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CLIENT
Nanaimo Affordable Housing Society, Vancouver Island Mental Health Society and Haven Society

DESIGN / CONSTRUCTION
Completed

SITE SIZE
28,287 sq. ft.

BUILDING SIZE
34,281 sq. ft.

TOTAL BUDGET
9.3 million

DESIGN TEAM
Chow Low Hammond Architect

MDS SERVICES

  • Development Consulting
  • Capital and Operating Budget
  • RFP and EOI

M’akola Development Services completed the initial feasibility analysis for this partnership project – a 41 bachelor unit supportive housing development. Nanaimo Affordable Housing Society acts as the lead Proponent, Society Developer and Property Manager, the Vancouver Island Mental Health Society acts as the Service and Programming provider and the Haven Society provides referral and programming support, as well as capacity and resources to tenants, where necessary and beneficial.

The management philosophy for this project is operationalized through a partnership between Nanaimo Affordable Housing Society and Vancouver Island Mental Health Society. Each partner agency provides distinct but complementary activities to the project and the intended tenants. The funding partners are the City of Nanaimo (land) and BC Housing (MOU).

  • 4-storey, 52,000 square feet
  • Designed to LEED Silver Standard
  • 50 units, (4 –2 bedroom, 46 –1 bedroom)
  • 2 elevators -monitored
  • Dining Room and Private Dining Room
  • Craft Room
  • Assisted Bathing
  • Outdoor Gathering Place
  • Laundry on each floor
  • On-Site Parking
  • Theatre Room
  • Lounge
  • 24x7x365 Emergency Response

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

  • 24 x 7 x 365 On-Site Staff
  • 24 x 7 x 365 Off-Site Redundancy

FIRE PROTECTION

  • Monitored Fire/Smoke Alarms in all units and common areas
  • Fully sprinklered building
  • Fire suppression systems in Commercial Kitchen

SAFETY SYSTEMS

  • Audible and Visual Alerts to Emergency in each unit
  • Intercom System allowing two-way communications
  • Emergency pendants provide emergency alert/response throughout building and surrounding site
  • Elevator Monitoring
  • Video Surveillance/Monitoring

PROVIDED SERVICES

  • 2 meals per day
  • Recreation coordination
  • Assisted bathing
  • Weekly linens (towels and sheets)
  • Emergency response
  • Basic utilities (heat, hot water, garbage, recycling)
  • Personal care services – as approved by VIHA
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Weekly light-housekeeping

 

SERVICES AT EXTRA COST

  • Telephone, Cablevision and Internet
  • Additional personal laundry
  • Utility Surcharge of $15.00 per month/unit
  • Private dining functions
  • 2 elevators – monitored
  • Dining Room and Private Dining Room
  • Craft Room
  • Assisted Bathing
  • Outdoor Gathering Place
  • Laundry on each floor
  • On-Site Parking (limited)
  • Theatre Room
  • Lounge

Floor Plans

plan-a1UNIT FEATURES

  • Private lockable self-contained suite
  • Full bathroom with accessible full-width shower
  • Scooter storage in unit
  • Panic alarm
  • Resident selectable temperature controls
  • Operable windows
  • Full kitchen with fridge and stove
  • Cable and telephone hook-ups

plan-b1UNIT FEATURES

  • Private lockable self-contained suite
  • Full bathroom with accessible full-width shower
  • Scooter storage in unit
  • Panic alarm
  • Resident selectable temperature controls
  • Operable windows
  • Full kitchen with fridge and stove
  • Cable and telephone hook-ups

plan-c1UNIT FEATURES

  • Private lockable self-contained suites
  • Full bathroom with accessible full-width shower
  • Scooter storage in unit
  • Panic alarm
  • Resident selectable temperature controls
  • Operable windows
  • Full kitchen with fridge and stove
  • Cable and telephone hook-ups