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Cedar Place

Project Overview

The Cedar Place project is an innovative partnership between the province and private sector that will replace an aging social housing development, which needs costly repairs, with new affordable housing.

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Status
Active
Phase
Construction (not accepting housing applications at this time)
Date of Completion
Family housing building, late 2018; Seniors housing building, mid 2020
Location
Burnaby

About the Project

Cedar Place is an existing 90-unit affordable family housing development in Burnaby, owned and operated by BC Housing.

We signed an agreement with Ledingham McAllister (LedMac), an experienced Lower Mainland developer, to replace Cedar Place with a 2:1 ratio of affordable housing units. LedMac will construct a replacement affordable family housing development across the street from the existing Cedar Place on LedMac’s Southgate development site. We will continue to own and operate the new affordable family housing building.

Once the replacement family housing project is complete, LedMac will develop a new 90-unit seniors housing building on the western edge of the existing Cedar Place site. The development was originally built in 1971.

There will be the same number of units in the new affordable family housing building as there is at Cedar Place today. BC Housing and LedMac are committed to ensuring this partnership benefits the existing Cedar Place tenants and addresses future needs of social housing in Burnaby.

We’re giving existing tenants of Cedar Place priority consideration at all stages of the redevelopment. They’ll be able to continue to live in their homes until the new building is completed in late 2018. They’ll then have the opportunity to move into a brand new apartment.

We’ll assist tenants during the transition process. Our commitment to tenants is outlined in the Cedar Place Housing Transition Principles, below. Tenants moving into the new Cedar Place will continue to pay the same rent as before, unless their income or family size has changed.

We will provide tenants with open communication and clear information through the redevelopment process.

Contact information

For more information on the Cedar Place project, please call Michael Kierszenblat at 604-694-2608 or email cedarplace@bchousing.org.

For media inquiries, please call Ally Skinner, BC Housing Acting Manager, Public Affairs & Communications, at 604-456-8895 or email askinner@bchousing.org.

Letters to tenants

Process & Consultation

The first step in a redevelopment project such as Cedar Place is a rezoning process with the City of Burnaby. Following tenant open houses in January 2015, we submitted a rezoning application for the family housing development. The City of Burnaby then held a public hearing for the application on April 26, 2016. The application was approved and the project broke ground in June 2017.

Open house poster boards (January 2015)

Cedar Place housing transition principles

  • There will be the same number of housing units in the new Cedar Place.
  • Tenants will be able to stay in their homes until the new affordable housing building is completed. Tenants will not need to move during construction.
  • Tenants moving into the new Cedar Place will continue to pay the same rent as before, unless their income or family size has changed.
  • BC Housing will assign the new apartments in the building to families through a fair and equitable process based on household need.
  • BC Housing will cover reasonable costs for moving and utilities reconnection, such as telephone or cable TV.
  • Tenants will be provided with open communication and clear information through the redevelopment process.