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 November 5, 2018. The data include details for market ownership, market rental, and non-market rental units that have been rezoned, or have been completed.

During this period, there were a total of 1,646 net new residential units built and occupied in the District.

  Rezoning approved by Council Occupancy permit issued
Market ownership 3,766 1,156
Market rental 462 410
Non-market rental 228 80
Net gain / (loss) 4,456 1,646

Rental care beds, gross

Market and non-market rental care beds planned or provided since 2011 are listed here, along with the stage of the development process each was at as of November 5, 2018.

  Rezoning approved by Council Occupancy permit issued
Market rental care beds 61 31
Non-market rental care beds 181 33
Net gain / (loss) 242 64

Supporting documents

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

New multi-family residential units, previous Council terms

Here are the gross number of new multi-family residential units approved by Council (previous two terms) 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
  • 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 1, 2014 - November 5, 2018 (4-year Council term)

  Studio 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed 4+ bed Sum by type
Non-market (excluding seniors) 0 22 14 13 3 52
Non-market seniors (not care)  0 106 0 0 0 106
Market rental (excluding seniors) 0 92 90 49 2 233
Market seniors (not care)  0 0 0 0 0 0
Market ownership  14 377 856 528 61 1,836
Total excluding seniors 14 491 960 590 66 2,121
Percentage of total excluding seniors 1% 23% 45% 28% 3%  
Totals 14 597 960 590 66 2,227
Percentage of total 1% 27% 43% 26% 3%  

 

Rezoned December 5, 2011 - November 17, 2014 (3-year Council term)

  Studio 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed 4+ bed Sum by type
Non-market (excluding seniors) 0 46 20 4 0 70
Non-market seniors (not care) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Market rental (excluding seniors) 10 156 122 9 0 297
Market seniors (not care) 8 79 9 0 0 96
Market ownership  8 594 1,174 323 1 2,100
Total excluding seniors 18 796 1,316 336 1 2,467
Percentage of total excluding seniors 1% 32% 53% 14% 0%  
Totals 26 875 1,325 336 1 2,563
Percentage of total  1% 34% 52% 13% 0%  

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.

Related Council materials

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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