The project to convert the former Super 8 motel to social housing is going to public hearing, but not without a number of concerns raised by Penticton city council.

The property contains a 54-unit motel with a mix of hotel suites, traditional motel suites and a large indoor swimming pool. A major renovation will see it changed into Compass Court, housing for those in need of mental health services, suffering from addictions or in housing crisis. The property is also intended to accommodate the city’s homeless and emergency weather response shelters, a service that is currently operating at Compass House located downtown.