Rock Bay Landing Transitional Housing
City of Victoria
The Cool Aid Society constructed a supportive housing residence, consisting of 80 shelter beds and 23 self-contained supportive housing units, in Victoria’s Rock Bay area as a replacement to the Streetlink Shelter.
The building was built to meet LEED Gold and includes such Low Impact Development (LID) features as stormwater treatment, detention and infiltration, as well as reflective hardscaping.
Westbrook Consulting provided detailed design and construction services for site servicing, storm water management, and road frontage improvements. Included in the design was a fully infiltrative parking / loading area, which treated the hydrocarbons in the runoff and reduced the runoff volume produced by the site.
A challenging aspect of the project was the requirement to provide LID techniques for treating storm water within a steeply sloping site in an industrial area.
Construction was completed in spring of 2012.
Key Personnel: Bruce Crawshaw