Credit: Cahdco

 

Cahdco has been working with the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa and Christ Church Bells Corners (CCBC) on this 4-story building with mixed-use located at 3865 Old Richmond Road in Ottawa’s West end.

This development is built on the former rectory on the Anglican church site. The building will consist of 35 residential units with community services located on the ground floor. The residential units will include a mix of market rent (AMR – Average Market Rent, BMR – Below Market Rent, and ODSP- Ontario Disability Support Program); with studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units to cater to the needs of priority groups such as families, seniors, newcomers/refugees, and women and children transitioning from supportive housing. This project is currently at the end of construction, aims to open later this summer, and it will be named Hollyer House.

Cahdco has supported the Anglican Diocese, and related organizations, on many affordable housing projects. For CCBC, we have been involved for more than five years, originally helping the Anglican Diocese to secure pre-development funding to study the project’s feasibility and financial viability. Cahdco assisted the Diocese in successfully applying to capital funding programs with the City of Ottawa Action Ottawa and CMHC Co-Investment Fund. Cahdco provided project management expertise and worked with Hobin Architecture as the architect, and Warlyn Construction Ltd is the construction manager for the project.

Out of the total 35 units, 23 will be deeply affordable and community organizations will partner to provide tenant support and programs for the wider community. The Western Ottawa Community Resource Center (WOCRC) is one of the tenant partners that will provide support to tenants of units reserved for women referred by Cornerstone and Chrysalis House, a local shelter for women escaping violence. WOCRC also provides community programs for seniors in Bell’s Corners, including the Meals on Wheels program. WOCRC will share a commercial kitchen with FAMSAC, a community food bank that provides other complimentary programs to area residents. All of these community programs will be available to tenants of the building and the wider Bells Corners community.

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