The Link

Odd Fellows Low Rental Housing Society
3595 Kingsway Street, Vancouver
new construction; redevelopment

Terra Special Projects and Odd Fellows Low Rental Housing Society signed a Development Agreement for the re-development of the site.  Currently, there are 44 low-income seniors housing apartments on the property that are in severe need of replacement. 

A new 116,000 square foot, 6-storey building will be constructed on the property.  The official groundbreaking for The Link will be on January 26, 2018.  The ground floor on Kingsway will feature retail space and the rest of the building will be residential split between Odd Fellows units and rental housing units.  Each section of the building will be registered at Land Titles in an air space parcel.

By redeveloping the site with a combination of market and non-market housing, Terra Special Projects will provide Odd Fellows Low Rental Housing Society with replacement of their 44 affordable housing units.  Terra Special Projects, along with their development partner, will develop, construct and sell the market portion of the project (104 units) to provide the funds needed to build the units for Odd Fellows.

Rezoning for the project received unanimous support from Vancouver City Council at a public hearing in October 2016.  Mayor Gregor Robertson expressed "thanks to Oddfellows and the team who put this together and the neighbourhood for being accommodating" and called the project "an opportunity for us to get more much needed affordable housing which is a big gain - so important for the City".

Read more about the project and partnership here.