Original article posted on DailyHive.com June 4, 2020
A mixed-use redevelopment with multiple housing tenures has reached completion on Kingsway near Boundary Road in Vancouver.
The Link at 3583 Kingsway is a six-storey building with 148 homes, including 44 subsidized, affordable rental homes for low-income residents 55 years and older, and 104 secured market rental homes. The project combines social housing and market rental housing under the city’s Rental 100 Secured Market Rental Housing Program.
It’s an innovative, mixed-use development project that blends social and market rental housing with commercial retail, all located near Boundary and Kingsway at the Vancouver-Burnaby border.
But what makes The Link stand out is that it redevelops an aging seniors residence called Odd Fellows Manor into a new, vibrant, six-storey, mixed-use development.
And it’s all happening because of a partnership between the non-profit, Odd Fellows Low Rental Housing Society, Terra Special Projects, GBL Architects, the City of Vancouver and Hungerford Properties.
“Housing affordability is a big problem in Vancouver, and this project represents the wave of the future by showcasing what can happen when we work together to create affordable housing for those in need,” said Alex Fane, president of Odd Fellows Low Rental Housing Society, in a statement.
“We are looking forward to seeing the building come alive with residents and families after several years of hard work.”
The market rental homes have reached their move-in stage, while the senior homes will be ready next month.