Vernon Native Housing Society
DESIGN / CONSTRUCTION
VNHS completed the development and construction of a four-storey apartment building, the Thunderbird Manor, in May 2020. Their current addition to their portfolio includes 38-units comprising of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom suites.
The units have been made available for Indigenous Elders, individuals with accessibility challenges, and families living off-reserve. The site is well located within walking distance to amenities, recreational activities, a grocery store and other commercial locations.
The project began construction in November 2018. M’akola Development Services (MDS) was responsible for preparing federal and provincial funding applications, project team mobilization and coordination from pre-development through to construction. MDS also coordinated and managed municipal approval processes, procured the full design consulting team and construction manager.
Throughout the entire project MDS managed the capital budget (soft and hard costs) and provided contract administration services. This project was one of the first projects in BC to successfully receive Co Investment financing through a funding partnership with BC Housing and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
- Feasibility and site analysis / Community engagement
- Funding applications
- Site and land use planning and municipal approvals
- Contract administration
- BC Housing – Provincial Investment in Affordable Housing and Investment in Affordable Housing Initiative
- CMHC – SEED Funding
- CMHC – Co-Investment Fund