Block 33 in the South Waterfront is a muddy, gravel parking lot. The city planned to build 400 units of affordable housing in the lot on SW Moody near the base of the tram, but these days the construction workers building the condo towers just across the streetcar tracks park their trucks in Block 33 every morning.
After 11 years of urban renewal, there are still zero units of affordable housing in South Waterfront. How did this happen? Read the story in this week's news section.
More pictures of the failed affordable housing development below the cut.
Meanwhile, the condo towers across the road are slashing their prices, looking desperately for buyers.
The DJC's Nathalie Weinstein also has a story this week about the lack of affordable housing in South Waterfront, including this rendering of the affordable housing complex planned for another lot in the area called Block 49. Housing Bureau Director Margaret Van Vliet still needs $3 million more dollars to get the ball rolling on plans for Block 49.
Quite the contrast in images, right?
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