Vancouver Council approves rezoning for much of Vancouver


duplex rezoning
An existing duplex in Vancouver. Council has approved a zoning change that will open the city up to this kind of housing. (JENNIFER GAUTHIER / FOR STARMETRO)

Vancouver city council has voted to approve a zoning change to allow duplexes throughout the city after a two-day public hearing.

Dozens of residents spoke for or against the proposal, but the issue also showed how the city’s political parties are positioning themselves either on the side of adding more density in single family neighbourhoods or strongly opposing the idea.

I personally feel this could be a good thing for affordability and in particular first time buyers.  But I also feel this needs to be implemented in a controlled and measured manner so that services and infrastructure keeps pace with development.  Read more here….