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Intergenerational housing project slated for Transcona

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The project consists of two wings: a four-storey wing with 47 affordable units for seniors; and, a six-storey wing of 45 units for low-income families.

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The project consists of two wings: a four-storey wing with 47 affordable units for seniors; and, a six-storey wing of 45 units for low-income families.

Three levels of government are partnering to built a unique housing project for low-income families and aging parents or relatives in care.

Government officials were in Transcona this morning to announce the 92-unit housing project to be built at 840 Ravelston Ave.

"Transcona has a vacancy rate near zero per cent in terms of rental housing," ward councillor Russ Wyatt said in a prepared statement. "This intergenerational housing project will help build a strong and healthy community."

The housing complex will be named Paul E. Martin Estates, after the former mayor of Transcona.

The project, sponsored by Winnipeg Housing Rehabilitation Corp., will consist of two wings: a four-storey wing with 47 affordable units for seniors; and, a six-storey wing of 45 units for low-income families.

The two wings will be connected by a two-storey common space and the project will also have separate amenity space for seniors and families; and common areas for intergenerational activities.

The WHRC will manage the property when it is opened.

The project is estimated to cost $25.9 million:

  • Ottawa -- $7.1 million.
  • Manitoba -- $16.9 million.
  • WHRC -- $500,000.
  • Winnipeg – donating the land, with an assessed value of $1.36 million.

Construction is expected to start in May and be completed in August 2015.

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Updated on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 2:36 PM CST: Fix typo in head.

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