HUMBOLDT — Council has given its approval to build a residential care home for adults with intellectual or physical disabilities on the 600 block of Third Street.
A discretionary use application for the home, which would house five individuals, was approved at the March 22 council meeting. All necessary permits will have to be obtained for the project to move ahead.
Michael Behiel, Humboldt’s mayor, said the new home will help make Humboldt an inclusive community for people with physical and intellectual disabilities.
“It is extremely close to the Futuristic Industries sheltered workshop, where many of them are employed. I think it provides easy access for many of them that will be utilizing that, which I think is a fantastic step in the right direction.”
The home is being built by the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation as part of the province’s community living service delivery initiative, which aims to build 12 new care homes across the province. The 3,500 square foot home will have a staff member available 24 hours a day and will feature seven bedrooms, two washrooms, a kitchen, living room, fenced-in backyard and a garage.
The current structure on the property will be demolished to make way for the new building.
“In response to the city’s consultation with neighboring properties, the city only received the one verbal confirmation that they’re very much supportive of this application, and very much welcoming the new development replacing this dwelling unit,” said Frank Carpentieri, the city’s planning co-ordinator.
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