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Vancouver's First Modular Housing Project to Feature 40 Suites 

Calgary-based Horizon North continues to be selected to develop Vancouver’s very first short-term modular housing construction project at 1500 Main St. 

“We acquired many creative concepts on how to build non permanent modular housing and this plan was the most modern, with every ounce of its design having the ability to be spent on another area later on ,” stated Mukhtar Latif, head housing officer and Chief executive officer of the Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA), in a press release. 

The 1,382 sq meter (14,875 sq feet) structure will have 40 single-occupancy rooms with self-contained restrooms and kitchen areas, personal climate management, and private living area. It is going to cost $3 million and is for individuals on low and installed profits who definitely are chosen by means of the B.C. Housing Registry. It is going to give them real estate for about a year. 

The central building also offers interior and exterior amenity area, middle laundry and numerous wheelchair-accessible rooms on the first floor. 

The site will be managed by a non-profit society to be chosen by the metropolis. The construction is predicted to be finished in the spring of 2017. 

“Our aim for this venture was to offer a revolutionary building option for the City of Vancouver, increasing the amount of suites offered and providing on an advanced timetable,” claimed Horizon North head and Chief executive officer Rod Graham. 

According to a announcement, the structure can be transported and reconfigured to match a variety of sites. Also, the homes will soon boost the supply of reasonably priced housing until a lot more long-term housing is constructed. 

Twenty areas of city-owned land reasonably estimated at $250 million has been given to the provincial and federal authorities to produce a lot more than 3,500 brand new homes for fixed, inexpensive housing. 

The City of Vancouver stated in August that it wants to join senior authorities to develop 400 brand new units of low cost housing. The approach is to construct a variety of accommodation from $375-a-month single-occupancy suites to $2,000-a-month, 3-bedroom family living apartments. 

VAHA is a managed by the city, but legitimately separate, body built to employ the strategies from the Mayor’s Task Force on Housing Affordability.


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