The City of Vancouver’s Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA) is taking steps to enable more than 1,350 new affordable homes on eight additional City-owned sites. The City-owned sites, worth $72.5 million, were recently allocated to VAHA by Vancouver City Council to enable the development of new affordable rental housing.
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.
On Tuesday, April 11th, Council unanimously passed the following motion to lift the moratorium on taxi licenses in the City of Vancouver:
ACTION TO LIFT THE MORATORIUM ON NEW TAXI LICENCES
WHEREAS the Passenger Transportation Board released a decision April 7 approving, after a period of delay, the application of the four Vancouver taxi companies to add 175 taxis to the Vancouver fleet, including 26 wheelchair accessible taxis; and
WHEREAS council has previously indicated its support for expansion of the taxi fleet as proposed by the Vancouver taxi industry;