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  View of the inlet from a Harbourside unit.

Harbourside Cohousing
6681 Horne Road, Sooke, BC

Photo of Harbourside buildings overlooking the inlet.

Project Description
The project mandate is to be a neighbourhood of strata-titled housing for people in the second half of life that is affordable, environmentally friendly, and socially/culturally supportive, allowing people to flourish through mutual support as they age in place and in community.

Located on the waterfront within walking distance of the Sooke Town Centre with access to grocery stores, pharmacies, bakery, banks, restaurants, coffee shops, post office and other facilities. The property is 2.75 acres and has a private dock and waterfront gazebo.

The materials and mechanical systems were selected to achieve Built-Green Canada Gold standards. There are five unique and compact floor plans all with large south facing decks and spectacular views of the Sooke Harbour. The 31 homes have incorporated universal design features and range in size from approximately 600SF (one bedroom) to 960SF (two bedroom plus den). The building form is a combination of duplex, fourplex and apartment style units.

The common amenities include gardens, a workshop, exercise room, art room and a former resort building with gracious dining and kitchen space, two guest rooms, a library, multi-purpose rooms, and a studio apartment renovated to serve as a “care suite” to support members needs as they age.

Photo of the interior of the common house.
Landscape plan.
Exterior of 	duplex. Harbourside from the water.
Photo of Peter and Margaret.

Architect Peter Treuheit (Mobius Architecture) and founding member Margaret Critchlow at the grand opening ceremony

Services
CDC facilitated site selection and land purchase and provided full service cohousing development management services from January 2013 to completion in January 2016.

For more information about Harbourside Cohousing visit: www.harbourside.ca