REPORTING · 13th August 2010
Progressive Ventures has prepared the site and the pre-fabricated BC Government subsidized housing sections are being placed on the foundations.
This morning two units were in place. The units are rolled into a prepared sliding platform and the low bed truck pulls away. The crews then slide the pre-fabricated home sideways to meet up with the others. It is a slow process, however the on site supervisor stated there is less cracking and damage when they move these in place by hand.
Today is a big day as they expect to move three more units into place. This first complex at the northern end of the property, which used to be the Farmers Market, is an eight unit structure.
After all the homes are in place on this first foundation they will begin placing units on the most southern foundation. This is the foundation closest to the street, which is being finished by Progressive crews now. This will only hold four units. There are two more foundation bases being constructed. They are each being prepared for six units. The units are being stored in a compound next to Tim Horton's on the South side of Terrace.
The supervisor on site stated they are working on a four month window to complete the project. They have been working on it for one month already and hope to be finished on time though he admitted they may go over a bit.
There are numerous housing projects similar to this happening all across BC in over 20 communities. Hazelton is also getting 10 units.
First two units in place. You can just see the door behind the wrap where the crews entered to inspect how well the structure made the journey to Terrace
The crews waiting at the far end for the next unit to be backed into place. You can see the rails the unit will slide on. This unit still needs to be lowered off of the rails.
The truck parked on Market Street preparing to back the next unit into place
The tractor pulls the trailor away as the crew prepares to slide another home, home.
Comment by Dr. Bruce Bidgood on 13th August 2010
I am very proud of this accomplishment by the City of Terrace and the Housing Task Force and BC Housing. Particular appreciation extended to our city planner, David Block.