City eyes two more sites
The City of Vancouver has announced two more sites for temporary housing for homeless people.
The city plans to locate the buildings at 1141 Franklin St. on industrial land in East Vancouver, and at 501 Powell near Oppenheimer Park in the Downtown Eastside.
City staff are referring the proposal for temporary modular housing at 1141 Franklin St. to city council for a public hearing. Council passed a bylaw in October that allowed for the temporary housing to be approved without going through the lengthy public hearing process, but a public hearing is still needed for land zoned single family or industrial.
A public hearing is not needed for 501 Powell St.
A community farm and weekly market currently operates out of that site, but city staff say they will work with the co-ordinators of the farm and market to keep operating alongside the housing.