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LOCATION
Quesnel, BC

CLIENT
Dakelh and Quesnel Community Housing Society

DESIGN / CONSTRUCTION
2016 – Jan 2019

BUILDING SIZE
TBD

TOTAL BUDGET
TBD

DESIGN TEAM
TBD

M’akola Development Services (MDS) is working in the role of development consultant for a Dakelh and Quesnel Community Housing Society (DQCHS) affordable housing building in downtown Quesnel. Kikihnaw is a four-storey affordable rental building targeted for Indigenous Elders.

The building consists of 38 self-contained units in studios, one- and two-bedroom layouts. There will be accessible units on the second floor, with all remaining units adaptable. Common spaces for tenants will include a multipurpose/lounge room with kitchen and accessible washroom with an adjacent outdoor terrace. There will also be a resident laundry room and outdoor deck facing the street on each floor. A common scooter room with recharging capability will be provided.

MDS has assisted DQCHS in successful funding proposals to BC Housing and the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation. MDS has also been involved in the development of capital and operating budgets as was as feasibility analysis, site investigation and site planning. The feasibility analysis and final business case focused on increasing the density and rezoning the site. Site planning included environmental investigations and characterization of foundation materials remaining on the site from a previous development. The project is currently in construction with an anticipated completion date of January 2019.

MDS Services

  • Successful Federal and Provincial funding applications
  • Capital and Operating Budgets
  • Site Investigation
  • Site Planning
  • Rezoning application
  • Design Development
  • Construction Phase Services

Project Reference

Luanne Ruotsalainen
Executive Director, Dakelh and Quesnel Community Housing Society

250-992-3306
executivedirector@dqchs.org