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.
Affordable Housing and Support for Renters
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.
As Vancouver grapples with an unprecedented housing and affordability crisis that touches all incomes and neighbourhoods, City Council and staff are considering how we create many more homes in our low and moderate density neighbourhoods.
It’s always a treat to sit down with a group of people who care so passionately, and think with such depth, about Vancouver’s built environment.
I want to recognize ULI’s leadership in helping Metro Vancouver have a more informed public dialogue on issues of land use and livability
All of us want Vancouver to be a place where people can afford to live and work.
And today I want to focus my remarks on the one issue that I know we’re all focused on: the city’s new logo
Just kidding. That topic, of course, is housing, and the issue of affordability.