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Vancouver could see an increase in laneway housing

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – You soon could see more of those laneway houses around Vancouver.

The city is looking at expanding it into other residential zones, and hope to encourage more of the single storey laneway homes which will have less of an impact on neighbours who may feel they’re intrusive.

Urban planning expert Michael Gellar thinks it’s a good idea.

“I think a single level home would be much more attractive and fit in  much better, some of these one and a half storey homes, while very well designed they do become quite large.

He says it’ll also increase accessibility for seniors, many who see them as a good fit.

Council will review amendments in the spring.

In early March, the city is holding open houses to get your feedback.