A revised proposal for a 10-storey social housing building at 58 West Hastings in Downtown Eastside is going before the city. The new building will contain seven floors of social housing, three floors (70,000 sq ft.) of medical office space, and retail units on West Hastings Street. The site is currently a vacant lot, most […]
Social and co-op housing
The number of social housing units on the Downtown Eastside will get a boost with two new projects on the horizon, one of which is a new building on an empty parking lot. Roddan Lodge and the Evelyne Saller Centre The six storey Roddan Lodge at 124 Dunlevy Street in Railtown — a social housing […]
Community activists in Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside are demanding the city reject a rezoning proposal for condos at 105 Keefer Street and 544 Columbia Street. The project by Beedie Living has redesigned four times and has faced an uphill battle getting approval from the city. In response to criticism over the number of social housing units and […]
A new, 32-storey residential tower is planned for a quiet, treelined street in Vancouver’s West End. The project at 1055 Harwood Street is the first major rezoning project to be undertaken in the Burrard Corridor south of Davie Street under the new West End Community Plan, which allows taller buildings. The building is being developed […]
A rezoning proposal has been submitted to the City of Vancouver for a 10-storey non-market mixed-use building at 58 West Hastings Street, the former site of a tent city in the Downtown Eastside. The property has been vacant for decades and is currently home to a mobile medical clinic, aimed at addressing the ongoing fentanyl […]
A surface parking lot in Gastown across from the Woodwards development will soon be home to 132 new apartment rentals. Holborn has applied to the city to develop a new 10 storey rental apartment building at 95 West Hastings Street at Abbott Street. The new building will be made up of mostly studio units measuring 344 […]
Two new condo towers are coming to Davie Street, replacing two rental apartment buildings between Jervis and Broughton. Marcon Developments is planning two new condo towers, 18 and 19 storeys, directly west of the luxury “The Jervis” tower, currently under construction by Intracorp. The two new Marcon towers will contain a total of 153 units, […]
Blood Alley in Gastown is set to receive a makeover with the redevelopment of two heritage buildings on Cordova Street in a unique partnership between a developer and the provincial government. The provincial government is planning to buy the New Fountain Shelter and the Stanley Hotel in Gastown for $27 million. The two buildings were […]
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.