Legions, developers team up on mixed-use projects
Frank O’Brien, (WESTERN INVESTOR) — Surrey, Burnaby properties will combine veteran facilities with market housing.
As D-Day ceremonies captured attention June 6, veteran members at two of the 28 Royal Canadian Legion branches in Metro Vancouver were celebrating joint venture real estate deals that will improve facilities and provide a mix of affordable and market housing.
In Surrey, Whalley Legion Branch 229 and the Lark Group broke ground May 23 on the Legion Veterans Village, Canada’s first centre for excellence for veterans and first responders.
The two-phase, $312 million project includes a 20-storey mixed-use building inspired by the forms of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France honouring the lives and sacrifices Canadians made during the First World War.
The $312 million Legion Veterans Village project in Surrey is a two-phase development that includes affordable housing, medical facilities and a 26-storey tower with 325 market-housing units.