West Vancouver mulls allowing Coach Homes
Stephen Mikicich, a planner for the community of West Vancouver could be pushing for change. He says:
“We have a community that is aging, that needs different housing options. We have younger families who are having difficulty establishing themselves or remaining in West Vancouver because of the cost of housing, At the same time, it’s a community that highly values the established character of its neighbourhoods.”
Coach houses could afford those looking to move up from apartment sized real estate a bridge between their current property to a single family home.
Coach homes are typically situated at the rear of a single family property and accessed by the lane, which is where they get the name ‘Lane-way House’ but they can also have other configurations such as a shared driveway, or built on top of an existing garage.
West Vancouver’s demographic is interesting: in 2011 the median age was 50, which is 10 years older than Metro Vancouver.
With the encouragement of Coach Houses, we give the current populations more options, those looking to downsize could choose to live in the Coach House while renting out the main house, or maybe their children would want to live in the larger property.
We will keep you updated as to any decisions from West Vancouver with regards to Coach Homes.
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