Friday, June 8, 2012
Housing Form and Design: my contribution to the Mayor's Affordable Housing Task Force
This prompted me to suggest that some of the audience might be interested in the report that I prepared for the Mayor's Affordable Housing Task Force that examined these options and where they could go, and what changes might be required to facilitate them. In essence, I suggest ways to encourage more redevelopment along arterials (yes I know they are busy, noisy and dusty) but also propose a NEW TRANSITIONAL ZONE that might be established between the arterials and single family streets, and around transit nodes and community facilities.
This morning I was reading Frances Bula's Blog www.francesbula.com and came across a number of discussions regarding building form and density. This has prompted me to share a link to my report, noting that in the coming weeks, the Task Force will be issuing its final report. Then a full discussion will hopefully begin.
So far I have received one formal letter from a neighbourhood organization that criticized me and my report....It didn't even start off by saying how much it appreciated the effort that had no doubt been put into drafting the report....it just jumped straight into the concerns :-) but I will look forward to hearing what others have to say.
Here's the report http://vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/civicagencies/housing/PrelimRptFormDesign.pdf