Vancouver city council approved a new cohousing project in Riley Park at a public hearing on Tuesday, April 11.
The housing project will develop a six-storey building with 25 cohousing homes. Twenty-two of the homes will be two and three bedroom suites for families.
With the cohousing model, residents own their homes but share facilities, such as a communal dining area and a play area for families. The units are built collectively at market cost.
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“Cohousing is an inventive way to create more affordable housing that fits families’ needs and builds vibrant communities,” Mayor Gregor Robertson in a release.
“The City is committed to not only using every tool at our disposal to deliver affordable housing, but also to reducing red-tape and other barriers so creative solutions like cohousing will flourish with our support.”
This is Vancouver’s second cohousing project. The first was built on 33rd Avenue in 2013.