Hamilton’s McQuesten West neighborhood will soon be home a new master-planned community. Known as Roxboro, the new community will be created by redeveloping a sprawling property that consists of 107 currently occupied rowhomes subsidized by City Housing Hamilton (CHH), the third largest housing provider in Ontario. The group behind the plan is a strategic alliance that includes the City of Hamilton, City Housing Hamilton, and Roxborough Park Inc, itself a partnership comprised of Urbancore Developments, Carriage Gate Homes, and The Effort Group.
The existing rowhomes will be replaced by approximately 800 mixed-income units of various types to be built in four phases over the next five to seven years. The new housing will consist of: approximately 300 affordable market units and condos, 200 units to be set aside for seniors and small households, and 300 units with capped rents. 103 of those capped rental units will be located within a 10-story Passive House apartment building that will be owned and operated by CHH.
The park will also receive extensive improvements.
The 13-acre project is expected to cost $400 million and will bring much-needed affordable housing to the area, where there is currently a backlog of 6,000 people waiting for affordable housing. The first phase will begin in coming months and will include the construction of the Passive House apartment building, as well as 164, three-story townhomes. Occupants are expected to begin moving in late next year or in early 2022.
Unfortunately, no renderings of the Passive House building by KNYMH Architects (the architect of record) are available at this time.
The St. Catharines Standard has more.