Saying No to 105 Keefer is not just about 105 Keefer

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I have been talking with urbanist and statistician extraordinaire Andy Yan about the fact that there are two ends of the housing market that are severely pinched-the very young trying to get into the housing market, and the very old, who may want to downsize from the family home or rental  they raised the kids in, only to find nothing available that can provide the accessibility, safety and security they require.

In an opinion piece in the Vancouver Sun Andy Yan reflects on the opposition to the development of 105 Keefer Street “which proposed “one floor of seniors’ social housing for three floors of luxury penthouses” and which was “an act of tokenism and not a comprehensive strategy to house low-income seniors”.  There was a legendary amount of correspondence to city hall on the subject, and over 150 citizens came to speak against the rezoning with 46…

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