Body of Work

60 West Cordova

Location
Vancouver, BC
Architect
Henriquez Partners Architects
Landscape Architect
Durante Kreuk Ltd.
Commencement
2011
Completion
2012
Project Size
91,000

60 W. Cordova is a prototype for providing achievable home ownership in Vancouver, based on principles of inclusivity and doing more with less, developed in collaboration with Vancity, Portland Hotel Society and Habitat for Humanity. By working with our partner Vancity, which was a first-class experience from the start, we managed to create 96 affordable market homes. Through working with the Portland Hotel Society Community Services (PHS) and Habitat for Humanity we were able to offer an additional 12 deeply discounted homes. To achieve this, we utilized a variety of strategies including offering very limited parking, creating additional density, spending almost nothing on marketing and reducing selling expenses. Combined with an innovative financing package by Vancity, this resulted in truly affordable housing in a city which is notoriously unaffordable.

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