Rising Sun Villas
Non-Market Housing

Project Information

Location: Surrey, BC

Start: December 16, 2013

Completion: January 22, 2015

Budget: $8,560,000

Principles Involved:
  • Owner: The Phoenix Society
  • Contractor: VanMar Constructors Inc.
  • Architect: DYS Architecture
  • Funding Partners: BC Housing/City of Surrey/Vancity/HPS Funding

Contact: Michael Wilson (Executive Director) The Phoenix Society 13689 - 94A Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3V 1N1 Phone: 604-587-6690 | Fax: 604-581-3539 | Email: michael@phoenixsociety.com

Description of Project:
  • 37,000 sq.ft., 6 storey wood frame, with separate 2,800 sq.ft. social innovation centre.
  • Mechanical system is designed to tie into the City of Surrey district energy system in the future.
  • 71 total beds.
  • Level 1 & 2: 25 bed supportive housing component in partnership with Correctional Services of Canada (CSC) for individual re-integrating back into the community. Each room provides sleeping accommodation for a single resident, with common kitchen, bathroom and amenity areas.
  • Level 3 & 4: 23 transitional housing units. Supportive affordable housing for individuals coming from Phoenix Society’s addictions recovery program beds, and other supporting housing beds in Surrey.
  • Level 5 & 6: 23 shared equity home ownership units. These are to fill a gap in the continuum of housing options for people unable to access traditional home ownership.
  • Social Innovation Centre (Gallery, cafe, studio, office space) in a stand-alone building where small entrepreneurial ventures and start-ups can access workspaces, technical resources and peer support.
Team Members
  • Cody Voorhorst (VanMar)
  • Jeff Marin (VanMar)
  • John Spadafora (VanMar)
  • Mark Meerstra (VanMar)
  • Michael Wilson, Executive Director (The Phoenix Society)
  • John Davidson, Architect (DYS Architecture)
  • Glenn Gardner, Architect (DYS Architecture)