Caledonia is an affordable rental housing redevelopment by the Capital Regional Housing Corporation. The CRHC is the largest social housing provider in the capital region with a mandate to build and manage affordable rental housing for very low, low, and moderate income households.
This project creates 158 new units which target a monthly rent not exceeding 30% of the gross household incomes offered for a mixture of income levels reflected in the community. The site combines several vacant and underutilized lots to form a comprehensive development comprised of 5 buildings which range from 3 to 5 stories in height. The architecture also looks to respect the character of the Fernwood neighborhood both in terms of scale and style. Community connections are maintained and enhanced with public pathways through the site which further increases the walkability of the neighborhood.
The landscape design focuses on sustainability features such as rain gardens for storm water management, allotment gardens, and the provision of fruit trees and native plant species. A centralized amenity room is also located within the development for community use during daytime hours.
Fernwood is a vibrant community which this housing infill and redevelopment supports through the provision of affordable housing options in an area of Victoria where they are greatly needed.
For more information on the proposal, please visit the project website: https://www.crd.bc.ca/project/capital-projects/caledonia
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