Good news for advocates of social housing in Vancouver. The developer of the little mountain site at Main Street and 33rd hopes to begin construction of 224 social housing units by May 2013. As part of the agreement with the crown to purchase the land, the developer, the Holborn Group is required to provide the social housing, recently the Council adopted a statement that requires those units to be in the first phase of the project.
Almost all of the buildings at the site were demolished in 2009, and the site will require six months of soil remediation, to allow for the removal of several oil tanks on the property, as part of the process, the soil will require aeration to allow the effective elimination of hydrocarbons.
The Little Mountain development will encompass a balanced development, and following consultations between the developer and the city, the number of units has been reduced to 1,600, and buildings will hit a maximum of 12 stories, with many of them being between three and eight stories.
The site will also host several community facilities, including the new Little Mountain Neighbourhood House – with 12,000 of space. $10m will also be allocated to construct a daycare for up to 69 kids, and also fund their operational costs for 20 years!
Learn more by watching the video below:
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