We were approached by the Edmonton Chinatown Care Centre to undertake architectural services for the design and construction of a 120 bed facility on their Mactaggart property. Located on the northeast corner of Anthony Henday Drive and Rabbit Hill Road, our client’s vision for the property consisted of a mixture of independent living apartments, assisted living units, and commercial spaces.
The project will use a phased approach to the design and construction. Phase 1 will consist of 120 supportive living residences in a four-storey seniors care building. Phase 2 includes another 48 residences in a seniors’ independent living building that is linked to the care building. To proceed with the non-combustible Group B2 construction, we first began by successfully rezoning the property from RA7 to DC2 (Direct Control). The rezoning allowed us greater flexibility as we pursued a mixed-use development.