Originally Posted by mersar
Not much has been mentioned about it, the project itself is being developed for the Brenda Strafford Foundation, 33 units in the building will be used for protective housing for women who've left abusive relationships, and the 50 or so other units will be used as affordable housing. The plan was to have some support services (counselling, etc) plus retail in the building as well. Originally Rogers Video was supposed to move back into it as they were formerly on the site and moved down the street temporarily, however that temporary location has closed down now so that may be up in the air.
Thanks - I vaguely remember the low income housing being mentioned, but I have never heard a word about retail. There are no for lease signs at all, or any signage on site. I hope there are some plans for it. I moved nearby and I'm always hoping for more neighbourhood retail. I'm still irritated with the 5 West people for leaving their retail space empty. I used to live right by there, and always had a lot of hope for more stuff there but it hasn't happened and seems like it never will.