Exterior of the first temporary affordable housing project in Vancouver / Source: Horizon North Logistics Inc.
In response to an immediate need to address the City of Vancouver’s housing
affordability challenges as quickly as possible, Horizon North was selected
by the Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA) to complete the city’s
first-ever temporary modular housing development. The innovative, three-story
14,785 square foot (sq. ft.) transitional housing building provides interim
homes for residents on low and fixed-income. The building features 40, 250
sq. ft. single occupancy suites with self-contained bathrooms and kitchens,
individual climate control and a private living space. Four of the suites have
been designed to accommodate people with accessibility requirements and
feature customized layouts and user-friendly adaptive design. The central
building features include communal indoor and outdoor amenity space, while
the exterior façade features two murals by a local artist of the Wuikinuxv and
Klahoose Nations, which reflect the history of the area.