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What is Happening to Single Family Zoning in Vancouver?

There has been some "Save Vancouver's historic single family neighbourhoods" chatter in recent weeks as the City of Vancouver releases its revised land use plan for the city which shows historically low density and height restricted neighbourhoods such as Kitsilano  and Kerrisdale allowing 12 and 25 storey development.  Of course Kitsilano has been anything but single family for decades and Kerrisdale already has mid-rise construction in pockets mixed with single family homes.  I thought this was a pretty good recap from City Hall Watch:   



Here's a map published this week by Post Media showing the City of Vancouver's intentions with regards to zoning relaxation:

vancouver rezoning map

99% of Single Family Lots Approved For Duplex Zoning

City of Vancouver Council have approved changes to the zoning of almost all RS zones from single family to duplex.  Shaughnessy between 37th ave and 49th ave and Cypress to Granville are exempt.

Read the story here


modern duplex

Mortgage Rates Bottoming In Canada


From The Financial Post

mortgage rates may finally be bottoming out in canada new report says


Mortgage rates may finally be bottoming out in Canada, new report says

Garry Marr | December 8, 2016 | Last Updated: Dec 9 12:02 PM ET
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