According to yesterday’s announcement, Whistler currently provides housing options to 31% of their staff. That means that over two thirds of their employees need to find housing during the areas most popular season.
The first step towards making the project a reality lies in the hands of the municipality, as rezoning needs to be confirmed before ground is broken. The resort municipality’s Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden voiced her support for the project, saying that housing the community’s workforce was a top priority.
The $400 a month price tag is also expected to lower the average cost of living on the mountain.