Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Combination Housing, Withdrawal Management Centre Gets Rezoning Nod in Vancouver

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Combination Housing, Withdrawal Management Centre Gets Rezoning Nod in Vancouver

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Vancouver rezoning nod for housing, drug centre

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VANCOUVER - City councillors in Vancouver have approved rezoning for what is described as a state-of-the-art social housing and withdrawal management centre.

In two days of public hearings, more than 50 people spoke for and against the development that combines 90 social housing units, the withdrawal centre and a social enterprise space.

The project now moves to the development permit phase.

If approved, construction could begin as early as 2020 at the east Vancouver site in the city's Grandview-Woodlands neighbourhood.

A news release from the city says it's working alongside the provincial government and Vancouver Coastal Health "to address the urgent need for housing and health services in the city through the development of this project. …

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