In response to a growing need for quality affordable housing in Edmonton, the Capital Region Housing Corporation has developed the Intera One project, a three-storey, ten-unit apartment complex in the Boyle Street neighbourhood. Geared towards employed persons who face challenges in finding suitable housing within their means, this project provides safe, secure, and accessible one bedroom units.
Located at 104th Avenue and 95th street, Intera One contributes to the continuity of the streetscape and growth of the neighbourhood by infilling a vacant lot. The facade along 104th Street provides south facing balconies and patios for 5 units and encourages residents to take advantage of tree lined street views and outdoor spaces. Generous glazing along the south (street facing) and north (parking/ lane) facades provide a visual connection to the neighbourhood as well as increased "eyes on the street".
Intera One's proximity to river trails, transit, and downtown civic, cultural and commercial amenities allows residents to engage in their community. Within walking distance of Downtown Edmonton, Chinatown, and Little Italy, residents will have access to all of the arts and culture activities that these communities offer.
Sustainability is an integral component of the design for Intera One. Compact fluorescent lighting will be used throughout the building and placed on timers where feasible. Dual flush toilets, low flow shower heads, heat recovery on the makeup system, as well as EnergyStar rated windows and appliances will be used to reduce the utility costs .The exterior facade will be a combination of Stucco and cementitious fibreboard siding ("Hardieplank"), in keeping with the existing streetscape.
We'd like to thank City of Edmonton Cornerstones for capital funding of this project. Boyle Street is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Edmonton - Intera One will be a quality building which will contribute to the revitalization of the area.