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) in 2011 until December 31, 2020. The data include details for market ownership, market rental, and social rental units that have been rezoned, or have been completed.

During this period, there were a total of 2,695 net new residential units built and occupied in the District.

Housing type Rezoning approved by Council Occupancy permit issued
Market housing, ownership 3,426 1,745
Market housing, rental 803 870
Social housing, rental 314 80
Net gain / (loss) 4,543 2,695

Rental care beds, gross

Market, social, and supportive (safe houses, emergency housing, transition and recovery housing) care beds planned or provided since 2011 are listed here, along with the stage of the development process each was at as of December 31, 2020.

Housing type Rezoning approved by Council Occupancy permit issued
Market housing, care (units/beds)  61 31
Social housing, care (units/beds) 163 13
Supportive housing 18 18
Net gain / (loss) 242 62

Supporting documents

These documents show the net new multi-family residential units approved (zoning bylaw adopted) listed by project name:

New multi-family residential unit mix

Here is the gross number of new multi-family residential units approved by Council since adoption of the Official Community Plan (OCP) in 2011 until December 31, 2020, by housing type and by number of bedrooms (studio, 1- bedroom, 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom, and 4+bedroom).

Note that:

  • Data does not include safe houses, emergency, supportive, or transition housing or care beds, secondary suites, or coach housing
  • Numbers may change as projects progress through the building permit stage
  • Senior’s housing is included (e.g. Kiwanis), and has been broken out for ease of interpretation. Senior’s housing is designed for individuals and couples, typically without children at home, which means fewer bedrooms are typically needed. 

Rezoned December 5, 2011 onwards

  Studio 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed 4+ bed Sum by type
Social Housing - Rental (excluding seniors) 0 115 61 29 3 208
Social Housing - Seniors (not care) 0 106 0 0 0 106
Market Housing - Rental (excluding seniors) 10 348 422 89 2 871
Market Housing - Seniors (not care) 8 79 9 0 0 96
Market Housing - Ownership  22 874 1,827 795 77 3,595
Totals 40 1,522 2319 913 82 4,876

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.

View the housing continuum graphic

Related Council materials

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.

Learn more about multi-family residential developments

 

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