'Rental-Only Zoning' a Tough Task

Richmond, British Columbia is trying to develop "rental-only zoning" for 60 properties in the city.
April 5, 2019, 10am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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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.

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Published on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 in Richmond News
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