Infill Housing Phase Two
Phase Two of the Infill Housing Program is developing regulations and guidelines for duplexes and triplexes and will provide further direction for the development of other ground oriented infill housing forms.
The Infill Housing Program: Phase Two includes:
- Revising existing zoning regulations (or making new regulations) to enable duplexes. This might include changing the minimum lot size or allowing secondary suites in duplexes in appropriate circumstances.
- Creating new zoning regulations to enable triplex housing. Currently, triplexes are one of the housing forms envisioned for the Residential – Ground Oriented Infill Housing (RGO) land use designation in the Official Community Plan (OCP), but the Zoning Bylaw does not contain any zoning districts that permit them. A new zoning district would be created that would include regulations such as building size and height.
- Deciding on processes to approve duplex and triplex development applications. Aspects of the approval process, like whether to require a Development Permit or a rezoning and who has the authority to approve an application, will be explored.
- Creating new development permit guidelines for duplexes, triplexes and other ground-oriented housing forms. These guidelines would include expectations for building massing, landscaping and other elements to make sure the building fits into the neighbourhood.