Loyal Orange Manor & Edward Byers House are located at 1425/1451 East 12th Avenue in the Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood. This redevelopment will replace 57 existing units with 157 new units of affordable, secured rental housing for independent-living seniors and people with disabilities.
The project is also pursuing Passive House certification. Passive House is a standard for energy efficiency and yields a reduced carbon footprint. It results in ultra-low energy consumption buildings that require little energy for space heating and cooling.
Although Brightside has taken steps to maintain the buildings at 1425 and 1451 East 12th Avenue at a high standard, the properties are aging and do not offer accessibility features such as elevators, often required for seniors aging in place. We at Brightside place a high priority on ensuring the homes we provide and the communities we foster meet the needs of our residents in the long-term. After many renovations and upgrades to the building, the need to redevelop 1425 and 1451 East 12th Avenue is clear in order to best meet the needs of our residents.
Learn more about the rezoning application for this project on the City of Vancouver website: