Halifax announces Centennial Pool parking lot as 2nd site for modular units – Halifax | Globalnews.ca

The city announced Friday that the Centennial Pool’s parking lot will be the new location for the modules in Halifax.

In a weekly update on emergency accommodations for non-residents in the area, the Department of Human Resources said it chose the site because it meets applicable zoning requirements and is close to support and services that residents may need.

She said part of the parking lot will be used for the modular unit site, which will include six modular units, one accessible unit and two support units.

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Based on single occupancy, the site will be able to accommodate 38 individuals. The city had previously said it could accommodate 44 people, but that number was based on double occupancy in certain rooms to accommodate couples.

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“Based on current expectations, the installation of the modular units is expected to be completed by late January 2022,” the statement read.

“The exact timing of occupancy depends on the county, which is responsible for establishing personnel status and providing comprehensive on-site services through its service provider.”

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The service provider for the modules will be Out of the Cold Community Association, which will help connect the occupants of the modules with resources such as mental health and addiction services.

The city is also building a modular unit site on Alderney Drive in Dartmouth, which will house 24 people. These units are expected to be completed by December 20.

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