A group of Marpole residents say they will be protesting the site of a building to house the homeless every day until they get a public hearing to voice their concerns.

Site preparation work began this week for the 78-unit building, which will be built on the Pearson Dogwood site at 59th and Heather in the south Vancouver neighbourhood and is expected to be completed by February.

City council recently passed a bylaw to allow modular housing to house the homeless to be constructed quickly and without going to public hearing on land not zoned for single-family or industrial.

The city gave conditional approval to the Marpole project Monday.