The District of North Vancouver and Hollyburn Family Services Society have announced an agreement to partner on a project to create affordable rental housing on the site of the Delbrook lands at 600 West Queens Road in North Vancouver.
District of North Vancouver Council voted on November 18, 2019 to approve rezoning of the southern portion of the site for residential uses, consisting of a mix of low to moderate income rental housing. The remainder of the site was rezoned as a neighbourhood park.
The next steps will be for Hollyburn Family Services Society to secure funding and then proceed with design and implementation of affordable rental housing.
“I am proud to work with Hollyburn on this much-needed project that will serve the needs of families and individuals on low to moderate incomes,” said Mayor Mike Little of the District of North Vancouver.
“Delivering social housing in the District is a critical step to ensure residents can remain in our community in housing they can afford, close to their family and supports.”
“Over the past few years, we have witnessed the challenge individuals and families have faced finding affordable housing in our community. We are very excited to work with the District of North Vancouver to develop much-needed housing for a mix of family sizes and incomes,” said Hollyburn Family Services Society Chairperson, Alan Kwinter.
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 a previously defeated application for social housing in November 2018.
The south portion of the site has been rezoned for residential use and the north portion of the site has been rezoned as a neighbourhood park.