Cameron Thorn of the Urban Development Institute has emailed to advise that the City of Vancouver is holding an Information Session on Potential New Zoning for Ground-Oriented Housing in the Kingsway and Knight area. The Information Session will be held on Tuesday, April 27 from 1:30 – 3:00 PM. The session is being held for interested members from both UDI and Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association.

An overview presentation on the Kingsway and Knight Neighbourhood Centre Delivery Program was provided to the UDI-Vancouver Liaison Committee on November 19, 2003; the upcoming Information Session will be focused more intently on zoning. Given that the housing developments envisioned in the Kingsway and Knight area will be of a smaller scale, it may not be of particular interest to those predominantly undertaking large developments. As such, the information session may be of more interest to those building smaller multi-family and rowhouses

City staff has sent out a survey to area residents concerning the proposed zones along with a Housing Area Plan map showing where the zones might be located. Staff will take public feedback from the survey and make recommendations to Council likely in June 2004 on the Housing Area Plan and proposed zones. Depending upon Council approval, staff will write the new zoning which could be in place by early 2005.
The draft Housing Area Plan suggests the creation of two new zones:
· Courtyard Rowhouses Zone (0.9 – 1.2 FSR) and,
· Small House and Duplex Zone (0.6 – 0.8 FSR)

Further info available here

Time: 1:30 – 3:00 PM, Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Location: City of Vancouver East Wing, 2675 Yukon Street
4th Floor, Coaches’ Corner meeting room