn’t – or couldn’t – provide a definite answer, saying an announcement was being readied. Right now, the contractor BRP Construction is preparing the site for construction, the mayor told me.

When asked directly if the Revelstoke Community Housing Society had reached a funding agreement with BC Housing, McKee was evasive.

“We’re still working towards a big announcement for the community. We’re prepping the ground in anticipation of that final big announcement.”

I guess we’ll have to wait and see.