Building New Homes

As one of the largest affordable housing providers in the region, Metro Vancouver Housing recognizes both the need and opportunity to increase and renew our supply of affordable rental housing. This can be done through redevelopment of existing properties, and through partnerships with public, private and non-profit sectors. One example of how we partner is on our new development sites, where Metro Vancouver Housing builds and operates new affordable rental housing on municipally-owned land. ​ If you have any questions about future redevelopment, please contact us at housinginquiries@metrovancouver.org.


 Redevelopment Projects

 

 

Heather Place BHeather Place Bhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/building-renewing-homes/building-new-homes/Heather Place BGP0|#8db9c00d-1f0f-44b8-a710-25afa6b1bc66;L0|#08db9c00d-1f0f-44b8-a710-25afa6b1bc66|Heather Place B;GTSet|#284d26b2-72a1-4d2f-9a4d-ff3688dc7a22http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/building-renewing-homes/PublishingImages/HeatherPlaceB.jpg, Heather Place http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/building-renewing-homes/PublishingImages/HeatherPlaceB.jpg<div class="ExternalClass87D671C2B92E4BC2A282CB38A203E320"><ul><li>​<strong>Sustainability:</strong> The building is designed to meet the City's Zero Emissions Building pathway and <a href="https://energystepcode.ca/" target="_blank">BC Energy Code - Step 4</a>, balancing affordability with energy-efficient design to support tenant comfort and support climate action.</li><li> <strong></strong><strong>Accessibility: </strong>All homes will be either accessible or meet universal design standards. This will support people with disabilities, and support seniors to age in place. </li><li> <strong>Affordability: </strong>All homes will provide some level of affordability and the building will be mixed income for low to moderate income working households. </li><li> <strong>Amenities: </strong>Indoor and outdoor tenant amenities will provide flexible, multi-use spaces for people of all ages and include features such as an indoor amenity room, outdoor plaza and seating, attractive landscaping, and community gardens. Secure bike storage, bike repair area, car share, and mobility scooter storage are also available.</li><li> <strong>In-home daycare:</strong> A purpose built in-home daycare will be located in a ground floor unit to support up to eight multi-age child care spaces for residents and others in the community. </li><li> <strong>Unit features: </strong>All units will include in-suite laundry, large in-suite storage (suitable for strollers), kitchen appliances (fridge, stove, dishwasher), vinyl plank flooring, and balconies/patios.</li><li> <strong>Future Tenants: </strong>To ensure that affordable homes go to those who need them most, income and occupancy restrictions apply. See the <a href="/services/housing/HousingPublications/TenantSelectionPolicy.pdf" target="_blank">Metro Vancouver Housing Tenant Selection Policy</a> for details. </li></ul><p>Metro Vancouver Housing is not currently accepting waitlist applications for this building. Once the building is complete, Low-End-of-Market (affordable) units for moderate income households will be advertised publicly at <a href="/housing">www.metrovancouver.org/housing</a>. Subsidized units are selected through the Housing Registry – for more information, contact <a href="https://housingapplication.bchousing.org/olf/faces/welcome" target="_blank">BC Housing</a>.<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassEDD22BE693954F9FAF34BB3FA80FF601"><p>​Metro Vancouver Housing is developing new affordable rental homes through a phased redevelopment project at Heather Place, located in the City of Vancouver’s Fairview neighbourhood. The first phase of redevelopment, Building A, opened July 2020 with 67 new units. The second phase, Building B, located at 788 W 13<sup>th</sup> Avenue, will add another 87 units for low to moderate income families, seniors, and people with disabilities.<br></p><ul><li> <a href="/services/housing/building-renewing-homes/building-new-homes/heather-place-a">Heather Place Building A</a><br></li></ul><p>Heather Place is located in a highly walkable area, on a safe and quiet neighbourhood street, close to a wide range of schools, parks, shops, services, and amenities along the Broadway and Cambie corridors. Less than one kilometre from the Broadway-City Hall SkyTrain Station, as well as the future Broadway subway line, the site offers easy access to transit as well as the Heather Street bikeway. Car-share located within the building will provide additional transportation options for residents. <br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass56FDCE8CC69547D3A2A1EF42BBCE148D"><p>​Metro Vancouver Housing and contractors will adhere to the requirements of Vancouver's Noise Control Bylaw and respect the neighbours by keeping work noise to the following periods:</p><ul><li>7:30 am to 8:00 pm Monday-Friday </li><li>10:00 am to 8:00 pm on Saturdays </li><li>No construction permitted on Sundays and statutory holidays </li></ul><p> <a href="http://bylaws.vancouver.ca/6555c.PDF" target="_blank">City of Vancouver Noise Control Bylaw</a><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass7DBB5D4F2307440B9D3733996ED6C0A6"><p> <i class="fa fa-envelope"></i> <br><a href="mailto:HeatherPlaceProject@metrovancouver.org?subject=Heather%20Place%20B%20Redevelopment%20%E2%80%93%20Enquiry">HeatherPlaceProject@metrovancouver.org</a><br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/building-renewing-homes/PublishingImages/HeatherPlaceB.jpg, Heather Place
Kingston GardensKingston Gardenshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/building-renewing-homes/building-new-homes/Kingston GardensGP0|#b9eb84be-350f-46cf-8d4c-a5adb7065810;L0|#0b9eb84be-350f-46cf-8d4c-a5adb7065810|Kingston Gardens;GTSet|#284d26b2-72a1-4d2f-9a4d-ff3688dc7a22http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/building-renewing-homes/PublishingImages/Kingston.jpg, Kingston http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/building-renewing-homes/PublishingImages/Kingston.jpg<div class="ExternalClass64A4B6CFC48041AF9E59D12FF8EC5AAD"><ul><li> <strong>Types of units:</strong> Homes will include a mix of sizes, including one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom units.<br></li><li> <strong>Sustainability:</strong> The building is designed to meet <a href="https://energystepcode.ca/" target="_blank">BC Energy Code - Step 4</a> ('Net Zero ready'), balancing affordability with energy-efficient design to support tenant comfort and support climate action.</li><li> <strong>Accessibility: </strong>All homes will be either accessible or meet universal design standards. This will support people with disabilities, and support seniors to age in place.<br></li><li> <strong>Affordability: </strong>The project received funding through the BC Housing Provincial Investment in Affordable Housing Program which will help support the following levels of affordability: <ul><li>30% of units will be set at fixed affordable rents</li><li>70% of units will be Low-End-of-Market</li></ul></li><li> <strong>Amenities: </strong>The building will include exterior amenities spaces including a play court and community gardens as well as interior amenities spaces with a community kitchen. Common laundry is available on all floors.</li><li> <strong>Unit features: </strong>All units will include ranges, refrigerators, dishwashers, and large in-suite storage areas as well as balconies/patios, air conditioning in living rooms, and vinyl plank flooring throughout.</li><li><p>Future Tenants: To ensure that affordable homes go to those who need them most, income and occupancy restrictions apply. See the <a href="/services/housing/HousingPublications/TenantSelectionPolicy.pdf" target="_blank">Metro Vancouver Housing Tenant Selection Policy</a> for details. <br></p></li></ul><p>Metro Vancouver Housing is not currently accepting waitlist applications for this building. Once the building is complete, Low-End-of-Market (affordable) units for moderate income households will be advertised publicly at <a href="/housing">www.metrovancouver.org/housing</a>. Subsidized units are selected through the Housing Registry – for more information, contact <a href="https://housingapplication.bchousing.org/olf/faces/welcome" target="_blank">BC Housing</a>.<br></p> <br> </div><div class="ExternalClassA2D9DFD7E0EB49DE8FCE268CF6A8E059"><p>​Metro Vancouver Housing is developing a new affordable, family-oriented, rental housing project at its property at 15245 99<sup>th</sup> Avenue in Surrey. Kingston Gardens, a 10-acre site built in 1981, currently includes 192 townhomes. This project is a redevelopment of the southwest portion of the housing site. It will replace 24 townhomes to create a four-storey apartment building with 85 homes. Homes will include a mix of sizes, with a focus on larger family units and age-friendly design to support people of all ages and abilities.<br></p><p> <strong>Partners in Affordable Housing</strong></p><p>Metro Vancouver Housing is partnering with BC Housing to deliver this project at Kingston Gardens. The Province is contributing funds and Metro Vancouver Housing is contributing both funds and the land.<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassA328A329F7694D99AD5ABD94BAEF0843"><p>​Metro Vancouver Housing and contractors will adhere to the requirements of Surrey's Noise Control Bylaw  and respect the neighbours by keeping work noise to the following periods:</p><ul><li>7:00 am to 10:00 pm Monday-Saturday </li><li>No construction on Sundays<br></li></ul><p> <a href="https://www.surrey.ca/sites/default/files/bylaws/BYL_Reg_7044.pdf" target="_blank">City of Surrey Noise Control Bylaw</a><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassDE66F072F4D249B7A91FED36020B9421"><p> <i class="fa fa-envelope"></i> <br> <a href="mailto:KingstonGardens@metrovancouver.org&subject=Kingston%20Gardens%20Redevelopment%20-%20Enquiry">KingstonGardens@metrovancouver.org</a></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/building-renewing-homes/PublishingImages/Kingston.jpg, Kingston
Welcher AvenueWelcher Avenuehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/building-renewing-homes/building-new-homes/Welcher AvenueGP0|#f363cd67-6267-4bd6-9705-bd17e184400d;L0|#0f363cd67-6267-4bd6-9705-bd17e184400d|Welcher Avenue;GTSet|#284d26b2-72a1-4d2f-9a4d-ff3688dc7a22http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/building-renewing-homes/PublishingImages/WelcherAve.JPG, Welcher http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/building-renewing-homes/PublishingImages/WelcherAve.JPG<div class="ExternalClass76E7339BD9BD48BE9DDD4B2F5670E201"><ul><li> <strong>Sustainability:</strong> The building is designed to meet <a href="https://energystepcode.ca/" target="_blank">BC Energy Step Code 4</a> ('Net Zero ready'), balancing affordability with energy-efficient design to support tenant comfort and support climate action.</li><li> <strong>Accessibility: </strong>All homes will be either accessible or meet universal design standards. This will support people with disabilities, and support seniors to age in place.<br></li><li> <strong>Affordability: </strong>The project received funding through the BC <a href="https://www.bchousing.org/projects-partners/Building-BC/CHF" target="_blank">Housing Community Housing Fund</a> which will provide the following levels of affordability:</li><ul style="margin-bottom:5px;"><li>30% of units will be used for Moderate Income households</li><li>50% of units will be for Rent-Geared-to-Income Units allocated to Low Income households</li><li>20% of units will be allocated to Deep Subsidy Income households</li></ul><li> <strong>Amenities: </strong>Indoor and outdoor tenant amenities will provide flexible, multi-use spaces for people of all ages and include features such as a lounge area, shared kitchen, bookable meeting/event space, outdoor plaza and seating, attractive landscaping, and community gardens.</li><li> <strong>Unit features: </strong>All units will include in-suite laundry, large in-suite storage (suitable for strollers), kitchen appliances (fridge, stove, dishwasher), vinyl plank flooring, and balconies/patios.</li><li> <strong>Future Tenants: </strong>To ensure that affordable homes go to those who need them most, income and occupancy restrictions apply. See the <a href="/services/housing/HousingPublications/TenantSelectionPolicy.pdf" target="_blank">Metro Vancouver Housing Tenant Selection Policy</a> for details.</li></ul><p>Metro Vancouver Housing is not currently accepting waitlist applications for this building. Once the building is complete, Low-End-of-Market (affordable) units for moderate income households will be advertised publicly at <a href="/housing">www.metrovancouver.org/housing</a>. Subsidized units are selected through the Housing Registry – for more information, contact <a href="https://housingapplication.bchousing.org/olf/faces/welcome" target="_blank">BC Housing</a>.<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass07E3C709CBCA4C3D81A06BD8BF754999"><p>​Metro Vancouver Housing is developing a new affordable, family-oriented, rental housing project at its property at 2481 Welcher Avenue in Port Coquitlam. The project will involve a five-story apartment building with 63 homes. The building is thoughtfully designed to consider the existing neighbourhood context, views, and access to the adjacent park. Homes will include a mix of sizes, with a focus on larger family units and age-friendly design to support people of all ages and abilities.</p><p><strong>Partners in Affordable Housing<br></strong>Metro Vancouver Housing is partnering with BC Housing to deliver this project at Welcher Avenue. The Province is contributing funds and Metro Vancouver Housing is contributing both funds and the land. </p><p><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass90A5E74650474DFBB4960B4054B96BBE"><p>Metro Vancouver Housing and contractors will align with the Port Coquitlam Noise Control Bylaw and respect the neighbours by keeping work noise to the following periods:</p><ul><li>7 am to 7 pm Monday-Friday</li><li>9 am to 7 pm Saturdays</li><li>No construction is permitted on Sundays and statutory holidays<br></li></ul><p><a href="https://www.portcoquitlam.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Noise-Control-Bylaw-No.-2891.pdf">City of Port Coquitlam Noise Control Bylaw</a> <br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass65AD22E0194B4FAE835805E8197F6862"><div><p> <i class="fa fa-envelope"></i> <br><a href="mailto:WelcherAve@metrovancouver.org?subject=Welcher%20Avenue%20Redevelopment%20%E2%80%93%20Enquiry">WelcherAve@metrovancouver.org</a><br></p></div></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/building-renewing-homes/PublishingImages/WelcherAve.JPG, Welcher
Eastburn SquareEastburn Squarehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/building-renewing-homes/building-new-homes/Eastburn SquareGP0|#fc6fc80b-6a19-4362-9909-6f8805e90c0a;L0|#0fc6fc80b-6a19-4362-9909-6f8805e90c0a|Eastburn Square;GTSet|#284d26b2-72a1-4d2f-9a4d-ff3688dc7a22<div class="ExternalClassFC316A91945D432F8526E00C9C4DCE22"><ul><li> <strong>Affordability: </strong>All homes will provide some level of affordability and the building will be mixed income for low to moderate income working households.</li><li> <strong></strong><strong>Accessibility: </strong>All homes will be either accessible or meet universal design standards. This will support people with disabilities, and support seniors to age in place.</li><li> <strong>Sustainability:</strong> The building will be high-performing, balancing affordability with energy-efficient design to support tenant comfort and climate action.</li><li> <strong>Amenities: </strong>Indoor and outdoor tenant amenities will provide flexible, multi-use spaces for people of all ages.</li><li> <strong>In-home daycare:</strong> A purpose built in-home daycare will be located in a ground floor unit to support up to eight multi-age child care spaces for residents and others in the community.<br></li></ul></div><div class="ExternalClassC5B1C55DB2F74045A44526447B37CA0D"><p>​Metro Vancouver Housing is preparing to develop a new affordable, family-oriented rental housing project at its property at 7730 6<sup>th</sup> Street in Burnaby. The project will redevelop 30 aging townhouses to create over 170 homes along with an in-home daycare. Homes will include a mix of sizes, with a focus on larger family units, and accessible, age-friendly design to support people of all ages and abilities.</p><p>Centrally located in the heart of Burnaby’s 6<sup>th</sup> Street Area, the site is ideal for families with close access to transit as well as a wide range of shops and services, including essentials like groceries and healthcare. Directly adjacent to Eastburn Park, residents will have convenient access to green space as well as many other neighbourhood parks, sports fields, a stadium track, arena, and community centre. The site is also near numerous elementary and secondary schools, daycare, post-secondary, and cultural venues such as Massey Theatre.<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassDE66F072F4D249B7A91FED36020B9421"><p> <i class="fa fa-envelope"></i><a href="mailto:EastburnSquare@metrovancouver.org&subject=Eastburn%20Square%20%E2%80%93%20Redevelopment%20Enquiry">Email</a><br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/building-renewing-homes/PublishingImages/housingproject.png, Housing Project

 New Development Projects

 

 

Southwynde AvenueSouthwynde Avenuehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/building-renewing-homes/building-new-homes/Southwynde AvenueGP0|#2f7f88d5-b6eb-48fd-b79a-79db414e40f4;L0|#02f7f88d5-b6eb-48fd-b79a-79db414e40f4|Southwynde Avenue;GTSet|#284d26b2-72a1-4d2f-9a4d-ff3688dc7a22<div class="ExternalClassD2F7E4706B32421EA3A9E3D454C3B094"><ul><li> <strong>Affordability: </strong>All homes will provide some level of affordability and the building will be mixed income for low to moderate income working households. </li><li> <strong></strong><strong>Accessibility:</strong> All homes will be either accessible or meet universal design standards. This will support people with disabilities, and support seniors to age in place.</li><li> <strong>Sustainability:</strong> The building will be high performing, balancing affordability with energy-efficient design to support tenant comfort and climate action. </li><li> <strong>Amenities: </strong>Indoor and outdoor tenant amenities will provide flexible, multi-use spaces for people of all ages.</li><li> <strong>Integrated childcare facility:</strong> A non-profit childcare facility on the ground floor will support 37 new childcare spaces for both residents and the broader community. <br></li></ul> <br></div><div class="ExternalClass2B8C6E12DA08464F9B83E1738C0CDBF3"><p>Metro Vancouver Housing is preparing to develop a new affordable, family-oriented rental housing project at 7388 Southwynde Avenue in Burnaby. This vacant City-owned site will be leased to Metro Vancouver Housing to develop approximately 120 homes for families, seniors, and people with disabilities, as well as a non-profit childcare centre. Homes will include a mix of sizes, with a focus on larger family units, and accessible, age-friendly design to support people of all ages and abilities.</p><p>Centrally located in the heart of Burnaby's Edmonds Town Centre, the site is ideal for families. Located on a safe and quiet street next to Byrne Creek Park and the Central Valley Greenway, the site has abundant access to nature and recreation. It also has easy access to schools, shops, amenities, everyday needs and transit, including the Edmonds SkyTrain Station.<br></p> <br></div><div class="ExternalClassD77ABE691B87455E909C099F4691B7C7"><div><p> <i class="fa fa-envelope"></i> <a href="mailto:SouthwyndeAve@metrovancouver.org&subject=Southwynde%20Avenue%20Site%20%E2%80%93%20New%20Development%20Enquiry">Email</a><br></p></div> <br> </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/building-renewing-homes/PublishingImages/housingproject.png, Housing Project
Civic Centre SiteCivic Centre Sitehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/building-renewing-homes/building-new-homes/Civic CentreGP0|#9194e646-9bfc-405d-9328-dcc689e62e52;L0|#09194e646-9bfc-405d-9328-dcc689e62e52|Civic Centre;GTSet|#284d26b2-72a1-4d2f-9a4d-ff3688dc7a22<div class="ExternalClass995FDDBBA6F247C08D15ED132105C4AD"><ul><li><strong>Affordability:</strong> All homes will provide some level of affordability. The building will serve a range of low to moderate income working households.<br></li><li><strong>Accessibility:</strong> All homes will be either accessible or meet universal design standards. This will support people with disabilities, and support seniors to age in place.</li><li><strong>Sustainability:</strong> The building will be high performing with an energy-efficient design. This will ensure comfortable homes for tenants and support actions towards our climate goals.<br></li><li><strong>Amenities: </strong>Indoor and outdoor tenant amenities will provide flexible, multi-use spaces for people of all ages.</li><li><strong>Integrated childcare facility: </strong>A non-profit childcare facility on the ground floor will provide affordable childcare spaces for residents and the broader community.<br></li></ul> <br></div><div class="ExternalClassA280398F924741D1B0B7365E8E04C539"> <p>Metro Vancouver Housing is preparing to develop a new affordable rental housing project. This project will serve families, seniors, and people with disabilities and will include a childcare facility. This project is a partnership with the City of Pitt Meadows, using the City-owned lot located at 19085 119B Avenue.</p><p>Located in the heart of the City’s Civic Centre, this project will help to support the critical need for both affordable rental housing and affordable childcare in Pitt Meadows. This location is also ideal for families and seniors. It is next to the recreation centre, elementary school, and seniors centre, and within easy walking distance of the library, shops, and transit.</p></div><div class="ExternalClass0B84CA019201428B97287620DE51C1AA"><div><p><i class="fa fa-envelope"></i> <a href="mailto:119BAve@metrovancouver.org&subject=Civic%20Centre%20Site%20%E2%80%93%20New%20Development%20Enquiry">Email</a><br></p></div></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/building-renewing-homes/PublishingImages/housingproject.png, Housing Project

 Completed Projects

 

 

Heather Place AHeather Place Ahttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/building-renewing-homes/building-new-homes/Heather Place AGP0|#323546ff-e32d-4013-a997-8edc49ae63bc;L0|#0323546ff-e32d-4013-a997-8edc49ae63bc|Heather Place A;GTSet|#284d26b2-72a1-4d2f-9a4d-ff3688dc7a22http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/building-renewing-homes/PublishingImages/HeatherPlaceA.jpg, HeatherPlaceA http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/building-renewing-homes/PublishingImages/HeatherPlaceA.jpg<div class="ExternalClass1132FD4A23B24E7F8F5B296EE9591757"><ul><li> <strong>Sustainability: </strong>This new LEED Gold building features a green roof, integrated storm water management, and energy and water efficient design to support tenant comfort and local climate action.</li><li> <strong>Accessibility:</strong> All homes will be either accessible or meet universal design standards. This will support people with disabilities, and support seniors to age in place.<br></li><li> <strong>Affordability:</strong> All homes will offer some level of affordability, with some subsidized units for lower income households (Rent-Geared-to-Income where rents are set at 30% of tenant's gross household income), and others at rented at Low-End-of-Market.  </li><li> <strong>Amenities: </strong>Indoor amenities include a community kitchen, common lounge area, and multi-purpose play court, while outdoor amenities include a kids' playground and attractive landscaped seating areas. Secure bike storage, bike repair area, car share, and mobility scooter storage are also available. </li><li> <strong>Unit features: </strong>All units include in-suite laundry, large in-suite storage area (suitable for strollers), kitchen appliances (fridge, stove, dishwasher), vinyl plank flooring, and balconies/patios. <br></li></ul></div><div class="ExternalClassF8739092F77D4945AC9D596D409B1849"><p>​Metro Vancouver Housing, in partnership with BC Housing, opened the first phase of an affordable rental housing redevelopment project at Heather Place, located at 773 W 14<sup>th</sup> Avenue in the City of Vancouver’s Fairview neighbourhood. The initial phase, Building A, includes 67 homes to suit a diverse population of mixed-income families, couples, singles and seniors.<br></p><p>Heather Place is located in a highly walkable area, on a safe and quiet neighbourhood street, close to a wide range of schools, parks, shops, services, and amenities along the Broadway and Cambie corridors. Less than one kilometre from the Broadway-City Hall SkyTrain Station, as well as the future Broadway subway line, the site offers easy access to transit as well as the Heather Street bikeway. Car-share located within the building provides additional transportation options for residents. <br></p><p> <strong>Partners in Affordable Housing</strong><br>Metro Vancouver Housing partnered with BC Housing to deliver Building A. The Province contributed funds and Metro Vancouver Housing provided both funds and the land.<br> <br><strong>Building B</strong><br>A second phase of the redevelopment, Building B, is currently in the design/permitting stage with construction estimated for 2023. With Building B, Heather Place will include over 150 affordable rental homes.<br></p><ul><li> <a href="/services/housing/building-renewing-homes/building-new-homes/heather-place-b">Heather Place B</a><br></li></ul></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/housing/building-renewing-homes/PublishingImages/HeatherPlaceA.jpg, HeatherPlaceA