Tag: Development

Rennie’s call for regional housing plan points to major weakness in tools to achieve affordability

Yesterday’s massive gathering of the Urban Development Institute to hear Bob Rennie’s annual industry update had the feel of a rally of winning race horse race bettors at a tribute to their smartest track analyst. The housing market has been… Read More

Vancouver programs generating half of all new rental in Metro, protecting critical lower-cost housing stock

Vancouver’s Housing Action Plan has delivered almost half of all new rentals in Metro Vancouver, council learned today, and is ensuring that more than 35 percent of the city’s housing stock is affordable to families on low and middle incomes. Good… Read More

Travel time priorities: new BC poll shows people wary of density, want shopping, green space close by

There’s a wealth of information, insight and perspective in a new Real Estate Foundation of BC poll about urban design and the built environment, including the news that BC residents have the least tolerance for long commutes to… Read More

Motion to challenge Assessment Authority on sky-high assessments in Vancouver

With non-profit housing operators, renters and commercial tenants now facing the impact of new, sky-high property assessments, pressure is growing on BC Assessment Authority to clarify its assessment methods, especially where increases are well above the average. The Vision… Read More