Vancouver city council rezones waterfront apartment complex to add 133 rental units.

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Vancouver city council rezones waterfront apartment complex to add 133 rental units

 
The four Beach Towers at 1600 Beach Ave in the West End have been put up for sale by the Wosk family. The towers house 598 units;approximately 15% of the West End's apartment supply March 13;2009.
The four Beach Towers at 1600 Beach Ave in the West End have been put up for sale by the Wosk family. The towers house 598 units;approximately 15% of the West End's apartment supply March 13;2009.
Photo Credit: Jenelle Schneider , Vancouver Sun

Vancouver city council has approved the rezoning of prime waterfront apartment complex that will add 133 rental units to the West End neighbourhood. 

The decision on the site, which is located at 1600 Beach Ave. and 1651 Harwood St., had been delayed twice since more than 50 members of the public registered to speak about the proposal earlier this month. 

Mayor Gregor Robertson said the decision wasn't easy, given community concerns around the affordability of new units rented at market rate. 

Robertson said the new units are affordable to many people who have lived in the West End for many years and have had nowhere to move up to, because no new purpose-built stock has been built. 

To that end, the project will provide 133 new units, while opening up many other units in older buildings in the neighbourhood to those seeking cheaper rents, he added. 

NPA Coun. George Affleck and Green Coun. Adriane Carr both voted against the rezoning application.



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