Affordable housing on District-owned lands
We are working to build a healthy community with a diverse selection of housing that fits the needs of residents of all ages, incomes, abilities, and household sizes.
To help meet current needs, we're looking at the potential for adding new affordable housing on a pair of District-owned sites in the future.
The properties are located at 900 St. Denis Avenue and the southeast corner of Mountain Highway and Hunter Street. Portions of these sites are currently occupied by Fire Hall #2 and the DNVFRS training centre, both of which will soon be replaced by the new Maplewood Fire and Rescue Centre.
New affordable housing on District-owned land can help ensure low- to moderate-income households, including those vulnerable to homelessness, are able to live and work in the District. Housing is considered affordable when 30% or less of a household's income goes towards paying housing costs.
News and updates
July 4, 2022 — Summary of recent public engagement results
Staff provided Council a summary of the results they received during the public engagement held from April to May 2022.
Read the staff report to Council and a summary of what we heard in the 'Relevant documents' tab.
April to May 2022 — Public engagement
We asked for your input on draft design scenarios for affordable housing potentially located on two District-owned properties: 900 St. Denis Avenue, and the southeast corner of Mountain Highway and Hunter Street.
We'll use results from the engagement to inform the vision for the future of these sites and consider them alongside further technical analysis and Council input.
On November 2, 2020, Council directed staff to prepare scenarios that would permit affordable housing on several District-owned sites. Staff presented the scenarios at the Regular Meeting of Council on December 13, 2021.
At that time, Council asked staff to proceed with public engagement on two of the sites:
- 900 St. Denis Avenue
- Mountain Highway and Hunter Street (southeast corner)
Public engagement took place from April to May 2022 and used various techniques for community and stakeholder input.
Read a summary of what we heard in the 'Relevant documents' tab.
July 4, 2022 Council meeting
March 21, 2022 Council meeting
December 13, 2021 Council meeting
DNV sites under consideration
District-owned lands at 900 St. Denis Avenue and Mountain Highway and Hunter Street are currently be considered as potential sites for affordable housing.