The Salvation Army Harbour Light is planning to move across the street and into a new, nine-storey mixed use building.
Social and co-op housing
After years of tussles with the owners of the Balmoral and Regent Hotels in the Downtown Eastside, the city has voted to approve expropriation of the properties, and pay the owners one dollar ($1) per building.
The location of the tower has been shifted 21 metres north from the original application, to help reduce any shadowing on a nearby park, as well as mitigating impacts to views from adjacent residential towers.
Kingsway and Windsor in East Vancouver will soon see the addition of a 12-storey apartment building with 88 social housing units.
An 11-storey social housing building with an integrated healing centre is slated for the corner of East Hastings and Columbia in the Downtown Eastside.