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New affordable rental proposal for Nelson

Another ambitious proposal for affordable rental accommodation in Nelson.

Pastor Jim Reimer with Kootenay Christian Fellowship wants to build a 3.5 storey multi-use development that would have 40 below-market units and retail space.

But he says it’s crucial he gets community buy-in and feedback.

The community unveil meeting is set for Tuesday evening at Our Daily Bread at 7pm.

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The project would go next to the highway in the parking lot of the Our Daily Bread- SPCA- Bowling Alley building.

It would cost over $6 million and Reimer figures he’ll need $1.5 million in donations to make it happen because the rental rates he’d be seeking would never cover the costs.

A few years ago Reimer proposed a housing development for the old Savoy Hotel next door but that never got off the ground.

*Picture – the proposed development would go in the parking lot behind the Kootenay Christian Fellowship bulding

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