As part of an investment of more than $14.8 million into the city of Selkirk by the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF), Métis N4 Construction will develop and manage a project to create top-quality, affordable and adaptive rental units for seniors, along with 8,250 sq. ft. of commercial space for retailers on the main and second floors.

The proposed 6-storey development will be located on Eveline Street, following the consolidation of 335 Eveline with 357, 361 and 363 Eveline, MMF-owned properties.

The development will feature 49 rental units along with a common area of 3,800 sq ft., with a resident’s terrace overlooking the scenic Red River, East Selkirk Bridge and beyond.

“The vision for this development is to give Elders and seniors an affordable place to live that adapts to their needs as they age, as well as providing access to wraparound supports from the MMF and proximity to the nearby health hub and new hospital. We’ve used energy efficient design principles, keeping the build in line with the MMF’s commitment to addressing climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”

Will Goodon, Minister of Housing for the MMF

The vision for the commercial space is to further the sense of community, with some spaces used by MMF government operations, offering critical programs and services for Red River Métis seniors and Elders.

The project is anticipated to be completed in the fall of 2024.