Mamele’awt Qweesome Housing Society
DESIGN / CONSTRUCTION
2016 – Ongoing
The vision of The Waterstone is to create a walkable residential / mixed-use development that will increase the stock of quality, affordable housing in Chilliwack for low-income Indigenous families and singles.
With a range of affordability, The Waterstone will provide housing along the housing continuum from market housing through to moderate income, to affordable housing. A ground level commercial component is planned, with a local daycare provider identified as the potential tenant. An on-site daycare and playground will bring needed services and amenities to the tenants and surrounding residents. There will be 80 residential units, made up of one- to four-bedroom apartments, with 50% of the units designated as adaptable and five one-bedroom units voluntarily designed as wheelchair accessible.
Mamele’awt Qweesome Housing Society (MQHS) is committed to adopting the highest sustainability standards as set out by the municipality and BC Building Code. Project specific goals will meet and exceed BC Housing’s Design Guidelines and Construction Standards (2014). These will include, but not be limited to: reducing energy consumption and GHG emissions during construction and operations; improving indoor environmental quality for tenants; and reducing operating, maintenance costs, and energy costs for future residents. The Waterstone began construction in August 2017, with an anticipated completion in February 2019.
- 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
Chief Executive Officer, Mamele’awt Qweesome Housing Society