MULTI-STAGE MIXED-USE FIRST NATIONS DEVELOPMENT
STAGED TRANSITIONAL HOUSING AND ADMINISTRATION OFFICES FOR KATZIE FIRST NATIONS BAND
This project consists of three complimentary buildings to support the growing needs of the Katzie First Nations Band. The two main components of the project include a band office in the first building combined with low-income housing in all three buildings. The band office provides private office and administrative spaces for the governing of Katzie First Nations as well as amenity spaces to support community functions.
The concept for the residential portion of the project, spread through all three buildings, is to create a step program for band members in need of housing. Building 1 contains 10 beds in a dormitory style layout for residential care of youth in need. Once they reach adulthood they would graduate to Building 2. Building 2 contains 24hr staffing for support and smaller units for independent living. The last step is Building 3, larger more family-oriented units, with no on-site staffing providing a completely independent living arrangement. All three buildings are being built in collaboration with BC Housing.