Vergo Townhouse units off Carey Road in Saanich will officially open today (Friday) for families struggling to afford high rents in the Captial Region. Vertigo is part of the larger

Vergo Townhouse units off Carey Road in Saanich will officially open today (Friday) for families struggling to afford high rents in the Captial Region. Vertigo is part of the larger

Saanich affordable townhouses open Friday

A block of 14 townhouses, offered to families struggling to afford the high cost of rent, will open Friday on Carey Road.

A block of 14 townhouses, offered to families struggling to afford the high cost of rent, will open Friday on Carey Road.

Vergo Townhouses is the second project to be built as part of the much larger Mount View Heights.

The townhouses (which range from one-bedroom units to three-bedroom units) cost between $725 and $1,375 to rent. That price excludes all utilities. The project is geared to families making less than $64,000 per year.

The Capital Region Housing Corporation will own and operate the townhouses.

Mount View Heights is a $100-million project that includes plans for a seven-storey 244-bed residential care facility, a six-storey 112-unit independent seniors living home, 52 units of affordable housing and a commercial building.

Previously built and opened is Olympic Vista Apartments, a 36-suite building providing transitional housing for previously homeless individuals 55 and over.

Vergo’s grand opening happens Friday, May 25 at 1:30 p.m. at 3808 Carey Rd.

kslavin@saanichnews.com