RENX - Hungerford, Vancouver Social Agencies JV on The Link

Posted on January 26, 2018

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Vancouver-based Hungerford Properties is partnering with several agencies to create an innovative, six-storey mixed-use development which combines social and market rental housing with ground-floor retail space.

The project, to be known as The Link, broke ground Friday (Jan. 26) and will create 148 rental homes; 44 seniors housing apartments, 104 market rental apartments, in addition to the retail units. Located in the Collingwood neighbourhood, near Boundary and Kingsway Streets at the Vancouver-Burnaby border, The Link is scheduled for completion in 2019.

The property was the site of an aging seniors residence called Odd Fellows Manor, which has now been demolished. The development is a partnership between the non-profit, Odd Fellows Low Rental Housing Society, Terra Special ProjectsGBL Architects, the City of Vancouver and Hungerford.

David Hurford, CEO for Three Links Care Society which manages Odd Fellows Society, called these partnerships “the wave of the future for housing developments.”

“There’s such an appetite for projects like this, not only on the municipal level but provincially and nationally as well,” said Hurford in a release announcing the groundbreaking. “Housing affordability is such a big problem, we need all hands on deck. We can’t afford to be working in silos.

Click here to read the full article in RENX.

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