The BC government and Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation (MVHC) broke ground on the first phase of Heather Place Affordable Rental Housing project this Friday, March 2, 2018.
Heather Place is a rental housing complex owned by the Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation, on a 2-acre site. The renewal of Heather Place offers significant opportunity to replace 86 aging housing units with a socially and environmentally sustainable rental community with 230 units for a diverse mix of families, seniors, couples, urban singles and people with disabilities across a mixed range of incomes.
The redevelopment has three buildings, five-storey, six-storey and ten-storey. The proposed redevelopment will have a common amenity space, community garden plots, urban orchard, “bike hub room” and a public Bike Stop Station, and children’s outdoor play areas.
“This new project creates more than 200 urgently needed affordable homes in Fairview for people on low and modest incomes,” said Gregor Robertson, Mayor, City of Vancouver. “This is the type of housing supply Vancouver needs — rental homes for people who live and work locally.”
“When people have safe and affordable housing, they can focus on building the life they want for themselves and their families,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “This project will deliver the affordable homes people in Vancouver need, with easy access to community amenities, schools and transit.”