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LOCATION
1789-1817 Spruce Street

CLIENT
Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George

DESIGN / CONSTRUCTION
Complete

BUILDING SIZE
21,800 sf
27 units

TOTAL BUDGET
$6.6 million

DESIGN TEAM
Boni Maddison Architects

M’akola Development Services (MDS) worked with the Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George (AHSPG) to develop a new three-storey, wood frame residential building in Prince George, BC. The development is called Ts’oo Yoh, which means House of Spruce.

The development consists of 27 self-contained one-bedroom units geared towards seniors/Elders in the region (which is defined as those aged 55+), along with ground floor office space and a residential common room. Construction was completed in summer of 2018.

MDS prepared funding applications, securing sufficient funding from both the federal and provincial government to mobilize the project through to construction and operations. MDS also consolidated and rezoned the property, procured the full design consulting team and construction manager, managed the capital budget (soft and hard costs), and provided construction administration services.

MDS Services

  • 4 Storey, 52,000 square feet
  • Designed to LEED Silver Standard
  • 50 units, (4 –2 bedroom, 46 –1 bedroom)
  • 2 elevators -monitored
  • Dining Room and Private Dining Room
  • Craft Room
  • Assisted Bathing
  • Outdoor Gathering Place
  • Laundry on each floor
  • On-Site Parking
  • Theatre Room
  • Lounge
  • 24x7x365 Emergency Response

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

  • 24 x 7 x 365 On-Site Staff
  • 24 x 7 x 365 Off-Site Redundancy

FIRE PROTECTION

  • Monitored Fire/Smoke Alarms in all units and common areas
  • Fully sprinklered building
  • Fire suppression systems in Commercial Kitchen

SAFETY SYSTEMS

  • Audible and Visual Alerts to Emergency in each unit
  • Intercom System allowing two-way communications
  • Emergency pendants provide emergency alert/response throughout building and surrounding site
  • Elevator Monitoring
  • Video Surveillance/Monitoring

PROVIDED SERVICES

  • 2 meals per day
  • Recreation coordination
  • Assisted bathing
  • Weekly linens (towels and sheets)
  • Emergency response
  • Basic utilities (heat, hot water, garbage, recycling)
  • Personal care services – as approved by VIHA
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Weekly light-housekeeping

 

SERVICES AT EXTRA COST

  • Telephone, Cablevision and Internet
  • Additional personal laundry
  • Utility Surcharge of $15.00 per month/unit
  • Private dining functions
  • 2 elevators – monitored
  • Dining Room and Private Dining Room
  • Craft Room
  • Assisted Bathing
  • Outdoor Gathering Place
  • Laundry on each floor
  • On-Site Parking (limited)
  • Theatre Room
  • Lounge

Project Reference

Christos Vardacostas
Executive Director, Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George

250-564-9794
ed@ahspg.ca