ISSofBC, Gregory Henrequez and Partners, and Terra Housing met with City of Vancouver folks in Rezoning and Planning to receive initial feedback on the new building design prior to submission of our rezoning and development permit. Overall, the feedback was positive and supportive with only a couple of minor requested suggestions for consideration. It is now full speed ahead in completing the necessary work for the concurrent submission of the rezoning and development permit application. We have set ourselves a deadline of April 30.
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.