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Housing Review

The purpose of this project is to conduct a review of current housing regulations, policies and related incentives on Mayne Island and provide potential options for changes 
that could provide more flexibility and incentives for increasing flexibility for affordable housing. The project will also consider the potential environmental footprint and impacts 
(both positive and negative) of these alternatives.

Project Charter

Project Charter - October 6, 2020

Discussion Paper 

To provide background and context for community and stakeholder discussion, planning staff have prepared a discussion paper on the issue. The discussion paper includes:

  • A summary of relevant census data including population, housing and income demographics;
  • A description of the current Mayne Island housing regulations and policies with respect to residential zoning;
  • A build-out analysis for Mayne Island that includes maps depicting the distribution of vacant lots on Mayne Island along with dwelling unit potential across all residential land use zones; and,
  • A brief outline of potential options for regulatory and/or policy changes that could help to increase housing supply and enable the development of smaller footprint homes.

A supplemental staff memo was also provided to LTC that includes additional background information and research findings regarding tiny home communities, garden suite regulations and maximum floor size provisions in other jurisdictions.

Special Meeting Scheduled on: January 18, 2021

The Mayne Island Local Trust Committee is having a Special Meeting on the topic of: Housing Policy Review (Not related to Housing Applications). Please review the Housing Review Project information here. 

PowerPoint Presentation by Planner Chadwick RE: Housing Review (Jan 18, 2020)

Information to the meeting:

Meeting Agenda: 
Please click here and select January 18, 2021.
Special Meeting Notice: Click Here

Zoom Meeting Link: Click Here
By Telephone: +1 778 907 2071  or 833 958 1164 (Toll Free) or 833 955 1088 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 618 3262 0515

Staff Reports

(Previous) 2011-2014 Secondary Suite Review

Secondary suites were legalized on Mayne Island in 2014 following extensive effort and community consultation. Project details can be found here.

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Page last updated: 19/01/21
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