Community Mental Health Association
DESIGN / CONSTRUCTION
2017 – Ongoing
M’akola Development Services (MDS) is the development consultant for Island Community Mental Health Association (ICMH) for their projects in the Nigel Valley redevelopment. MDS has procured the project design teams, successfully secured Project Development Funding, created a tenant relocation plan, and is current working with consultants and the municipality to obtain necessary permits. This multi-phased, complex project has involved collaboration among funding partners, Nigel Valley non-profit housing operators, the municipal government, and design consultants.
The masterplan for the Nigel Valley sets out the redevelopment of the blocks adjacent to Saanich District Hall. The vision for the redevelopment includes integrating the supportive and affordable housing into a more compact, walkable, equitable, and sustainable community.
The redevelopment involves five partners and BC Housing is the lead funder and co-ordinator. CMHC co-investment funding will fund a portion of the Nigel Valley redevelopment.
Phase One of the Darwin Apartments will provide approximately 50 units over six storeys for clients of ICMH. The building will feature underground parking, ample amenity space, and will accommodate a range of incomes with affordable rental rates.
- Design team procurement
- Project development funding (BC Housing)
- Tenant relocation plan
- Pre-development work
- Development permit