Please be advised that starting Tuesday, July 30, 2019, site servicing work will begin on the modular housing development project. Installation of the underground utilities to the modular housing site is scheduled to take approximately two weeks to complete. One of these utility installations will cross the Queensborough off-leash dog area and will close a portion of the off-leash dog area from July 30 to August 9, 2019. (see map below). During this time, the closed area will be clearly demarcated and separated with construction fencing and access to the remaining portion of the off-leash dog area will be maintained. The off-leash dog area will be restored to its original condition once the work is completed.
Near the end of the site servicing portion of the work noted above, construction of the foundation for the new modular units will begin as well as pre-loading work for the new Carter Street access road. Further construction updates will be provided as the project progresses.
838 Ewen Avenue, a City-owned site, has been approved for a modular supportive housing project. The development will include self-contained modular homes with supports for women who have experienced homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. The housing will ease some of the pressure on existing shelter spaces for women, including senior women (age 55+) who are increasingly finding themselves homeless for the first time due to high housing costs. Approximately one-third of the people in New Westminster who are homeless are women.
For more information on this project, please visit the Project on the Go page.