City staff dragging feet on “zoning capacity” report?

On February 1, 2011, Council approved a motion by Clr Ellen Woodsworth calling on City staff to report back within thirty days regarding the existing zoning capacity in Vancouver. This refers to the amount of additional population Vancouver could accommodate without rezoning. On many lots in Vancouver, existing buildings are built to lower than the approved floor space ratios and heights. Citizens have heard about estimates that Vancouver could accommodate all of its expected population increase for decades without the need for rezoning if buildings were gradually rebuilt up to already-approved limits. Continue reading