Multi-family development statistics

New units of housing by stage of development, both historical and forecast

Here is an overview of multi-family developments in the District from adoption of the Official Community Plan (OCP) on June 27, 2011 until December 31, 2021.  

Market and social housing units

These figures show net units for market ownership, market rental, and social rental that have been rezoned, or have been completed (occupancy permit issued).

During this period, there were a total of 3,299 net new residential units built and occupied in the District.

Housing type Rezoning approved by Council Occupancy permit issued
Market housing, ownership 3,604 2,274
Market housing, rental 816 945
Social housing, rental 528 80
Net gain / (loss) 4,948 3,299

Care and supportive housing

These figures include net beds and units for market care, social care, and supportive housing that have been rezoned, or have been completed (occupancy permit issued).

Housing type Rezoning approved by Council Occupancy permit issued
Market housing, care (units/beds)  61 61
Social housing, care (units/beds) 163 163
Supportive housing 78 18
Net gain / (loss) 302 242

Supporting documents

These tables show the gross new multi-family residential units that were rezoned in each Council term from adoption of the Official Community Plan (OCP) in 2011 until December 31, 2021 listed by project name:

New multi-family residential unit mix

Here is the gross number of new multi-family residential units rezoned by Council since adoption of the Official Community Plan (OCP) in 2011 until December 31, 2021, by housing type and by number of bedrooms (studio, 1- bedroom, 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom, and 4+bedroom).

Note that these figures:

  • Include units only, and do not include beds (e.g. care or supportive settings)
  • Do not include safe houses, emergency housing, secondary suites, or coach houses
  • Do not include Senior’s housing.  Senior’s housing is designed for individuals and couples, typically without children at home, which means fewer bedrooms are typically needed
  • Numbers may change as projects progress through the building permit stage

Rezoned December 5, 2011 onwards

  Supportive Housing, Other Social Housing, Rental Market Housing, Rental Market Housing, Ownership Total
Studio 40 37 20 21 118
  67% 9% 2% 1% 2%
1 bed 2 207 324 931 1,464
  3% 49% 37% 24% 28%
2 bed 12 116 435 1,897 2,460
  20% 27% 49% 49% 47%
3 bed 4 59 101 867 1,031
  7% 14% 11% 23% 20%
4 bed 2 3 2 132 139
  3% 1% 0% 3% 3%
Sum units 60 422 882 3,848 5,212

Related housing data

Housing Continuum

This chart illustrates the number of residential units in 2011 plus the estimated demand in 2030 for housing across the entire continuum, from single-family detached homes to emergency and supportive housing.

Housing continuum

Related Council materials

April 25, 2022 — Pace of Development (2021 update to Council)

Staff provided Council with an update on the historical and projected pace of development.

Download the information report with all attachments 

Download the information report and each attachment separately: 

May 20, 2021 — Pace of development (2020 update to Council)

Staff provided Council with an information report on the District's historical and projected pace of development.

Download the information report with all attachments 

Download the information report and each attachment separately: 

July 17, 2020 — Pace of development (2019 update to Council)

Staff provided Council with an information report providing useful background information on the District's historical and projected pace of development.

Download the information report with all attachments

Download the information report and each attachment separately:

January 14, 2019 — Pace of development (Council workshop)

Staff provided Council with background information on the District's historical and projected pace of development.

Additional meeting handouts:

July 17, 2018  — Community amenity and housing update (Council workshop)

Staff updated Council on the current state of affairs related to Community Amenity Contributions (CACs) and housing (non-market and market rental) that have been approved since 2011 and pending Council consideration to the end of the term. 

June 19, 2018 — Development update (Council workshop)

Staff provided an update on approved residential development since 2011, as well as residential development applications that staff anticipate will be presented to Council for consideration this term.

April 17, 2018 — Rental and affordable housing strategy update (Council workshop)

Staff provided an update on implementation of the Rental and Affordable Housing Strategy (RAHS), endorsed by Council in November 2016.

February 19, 2018 — OCP Implementation Review Committee quarterly update (Regular Council meeting)

Staff provided a quarterly update on the work of the OCP Implementation Review Committee, as mandated in the committee's terms of reference.

November 20, 2017 — OCP Implementation Review Committee workplan (Regular Council meeting)

Staff provided the OCP Implementation Committee's workplan to Council for their approval, as mandated in the committee's terms of reference.

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