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Construction starts on Little Mountain project

Apr 26, 2024 | Public | 0 comments

Development of a new 48-unit affordable rental housing building in the Vancouver Little Mountain neighbourhood took a major step forward with the start of construction.

The future six-storey building includes a new neighbourhood house, a childcare facility, a community plaza and 48 units of social housing. The project is being constructed by Holborn Properties.

Construction is expected to be completed by late spring 2026.

“This ground-breaking highlights our commitment to building inclusive communities with diverse housing options for families of all income levels,” said Mayor Ken Sim. “This redevelopment is proof of what can be achieved when government and home builders work together and remove barriers to get housing built.”

The city-owned building located at 167 E 36th Ave, will provide a mix of housing options, including 12 studio units, 8 one-bedroom units, 16 two-bedroom units, and 12 three-bedroom units. Accessible units will also be available for people living with disabilities.

Last fall, following recommendations from city staff and BC Housing, council made the proactive decision to remove the occupancy permit hold on the Little Mountain redevelopment project. This allowed Holborn to secure the necessary financing, with the understanding that the social housing requirement would still be fulfilled. Before this bold decision, the 6.2-hectare lot sat mostly vacant for more than a decade and a half.

“The Little Mountain redevelopment is a testament to our shared vision for inclusive urban development that prioritizes social responsibility alongside economic growth,” said Joo Kim Tiah, CEO of Holborn Properties. “Together with the City of Vancouver, we’re creating hubs of opportunity where everyone can thrive.”

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