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Heron’s Nest (formerly Civic Centre Site)Heron’s Nest (formerly Civic Centre Site)<div class="ExternalClassA280398F924741D1B0B7365E8E04C539"><p>Metro Vancouver Housing is preparing to develop a new family-oriented, non-market rental housing project. This project will serve families, seniors, and people with disabilities and will include a non-profit childcare facility. This project is a partnership with the City of Pitt Meadows, using the City-owned lot located at 19085 119B Avenue.</p><p>Located in the heart of the City’s Civic Centre, this project will help to support the critical need for both non-market rental housing and affordable childcare in Pitt Meadows. This location is also ideal for families and seniors. It is next to the recreation centre, elementary school, and seniors centre, and within easy walking distance of the library, shops, and transit.</p></div><div class="ExternalClass995FDDBBA6F247C08D15ED132105C4AD"><ul><li> <strong>Non-Market:</strong> All homes will provide some level of affordability with rents set at below market rates to serve a range of low to moderate income working households.<br></li><li> <strong>Family Housing:</strong> Roughly half the units will be larger (2- or 3-bedroom) to support the need for family rental housing in the City.<br></li><li> <strong>Accessibility:</strong> All homes will be either accessible or meet universal design standards. This will support people with disabilities, and support seniors to age in place.</li><li> <strong>Sustainability:</strong> The building will be high performing with an energy-efficient design. This will ensure comfortable homes for tenants and support actions towards our climate goals.<br></li><li> <strong>Amenities: </strong>Indoor and outdoor tenant amenities will provide flexible, multi-use spaces for people of all ages.</li> <li>​ <strong>Integrated childcare facility: </strong>A non-profit childcare facility on the ground floor will provide affordable childcare spaces for residents and the broader community.</li></ul></div><div class="ExternalClassB884F6AB035C4501963451668551BC7C"><p>​Civic Centre Site has a new name – <strong>Heron’s Nest</strong>. “Heron’s Nest” reflects the central location and family-oriented nature of the development. The heron is also an iconic symbol and emblem in Pitt Meadows, honouring the City’s rich riverside nature. <a href="/boards/Housing/HOU_2023-Feb-3_AGE.pdf#page=16" target="_blank">Learn More</a><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassF5C28D3373104F59958F964F48994284"><p>Metro Vancouver is committed to engaging with individuals, organizations and anyone who may be impacted by or have an interest in the proposed housing project.</p><p>Public engagement took place from July 27 and August 10, 2022. During this time, we listened to ideas and gathered feedback on the proposed design of the housing project and priorities in the community.  </p><p>Your feedback will inform us in revising the project design for the City’s approval. <br></p><h4>What We Heard</h4><p>Based on your feedback so far, we’ve identified the following key themes from the community:</p><ul><li>Support for non-market housing</li><li>Concerns about traffic</li><li>Concerns about parking </li><li>Design suggestions </li><li>Some do not support non-market housing in the City of Pitt Meadows or in this location</li></ul><p>We’ve also heard of the following priorities in the community:</p><ul><li>Family housing</li><li>Indoor and outdoor amenities for residents</li><li>Non-market housing</li><li>Accessible housing</li><li>Affordable childcare</li><li>Sustainable housing</li></ul><p>Your feedback will inform us to think of ways to achieve these themes and priorities in our project design revision.</p><h4>Project Documents</h4><p></p><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/services/housing/Documents/civic-centre-public-open-house-display-boards.pdf" target="_blank">Public Open House Display Boards</a></li> <li>​ <span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/services/housing/Documents/civic-centre-public-engagement-summary.pdf" target="_blank">Engagement Summary</a></li></ul><p></p><h4>Next Steps</h4><p>Metro Vancouver Housing will continue to refine the project based on direction and input from the City of Pitt Meadows in addition to feedback from the community and the public. After collating and assessing all input, we will resubmit the rezoning package for consideration by the Mayor and Council. </p><p>A Public Hearing will also be held to provide another opportunity to hear from the community before Council’s final decision. Future opportunities for public review or comment, including a Public Hearing, will be posted here when available.</p></div>Design<div class="ExternalClass7AFBCE6FBEFA43D1B519C76C1B8AC802"><p>​Metro Vancouver Housing is not currently accepting waitlist applications for this building. Once the building is complete, Low-End-of-Market (affordable) units for moderate income households will be advertised publicly at <a href="/services/housing" target="_blank"></a>​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end"></span>. Subsidized units are selected through the Housing Registry – for more information, contact <a href="" target="_blank">BC Housing</a>. </p><p>To ensure that affordable homes go to those who need them most, income and occupancy restrictions apply. Visit the <a href="/services/housing/apply-for-housing" target="_blank">Apply for Housing</a> page to learn more.<br></p></div>





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