On the same day that the city forced about 150 Downtown Eastside tenants to leave the Balmoral Hotel, the mayor has promised a bounty of affordable housing in a more upscale part of town.
Today, Gregor Robertson declared that the third phase of the Cambie corridor plan will include 11,500 housing units.
Of those, more than 4,000 will be "targeted as affordable". According to the mayor, there will be social and and rental units at monthly rates tied to people's incomes.
“I’ve heard loud and clear that people want a mix of housing—rental, townhomes and row houses—near schools, parks and transit in Vancouver’s low-density neighbourhoods," Robertson said in a city news release. "This plan for the Cambie corridor provides that and more."
On Saturday (June 17), the city will hold a public dialogue on the future of housing from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Vancouver Curling Club (4575 Clancy Loranger Way). Space is limited and people can register at vancouver.ca/housing/.