West Vancouver Council Rejects Provincial Housing Rules

The District of West Vancouver council has rejected a rezoning that would have allowed additional coach houses and secondary suites on about 200 residential properties and brought the district in line with new provincial legislation.

The vote to reject the plan comes after the province gave municipalities a deadline of June 30 to bring local bylaws in line with new rules allowing greater density on single-family lots to supply more “small scale housing.”

Most single-family lots in the rest of West Vancouver already allow both secondary suites and coach houses, so wouldn’t have been impacted by the change.

But about 220 properties – or about 1.6 per cent of the total in the district – stood to have their allowable density increased as a result of the provincially-mandated change (about 40 of the properties already have apartments, so the real number impacted is closer to 180).

The rules about how many dwellings must be allowed on lots varies depending on the size of the lot and how far it is from major bus routes.

Senior planner David Hawkins previously stressed to council the new rules don’t require owners to build on their properties and will only impact property owners who decide they want to build additional housing on their lots. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE. 


Sold (Bought): Coal Harbour condo has postcard views and luxury touches
This two-bedroom Coal Harbour condo was listed for $2,188,000 and sold for $2,150,000 after two days on the market. PHOTO BY SUPPLIED BY HOLLY CALDERWOOD

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1103 — 1790 Bayshore Dr., Vancouver

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Type: Two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment

Size: 1,553 square feet

B.C. Assessment: $1,930,000

Listed for: $2,188,000

Sold for: $2,150,000

Sold on: Jan. 20

Days on market in this listing: Two

Listing agent: Holly Calderwood PREC at Royal LePage Sussex



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