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Vancouver gets "more aggressive" proposals to create more rentals

Blog by Bill de Mooy | November 23rd, 2019

Proposals under review by the city:     
  • Rentals should be allowed in low-density transition zones that are near, but not right on, arterials. 
  • That would mean four-storey apartments and rentals on many streets that are now restricted to single-detached houses.         
  • Rental apartments proposed along the city’s main arterials no longer have to go through rezonings.
  • This could streamline and shorten development time by a year.

Vancouver currently allows essentially three units – a main house, a basement suite and a laneway house – on almost every residential lot in the city.