With excavation almost finished, Park Boulevard, located near the Whalley Skytrain station in Surrey, is about to begin its third and final stage of development. This project consists of a 41-storey, 350,000 sf residential tower and nine two-storey townhomes which will complete the mixed-use masterplan at Park Place.
Passive House is the highest step on British Columbia's new Energy Step Code. Working on this project gave Imada and Simpson a good understanding of how to move other projects through those steps."It has really educated us and influenced how we do our extenal walls and building envelopes generally," says Simpson. (From BHB Magazine, Fall 2018)
Full approval at a Public Hearing last week for DYS' townhouse project for Nexst Oakridge 2 Development Ltd. Three single-family parcels were consolidated and will be replaced with 20 townhouses consisting of a 4-storey building on West 41st Avenue and a 2.5-storey building on Woodstock Avenue.
Nuutsumuut Lelum is a new affordable rental family housing project developed by the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre in Nanaimo, BC. This project is built to Passive House standards, one of the most energy efficient construction standards for buildings.
Congratulations to Concert Properties, the Community Land Trust and the City of Vancouver on the grand opening of the Railyard Housing Co-op. This affordable rental building will provide 135 homes with 73 two and 3 bedroom units geared towards families with children.
Vancouver City Council voted to rezone the 90 units of micro-suite (250 ft²) housing at 177 West Pender with no parking required. Our clients at VAHA (Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency) are thrilled.
dys has completed a renovation to house an Adult Daycare program at the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Austin Harris Residence assisted living facility in Richmond. Located on Level 1, this renovated space includes a new full kitchen for cooking programs, a large open space for multi-purpose activities, and a quiet room for reading and other small group activities. Co-located on the site of Austin Harris Residence, the Jackson Lam Adult Day Centre celebrated it's official grand opening on October 24th.
"The BRice", a new four-storey residential and commercial building consisting of 48 affordable rental housing units operated by Sanford Housing Society, celebrated its opening on October 22, 2017. The project, located at 1720 Kingsway, is the first of three projects to be completed by dys for the Vancouver Community Land Trust Foundation under this City-led initiative.
The Derby Manor, 122 units of affordable rental housing for seniors, opened its doors in Burnaby in June of 2017. Finishing touches such as the colourful artwork by Andrew Lewis, an internationally recognized Canadian graphic artist, were designed to complement the interiors to create a contemporary, warm and friendly atmosphere for its new residents.
Working through various challenges and through coordination with City Staff, the Red Door Housing Society's development at 870 East 8th Avenue has received unanimous approval for Rezoning from the Vancouver City Council at Public Hearing. Congratulations to the team for their amazing effort on moving a step closer to the next phase of the project.