In 2016, the City of Vancouver made significant progress in realizing some major milestones of the Transportation 2040 Plan. The successes of this year are laying the foundation for a transportation system that will serve the needs of our growing city for decades and future generations.
Major successes in 2016 include:
2016 surpassed all previous years for new rental housing approved by City Council. Preliminary year-end numbers show that more than 1,800 new units were approved this year, far exceeding past years. “Vancouver is leading Metro Vancouver in housing supply, providing more than half of all new rentals in the region,” says Mayor Gregor Robertson. “Vancouver’s economy is booming and as we grow, we want to make sure families have a diversity of housing options to put down roots in the city.