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 […]
Social and co-op housing in Vancouver
Developments with social housing components and co-operative housing, supported by various levels of government in the City of Vancouver.
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.