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Dragonfly Commons is a local, not-for-profit initiative to bring about an innovative solution to our local workforce housing crisis.  The goal is to provide affordable rental in a secluded eco-friendly development on Drake Road, walking distance to Ganges.  The model was originally for home ownership but due to several factors, including onerous water system requirements, it has been changed to rental.   Read more here.

The project proposes to create 30 small detached houses ranging in size from 450 – 650 sq/ft on a 10.5 acre property.  The property is owned by couple Fernando and Tami dos Santos who are spearheading a planning team of highly qualified and motivated individuals to help realize this vision.

Who is this project for?

We are focusing on creating an affordable neighbourhood for a diverse community of working people on Salt Spring with a range from low to middle-income levels.

The criteria is still evolving but will prioritize Salt Spring residents with employment on Salt Spring, especially in the health-care & social services field.

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About Us

Our hardworking and resourceful steering committee includes members with background in affordable housing, law, financing, architecture, project planning, computer science, geology, etc.

Steering Committee:
Chas Belknap
Ron Cooke
Donald Gunn
Jane Patterson
Kisae Petersen
Cora Platz
Robin Williams

Board of Directors of Dragonfly Commons Housing Society
Fernando Dos Santos
Tami Dos Santos
Kisae Petersen
Ron Cooke

We are working actively with the Salt Spring Housing Council to support all the affordable housing projects that are underway and to increase awareness of the housing crisis on Salt Spring.

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