Reaching for New Heights in Greater Victoria

Wilson HeightsProfile of Wilson’s Walk (a Pacifica Housing development).

Wilson’s Walk (formerly Wilson Heights) is one of the projects on the Coalition’s Priority Housing Project List. The proposal is to develop 108 units of rental housing with 84 of the units designed to be affordable. These units will be geared towards young urban singles, young couples, and families, all of whom are in-need of additional affordable housing options within the CRD.

Affordable Units

  • 42 bachelor
  • 28 one bedroom
  • 14 three bedroom

‘Market’ Rent Units

  • 12 bachelor
  • 8 one bedroom
  • 4 three bedroom

These units will range from 354 ft2 for a bachelor to 873 ft2 for a 3 bedroom with rents from $625 to $1,425 for the affordable and $800 to $1,600 for the market units.

In Vic West, Wilson’s Walk is in an ideal location close to recreational, employment, transit, commercial opportunities and is well integrated into an established and growing neighbourhood.

Why is affordable housing important? It’s estimated the region needs at least 1,500 affordable or low-market units. For more information about the scope of the challenge: Housing & Homelessness in Greater Victoria

About the Priority Housing Project List
The Priority Housing Project List (PHPL) contains housing projects that act as priorities for the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness. As of August 2013, the PHPL contained approximately 326 supportive and 108 affordable housing units and 90 rental supplements.

Wilson’s Walk was admitted to the Coalition’s PHPL in August 2013.