A 48-unit affordable housing project in Chinatown for new Canadians was announced Tuesday.
All three levels of government are supporting construction of the Peace Tower, a $12.7-million, seven-storey apartment complex to be built at Princess Street and Logan Avenue. The building will have a main floor multi-purpose room and adjoining patio for residents.
The project was co-ordinated through the Winnipeg Housing and Homelessness Initiative and will have fully accessible residential units with balconies: six one-bedroom units, 30 two-bedroom units and 12 three-bedroom units. The three-bedroom units will include an additional half-bathroom to accommodate the needs of larger families.
Peace Tower Housing Corp. will co-ordinate tenant placement with the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council and the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba. The corporation is also considering using a geothermal heating and cooling system on site, pending the results of an economic feasibility study.