This morning ISSofBC submitted a concurrent development and re-zoning application to the City of Vancouver. The City of Vancouver had previously agreed to allow ISSofBC to submit both application thus reducing the overall construction timeframe by up to six months at the back end. The next steps include – installation of the Development Permit sign on the 2610 Victoria Drive site as well as an open house organized by the City of Vancouver.
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.