Vancouver Prison Reborn as New Apartments

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It’s no secret that Vancouver is facing a housing crunch – with demand for homes and apartments far outstripping supply, especially among low-income residents. Now, officials have come up with an especially creative solution.

A former prison in the heart of the city’s Downtown Eastside has been transformed into a complex of nearly 100 new apartments.

The Vancouver Remand Centre at 250 Powell St. once held some of the province’s most notorious criminals as they awaited trial. The 400-bed facility was closed in 2002 and, up until recently, sat empty and unused – a vacant concrete hull near the heart of the city. Continue reading:
Vancouver Prison Reborn as New Apartments