Fair Haven

Fair Haven Vancouver is a four-storey independent living rental apartment for seniors 55 years and over who are able to live on their own and lead active lives. The project aims to respond to growing community need for affordable senior’s housing, and consequently update the existing aging facility.
Project Type
Seniors Housing
Location
6465 Vivian Street, Vancouver, BC
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“By increasing the amount of affordable seniors rental housing at this location, this proposal supports key housing priorities at the provincial, regional and local levels” – Fair Haven United Church Homes Society

Fair Haven is located at the corner of East 48th Avenue and Vivian Street. The 137 unit project will provide independent-living rental apartments for senior citizens, and will enrich the lives of the resident community by providing a safe, secure, respectful, inclusive person-centered environment.

The main entry is located at the centre of the building where the 2 elevators, entry lounge, laundry and multi-purpose room are located to promote interaction and community. The efficient double loaded corridors stretch north and south from the centre. The majority of the units are studios, one-bedroom units are located at the ends the building, in addition, there are 8 fully accessible units.

The west and south-west facing outdoor patio area provides an outdoor gathering space and garden space for intensive urban agriculture. There is also a ‘wellness’ walking loop around the building to facilitate resident exercise and promote fitness.