North Vancouver eyed for co-housing project

January 21st, 2016

Mackenzie Stonehocker and her family are searching for some liked-minded neighbours.

She’s currently renting a home in East Vancouver but she’s started a co-housing group that’s seeking to build a sustainable project in North Vancouver for up to 30 households.

Her group, Driftwood Village Cohousing, began informally in December 2014, after Stonehocker and her husband got together some frien ...

Coach Houses in the District of North Vancouver

January 21st, 2016

Is my property eligible for a coach house?

To be eligible to build a coach house, your single family lot must satisfy these general requirements:

  • Your lot must be over 929 m2 (10,000 square feet) — or at least 15m (50 feet) wide on a corner lot, or with access to an open lane
  • You cannot have an existing secondary suite, either attached or detached
  • The combined size of your principal hou ...

District of North Vancouver nixes school land sale

January 21st, 2016

The eventual rebuilding of Argyle secondary will likely have to be scaled back after the District of North Vancouver voted against rezoning an unused portion of the Braemar elementary land to be sold.

The North Vancouver school district was counting on the $2.4 million from Wedgewood Developments for its portion of the preferred size of the $51.5-million rebuild of Argyle. The province has c ...

B.C. takes ‘hard look’ at non-resident real estate tax

January 19th, 2016

The B.C. government is examining a proposal for an “affordable housing fund” generated by a tax targeted at non-resident investors and speculators, Premier Christy Clark said Tuesday.

The concept by a group of university business school academics could help loosen the tight rental market by encouraging owners of vacant homes to rent them out, Clark told reporters at a tech conference in Vanc ...

North Vancouver house prices shoot up

January 12th, 2016

North Vancouver has always seemed like a sanctuary for those fed up with Vancouver’s preoccupation with newer, bigger, more expensive housing.

While Vancouver seems to be on a mission to tear itself down and start over again, North Vancouver, with its ranchers and split levels, has always felt like a trip back in time. It’s the place where you can live in a small house on a big lot and not l ...