The District of North Vancouver has announced a partnership with Hollyburn Family Services Society to build an affordable rental housing project on the site of the Delbrook lands.
This would be a development of the surface parking lot of the former Delbrook Community Recreation Centre at 600 West Queens Road.
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This follows council’s November 2019 decision to approve the rezoning application for the southern portion of the site for residential uses, with a four-storey building containing three levels of non-market rental housing and one floor for a seniors’ care facility. The density is about 1.8 times the size of the lot.
The remainder of the site, spanning 3.5 acres, will become a neighbourhood public park.
Hollyburn will now secure funding from BC Housing to move towards design and construction of the project.
“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 in a statement.
“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.”
In November 2018, council rejected a slightly larger project calling for a five-storey building that was proposed by Catalyst Community Developments Society. It called for 80 non-market rental homes and an 18-bed seniors’ care facility.
Opposition by local residents over the height of the five-storey building and the resulting perceived impact on neighbourhood character were leading reasons for council’s decision to reject the larger project two years earlier.