“Vancouver council allows microsuites but critic wonders how this fits into affordable housing strategy”

Apr. 6, 2016 – The Georgia Straight

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Rendering of the six-storey rental building on Gore Avenue. CITY OF VANCOUVER

For $850 a month, renters can have a microsuite at a new Vancouver development in Strathcona

The six-storey building east of Chinatown will have 10 of these dwelling units, each measuring less than 300 square feet.

On Tuesday (April 5), city council approved the form of development for the project at 303 East Pender Street (formerly 450 Gore Avenue). That was the last administrative motion at council level before construction starts for the market-rental development that will have a total of 61 units.

Starting rents for studios will be $1,100. Two-bedroom units will go for $1,850. The building will have retail on the ground level.

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