Draft Grandview Woodland Plan Released
2016 June 28
This past Saturday, June 25, the draft Grandview-Woodland Community Plan was released online for public comment. The Kettle Boffo team is pleased to have a draft plan for the public to review after years of hard work by the City of Vancouver and community members alike.
While we’re disappointed with the draft plan’s recommendations for Commercial and Venables, we remain optimistic that there is flexibility at our location. Our current proposal makes it possible to renew The Kettle Drop-In Centre, create 30 units of new supportive housing and build market housing – at no costs to taxpayers. By combining market and non-market supportive housing with a responsible level of density, we believe our project will make a positive contribution to a more inclusive community.
We continue to be open to government contributions or other options that would make this project financially possible for our partnership. However, it is important to note that The Kettle has been exploring government funding options for its renewal and expansion for over 10 years, with no progress or results.
We look forward to continuing to be a part of the Grandview-Woodland community, and working to build a project for this site that the community can benefit from and be proud of. We urge you to support this self-sustaining project.
For more information on the draft plan and to submit your feedback online, visit the City of Vancouver’s Grandview Woodland Plan website.