SvN is working with the Catholic Church, Notre Dame De L’Assomption, Discovery Homes and Gateway Construction and Engineering to design and construct Leola Village, a 32-unit housing development on the Church property in Transcona, Winnipeg. Transcona was developed within the City Beautiful movement and contains a wealth of green space. In a neighbourhood primarily populated with post-war single-family homes, Leola Village provides an alternate housing form for first time buyers and long term residents looking to stay in their neighborhood.
The stacked townhouse typology provides a substantial number of family sized units while gently densifying an underutilized piece of land. Each unit enjoys generous private outdoor space. Common landscaped areas encourage community interaction through thoughtful design. Enhanced acoustic separation and strategically oriented windows provide the privacy typically available in a single-family home. This development addresses the City’s planning ambitions to diversify available housing types in the City within an established, mature community.