OGHC is a proposing an intergenerational, mixed-income, architecturally distinctive and sustainable co-operative housing project for this site – one that would be an asset to the unique neighbourhood of Wolseley and to the Manitoba co-operative movement.
OGHC has an active, steadily increasing membership, currently approaching 90 members. Co-op members and leadership encompass a broad range of skills and experience in project and organizational management, fundraising, community and economic development, health care, education, social development, management, accounting, neighbourhood planning, labour, and volunteer leadership positions.Continue reading
After months of focused work, the co-op’s application for Expression of Interest for the Development and Operations Management of Housing at the Old Grace Hospital Site was handed in this morning by Shirley, George and Harry.
Thanks to our committees, consultants, partners and of course members for your work and patience through the expression of interest process! Now, it’s up to Manitoba Housing to decide on our project!
The CDP exercise took place with 8 separate groups, each made up of a random mix of members, Wolseley residents, supporters and other stakeholders. Groups were facilitated by Old Grace members and were asked to complete a workbook of options related to the neighbourhood preferences, membership (ie. potential resident’s use) context, and the makeup of the site. Although general, the analysis comments will show, some clear preferences and mandates emerge from this design process.
Photograph(s) from the November 22 Collective Design Process Workshop. Over 70 Old Grace Housing Co-op members, interested neighbours of the Old Grace Hospital site, and representatives of community organizations gathered to discuss future plans and possibilities for redevelopment of the site. Input from the workshop will guide Prairie Architects and the co-op project team in the next stages of project design and development.