September 5, 2017
Opponents of Beedie Living’s nine-storey condominium project in Chinatown say they’ll be out in force at today’s open house.
The contentious project at Keefer and Columbia has been revised four times in hopes of gaining approval from the city. The building’s height was reduced by three storeys — but that also meant that the previously-included social housing units were removed.
The latest version of the project is within zoning guidelines for Chinatown, so it’s likely to be approved by the city, but opponents vow to keep fighting.
“Beedie Living claims to believe in the importance of forging relationships and giving back to the communities in which they build, yet they are clearly ignoring the needs and desires of the community for affordable social housing and a public, community space,” says Yuly Chan of the Chinatown Action Group.