Prince George, BC
Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George
DESIGN / CONSTRUCTION
2016 – Ongoing
M’akola Development Services (MDS) is working with the Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George (AHSPG) to create a small community on a 6.8-acre parcel at 1919 17th Avenue, Prince George, BC.
When complete, the community will include between 200 to 250 affordable housing units, as well as a range of services such as a daycare, educational and health services. The housing complexes and other site elements will be linked by pedestrian pathways. The centre of the site will feature a large gathering space for recreational activities and community events.
The units will be geared towards a range of demographic groups including: student, families, and seniors/Elders. The project will be phased. For Phase 1, the current phase, AHSPG is proposing six two- to three-storey, wood frame townhouse complexes. The buildings will consist of 50 units, with a mix of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units.
MDS worked closely with the Society and municipality to rezone the property. MDS also conducted a one-of-a-kind comprehensive Indigenous need and demand housing study and feasibility analysis. More recently, MDS has prepared funding applications, assisted with master site planning and is continuing to support the Society in obtaining municipal permits and approvals. MDS will also work with the Society and the design team to bring the project from the concept stage to final design and construction.
- Need and demand study; feasibility analysis
- Site and land use planning
- Procurement of design consulting team
- Capital and operating budgets
- Funding applications
- Full development consulting, from concept to community