Former White Rock councillors and officials with Oviedo Developments broke ground of a new 13-storey residential building in White Rock on Monday. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Officials break ground of new 13-storey building in White Rock

Construction of the 13-unit Altus structure is underway

Oviedo Developments officials and several former White Rock councillors broke ground for a 13-storey residential development in White Rock Monday (April 29) morning.

The structure, titled Altus, is to be built on the 1500-block of Finlay Street, immediately north of Russell Avenue and across the street from the Peace Arch Hospital.

Guests at the ground-breaking ceremony heard that the 126-unit building will include 16 guaranteed rental units and two floors of commercial space.

A portion of the commercial space has already been leased, guests were told, and the expected businesses are to be medical-related and a coffee shop.

Former White Rock councillors Grant Meyer, Lynne Sinclair, Bill Lawrence and Megan Knight participated in the ceremony. Peace Arch News did not notice any current councillors at the event.

RELATED: White Rock backs 13-storey ‘tower’ near hospital

Following the ground-breaking ceremony, Oviedo officials issued a news release about its Free Strata Fees for Life program.

As part of the program, the next 10 buyers will live strata fee-free for as long as they own their home.

To learn more about the development and the program, contact 778-294-7794.

According to the city’s website, Atlus is expected to be complete by 2020.

Just Posted

Surrey RCMP raises Pride flag Monday amid din of protesters

There were about 30 protesters on either side, and 20 Mounties doing crowd control

GUEST COLUMN: Looks like TransLink aims to ‘short-circuit’ plan for rail service on Interurban corridor

‘We are not going away,’ writes Rick Green, of South Fraser Community Rail Group

UPDATE: ‘Shots fired’ report in Cloverdale neighbourhood was likely fireworks, say RCMP

Surrounding neighbourhood evacuated, street closed in both directions as officers investigated

Swansong Ride2Survive raises $1M-plus in single-day cycle from Kelowna to Delta

Saturday’s ride was the 15th and final fundraiser of its kind for North Delta-based charity event

PHOTOS: Tank crushing a hit at Cloverdale Legion open house

The open house featured military vehicles, games and a barbecue along with the tank crushing

Air Canada reviewing how crew left sleeping passenger on parked plane

In a Facebook post, the woman said she woke up ‘all alone’ on a ‘cold dark’ aircraft

Canadians crash out of Women’s World Cup in 0-1 loss to Sweden

Canada missed a chance to tie the game on a penalty shot

New Lower Mainland bistro caters to board game fans and families

Local food and games at every table is the formula for the new business

Four-year-old boy assaulted at B.C. soccer game

It happened at a weekend tournament in Ashcroft

Top B.C. court upholds ruling that struck down indefinite solitary confinement

Feds had appealed ruling in case brought by B.C. Civil Liberties Association, John Howard Society

Trial dates set for three men accused of 2017 killing near Hope

Lawyers for the accused appeared in Kelowna at B.C. Supreme Court on Monday

Two bear cubs saved near Revelstoke after mother hit by car

Conservation officers trapped the cubs and transported them to a wildlife sanctuary

Heroism medal for B.C. woman who tried to save wheelchair-bound man stuck on rail tracks

Julie Callaghan awarded Carnegie Medal from U.S.-based foundation for ‘extraordinary heroism’

B.C. students’ camping trip goes ahead despite tents getting stolen

Nanaimo businesses, school staff and parents ensure trip goes on

Most Read