Changes are here!

Housing Development in Metro Vancouver and across BC is evolving

Vancouver Multiplexes

More housing options than ever before are now a reality in the City of Vancouver.

The new residential Inclusive zone (R1-1) took effect on October 17, 2023, replacing all previous RS zones. The new R1-1 zone permits the option for multiplex development on qualified lots. Multiplexes are buildings with up to 6 units (or 8 units for secured market rental).

See here for more information:

As well, as of June 30th 2024, the City of Vancouver enacted several bylaw updates in response to provincial legislation (Bills 44, and 47) for Small-Scale Multi-unit Housing (SSMUH) and Transit Oriented Area developments.

  1. Small-scale multi-unit housing is now permitted in RT-7, RT-9, and First Shaughnessy Districts:
  1. Transit-Oriented Area opportunities have been implemented:
  1. Minimum parking requirements have been eliminated:

Missing Middle Housing

Many new housing development options now exist province-wide

In response to provincial legislation (Bills 44, and 47) for Small-Scale Multi-unit Housing (SSMUH) and Transit Oriented Area developments, many municipalities have enacted zoning bylaw changes, effective June 30th 2024.

Given that the response to the Provincial legislation has been unique in every municipality, please feel free to contact gdp architecture to find out more.

See here for background information:

gdp architecture

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We at gdp architecture have been monitoring legislative and bylaw changes closely.

gdp architecture will be developing prototype strategies and designs tailored to adhere to these upcoming regulations.

Let us help you navigate the possibilities.

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