Skenna Terrance Planning Program

Skenna Terrance Planning Program

  • Community
  • Real Estate
  • Redevelopment
July 30, 2021


About Skeena Terrace

Skeena Terrace is located on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. It is 10.8-acres in size, located in the Hastings Sunrise neighbourhood and is bound by East Fifth Avenue (North), Lougheed Highway (South), Cassiar Street (West), and Skeena Street (East).

Completed in the 1960s, Skeena Terrace was one of Vancouver’s original social housing sites and is operated by BC Housing. There are approximately 600 tenants currently residing on site in 232 units. Due to the age of the existing buildings and infrastructure, which require extensive and ongoing repairs, BC Housing approached the City to explore how the site could be redeveloped to best meet the needs of current and future tenants.

Redevelopment will provide an opportunity to increase the number of affordable housing units on site as well as consider new community-serving spaces. It is anticipated that the redevelopment will be realized through a 12-18 month Planning Process, culminating with a policy statement presented to City Council for consideration, with opportunities for public and stakeholder engagement throughout.

Planning Program

The Skeena Terrace Planning Program will be a comprehensive process which will guide the future development of the site located at 2298 Cassiar St.

The Planning Program will explore important considerations including:

  • Minimize disruption to existing tenants through thoughtful and planned phasing and offer of first-right of refusal to those tenants for new units upon project completion;
  • Increase the number of new affordable, energy efficient housing options on site;
  • Explore a range of options for site design, height, density and massing considerations which will enlist public and stakeholder input throughout the process;
  • Recognize and enhance landscaping and ecological assets;
  • Plan for complete communities including the provision of ample open spaces, places and other community amenities to support the site and surrounding area;
  • Improve accessibility and sustainable transportation connections.

Overall, it is intended that the Planning Program will create a vision for the site that results in an affordable, sustainable, and vibrant community.

Yoyoe Lu

Founder and managing principal

Yoyoe is the founder and managing principal of Claridge. She was ranked one of Vancouver’s top real estate agents. Currently, Yoyoe is our strategic mind leading the team to success. Her affiliation with industry professionals put her ahead of our competitors. Yoyoe is also part of the Rotary Club of West Vancouver, Canadian Homebuilders Association, Urban Land Institute and Urban Development Institute.

Ashley Osborn

Development Site and Investment Specialist

Ashely is our lead land and investment advisor. He has been consistently featured in the annual top 100 real estate deals of British Columbia ranking. With over $15 billion worth of domestic and international real estate investments under his belt, Ashley is one of the top agents in the province. His 20 years of real estate and financial experience make him a master in negotiation and acquisition.

Patricia Wong Chong

Investment and Leasing Specialist

Patricia is our investment and retail leasing advisor. Her experience in brokerage and market research analysis has helped her comprise over $550 million in commercial real estate transactions. Patricia is responsible, detail-oriented, and professional. Her strong work ethic and positive attitude have led her to surpass all her competitors.

Schumann Li

Land Assembly & Residential Specialist

Schumann is a top-producing realtor in the Lower Mainland with more than 30 years’ experience. Over the years, Schumann hasn’t just garnered awards, but the trust of countless customers. Her clients continually refer to her outstanding professionalism, work ethic and poise.

Wendy Kaip

Sales Associate

Whether it’s decoding city policies, strategizing relocation plans, home sellers looking for a trustworthy advisor to unlock their property’s maximum potential- Wendy is here to help every step along the way.

Prior to real estate, Wendy spent over a decade in the mining industry with her attention to detail, keen negotiation skills, extensive network and strong reputation for getting the deal done, bringing endless value to her current real estate clients.

Whether you are thinking about selling to a developer, or have more questions about commercial real estate, Wendy invites you to connect, to see how she can utilize her expertise and team to help create value and maximize your real estate goals.

Simon Chan

Managing Broker

Simon is the managing broker of Claridge Real Estate Advisors Inc. His expertise has helped our agents resolve many difficulties. Not only is Simon knowledgeable with real estate legislation, but he is also very detail orientated. With Simon on our team, our agents are confident to conduct businesses and will always get the support they need to ensure they’re not walking on dirty water.

Frank Zhou


As the analyst of the company, my key job is to help brokers to find marketable clients and locate feasible development sites by collecting and analyzing up-to-date market transaction data and conducting target market and property-level research. Meanwhile, I am also in charge of maintaining the company’s property database to ensure accuracy and comprehensiveness and continuously upgrading the level of knowledge by staying up to date with hot topics, and market trends, and incorporating findings into everyday work. Before joining the company, I worked for CR Group as a real estate investment manager, focusing on capital raising, equity and debt financing, acquisition and renovation. I hold 2 master’s degrees, one in Housing Management and the other in Economics.