342 Alexander Street - DP-2017-01158

Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre Society has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to change the use of this site to a “social service centre” and to operate it as a temporary shelter, including:

• 50 beds;
• Open 6pm – 9am on weekdays and 24 hours on weekends and statutory holidays ;
• Two staff at all times;
• 2 meals/day weekdays; 3 meals/day on weekends;
• Showers, laundry, amenity space, housing outreach;
• The shelter will open December 15, 2017.

Under the site’s existing DEOD zoning, the application is “conditional” and the Director of Planning is prepared to exercise his discretion to issue the permit for this conditional use.

For more information about the shelter visit: http://vancouver.ca/people-programs/homeless-shelters

The City is committed to ensuring temporary shelters are managed safely and responsibly. The City will continue to communicate with and be responsive to the local community while the shelters are open.

    • Notification Postcard PDF(101kb)                                                                                                                                                                                              

To contact the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre Society please call Alice Kendall at 604-681-8480 ext. 223 or email centre@dewc.ca

Or contact Andrea Jung, Homelessness Services at 604.673.8443 or email andrea.jung@vancouver.ca


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