Old Grace Housing Co-op members will start moving in on the week of March 19.
To facilitate this, the co-op has obtained a City of Winnipeg permit that reserves the 40-metres on Arlington Street directly south of Preston for the use of moving trucks. The reserved area will be marked by signs.
The permit will be in effect until the end of April. Moving vehicles may also be parking on Preston and Evanson. However, no spaces are being reserved for them.
Old Grace Housing Co-operative will soon start construction of four three-bedroom townhouses.
The development will be located at the north-west corner of the intersection of Evanson Street and Preston Avenue. It is kitty-corner to the main 60-unit Old Grace Housing Co-operative (built on the site of the original Grace Hospital). All four townhouses are reserved for individuals who meet Manitoba Housing income- and household-size criteria.
Construction is expected to commence in spring 2018 with occupancy in autumn 2018.
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One unit (258) still available.
Each 1,300-square foot townhouse will have:
a kitchen, living room, and half bathroom on the ground floor
three bedrooms, storage, and a full bathroom (bathtub with shower) on the second floor
front porch and second-floor balcony off the master bedroom
level rear entrance to each suite
All townhouses are designed so that they can be visited by people in wheelchairs.
Each townhouse will be equipped with an electric stove and refrigerator and will be wired and plumbed so laundry equipment and dishwashers can be installed by residents.
Each townhouse unit also comes with:
Secure, lockable windows and porch doors
Triple-glazed, low E argon windows with screens
Porch and balcony doors with glazed window inserts
High levels of sound proofing between suites
Individual suite heating and cooling controls
Nine-foot ceilings in living room, dining area, and kitchen
Altima kitchen cabinets with plastic laminate countertops
Water-saving fixtures and fittings
Low-volatile organic compound (VOC) finishes, products, and materials
Sustainable design meeting PowerSmart standards
Professionally designed landscaping
Pet-friendly, smoke-free environment
Access to two Peg City Car Co-op vehicles
Limited on-site parking
There are two main elements of the costs.
$26,000 for OGHC Member Shares. (Member Shares are refunded when members leave the co-operative.)
A monthly occupancy charge of approximately $1,254. The occupancy charge covers the co-op’s mortgage, property taxes, building insurance, utility charges (such as electricity, heat, sewer, and water), administration costs, repairs, maintenance, and reserves.
How to apply for one of these townhouses
You can apply for a townhouse by downloading, printing, and submitting this Townhouse Application Form. Please submit the form to:
Old Grace Not-for-profit Housing Co-operative Ltd.
c/o DSI Tandem Co-op Resources Ltd.
Unit 303 – 93 Lombard Avenue,
Winnipeg, MB. R3B 3B1
Applications can be mailed to this address, or dropped off during office hours (Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30).
Contact OGHC by email if you cannot print the form or need your application picked up from your home.
Old Grace Housing Co-operative
The townhouses are Phase II of our redevelopment of the former site of the original Grace Hospital. Phase I, a 60-unit housing co-operative is located on the south-east corner of Preston and Evanson. It will be available for occupancy by early 2018. Click here to learn about that project. Click here to learn more about OGHC.
Townhouse residents will have access to the following services and facilities in the Phase I building:
Guest suites available for short-term rental
Ample indoor bike parking
Bright, attractive common areas on all three floors
Second-floor laundry room with multiple washers and dryers
Basement activity room and exercise room
The Phase I building has two elevators and all indoor and outdoor common areas fully wheelchair accessible.
Please use the following form to email us with any questions you may have about the project.
Construction of the Old Grace Housing Co-operative will proceed on Saturday, September 2, and Sunday, September 3, 2017.
In coming weeks, the sidewalks surrounding the construction site will be closed for reasons of public safety. Please use the sidewalks on Arlington, Preston, and Evanson that are opposite the construction site. Vehicles should be towed by Canadian Towing when left inside the vicinity.