'Rental-Only Zoning' a Tough Task
Maria Rantanen reports from Richmond, British Columbia, where the planning committee sent a "rental-only zoning" ordinance back to staff for more information and consultation.
"The proposed bylaw would have imposed a 'rental-only' zoning on 60 properties that already are 100 per cent rental as well as considered implementing rental-only zoning for new multi-family apartment developments," according to Rantanen.
The rental-only zoning law has only been possible since the provincial government introduced the rental-only housing changes to the Local Government Act last May.
Rantanen provides more details of the political debate surrounding the proposed zoning change in the source article.