A Vancouver city councillor is looking to protect people living in low-income housing once the new St. Paul’s Hospital is up and running in the False Creek Flats.
The long-standing hospital on Burrard Street is set to be replaced by a $1.9-billion facility on Station Street by 2026, creating a major health-care and employment hub just south of Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside.
That’s where 230 units of single-room occupancy (SRO) housing exist in the Ivanhoe, Cobalt and Arno hotels, which Coun. Jean Swanson is worried could disappear with the new development.
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