Ti'nu Apartment Complex
Ti’nu is a 131-unit apartment complex on Coyote Lane, located off Marmot Street. The name is derived from a Stoney Nakoda phrase, which means, “come in.” Approval to use the name was sought, and unanimously approved, by the Stoney Nakoda First Nation Tribal Administration.
The Town of Banff officially broke ground in April 2017 and it’s scheduled to be ready for occupancy by the summer or fall of 2018.
It’s being built on land that Parks Canada had within town boundaries – they sold the lease at 90% below market value so the town could construct affordable housing. The Province of Alberta committed $11.9 million to the project – half the construction costs.
The complex will have studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units.
Extensive public consultation was part of the process before building began. Residents and neighbours were able to give feedback that was used by the town, and the builders, to incorporate into the design.
A similar feedback process will be part of public consultation for the development on Cave Avenue. We want to hear from residents about any concerns they have for this project. After reviewing all the information, please take our survey.
Part of designing Ti’nu was to incorporate it into the neighbourhood. The existing landscape was used to minimize excavation and retaining walls, and trees were retained on the slope above to provide screening. Pedestrian connections were placed on existing paths and sidewalks and the architecture was matched to Banff’s style – plank and shake siding, natural stone, and timber details.
The building was also designed with sustainability in mind, including:
- High efficiency heating systems, thermostats in each suite
- Heat Recovery Ventilators in each suite
- Low VOC paint & materials
- Triple-glazed windows
- Concrete construction – containing a high fly ash content for lower carbon usage
- R value fiberglass batt insulation – improved performance over standard batt insulation
- R50 roof insulation
- Concrete demising walls save approx. 15 ft2/unit
- Stormwater management system
- Non-edible planting for wildlife
- Close to transit
- Secure, indoor bike parking
- Low-flow fixtures
Rental rates will be affordable for those who are living there. The proposed rates are based on Banff’s median employment income, with rent not to exceed 32% of household income.
Rental applications are available at banff.ca/housing.
Rental units will be owned by the Banff Housing Corporation and will be operated as rental housing stock in perpetuity. Sub-leasing will not be allowed.