CBC, Gil Kelley, Housing Affordability and Vancouver

Price Tags


This radio interview with new City Planner Gil Kelley on CBC’s Early Edition identifies the biggest challenge in metro Vancouver, and it is no surprise-housing affordability.

Part of the job of planning is making sure we’re bringing on a supply of housing that’s not simply trickle-down theory but actually locking in a substantial portion of new housing as long-term or permanently affordable.”

Gil also addresses the elephant in the room, noting that the Federal government has stepped away from providing any incentives for rental housing. And in Vancouver, developers don’t build rental housing as there’s a higher and quicker financial return  in building new houses and condominiums.

When probed about the Cambie Street corridor densification, Gil notes that this was acceptable for Cambie Street as a rapid transit corridor, but may not be the model for other major arterial streets. He also touches upon the laneway housing, the low density…

View original post 167 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s