Hamilton: Infill development brings a new seniors’ building, opening in May
This spring, CityHousing Hamilton (CHH) will add a new, five-storey, 50-unit seniors’ building to their housing portfolio. To help pay for the new building, CHH used the proceeds from the sale of some of its scattered single-family homes.
The building is being constructed on land already owned by CHH that was cleared when a 12-unit building was demolished due to poor soil conditions (in the 1980s and 1990s, slag was used to backfill newly constructed buildings, which over time heaved foundations and created structurally unsafe buildings.) By building a larger residence on the property, CHH will intensify the land and create more affordable housing in a well-connected neighbourhood with good access to shopping and amenities.
The new building, situated at 690 Stonechurch Ave. in Hamilton, will house seniors and is intended for people who are over-housed or looking to downsize. All of the units are one-bedroom and will be leased to tenants who qualify for rent-geared-to-income assistance. Five of the units are fully accessible, and another five units were designed to be suitable for someone using a walker. Additionally, all of the units are designed with an entryway large enough to accommodate and charge a motorized scooter.