The Building Team has finalized and made changes to the building as a result of the Urban Design Panel requirements. This includes such things as redesigning the entrance way – e.g. distance from the sidewalk too far, no possibility of the taxi drop-off pad on the lane and addressing fire exit access concerns. A staff report on our rezoning application should be making its way to Council next month. We are now looking at November for a public hearing date to review our re-zoning and development permit application.
About the Author: Chris Friesen has been the ISSofBC Director of Settlement Services for over twenty years. He is currently leading the multi-year initiative to design and build a Metro Vancouver Regional Service Centre for Refugees. In spring 2016, this 58,000sf facility will become the first of its kind in the world, bringing together a variety of community and government services and organizations to meet the immediate needs of refugees and immigrants settling in BC. Learn more about the new Welcome House.