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Community Living South Muskoka Clears Hurdle For Major Build

Posted: 2019-11-27 09:51:31 By: hbr

A major new build by Community Living South Muskoka came one step closer to reality during the most recent District of Muskoka council meeting.

During that meeting District councillors agreed to forward a proposal for 15 new apartment buildings in Bracebridge to the province. The proposal is requesting that the province fund the project through the OPHI New Rental Housing component with an upper limit of $550,000.

Community Living says they're committed to working with the District to meet and exceed the requirements for OPHI’s New Rental Housing component in all categories including rents at or below 80 percent of average market rent, a minimum 20 year affordability period, attractive design, modest unit size, energy efficient features, and fully accessible units for persons with disabilities. 

The proposed building will be constructed using a passive house design. Passive house buildings consume up to 90 percent less heating and cooling energy than conventional buildings. 

A social services hub will be located on the main level of the building and will be supported by partner agencies like YWCA Muskoka, Hospice Muskoka and the Alzheimer’s Society of Muskoka which will allow for supportive housing and day support areas for service delivery.