New Zealand has recently announced an end to single-family zoning in its five biggest cities, with the goal of encouraging more medium density construction to predominantly single-family areas. Not surprisingly, this is drawing the attention of both Vancouver city planners and housing advocates in BC. Would implementing a similar change to zoning in BC help to alleviate the Vancouver housing crisis by increasing access to more affordable housing?
In this video, Surrey Real Estate specialist Steve Karrasch of Macdonald Realty, discusses the potential implications of BC adopting a similar “ban to single family homes” in Vancouver and how such a change would affect the price of housing in Metro Vancouver and surrounding areas.
BC takes note as New Zealand does to ban single-family zoning in cities: https://vancouversun.com/business/real-estate/new-zealand-housing-move-attracts-attention-in-b-c
What do you think? Should Vancouver consider adopting a similar “end to single-family zoning” policy?
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