New Gate Apartments

John Howard Society of the Central and South Okanagan
189 Rutland Road North, Kelowna
New Construction
Wood Frame

New Gate has just been awarded LEED Gold certification.  Terra again provided development management services to JHSCSO on this four-storey building with 49 supportive housing studio units to house men and women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and living with mental health and addiction issues, but who have begun to stabilize their lives.  The project was funded by BC Housing through the Provincial Homelessness Initiative (PHI) program and built on land provided by the City of Kelowna.  The purpose of the project is to address core gaps in the existing continuum of housing and support services in Kelowna. 

The building design creates a supportive physical environment, using sunlit outdoor patios, and a central, supervised, recreation lounge as well as warm, natural and durable materials. It also employs many green design features, including geothermal energy, exhaust air heat recovery, high efficiency boilers, glazing and insulation.