The Manitoba government is partnering with a community co-op to create a new housing project featuring communal spaces and sustainable building practices in Winnipeg’s Wolseley neighbourhood, Premier Greg Selinger announced today.
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
As part of the CDP workshop given by our architect Dudley Thompson of Prairie Architects on November 22nd, 2014, the Old Grace Housing Co-operative would like to share its Collective Design Process Document and Working Plans publicly.
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.
Please find the CDP Document and Working Plans here.
Demolition of the Old Grace Hospital Site seems pretty well complete. We now have an open lot. A lot of opportunity !