I have been following the Little Mountain story for most of this year (Please check out my photo essay on my blog or on
The 10 families were insisting that the project be done as a phased development so that the community could remain intact. Critics of the cities plan also protested that the province was leaving housing empty at a time when the homeless situation was turning critical.
The province now claims that social housing will be the first thing built after demolition and that the families that are still residing in Little Mountain be allowed to stay. Vancouver Mayor Greg Robertson says "Little Mountain has been a very sensitive issue. A lot of people in Vancouver have seen it as a flashpoint, so we wanted this to work out and be an example of how we are going to deliver more social housing."
According to my source up at Little Mountain,