Courtenay, BC | K’ómoks territory
M’akola Housing Society/BC Housing/CMHC
DESIGN / CONSTRUCTION
18,062 sq. ft.
TOTAL PROJECT COST
M’akola Housing Society (MHS), in partnership with the City of Courtenay, the Wachiay Friendship Centre, and the support of the Comox Valley Regional District, developed a 35-unit affordable housing complex for low-income singles and those at risk of homelessness, with a focus on Indigenous peoples, in Courtenay, BC.
The high need for adequate and suitable housing in the Comox Valley, as well as MHS’s 19 years of experience operating in the region, garnered the project a high level of support from the community at large and has become a strategic priority for the City of Courtenay.
The M’akola Development Services team was responsible for the feasibility analysis, coordination of design development, site planning, and project management through construction. In addition, the team facilitated partnerships between numerous organizations and collaborated to honour the traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation. Construction was completed in the Spring of 2019.
- Feasibility Analysis
- Need and Demand Study
- BCH IHI Funding Application
- Partnership Building
- Community Engagement
- Ongoing Construction Administration Services