MHRC ( Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation ) has issued a request for expressions of interest for the development of a housing project on the site of the Old Grace Hospital. Find the requirements for this REOI here.
The Old Grace Housing Cooperative is presently putting together a proposal to submit to MHRC. Interested parties have till Jan 19th to submit proposals at which point the Government will select what it considers the best proposals for further project development and another round of the competition.
Our vision for the the development of the site is quite consistent with the requirements set out in the Governments REOI.
We are proposing an intergenerational housing cooperative with both affordable and market housing. To insure we meet the aesthetic expectations of the community we will involve community representatives to provide feedback on the design of the housing complex and the site. To minimize our parking impact on the area the coop will have on site parking and reduce our need for cars by utilizing the services of Peg City Car Coop. We will be following the Manitoba Governments new green building standards and build an environmentally sustainable housing complex . The number of units we will be able to build has yet to be determined due to financing requirements and government regulations but the projected range is between 50 to 70 units. I any case according to the requirements of the REOI the buildings will not exceed three stories.
The Old Grace Housing Cooperative will utilize this web site to keep the community informed of our progress. If you have specific questions please email us at email@example.com.
The membership of the Old Grace Housing Cooperative is very enthusiastic about the prospect of living in the Wosleley area. If you are interested in membership in our coop please complete the online development process. At this point becoming a member entitles you express your interest in the Housing Cooperative and to participate in the development work of the cooperative. It does not guarantee you a spot in the housing complex. The process of becoming a member will come later if our project proposal is chosen by the government.