I mention this since around the world 'co-living' is becoming an increasingly popular (and necessary housing choice) as housing costs outpace incomes. While older structures are being used, some new buildings are also being built. I first heard about this concept at a housing conference in New York where representatives of https://www.common.com/ and other similar companies spoke.
I subsequently referred to co-living in various columns including this Vancouver Courier story on how to keep younger people from leaving the city. https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/courier-archive/opinion/how-to-keep-young-people-from-leaving-vancouver-3061519
This morning I came across an article describing some of the new co-living accommodation in London UK. It is well worth reading since I expect to see new highrise co-living buildings being built in Vancouver. I am sure they will raise some interesting zoning and building bylaw issues.
This can be a much more affordable form of housing. But expect the rent in all new projects to be higher than the $65/month I paid in Pestalozzi!