Find a shelter space »

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.

Cedar Place Image
Status
Active
Phase
Construction (not accepting housing applications at this time)
Date of Completion
Early 2019
Location
Burnaby

About the Project

Cedar Place is a 90-unit affordable family housing development in Burnaby, owned and operated by BC Housing. The development was originally built in 1971.

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. BC Housing will own and operate the new affordable family housing building.

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 affordable 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 early 2019. They will then have the opportunity to move into a brand new home.

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.

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, BC Housing 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.