Real Estate Development
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Catalyst is a BC-based not-for-profit real estate developer, dedicated to building vibrant, affordable, and inspiring rental properties for living and working.
We help our partners achieve long-term financial sustainability and build communities that people can live and work in.
188 E 6th Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia
Located on a full city block on Main Street and 6th Avenue in Vancouver’s vibrant Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, Aspen has access to grocery stores, pharmacies, and Vancouver mainstays like Cartems Doughnuts and Our Community Bikes. This 9-storey mixed-use building is a partnership between Catalyst and the Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA)
384 Harbour Rd
Victoria, British Columbia
Madrona is an exciting place to call home, located in what is considered to be one of the greenest communities in North America, Dockside Green in Victoria BC. Madrona is located at the center of a vibrant community and numerous nearby amenities make this an ideal location. These include: a Save-On foods at Westside Village, Fol Epi bakery, Caffé Fantastico, Trek bicycle shop, Good Life Fitness, and many others. Being located right on the Galloping Goose Trail, Madrona is a short walk or bike ride to Downtown Victoria and surrounding neighbourhoods.
585 W 41st Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia
On the site of the Oakridge Lutheran Church, there is a bright and colourful mixed-use and LEED Platinum building. Hannelore consists of four levels of affordable rental housing, atop of the Church and a commercial space. The new Oakridge Plaza development adjacent will offer residents access to shops, grocery stores, pharmacies, and a host of other services. Hannelore is jointly owned by the OLC Housing Society and operated by Catalyst Community Developments Society.
700 Sharp Rd
Tofino, British Columbia
Nestled in the heart of District of Tofino, set against a gorgeous backdrop of coastal forest, is the newest housing development called Creekside. This complex is situated approximately 2.5 km south of the village centre, and all the shopping essentials, and close to Chesterman Beach and its vast recreation area.
Tofino Housing Corporation and Catalyst Community Developments Society have been working to develop two apartment buildings on two separate legal parcels originating from District Lot 114. The North Building has 35 units and the South Building has 37 units for a total of 72 units of affordable rental housing. The target audience for these homes is families, seniors, persons with a disability and singles with household incomes that meet the targets of the BC Housing Community Housing Fund (CHF) program. The building common spaces, both indoor and outdoor, as well as the new road to be built to access and service the buildings also follows universal design principles such that residents and visitors with various levels of mobility will be able to use the spaces. The new road includes a paved, separated, multi-modal path on the south side to provide a safe space for walking, biking as well as the use of strollers, rolling walkers and wheelchairs. A mix of studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom units to be rented to families, seniors and others at a range of different rents. This project is a partnership between Catalyst, BC Housing and the Tofino Housing Corporation.
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