Earlier today, The Kettle Society and Boffo Properties announced the cancellation of the Kettle-Boffo project, a proposed 12-storey, mixed-use development at the northwest corner of Commercial Drive and Venables. Kettle-Boffo would have provided:
- up to 30 units of supportive housing to local residents
- approximately 200 market homes (1-3 bedroom apartment units)
- a new facility for The Kettle Society
- 18,000 square feet of retail.
The proponents say that due to the city’s financial requirements, the project was no longer economically feasible; city staff say they ‘went to the wall‘ for Kettle-Boffo.
So we’re asking candidates in Vancouver’s 2018 civic election — what would you have done to close the gap between the city and Kettle-Boffo?*
We’re sending this question to every mayor and council candidate on the list maintained by The Cambie Report podcast team. We’ll publish responses as they come in.
*For the four incumbent councillors, the question is, “Knowing what you know now, what would you have done differently?”