Vancouver: The B.C. government announced a new housing project in Vancouver on Wednesday. 

The government said the project will provide 258 rental homes for families, seniors and individuals in the community. 

According to the province, located at 2538 Birch Street, the residential tower will stand 28 storeys, making it one of the first tall rental buildings to be developed along the Broadway Corridor. 

The province said it will offer a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom homes, with 58 below market units and 200 units designed to be affordable for households with middle incomes.

Other amenities in this project will include commercial and office space, five levels of underground parking for vehicles and bicycles, an outdoor playground, urban agriculture areas and a dedicated dog-washing station, the province added.  

Construction is expected to be completed in 2025.

“We’re taking action to help boost housing supply for people in Vancouver, and this new development adds much-needed stock at both market and affordable levels,” said Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Housing. 

“By creating rental housing in central locations close to major amenities, more people can stay in the community they know and love,” he added.

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