The City is planning open houses are to review the proposed incentives and draft design guidelines for retaining pre-1940 character homes and introduce new housing types in single-family (RS) zones across the city.
Most recent proposals do not offer enough incentives for retention, so without any changes in direction beyond what the City is proposing, the trend to demolish existing character homes and replace them with new “monster houses” will continue.
City staff will be on hand to answer questions and receive public feedback.
Saturday, May 27, 2017, 11 am – 2 pm
Oakridge Centre Auditorium 650 West 41st Avenue
(access from west entrance, adjacent to Oakridge Seniors’ Centre)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 5 – 8 pm
Trout Lake Community Centre 3360 Victoria Drive, Grandview Room
Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 5 – 8 pm
Dunbar Community Centre 4747 Dunbar Street, Room 112
Since the fall of 2016, the City has been gathering public feedback and refining the proposed retention incentives and draft guidelines: increased floor area, introduction of new housing unit types (i.e. infill and multiple conversion dwelling), unit stratification, and related zoning relaxations. No zoning changes for new home construction are proposed at this time.
For more information on the Character Home Zoning Review, please visit the project website at vancouver.ca/character-home-review.