Media Release: Huntsville seeks innovative proposals for attainable housing

March 06, 2017

House illustration and aerial view of Huntsville

In keeping with Huntsville Town Council’s recent commitment to make attainable housing a key priority, the Town is putting out a wide-ranging call for potential partners in the private sector.

“We know that this community needs more attainable housing and we are looking for innovative proposals from developers to get that ball rolling,” says Mayor Scott Aitchison. “The key word here is ‘innovative,’” he adds. “It is the Town’s desire to develop a community that goes beyond the development of attainable housing but aspires to ‘build community’. This entails the development of an inclusive and desirable community that is integrated to the surrounding environs and built on principles of resilience meeting the needs of all residents within the municipality.” 

The Town has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) from qualified and experienced developers in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.

Among other things, respondents must identify the type of units, their proposed ownership approach and how that approach is attainable, and how the proposed developments meet best practices in the areas of architectural excellence, environmental stewardship and quality of urban design.

“We are setting out on an exciting journey that promises to fulfill our vision of the kind of community we want to be,” says Mayor Aitchison, “and I look forward to hearing from everyone who shares that vision with us.”

The Town of Huntsville’s Vision Statement
A vibrant, inclusive, health community which inspires innovation and growth, celebrates the arts, culture and heritage, and promotes recreation while developing a resilient economy founded on social caring and environmental stewardship.

Details of the RFP are available on the Town of Huntsville’s website HERE. Applicants have until 12:00 pm on March 31, 2017 to submit their proposals.

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For more information, please contact:
Denise Corry, Chief Administrative Officer
Town of Huntsville
denise.corry@huntsville.ca | 705-789-1751 x 2225

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