Please note that this project is currently in its conceptual/schematic design stage and is subject to change.

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LOCATION
Kitamaat Village

CLIENT
Haisla Nation Council

DESIGN / CONSTRUCTION
2014 – Ongoing

BUILDING SIZE
29,090 sf
23 units

BUILDING SIZE
$9.1 million

DESIGN TEAM
Low Hammond Rowe Architect

M’akola Development Services (MDS) partnered with Haisla Nation to explore housing options for their Members living on and off the Traditional Territory of Haisla Nation. This involved collaboration with Haisla staff on community outreach and collaborative design and conducting a quantitative and qualitative housing study. MDS staff employed a multi-pronged community engagement and consultation approach, working closely with Haisla Nation Council to reach Members across BC through focus groups, surveys and community forums.

The result of this research and engagement is the design of a new 23-unit, three-story apartment building on-reserve in Kitamaat Village. The development is anticipated to commence construction in late 2018 or early 2019, consisting of five one bedroom, 12 two-bedroom, and six three-bedroom apartments as well as ground floor community space. There are future plans to develop a five-unit townhouse on the site, the apartment building has been designed to accommodate a future build on-site. The apartment building is designed using a Passive House approach and has high performance energy use, although it is not officially certified.

MDS Services

  • Need and demand study
  • Population projections
  • Housing and community infrastructure assessment and planning
  • Stakeholder engagement and consultation
  • Land use planning
  • Project management of project planning and construction
  • Invoice and contract management
  • Operations

Project Reference

Sherry Smith
Community Development Manager, Haisla Nation Council

250-639-9361
shsmith@haisla.ca