CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Cortes Island’s new Village Commons opened to the public this week.
The Cortes Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA) obtained the 2.6 acre commercial property, in downtown Mansons Landing, three years ago.
Continue reading Village Commons park opens downtown at Mansons Landing
You are probably going to hear a lot about the Rainbow Ridge trail system over the course of the next month.
“We’re going to be doing a big publicity campaign to let the community know how we’d like to reroute the trail system,” explained Project coordinator Sandra Wood.
Continue reading The Rainbow Ridge trail system
A small portion of the property is going to be used for affordable housing. Some Cortes residents have asked what will happen to the rest of Rainbow Ridge?
Continue reading What’s going to happen to the rest of Rainbow Ridge?
This article is the first in a three part podcast series called Finding Home.
The first podcast features Sandra Wood and Ian Scott discussing the options and challenges for creating affordable housing that they have encountered in pursuing the creation of four affordable rental units for seniors and 20 units for all ages on Cortes. That podcast is almost two hours long and includes a number of questions and answers from local community members. Please listen to the podcast for more in-depth explanation of the Seniors Village expansion and the Rainbow Ridge project.
Continue reading Finding Home: Options and Challenges