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People want to live here: between our two communities, we had a 15.4% growth in the population from 2011 to 2016.

New seniors’ housing complex in Cranbrook

As the population ages, it is vital for communities to ensure that they have adequate affordable housing and assisted living options. And it’s not just because of the economics. When mom and dad need to simplify and/or require assistance, do we really want them living hours away, in a city estranged from their family?


In Cranbrook, construction is under way on a new seniors’ housing complex called Kootenay Street Village.

It will include:

  • 61 independent living units
  • 30 publicly-funded residential care beds
  • Six private-pay residential beds.

Golden Life Management is behind the project.

The new Kootenay Street Village is expected to be complete in the summer of 2019.

Headquartered in Cranbrook, Golden Life is one of the region’s top employers and a leading provider of senior living communities. Currently, it operates 13 senior care facilities in B.C. and Alberta.

When complete, the new Kootenay Street Village will complement Golden Life’s 222-unit Joseph Creek Village in Cranbrook and its 40-unit Garden View Village in Kimberley.

Kootenay Street Village takes advantage of a 2.23-acre parcel that previously sat empty. Cranbrook City Council rezoned the property in early 2017. According to Mayor Lee Pratt, affordable housing is becoming more of a need due to the city’s current demographic as well as a trending increase in seniors who are moving into the area.

Support for the new development comes from B.C.’s Interior Health Authority and Columbia Basin Trust. For more information, click here.