Photo: The Elks Sunset Home will be officially closing July 1 and a new seniors residence will be constructed in its place within the next couple of years./Adam Reaburn
After more than 40 years, the Elk Sunset Home is being torn down.
The North Peace Seniors Housing Society says the home, which was built in the early 1960’s, is in need of major repairs. The Society says it decided that it would not be economical to invest in making the necessary repairs on the building when it had already planned to remove the building and begin work on the new development project.
The Home is slated to close on July 1. Currently, 14 of the 16 units in the building are occupied. The Society is doing its best to aid residents in finding another place to live, says Gail Weber, vice president of the Society. Weber says the society is going above and beyond to accommodate the residents.
The Society says it met with the tenants last month to discuss the Home’s closure and residents will be receiving their official notices by April 1.
According to Weber, three residents have already found other accommodations and the remaining 11 residents have been placed at the top of the waitlist with their other rental management companies.
She says the Society is working with the City to determine green space and parking variances.
The Society will be operating a booth at the CKNL Trade Show on April 8, 9 and 10 at the Pomeroy Sport Centre. Anyone who has further questions regarding the Home’s closure is encouraged to speak with Society members at that time.
Correction: The third sentence of the story originally stated that "The Society says it decided that it would be more economical to tear down the building and build a new one than to invest the necessary funds in the building’s repairs." The sentence has been corrected to reflect updated information.