Soon after the General Hospital was imploded, the initial talks on redevelopment of the area suggested sites would be made available to build attainable housing for those who were working but could not afford the down payment and mortgages necessary to own a place of their own.
The Bridges was launched, but construction began on mid-range properties and, although they helped determine the future of the Bridgeland district, no developer was willing to purchase land from the city to invest in building lower-end products. In-house Attainable Housing Society has become the first.

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