The South Vancouver neighbourhood of Marpole will soon serve as a home for 78 low-income housing units that have attracted considerable opposition from existing residents in the area since the location was proposed a month ago.

The modular-housing project will occupy the northeast corner of West 59th Avenue and Heather Street.

“The City understands the residents of the Marpole neighbourhood have concerns about the operation of the temporary modular housing and is committed to working with the community towards good stewardship of this site and the community in general,” reads a November 27 City of Vancouver media release.