KC is proud to announce its latest completed government project with BC Housing, the provincial Crown Corporation under the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing! The province purchased two buildings on Main Street – The Jubilee Rooms – and KC has been instrumental in completing the project on time & budget, as we needed to accommodate residents in dire need of clean, safe and affordable housing. The intervention by the city and the province is unprecedented and will provide housing for residents from the derelict Regency Hotel, that will be shut down on June 28, 2018 because the Regency has been deemed no longer fit for occupancy after countless city violations.
This renovation project encompassed 80 rooms, common area, washer / dryer rooms and toilet / shower rooms. We managed this fast-paced project to ensure this building was upgraded to comply with the current building code requirements for health, safety & security.
Local news covered the opening of The Jubilee Rooms extensively, with reports on CBC, Vancouver Sun, The Star and The Daily Hive. The Globe and Mail reported Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson believed that ‘working together – the province and the city can tackle the worst buildings in the city and get quality, affordable, low-income housing’. KC is currently working on additional BC Housing projects, who are working in partnership with the provincial government, to overcome the city’s housing crisis by developing & re-developing a range of housing options!
The City of Vancouver, under Mayor Robertson’s leadership, is making great strides in ensuring all residents have proper housing!