610 and 620 Cambie Street (Larwill Place)
This site contains 2 three-storey temporary modular housing buildings with a total of 98 single studio homes. Each building has a commercial kitchen, laundry, and communal amenity spaces (indoor and outdoor). Each new home will be around 320 sq. ft. and will contain a bathroom and a kitchen. Priority for tenanting would be given to people experiencing homelessness or people at risk of becoming homeless living in the local neighbourhood. At least 10% of the homes would be wheelchair accessible.
All tenants would have customized supports based on their needs, which may include: referral to healthcare services, life-skills training, employment preparation, access to educational opportunities and volunteer work, connections to community groups, and opportunities for social events.
In 2013, City of Vancouver City Council approved a portion of this site for the new Vancouver Art Gallery. The City and its partners acknowledge the importance of this development and the proposed temporary modular housing project will not delay or impede the new Vancouver Art Gallery delivery.