BC Housing has approved a grant for a 86-unit, four-storey affordable rental building at 600 West Queens in the District of North Vancouver.
The project will be operated by Hollyburn Family Services Society and is located on the district-owned site of the old Delbrook Community Centre parking lot on the corner of West Queens Road and Stanley Avenue.
Rezoning for the site was approved in November 2019, and the partnership agreement between the District and Hollyburn Family Services Society was announced in November last year.
“We are very pleased with the funding announcement from the Province today, which will help propel this important project one step closer to completion and one step closer toward our goal to deliver much-needed affordable rental housing for middle and low-income families and individuals in our community,” said Mayor Mike Little.
“Hollyburn works with individuals and families impacted by the severe shortage of affordable rental housing on the North Shore,” said Alan Kwinter, Board Chair.
“We see daily the toll of housing instability on people’s physical and mental well-being and their capacity to fully contribute to their community. Today’s announcement is a much-needed step forward and we are pleased to be able to work with the District of North Vancouver on the development of this important project.”
The site of the old Delbrook Community Centre, located at 600 West Queens Road in North Vancouver, has been the subject of three years of community consultation, and the south portion of the site has been rezoned for residential use.
The north portion of the site has been rezoned as a neighbourhood park, which is currently in the detailed design phase.
Funding for the neighbourhood park is included in the District’s five-year capital plan.