Posted on April 23, 2009
Dead quiet location for housing roundtable
The decision to push forward on Vision’s commitment to build more affordable market and rent housing is producing results.
On Saturday, leading developers, architects and community housing activists from across the city will meet Mayor Gregor Robertson in the Centennial Room at Mountainview Cemetery — I know, weird location, but it was free and this is a grave situation, etc. — to brainstorm an action plan for council.
A multidisciplinary city staff team has already prepared some proposals to test at the Saturday roundtable. Look for quick results. Laneway housing should go forward by July, and now this memo from planner Ronda Howard promising new measures for secondary suites, this time in apartments, before the August break.