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The Peachland Wellness Centre, along with the food bank, community police station, and community garden will be relocated to make way for a new five-storey seniors' residence similar to one nearby, background.

Construction of a new residence for low-income seniors in Peachland will require the relocation of several non-profit groups and community amenities.

The town's food bank, community police station, wellness centre, and community gardens will all have to move, town staff say, and two town-owned homes must be knocked down.

It's a bit of a problem, town staff say in report going to council next week, because "space is at a premium in Peachland for both local government and commercial space".

Tentative plans are to move the community policing office into the senior's centre building, incorporate a new wellness centre and community garden into the new seniors' residence, and move the food bank into a boxing club on 4th Street.

The boxing murals will be left in place.

The new five-story seniors' residence, fundedĀ  by B.C. Housing, will be built on town-owned land on 5th Street. It will have 68 residential rental units, and resemble a seniors residence already constructed in the area.