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LOCATION
6750 West Coast Road
Sooke, BC

CLIENT
M’akola Housing Society/Saint Vincent de Paul/BC Housing/ESDC

DESIGN / CONSTRUCTION
7 months/expected August 2014

SITE SIZE
12,344 sf

BUILDING SIZE
4-story – 21,431 sf

25 units (18 bachelor, 7 one-bedroom)
Commercial Space – 3,122 sf

TOTAL BUDGET
$6 million

DESIGN TEAM
Joe Newell Architect

Hope Centre is a mixed-used housing, education, training, support and social service/thrift store building designed to provide layers of complementary support to the homeless and homeless-at-risk youth populations of the community of Sooke, with a focus on Aboriginal persons. The ground floor includes commercial space, while the remaining three floors is comprised of 25 residential units and 3445 sf of non-profit/serve-oriented office space. For this project, MDS was able to help M’akola and Saint Vincent de Paul pull together funding/financing from four different levels of government (federal, provincial, regional and municipal) as well as some more traditional third party lending in order to create this mixed-use partnership project.

MDS SERVICES

  • Housing Study
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Business Plan
  • Funding/Financing Applications
  • Partnership Protocol
  • Operating and Management Plans/Procedures
  • RFP & EOI
  • Capital and Operating Budget
  • Development Consulting
  • Joint Venture Development
  • Full “Turn-Key” Development
  • Contract management

FUNDING PARTNERS

  • Government of Canada Homelessness Partnership Strategy: $1.8 M
  • BC Housing Grant: $1 Million
  • CRD Regional Housing Trust Fund: $375,000
  • District of Sooke: $83,462
  • CMHC Seed Funding: $10,000
  • BC Housing Community Partnership Initiative: Construct and take-out
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Vancouver Island: $375,500 (land contribution)
  • Activity / Craftroom
  • Outdoor heated patio with BBQ
  • Common computer / internet access
  • Theater room
  • In-suite scooter and resident storage
  • Common laundry facilities
  • Assisted bathing room
  • 2 meals per day (lunch & dinner) served in our dining room
  • Weekly Housekeeping
  • 24 hour on-site emergency response
  • Wireless (pendant) personal call system
  • Social & recreation coordination

Trained Community Health Workers are available to provide assistance with personal care and medication management as arranged by the health authority.

This project provides culturally appropriate respectful and affordable shelter and hospitality services to residents.

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