The Building has received the 2015 Canadian Green Building Award.
The building has a compact and simple form with elongated east and west elevations; cooling-dominated spaces located on the north side away from unwanted solar heat gain; the high-performance building envelope is a thermally-broken rainscreen system with continuous high insulation values and a 33% window-to-wall ratio; all habitable rooms in the building have access to natural light and air; and the building utilizes a geothermal heat pump system. Communal outdoor space and rooftop planting also contribute to the quality of residents’ lives. Electric charging stations and bike parking has been provided.
The building includes 95 self-contained studio units and four two- bedroom suites, for a total of 103 beds. The building is also the new home of the Broadway Youth Resource Centre, operated by Pacific Community Resource Society, which offers community-based mental and physical health care, addictions services, community living skills and personal financial training to homeless and at-risk youth. Thirty beds in the building are allotted to youth aged 16 to 24 years.