Vancouver is in a housing crisis and more than 2,000 people across the city of Vancouver are experiencing homelessness.

Creating warm, safe homes with supports for people who are at risk of or are experiencing homelessness in our communities continues to be a top priority for BC Housing and the City of Vancouver.

In an effort to reduce homelessness, a new building has been proposed for a site at the northeast corner of Arbutus and West 8th Avenue.

Located immediately north of the future Arbutus SkyTrain Station, the vacant lots under consideration are at 2086-2098 West 7th Avenue and 2091 West 8th Avenue.

The proposed building would be 12 storeys and provide approximately 140 studio homes with supports for single adults, seniors and people with disabilities who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the local community.

Starting March 1st, the community will be able to review and provide comments on the development proposal online here. Neighbours to the proposed homes are invited to learn more through virtual small group dialogue sessions on March 9th, 10th, and 11th.

Last modified: February 13, 2021

3 Responses to " Supportive Housing Proposed Next To Future Arbutus Station In Kitsilano "

  1. Pat says:

    Great idea. Some financial diversity in Kits would not be a bad thing.

  2. MR Wood says:

    We need to plan for affordable housing around the Arbutus Station. If we don’t, the market forces of millionaires will take over.

  3. Arlene Rocha says:

    Why was this site chooses considering it is across the street from an elementary and preschool and across from park. Will people with addiction and mental health issues live there and what is the city doing to ensure safely of the children within steps from the site. I am for more low income and support housing within any community regardless of the wealth within that community however if there are high risk residents it should be placed in different part of that area and not encircled by young children.

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