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					          Increasing Housing
                   Density in
             Single Detached
             Neighbourhoods
                                         Examples and Case Study from:
          Increasing Housing Density in Single Detached Neighbourhoods
                                                          Prepared for:
                                                      Metro Vancouver
                                                                    and
                                       Ministry of Community Services,
                                           Province of British Columbia
                                                       September 2007
                                              Coriolis Consulting Corp.



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                                                   1 unit → 3 units
                                                   Stratified duplex with a
                                                   dwelling unit over the
                                                   garage

                                                   Unit count and size:
                                                   3 units: 2 duplex units
                                                   (1,620 sq.ft. each) and
                                                   1 unit over the garage
                                                   (945 sq.ft.)

                                                   Site size:
                                                   8,397 sq.ft.

                                                   Floor space ratio: 0.5
                                                   (excluding 0.1 FSR in
                                                   the cellar levels for
                                                   storage)

                                                   Parking spaces: 5




333 West 14th Street,
City of North Vancouver
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                          View from lane of unit
                          over garages.




333 West 14th Street,
City of North Vancouver
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                          1 unit → 4 units
                          Four stratified
                          townhouse-style row
                          units on one corner
                          lot that was
                          previously developed
                          with one single family
                          house

                          Unit count and size:
                          4 units at 1,400 sq.ft.
                          each

                          Site size:
                          8,054 sq.ft. (about 66
                          x 122 feet)

                          Floor area ratio: 0.7




3158 Gilmore, Burnaby
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                                               View of garage
                                               parking off lane and
                                               visitor parking in
                                               carport.




3158 Gilmore, Burnaby
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                                               1 unit → 4 units
                                               One large lot subdivided
                                               into two small lots, and
                                               each developed with a
                                               single family dwelling and
                                               a secondary suite in the
                                               rear.
                                               Unit count and size:
                                               4 units (two 2,309 sq.ft.
                                               main units and two 500
                                               sq.ft. suites)
                                               Site size:
                                               9,801 sq.ft. (66 x 148.5)
                                               SF lot; subdivided into
                                               two 4,637 sq.ft. lots (33
                                               x 140.5) after lane
                                               dedication
                                               Floor area ratio:0.61
                                               Parking spaces: 6
                    Hamilton Street frontage




1404 and 1406 Hamilton Street,
City of New Westminster
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                                                               View from lane of
                                                               coordinated approach
                                                               to provision of surface
                                                               parking for secondary
                                                               suites.




1404 and 1406 Hamilton Street,
City of New Westminster
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                                                               1 unit → 4 units

                                                               Stratified fourplex in a
                                                               SF neighbourhood

                                                               Unit count and size:
                                                               4 units ranging from
                                                               1,629 to 1,924 sq.ft.

                                                               Site size:
                                                               7,920 sq.ft.

                                                               Floor area ratio: 0.9
                                                               (including the main,
                                                               upper, and basement
                                                               floor areas)

                Street view of the fourplex from 30th Avenue
                                                               Parking stalls: 8




27283 30th Avenue,
Township of Langley (Aldergrove)
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                              Surface parking
                              screened from yard
                              by landscaping.




27283 30th Avenue,
Township of Langley (Aldergrove)
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                              1 unit → 5 units
                              Subdivision and of one
                              single family lot into
                              five fee simple lots,
                              each with one detached
                              unit

                              Unit count and size:
                              5 two storey units of
                              approximately 2,600
                              square feet including an
                              800 square foot
                              basement

                              Site size:
                              5 lots, each
                              approximately 2,844
                              square feet (32 feet x
                              89 feet)

                              Floor area ratio: 0.9




15383-15399 Russell Avenue,
 City of White Rock
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                                                                       1 unit → 9 units
                                                                       Low-rise multifamily
                                                                       development

                                                                       Unit count and size:
                                                                       9 units (eight 3 BR
                                                                       from 1,320 to 1,656
                                                                       sq.ft. and one 3 BR plus
                                                                       den at 1,709 sq.ft.)

                                                                       Site size:
                                                                       15,572 sq.ft. (78 x 200
                                                                       feet)

                                                                       Floor space ratio: 0.75
                                                                       (11,671 sq.ft.)

                                                                       Parking spaces:
                                                                       9 spaces required but
              MacDonald frontage (note recessed entry to u/g garage)   16 spaces provided in
                                                                       underground parking




1803 MacDonald Street
(“Tatlow Court”), City of Vancouver
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                                                                       View of frontage
                                                                       adjacent to park.




1803 MacDonald Street
(“Tatlow Court”), City of Vancouver
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Case Study
Kingsway & Knight Area in Vancouver

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 MAP OF EXISTING ZONING       MAP OF NEW ZONING




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                                                     Supportable Land
Scenario                          FSR     Zoning
                                                     Value per 33 Foot

1 detached house on 33 foot lot   0.6     Existing      $413,000
                                         situation
2 units (duplex) on 33 foot lot   0.6    RT-10 and      $548,000
                                           RM-1
4 units on two 33 foot lots       0.75    RT-10         $629,500

5 units (row housing) on two 33   0.9      RM-1         $672,000
foot lots




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