Vancouver mayor pitches densification plan for single family lots

Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart is pitching a plan to city council for more housing for the city’s middle class that would increase density in neighbourhoods traditionally known for single family homes.

If approved, the plan — dubbed Making HOME (Home Options for Middle-income Earners) — would allow up to six ground-oriented units on a single lot where only detached housing is currently allowed.

“It’s really a win-win for everybody. [The homeowner] gets to stay in the neighbourhood they love and the city also benefits,” said Stewart to host Gloria Macarenko on CBC’s On The Coast. 

Stewart gave the example of an older detached house or single family home with the purchase price of $2 million. If

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