This project is a Gold Winner of the 2016 VRCA Awards of Excellence for Mechanical Contractors. 250 Powell is a residential property, where bright apartments replaced former jail cells. The apartments feature expansive windows with gorgeous city, mountain, and ocean views. With funding from BC Housing, the government of Canada and the City of Vancouver, The Bloom Group and Mierau Construction Ltd. transformed the prior jail to 96 units of permanent, affordable and shelter-rate housing for people working and living downtown. What was once an inmate gymnasium has become a shared amenity space and convenience kitchen for residents, and the former exercise yard was turned into a community garden with vegetable and flowerbeds. The Community Court will continue to operate from the lower floors.
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