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Vancouver - 1st and Clark

Project Overview

BC Housing, in partnership with the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Coastal Health, will address housing and health needs through a proposed mixed-use development on city-owned land at 1636 Clark Drive and 1321-1395 East 1st Avenue in Vancouver.

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Process & Engagement

There will be multiple opportunities for community input during the development application process. The proposed development is subject to a rezoning approval by Vancouver City Council and a development permit approval process. Community members will be notified by mail when the rezoning proposal will go before Council.

Pre-application Open House - April 23, 2018

A pre-application open house was held on April 23 at Vancouver Community College Broadway Campus. Representatives from the City of Vancouver, BC Housing, and Vancouver Coastal Health were on-hand to present information and answer questions. Poster boards from the meeting are available below:

About the Project

The proposed state-of-the-art development is a response to the need for long-term affordable housing, and will include community-centred addictions programs and social enterprise/jobs programs.

Proposal Components:

  • Approximately 60-100 units of affordable rental housing for low to moderate income households to be operated by a non-profit housing provider.
  • Specialized health centre providing addictions treatment programs including on-site and out-patient withdrawal management.
  • Approximately 20 new beds of short-term transitional housing for clients who have completed treatment.
  • City-owned social enterprise program space focusing on Indigenous healing and wellness through employment.
  • Academic teaching, research and learning hub to support staff development and knowledge sharing.
  • Culturally appropriate services intended to meet the cultural and healing needs of Indigenous community members.

Read more in the East 1st and Clark - Newsletter

News Updates

February 17, 2018

New homes and withdrawal centre for people in Vancouver

VANCOUVER – The Province is working with the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Coastal Health to build approximately 100 affordable rental homes, as well as a new withdrawal management centre for people seeking treatment for addictions.


Contact Information

For more information on this project, please email