A historic building named after one of the city's most legendary mayors may be turned into a supportive-housing complex for people with mental illness.
The City of Vancouver has announced that up to 56 people could live at Taylor Manor at Boundary Road and Adanac Street, thanks to a combination of funders.
An anonymous benefactor will contribute operational funding, according to a city news release. The $14-million renovation will be financed, in part, by Streetohome Foundation, Vancity, and the Carrerisi Foundation.
The building was constructed in 1915 and is named after Louis Taylor, who served as mayor from 1910 to 1912, 1915, and from 1924 to 1934.
The Kettle Friendship Society hopes to operate the project.
A public open house is scheduled on July 12 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Adanac Housing Co-op (3550 Adanac Street).