Vancouver city council approves rezoning major parts of city to allow duplexes

After two days of public hearings, Vancouver city council has voted to rezone the majority of the city to enable duplex use in single-family home neighbourhoods on 19th Sept 2018. The decision, approved in the final city council meeting of Gregor Robertson's decade-long tenure as mayor of Vancouver, is also one of his most sweeping policies. Under the rezoning, duplexes — houses…

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Vancouver’s housing strategy aims for “transformation” of residential neighbourhoods

Vancouver’s new 10-year housing strategy, a plan more than 14 months in the making, covers a lot of ground. The Housing Vancouver Strategy, unveiled Thursday less than a year out from a civic election in which housing is expected to be the top issue, touches on everything from creating affordable housing and taming speculation, to expediting the approval process and…

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