TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO The Providence Place Inn could become a new senior residence facility.

Proposed senior’s residence centre in Port Hardy

The proposal for a new senior residence facility, to be established at the Providence Place Inn, was brought forward at a Port Hardy Committee of the Whole meeting earlier this month.

Gordon Patterson, Human Resource Manager for Keltic Seafoods, presented the proposal at the meeting on Sept. 12.

“The mortgage holders for the providence place hotel have presented an opportunity for public and private interests to work together as a community to do something great,” reads the proposal. “Not for greatness itself, but for the benefit of our seniors.”

The facility would be established in partnership with the mortgage holders of Providence Place and a yet to be formed “Foundation” made up of community and Province stakeholders.

“The vision is to renovate the 37,000 square foot structurally sound complex into a Senior’s Activity and Residential Place – containing up to 51 independent/supportive senior’s double or single occupancy on two levels,” reads the proposal.

The facility aims to include all amenities, commercial leasing space, restaurant, seniors’ 100 seat dining room, recreational room, laundry facilities, chapel, office spaces, and conference space accommodating up to 400 persons.

The society’s primary goal is to see “ a completed and operating self-sustaining Seniors independent residential facility by July 1, 2018.”

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