Are you interested in the future of housing that is within reach for Cowichan workers, families and seniors? Save the dates for March 8 and 9, 2018 and plan to attend two exciting events at the Ramada Inn, hosted by the Cowichan Valley Regional District. On Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 pm internationally acclaimed architect Avi Friedman visits the Cowichan as part of the Island Speaker Series. Avi Friedman designs affordable homes and neighborhoods that bring people together. His recent book The Place in Mind: Cities for the 21st Century is about encouraging a sense of place through innovative design. The magazine Wallpaper once named him as one of the ten people who will “most influence the way we live.”
The following day, Economic Development Cowichan is bringing together community housing advocates, funding agencies, developers and local government representatives for a full-day workshop called The Missing Middle: Innovative Solutions to Cowichan’s Housing Needs. The workshop will an overview on housing activities taking place in the region and panels on Inspiring Partnerships and Collaborations, the Zoning and Building Code Environment, and the Changing Financial Landscape for housing (and house buyers) in Cowichan.
The Avi Friedman presentation and The Missing Middle Workshop should be on the radar of local businesses and community members, realtors, developers, local government representatives and others interested in exploring housing and rental options in Cowichan. The $25 workshop fee includes a catered lunch, film screenings and a chance to visit the display booths set up by panel participants.
Tickets are still available for the event. You can find tickets online.
Media Information and Event Schedule can be found here.