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Vancouver city council approves controversial Kitsilano supportive housing project – BC
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Vancouver city council approves controversial Kitsilano supportive housing project – BC

A controversial social housing development is moving forward in Kitsilano after Vancouver city council voted to approve the project Tuesday. The vote came a day after a marathon public hearing that heard from speakers for over nine hours, many of whom said they were opposed to the proposed location of the 13-storey building that will include 129 studio apartments for low-income people and people experiencing homelessness.Overall, council heard from 292 speakers while considering the project, which were spread over a number of previous hearings that began last month. Read more: Controversial Kitsilano social and supportive housing project heads to city council A minimum of 50 per cent of the units would be reserved for people currently homeless and on income ...