May 27, 2019
A developer wants the City of Vancouver to change a condition in the relocation of an established downtown shelter.
The homeless men’s shelter has been operating since 1958, and it will be displaced by a 29-storey tower to be constructed by Amacon Development.
As part of the terms for the development, Amacon has agreed to find a replacement site that will be good for 10 years.
However, a staff report to council indicates that the developer has been “unable to secure” a new place it found for a full 10-year period.
“They have negotiated an agreement to lease the new site for a minimum of seven years, with an option to renew at the owner’s discretion for an additional three years,” according to the report included in council’s agenda Tuesday.