265 West 1st Avenue (Hummingbird Place)
This temporary modular housing project is now complete and consists of 52 single studio homes in a 3 storey building. Each new unit is around 320 sq. ft., and includes a bathroom and a kitchenette. The building will have a shared commercial kitchen, laundry, and communal amenity spaces (indoor and outdoor). Priority for tenanting is being given to people experiencing homelessness or people at risk of becoming homeless living in the local neighbourhood.
PHS Community Services will be responsible for the maintenance of the building and will provide 24/7 support to tenants, including:
- Individualized support plans
- Support to attend or receive health services
- Opportunities for volunteer work
- Connections to community groups
- Opportunities for social events
The proposed site will neighbour Sole Food’s Olympic Village Farm, which is a social enterprise that transforms urban land into street farms. The City and BC Housing are working on potential links between urban farming and the proposed new housing.
This parcel is part of the Southeast False Creek Official Development Plan. The City and its partners acknowledge the community’s contribution to this plan and its commitment to provide permanent affordable housing on the site. Temporary modular housing would not impact delivery of any permanent housing onsite.