An increase in costs for Phase 2 of Stratford’s Britannia Street affordable housing project could lead to more amenities for those living there.
Stratford City Council has approved an amended plan for Phase 2 with nearly $3.3 million added to the budget and plans including a total of 27 units, up from the original 20, in the building that will be set up for low income workers.
Other features that could potentially be included are laundry facilities, a community lounge and a storage room as well as the building featuring a more energy efficient design.
The overall cost of the project is expected to be mostly covered from the rental costs of the units.
Stratford Social Services Director Kim McElroy says the extra costs aren’t just for the added amenities but also because the costs of things like building materials are rising.
“Right now we’re in site plan design then we’re going into public consultation, this will go back to council ideally in September.”
September 13th is the day the tender will open for the project and it will close on October 1st.