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.
Public consultation on the proposed 140-unit housing tower immediately north of SkyTrain’s future Arbutus Station will take place next month.
The largely vacant lot at 2086-2098 West 7th Avenue and 2091 West 8th Avenue would be redeveloped into a 164 foot tall, 13-storey residential tower. A rezoning application had been submitted by BC Housing to the City of Vancouver.
Supportive housing is often a temporary housing step for its residents — the transition between shelters and social housing. In the case of this location, it is expected to be a permanent home for many residents.
As part of the rezoning process, the City will be hosting a virtual open house where residents can review the plans and provide feedback on the rezoning application.
Have your say by participating in the open house taking place from November 1s to November 21st on the City of Vancouver’s Shape Your City website.
Last modified: October 18, 2021