Tag: Development

STIR program generating new rental units

Although barely five weeks old, the city’s  Short Term Incentives for Rental (STIR) program, a key part of Vision  Vancouver’s drive to generate more affordable and rental housing,  is already producing results.  Almost 1,000 new rental units may be… Read More

Building permits remain very low

The latest report on the city’s volume of building permits contradicts recent media claims about a rebound in the local economy.  Total value of the permits to the end of May is down by 60 percent to $301… Read More

Keefer Steps: when public space is private

The graceful cascade of steps from Stadium/Chinatown Skytrain station to Keefer St. in International Village — the Keefer Steps — is a vital pedestrian link from the Downtown Core to Chinatown. The steps are also the most visible… Read More