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380 Murray Street – High Rise Revitalization Pilot Project

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Revitalization includes:

  • Parking garage and balcony restoration
  • Sprinkler system replacement
  • Plumbing system replacement
  • Emergency generator replacement
  • Stairwell interior reconstruction
  • Exterior landscaping
  • Podium area will be refreshed with seating areas, greenery, tables, a community garden, improved lighting and a new layout for better access to both the tenant entrance and the Murray (East) Office

Construction is scheduled to take nearly two years to complete. OCH communicates with tenants to help minimize the disruption to their lives and facilitate the successful completion of these multiple projects.

 

  • Status

    In progress

  • Expected Completion Date

    Summer 2017

    *timeline and budget may vary based on unforeseen circumstances such a weather and availabilities of products by contractors. It may also include some carry over amount from 2016.

  • Community Profile

    Located at 380 Murray, there are approximately 360 residents living in the Murray community. Children and youth represent 21% of the population.

    • Constructed in 1973
    • 230 apartments in an 11-storey building, with elevator service
    • 160 one-bedroom apartments
    • 50 two-bedroom apartments
    • 20 three-bedroom apartments

Capital Projects and Repairs

Windows

Replacements include:

  • Windows and doors
  • Brick
  • Metal
  • Exterior, such as piping and wood sidings
  • Other components to improve comfort and create utility savings in for tenants.

The overall state of the windows, doors, air and water leakages are considered. This helps determine and prioritise the work to be done and which communities will undergo the improvement in a given year.

OCH communicates with tenants to inform on the progress of the work, to help minimize the disruption and to facilitate the completion of the repairs.

Budgeted for 2017: $9.5 million

*timeline and budget may vary based on unforeseen circumstances such a weather and availabilities of products by contractors. It may also include some carry over amount from 2016.

Communities undergoing repairs or replacement in 2017:

Windows & Doors

  • 1909 Russell Road – Windows
  • 181 Bruyere Street – Windows & Doors
  • 1459, 1460 & 1470 Heron Road – Windows
  • 267 Viewmount Drive – Windows
  • Blair Court – Doors
  • 1065 Ramsey Crescent – Balcony Doors
  • Beausoleil – Front Doors
  • 1485 Heatherington – Front Doors
  • Scotthill Rowhouses –  Front Doors and Windows
  • 721 Chapel – Windows
  • Somerset Rooming House – Windows

Exterior

  • 1660/ 1680 Walkley Road
  • 1365 Bank Street
  • 1670 Kilborn Avenue
  • 212 Bronson Avenue
  • Christie Place
  • 507 Riverdale Avenue
  • 970-977 Hooper Street

mechanical

Upgrades include:

  • Furnace replacement
  • Water boilers
  • Air units
  • Piping
  • Heating system

The majority of mechanical systems and associated components are nearing the end of their life cycle.  OCH invests significant funds to ensure that these systems are in serviceable conditions, and that they are replaced with energy efficient equipment when needed.

OCH is working on replacing interior and exterior lighting systems with energy efficient LED lighting to reduce energy consumption and improve lighting. OCH communicates with tenants to help minimize the disruption to their lives and facilitate the successful completion of these projects.

Budgeted for 2017: $11.4 million

*timeline and budget may vary based on unforeseen circumstances such a weather and availabilities of products by contractors. It may also include some carry over amount from 2016.

Communities undergoing upgrades in 2017:

Piping

  • 251 Donald Street
  • 1365 Bank Street

Water boilers

  • 395 Parkdale Avenue
  • 212 Bronson Avenue
  • 2251/ 2261 Elmira Drive
  • 1485 Caldwell Avenue
  • 616 Kirkwood Avenue
  • 31 McEwen Avenue

Air units

  • 212 Bronson Avenue
  • 303 King Edward Avenue
  • 1433 Mayview Avenue
  • 1126 Rockingham
  • 1180 Shillington
  • 1660/ 1680 Walkley Road
  • 1455 Heatherington Road

Heating system

  • 1365 Bank Street
  • 160 Charlotte Street
  • 616 Kirkwood Avenue

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OCH has invested in the replacement and modernization of elevators in various buildings across the portfolio.  OCH communicates with tenants to help minimize the disruption to their lives and facilitate the successful completion of these projects.

Budgeted for 2017: $2 million

*timeline and budget may vary based on unforeseen circumstances such a weather and availabilities of products by contractors. It may also include some carry over amount from 2016.

Communities undergoing replacements in 2017:

  • 379 Gilmour
  • 1355 Clementine
  • 215 Wurtemberg
  • 31 McEwen
  • 415 MacLaren
  • 865 Gladstone
  • 1909 Russell
  • 1433 Mayview
  • 1030 Du Père Charlebois
  • 170 Gloucester
  • 1065 Ramsey Crescent
  • 280 Rochester

Replacements include:

  • Fire alarm systems
  • Generators

The replacement of fire and life safety components are underway, and OCH is working closely with Ottawa Fire Services for this project. OCH communicates with tenants to help minimize the disruption to their lives and facilitate the successful completion of these projects.

Budgeted for 2017: $8 million

Communities undergoing replacements in 2017:

  • Fire Alarm Systems
    • Bellevue Manor – 1465 Caldwell Ave.
    • 310 Wiggins Pvt
    • Somerset Towers – 395 Somerset St. West
    • Laurent Place – 500 St. Laurent Blvd.
    • Regina Towers – 2651 Regina St.

Generators  

  • Regina Towers – 2651 Regina St.
  • Rochester Towers – 280 Rochester St.
  • Lepage Manor – 1390 Lepage St.
  • Somerset Towers – 395 Somerset St. West
  • Russell Gardens – 2080 Russell Rd.

Sprinkler Systems

  • 380 Murray St. – Parking Garage
  • 1065 Ramsey Cres.

Improvements include:

  • Resurfacing of asphalt drives and driveways
  • Grass and landscaping
  • Replacement of stairs and walls
  • Replacement of fencing and play structures

OCH communicates and works with tenants throughout these improvement projects as there can be impacts on parking, access to homes and/or backyards and general disruption within the community.

Budgeted for 2017: $1.2 million

*timeline and budget may vary based on unforeseen circumstances such a weather and availabilities of products by contractors. It may also include some carry over amount from 2016.

Communities undergoing improvements in 2017:

  • 445 Richmond Road
  • 1670 Kilborn Avenue
  • 1485 Caldwell Avenue

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Repairs and replacements include:

  • Balconies
  • Parking garages

These repairs are typically quite costly, and can have a significant impact on the tenants, as they can be loud and dusty, but they are a necessity to ensure the continued safety of the tenants, their guests, staff and partners.

Budgeted for 2017: $6.4 million
*timeline and budget may vary based on unforeseen circumstances such a weather and availabilities of products by contractors. It may also include some carry over amount from 2016.

Communities undergoing repairs and replacements in 2017:

  • 1365 Bank Street – Balcony Repair, Parking Garage
  • 160 Charlotte Street – Balcony Repair
  • 616 Kirkwood Avenue – Balcony Repair
  • 1455 Clementine Boulevard – Balcony Repair
  • 312 Cumberland Street– Parking Garage
  • 300 Goulburn Private – Parking Garage

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OCH’s communities have a total of 4.2 million square feet of roofing. Much of the roofing is nearing the end of a normal life cycle and will need replacement and/or major repair. OCH completes a condition assessment for all rooves to prioritize repairs and replacements, and spends about $2 million per year on roofing repairs and replacements projects. OCH communicates with tenants to help minimize the disruption to their lives and facilitate the successful completion of these projects.

Budgeted for 2017: $7.2 million
*timeline and budget may vary based on unforeseen circumstances such a weather and availabilities of products by contractors. It may also include some carry over amount from 2016.

Communities undergoing repairs and replacements in 2017:

  • 1365 Bank Street
  • MacDonald Manor
  • 380 Cumberland Street
  • 395 Parkdale Avenue
  • 31 McEwen
  • 280 Montfort
  • 2100 Russell Road
  • 540 Thomson
  • Beausoleil/Beauséjour
  • Foster Farm
  • Caldwell
  • 1065 Regina Street
  • 263 & 265 Viewmount Drive
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