‘Vancouver Plan’ aims to accelerate new housing in B.C.’s biggest city

The mayor of Vancouver has proposed a seven-point motion to reduce barriers and streamline regulations to create more homes in the city in order to address the housing crisis. The plan includes increasing housing density around transit hubs, speeding up a plan for 26 villages in the city, and increasing enforcement of short-term rental regulations. The mayor also released a digital process to help applicants navigate the construction of laneway homes and fast track the permit process. The motion is expected to pass as the mayor's party has the majority on council.

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