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58 West Hastings

The 58 West Hastings project was initiated by the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation based on our vision to mobilize the resources of our community to create safe and livable homes, improve access to quality health care and other services.

The 10-storey building will include 230 social housing units operated by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and a 50,000-square-foot purpose-built integrated health centre operated by Vancouver Coastal Health that will serve the entire community. With funding from BC Housing and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and proceeds of a $30-million fundraising campaign by the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation, this innovative health and housing project is estimated to cost $108 million and is slated to begin construction in late 2019.

Under the leadership of the founding Chair of the 58 West Hastings Advisory Board, Joy McPhail, the Foundation has worked closely with the community, the City of Vancouver, BC Housing, CMHC and Vancouver Coastal Health to define the right mix of housing that will provide access for a variety of low-income residents while ensuring the project remains financially viable. 

Vancouver Chinatown Foundation's fundraising campaign is led by Honorary Chair, Bob Lee and Co-Chairs Phil Lind and Jake Kerr. A Campaign Cabinet is comprised of community leaders invested in the success of this project and the impact it will have on alleviating the housing and health care challenges of the Downtown Eastside. In addition to fundraising, the Foundation has been successful in obtaining the support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and BC Housing.


“58 West Hastings will provide a safe place to live, an exceptional quality of living and strong sense of community.”

-Joy McPhail, Founding Chair of the 58 West Hastings Advisory Board


Overview

THE BUILDING

  • Retail units and 50,000-square-foot Vancouver Coastal Health Clinic on first three floors
  • 230 units of housing on seven floors
    • 117 homes at welfare rate
    • 113 homes at HILs rate (HILs, or Housing Income Limits, represent the income required to pay the average market rent for an appropriately sized unit in the private market. This dictates an eligibility for a subsidy given by the government)
  • One level of underground parking (69 stalls)
  • Bicycle parking (239 stalls)

HOMES

  • Units will be a mix of micro, studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units
  • Storage in every unit
  • Balconies in majority of units

AMENITIES

  • Shared laundry facilities on every floor
  • 4th floor amenity space
    • Two unprogrammed indoor amenity rooms
    • Exterior common area with urban agriculture plots
    • Children’s play area

Advisory Board