How does this proposal contribute to the City’s current housing challenges?

The Developer has proposed to build 19 purpose built rental units and enter into a Housing Agreement through a Bylaw to secure 10 units for 12 years. It will cap the maximum rent at $2,375. This rent will be allowed to increase each year based on the acceptable increase rates in the BC Residential Tenancy Act. This rental rate was established based on the City’s Housing Needs and Assessment Report prepared by Dillion for household incomes of $80,000 – $99,000 per year. (considered moderate to above moderate). This demographic in our housing continuum has been defined as two-person household who may or may not have children who may no longer be able to qualify to purchase a house and are seeking housing to rent. This provision of propose built housing seeks to retain our workforce.

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1. How many units are proposed under the new zoning and how many could be constructed under the current zoning?
2. Will vacation rentals be permitted?
3. Is this development considered high density?
4. Is the minimum 5% parkland being dedicated as part of this development?
5. Has a traffic impact study been undertaken for the proposed development?
6. How does this proposal contribute to the City’s current housing challenges?
7. What community amenities is the developer providing as part of this development?
8. How will pedestrian connectivity be achieved to ensure access from Hay Road to the school?
9. Is this development proposal in line with the City’s Official Community Plan?
10. Why is this application being considered when the City is undergoing an Official Community Plan (OCP) review process?
11. Can applications for “large scale development” be put on hold until planning documents (OCP, DCC bylaw, Servicing Standards etc.) are updated?