The Heather Place Redevelopment Project will replace 86 aging housing units with 230 new rentals. The units will be designed to suit a range of families, couples, singles, and seniors with a mix of incomes. Partnering with BC Housing, "Building A" opened July 2020 and includes 67 homes of varying sizes, from studios to 3-bedroom, and wheelchair accessible units.
Metro Vancouver is future-proofing the facilities we all depend on, as population growth and climate change bring fresh challenges to critical regional systems. New construction, upgrades to existing infrastructure, planning, and maintenance projects were all part of those efforts in 2019. (video produced in 2019)
Greystone Village in Burnaby, which is one of Metro Vancouver's Housing communities, is the driving force behind an annual event that brings together neighbours, cleans up the surrounding area, and promotes environmental stewardship (August 2019).
In Coquitlam, new approaches to housing affordability are finding success -- through partnerships with government, business, and not-for-profit agencies.
Port Coquitlam Housing Options MVCU from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo. The City of Port Coquitlam launched a Let’s Talk Housing Options initiative. Three housing options were presented that aimed to accommodate growth but maintain ground-oriented dwellings: laneway houses, duplexes, and smaller lot sizes.
LGM 2017_Intro Greg Moore from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo. Metro Vancouver is calling on BC’s four largest political parties to publicly clarify their platforms on critical issues facing the region, including affordable housing, transit and protecting the environment, as well as how they intend to work with the regional government on funding major capital projects.
Faces of Homelessness - Compilation from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo. On February 27, 2017 Metro Vancouver’s Regional Homelessness Task Force released its position paper: Addressing Homelessness in the Metro Vancouver Region with new research findings and recommendations. The report finds a number of disturbing trends that show a homelessness crisis is affecting all corners of the Lower Mainland.