Following an announcement earlier this year that the previous VRS Communities project near the Fort St. John Hospital and Peace Villa was no longer proceeding, the City of Fort St. John and VRS Communities are working together to bring a 115-unit seniors housing complex to the downtown core.

Proposed on a portion of the old Fort St. John Hospital site, The Harlequin at City Centre project will feature 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and studio homes. Universally designed for accessibility, it will also include meals, living services, and lifestyle programs that support independent living for seniors. Several steps must be completed over the next few months as the City and VRS Communities work towards potential construction starting in 2024, including finalization of the purchase agreement, lot subdivision, and various development and building permits.

Additional information will be shared as the project advances.

Information provided by the City of Fort St. John

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