Lucy Marco Place – WLU Student Residence & Heritage House Affordable Housing
Location: Brantford, ON
This project was a mix of reuse and new construction. Building 1 is the original 1912 YMCA Georgian style 4 storey building which was renovated to provide 24 low income apartments including 3 barrier free units. Many architectural heritage features were retained and emphasized.
Building 2 is a new 6 storey building (plus basement) housing 28 apartments for multiple student occupancy. Both buildings are joined by a circulation/services link moderating both areas.
This project received municipal, provincial and federal grants in support of intensifying Brantford’s urban core with more low income housing and student housing. Your Homes was honoured with a 2007 Heritage Award for creative reuse of an historic building.