Recommendation #5: Infill Housing
Status: IN PROGRESS
Allow for infill options in existing market neighbourhoods
Infill housing opportunities could add up to 50 new resident dwelling units within existing residential neighbourhoods. Carefully considering increased densification in single family neighbourhoods will help to address the loss of market homes historically more available to locals for rental and ownership and provide the opportunity for existing owners to stay in the community and "age in place", while releasing equity in their homes.
- March 6, 2018: Presentation to Council and admin report on Infill Housing proposed project approach.
Five recommended infill strategies
- Permitting stratification of detached and attached suites;
- Permitting subdivision of larger lots;
- Expanding areas where duplexes are permitted;
- Allowing up to two suites (attached or detached) for single family homes;
- Allocating resident-restricted bed units where required to accommodate 1 to 4 and creating a range of restrictions on new dwellings created under 1 to 4 to ensure resident housing objectives are achieved.
Approach and consultation strategy
Implementing the proposed infill strategy is recommended to be carried out in four parts between March 2018 and early 2019.
Part 1: Background information and modelling - March - May 2018
- Assemble stakeholder group
- Compilation and initial analysis of housing information
- Committee of Whole Presentation: Infill Housing Expert Presentation
Part 2: Develop policy alternatives - May - September/October 2018
- Develop policy alternatives and “test” against information compiled in Part 1 (Both working group and stakeholder representatives)
- Select best “policy alternatives” and present to Council
Part 3:Community engagement - October 2018
- Open house to review policy alternatives
- Draft formal policies and bylaws considering feedback from open house
Part 4: Council consideration and approval - Early 2019
- Council consideration of bylaws and policies
- Public hearings