Redevelopment of the Roddan Lodge at 124 Dunlevy Street is progressing. The site has been cleared, excavation has started, and the City of Vancouver has committed $10 million in the 2019 budget for the project. The project is owned by the City of Vancouver Public Housing Corporation with designs by DYS Architecture.

Roddan Lodge Perspectives, image via DYS Architecture

The old Roddan Lodge contained 156 rental units geared toward housing for low-income seniors. It was built in 1977 in accordance with the seismic code and construction standards of the time, and has reached the end of its useful lifespan. 

Roddan Lodge Elevations, image via DYS Architecture

The new 11-storey building will contain 213 rental apartments split into three categories; at least a third of the units will be rented at welfare rate, while the remaining apartments will be rented at rates geared to income and 80-90% of the prevailing market rates in the neighbourhood. There will be 137 single-occupancy micro units and 19 double-occupancy micro units. The mix of the low-end of market units will consist of 19 studio, 19 one- and 19 two-bedroom apartments. Amenities will include indoor common areas as well as landscaped outdoor amenities on the 2nd, 8th, and 9th floors.

Cleared site at 124 Dunlevey Ave, image by Alissa Reed

The building will also become the new home of the Evelyne Saller Centre (ESC). The Centre has been operating for over 30 years, providing resources to the homeless including a low-cost cafeteria, free showers, laundry service, and a number of recreational programs both within and outside the Centre.

Site Context, image via DYS Architecture

SkyriseVancouver will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below. 

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