Recovery House Could be Coming to Prince Rupert

Supportive housing for men facing addiction issues could be on the way to Prince Rupert.

The house would provide a safe space to help those facing addictions to transition from treatment programs to society.

The city is currently exploring the rezoning of 333 11th Avenue East.

The zoning would help the city establish guidelines for supportive housing like this in residential areas.

"Have something like this which is supporting a certain addiction and ensures it follows our codes and regulations in a residential area," said city planner Zeno Krekic. 

The city's planner says this kind of house would focus on a particular service instead of having a wide variety services that the North Coast Transition Society offers.

Mayor Lee Brain noted in council that the plan isn't to put an addiction treatment centre right in a residential area.

"This is not a detox place. This is rather a place for people coming out of a detox setting or some sort of program and need to have a supportive place afterwards."

Opportunities will be provided for resident to give feedback.

"There will be at least two times to discuss this in public fashion which will likely be coming in February or March." Said Krekic.

If the owner is able to meeting the regulations and have the support of residents, the final green light could be given by the city around March.