Affordable Housing and Support for Renters
April 12, 2017 (Vancouver, BC) – Council has green lighted the City’s second-ever cohousing project, approved at last night’s public hearing. The project, which submitted an application to rezone three single-family residential lots last summer, will now develop a six-storey building with 25 cohousing homes, 22 of which will be two and three bedroom suited for families.
Today, head planner Gil Kelley updated Council on the Character Homes Review, the first of several updates and policies under the City’s Housing Reset. Over the past several months during this consultation I’ve heard overwhelmingly that affordability is the top concern for renters and home owners alike, and that people want to see more housing that meets their needs in our low and moderate density neighbourhoods.