Comment 18048

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted February 06, 2008 at 10:09:31

Statius is right that we have to be careful about reproducing hearsay.

My statement about 10-20% low income units in new developments is perhaps not universally applied in Vancouver, but it is very common.

Here is one source (FUTUREVILLE. By: Montgomery, Charles, Canadian Geographic, 07062168, May/Jun2006, Vol. 126, Issue 3)

"City Hall required 20 percent of the apartments on the site to be reserved for social housing and 25 percent of the units to be "suitable for families."

(this refers to the roundhouse neighbourhood ... not just an individual development) The article gives an excellent overview of what Vancouver is doing right in terms of densification and re-development of former industrial sites.

My family in Vancouver assures me that this 20% rule is very commonly (if not universally) enforced in the downtown area of Vancouver.

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