Soroptimist International of Vancouver (SIV) was host to the Urban Land Institute British Columbia (ULI BC) Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) held on January 17th and 18th, 2017.
SIV was founded 90 years ago by a group of pioneering women who were driven to help other women. The group’s rich history and service to the community includes the ownership and operation of rental housing for those with no to low income. The subject property for this TAP is a 21 unit building located at 546 West 13th Avenue in Vancouver, BC. Built in 1960, the two-storey walk-up with basement is home to 21 seniors. Several renovations have occurred throughout the years, however, the property is aging, the building’s systems are inefficient, and stair-only access is a challenge for aging residents. Furthermore, the property is not being used to its full potential.
SIV wishes to explore the provision for maximizing the number of units for low-income women through possible redevelopment of the site.
ULI BC wishes to thank Soroptimist International of Vancouver for its commitment and support of the ULI BC TAP program, and the Panelists and Stakeholders who generously gave their time and thoughtful input. We would also like to thank CHMC for their generous support to the SIV TAP.
Carla Guererra, Purpose Driven Planning, Development & Strategy
To learn more about this TAP and its panel, please download a copy of the full report.