New legislation will allow up to six units per single-family or duplex lot.
Infill housing, like this fourplex proposed in Moody Centre, will now be permitted on all single-family and duplex lots across BC.
On November 1, the Provincial government announced new legislation that will permit multiple housing units on all lots currently zoned for single-family or duplex uses. The biggest change will come in municipalities with populations over 5,000, where 3-6 units will be allowed in multiplex or townhouse forms. Smaller communities will be required to permit laneway homes and/or secondary suites on every lot.
Smaller Communities (<5,000)
Laneway Houses and/or Secondary Suites
Larger Communities (>5,000)
Lot Size <280 sm
Lot Size >280 sm
Lot Size >280 sm & close to transit stops
Parking requirements will also decrease closer to public transportation service, and will be eliminated completely within 400 m of frequent transit stops.
As part of the announcement, Public Hearings will also be waived for Rezoning applications that are OCP-compliant.
More information the Province's announcement can be found here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023PREM0062-001706
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