Housing is a top priority of the North Pender Island Local Trust Committee. The topic is being addressed in various phases.
Housing needs assessments are the first step a community can take to understand the gap(s) between the housing needs of its people and the availability of suitable housing to meet that need. The Southern Region Housing Needs Assessment is available here.
Further information on Housing in the Islands Trust is available here.
Project Charter - dated February 14, 2017
The NPI LTC is considering secondary suites as phase two of its housing project.
A secondary suite is an accessory dwelling unit located within the principal residential building; limited in size it is affordable but market based. Given the number of single family residences on North Pender Island, and its aging and growing population, the ability to provide legalized secondary suites could assist the community in addressing its perceived housing diversity and affordability issues.
Power point presentation for Magic Lake Water and Sewer Committee
What is a Secondary Suite?
Highlights from the October 21, 2017 Community Information Meeting
Who does What?
Short Term Vacation Rentals
The North Pender Island Local Trust Committee process to consider vacation rentals in residential zones is almost complete.
Bylaw 203 and Bylaw 204 went to public hearing on November 5, 2016, and were adopted on
April 6, 2017. As the bylaws are now post-public hearing, the North Pender Island Local Trust Committee cannot receive new information on the bylaws. The bylaws are currently being considered by the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.
For background on the STVR community process, click here >>>
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