June 27, 2017

Council hears a bid for co-housing

Another public hearing is underway at Vancouver Vity Hall. This one about what could be Vancouver’s first co-housing complex.

Yonas Jongkind has applied for the property called Cedar Cottage on East 33rd Avenue to be rezoned in order to house 31 families.

He says co-housing promotes communal living with each family having a private unit but sharing space and tasks such as driving and child care.

Opponents say the building on the property is obtrusive and massive as so many people will bring an increase in noise and traffic.

Supporters however, are seeking connection with their neighbours and buying an affordable home.

Other cities in Metro and the Fraser Valley already have co-housing developments but, if approved, this would be Vancouver’s first.

CKNW Vancouver News

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