City report reveals plan for hotel and conference centre on Downtown Eastside hospital site

The development of a new hospital and health-care campus in the Downtown Eastside could have far-reaching ramifications on the neighbourhood.

In a report going to council's city finance and services committee today, staff have recommended that the city accept a $1.5 million “cost-recovery contribution” from Providence Health Care to cover rezoning expenses.

Council passed a resolution in 2015 supporting construction of a new St. Paul's Hospital and health campus on Providence's 7.5-hectare site. It's on Station Street near Main Street-Science World Station.

Charlie Smith reports

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