The gears are in motion for a new East Vancouver seniors centre.
Vancouver City Council has voted unanimously in favour of building a new facility in the Sunset area.
Councillor Raymond Louie, who spearheaded the proposal, says even with the new Killarney Seniors Centre slated to open in 2018, South Vancouver’s senior population will still be short on services.
“The west side of Vancouver has traditionally been the area of investment for these types of facilities. We’re just trying to catch up to what’s available at other parts of our city.”
Louie says staff will come back with a preliminary report in September.
“Once staff have identified the money, they will come back to Council with a recommendation, Council will vote on allocating the money.”
Louie would like to leverage provincial and federal money with costs shard at a third a piece.
He says the price tag of a new facility could cost upwards of $9-million dollars or more.