A unique new social housing development constructed with recycled shipping containers will soon be coming to the Downtown Eastside. Each studio unit will be made up of two 8'x20' container units. The two bedroom units will be constructed with three shipping containers.
Only on Commercial Drive could a proposed 12 storey building with new social housing and space for a cherished non-profit society generate so much controversy.
But the Boffo Kettle project is being fought tooth and nail by organizers of the No Venables Tower coalition, who have collected over 3,500 signatures on a petition opposing the development. I don't know if I would call 12 storeys a tower, it's more of a mid rise. But let's face it, "no tower" sounds sexier, and definitely more controversial.