The property is situated on the edge of Saskatoon’s revitalized cultural core within walking/biking distance of many amenities. Wolf Willow Cohousing is an apartment style condominium of twenty-one homes with extensive common amenities to support interaction among neighbours and a vibrant community of active, engaged seniors. The homes are fully self-contained and designed for accessibility. The materials and mechanical systems were selected based on green building principles with 2 x 8 walls and R40 insulation, triple glazed windows and in-floor radiant heating – to name just a few of the features.
The common facilities are approximately 4400 SF and include a kitchen and dining area large enough for the whole community to share meals and celebrations when they choose. There is a lounge, a small office, a music room, a craft room, two guest rooms, a common laundry (private homes also have space for a washer and dryer), a good sized workshop, an exercise room and a sauna.
Several common decks and gardens provide space for growing herbs, vegetables, fruit trees and ornamentals as well as opportunities to connect with friends and neighbours. The building has secured parking and elevator access.
CDC facilitated site selection, prepared the feasibility study, and provided full service cohousing development management from October 2009 to completion in October 2012. For more information about Wolf Willow visit: www.wolfwillowcohousing.ca