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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:40 pm
 


Former Victoria mayor Lisa Helps appointed Premier Eby’s housing solutions adviser

We are so screwed. If ever there was a reason NOT to vote NDP this:Image is top of the list.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:56 pm
 


Missing Middle Housing

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^^ this is going to get rammed down our throats.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:09 pm
 


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Missing Middle Housing

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^^ this is going to get rammed down our throats.

What would you rather see?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:38 pm
 


Affordable housing is the goal. Missing middle is a laudable end goal but the process will push out the bulk of middle and low income wage earners with no emergency plan in place.

It is too early to tell at this point how it will be implicated but on a macro scale a LOT can go wrong. This isn't an easy bake oven solution, this is a Cadillac of housing solutions. In that it has the great goal but we have no way to provide the means without gutting the housing market for the little guy.

What I would like to see is a little more incremental and careful approach but some guarantees for people who are on old age income/social housing.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:12 pm
 


Development-wise I'd rather see more townhouses/row houses built than apartment buildings. The way they build apartments/condos, at least around here, there is little to no space for recreation purposes or even much green space. My ex and I had a townhouse in a complex (rows of 6) and I've known many people who have happily lived in this type of setting including some that were in co-ops. Ours and most others at least have some shared green space with some recreational areas/playground as well. Not as ideal as single detached houses but better than an apartment, especially if you have a family.

I do know that the current housing problems we have in BC, as well as everywhere else it seems, are nothing new as this has been an issue for years now with all levels of government acknowledging it and blah blah "we must do something" blah blah.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2023 5:09 pm
 


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Development-wise I'd rather see more townhouses/row houses built than apartment buildings. The way they build apartments/condos, at least around here, there is little to no space for recreation purposes or even much green space. My ex and I had a townhouse in a complex (rows of 6) and I've known many people who have happily lived in this type of setting including some that were in co-ops. Ours and most others at least have some shared green space with some recreational areas/playground as well. Not as ideal as single detached houses but better than an apartment, especially if you have a family.

I do know that the current housing problems we have in BC, as well as everywhere else it seems, are nothing new as this has been an issue for years now with all levels of government acknowledging it and blah blah "we must do something" blah blah.


I live in a duplex and I absolutely love it. It's cheap both to own and to maintain, I don't need a lot of space, and I have enough green space that I can have a shaded patio built in my backyard where I can relax and read.

A lot of the people in my generation waited a while before they started having kids, so this might even be a better option for young people still struggling to find some place to live before they start families.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2023 11:36 am
 


Here is an example of the problem with the development of "affordable" housing:

300-foot rental towers proposed for 2 locations in Vancouver's West End

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Proposed by Wall Financial Corporation, the first project is located at 1065 Pacific St. and calls for a total of 180 rental units in a 91.4-metre (300-foot) tower.

Thirty-six of the proposed apartments would be offered for below-market rates, while the remaining 144 units would be secured market rentals.

The plan includes 117 one-bedroom units (23 of them below-market), 62 two-bedroom units (12 below market) and one below-market three-bedroom suite.

So 80% of the units would be par with the ridiculous high rental rates and 20% would be below that though it isn't specified how much below. How stupid is that? What would determine how much one would pay in comparison to their neighbour in an equivalent unit?

The other building in the article is the same thing 80/20.

In the meantime the residents of existing buildings that will be demolished to make way for these towers will be displaced. Considering the lack of rentals available where will they go?


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