Salt Spring Commons is planned as 24 units of compact 2 and 3 bedroom rental units constructed in triplex building around shared common spaces, including shared play areas, garden and food growing areas and forests with walking trails.
The land for Salt Spring Commons is provided by Salt Spring Island Community Services (SSICS). A Housing Agreement held by the Islands Trust and administered by SSICS, sets maximum income limits and rental prices to ensure units are affordable and remain non-market in perpetuity.
Salt Spring Commons is aimed at working families with children who are struggling to find long-term, stable family housing. Rental units will be affordable (30% or less of combined annual household income) to families earning between $42-$60K/year.