BC Housing, in partnership with Quesnel Shelter & Support Society, held a public information meeting Tuesday to brief Quesnel residents on the proposed building of a supportive housing facility on Elliott St.

The development, which is proposed for the vacant land at 353/361/375 Elliott St., would provide self-contained supportive housing units and shelter for individuals who are homeless or at risk, and would close the current Seasons House location on Carson Avenue.

The new building would provide 28 units for independent supportive housing, eight year-round shelter beds, four units of support recovery and up to 10 extreme weather response beds from November to March.

Many West Quesnel residents are concerned the location of the proposed building is too near elementary schools and daycares.