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Old February 28th, 2014, 03:42 PM   #1
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Vancouver reveals $1-billion plan for Downtown Eastside revival

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Vancouver reveals $1-billion plan for Downtown Eastside revival


VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail

Published Thursday, Feb. 27 2014, 10:22 PM EST

Last updated Thursday, Feb. 27 2014, 10:27 PM EST

The City of Vancouver has unveiled its 30-year vision for the Downtown Eastside, a $1-billion plan that calls for thousands more units of social housing, increased employment opportunities for area residents and a Hastings Street renaissance.

The framework for Vancouver’s oldest community was unveiled on Thursday at City Hall. It says up to 67 per cent of the neighbourhood’s 18,500 residents are low-income – the median household income is $13,691, and the 12-per-cent unemployment rate is double the city’s overall percentage.....

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Its good for the city have such a plan. Vancouver population probably would reach 3.5 million by that time and we will need lots of residential housings.
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Great news!!! E Hastings Street needs urgent renaissance.
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