140 Homes for the Homeless Proposed Next to Future Arbutus Station

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In an effort to reduce homelessness, a major supportive housing building could be constructed immediately north of the future SkyTrain Arbutus Station and the new 99 B-Line bus loop. The provincial government announced today its intention to develop a vacant lot at 2086-2098 West 7th Avenue and 2091 West 8th Avenue — the northeast corner of the intersection of Arbutus Street and West 8th Avenue — into a 12-storey tower.

Currently, BC Housing and the City of Vancouver have just commenced the pre-application neighbourhood consultation phase. A formal rezoning application will be submitted to the municipal government this spring with an aim to reach a decision with the city council in Fall 2021. If approved, construction would begin in the middle of 2022 for completion in late 2023 or early 2024.

(Artistic rendering of the homeless supportive housing project at 2086-2098 West 7th Avenue and 2091 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver. (BC Housing) FULL STORY- HERE