City of Vancouver

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REMI Network

Vancouver to phase in 75% hike on empty homes tax

Vancouver will be phasing in an empty homes tax rate hike of 25 per cent for each of the next three years.
short-term rental

CondoBusiness

Vancouver to rev up short-term rental reg goals

Vancouver plans to expand its partnership with strata corporations to crackdown on operators who don’t comply with short-term rental regulations.
foam container ban

REMI Network

Assitive tools released ahead of foam container ban

The City of Vancouver has launched toolkits to help businesses find recyclable and compostable alternatives to foam containers
laneways

Design Quarterly

Vancouver laneways win international award

More Awesome Now has won the 2019 IOC IAKS Bronze Award from the international sports community. The project consists of two laneways in Vancouver.
multi-suite

Construction Business

Adcock is new Vancouver GM of buildings, licensing

Jessie Adcock has been appointed to the position of general manager, development, buildings and licensing at the City of Vancouver.
Housing Vancouver

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Housing Vancouver reports need for stronger rental focus

The Housing Vancouver Q3 update shows that purpose-built rental approvals are currently below the 10-year target set by the City of Vancouver.
Vancouver digital strategy

Construction Business

Vancouver wins national award for digital strategy

The City of Vancouver won for its digital strategy (large public sector) at the 2018 IT World Canada Digital Transformation Conference.
trans mountain pipeline

Construction Business

Vancouver approves more modular housing

The City of Vancouver has approved new temporary modular homes at 610 and 620 Cambie Street (formerly 688 Cambie Street).
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Construction Business

Building laneway houses easier with bylaw changes

Building laneway houses in Vancouver has been made easier and more cost effective with bylaw changes approved by city council.
office markets

Canadian Property Management

Q1 office vacancy space figures released

Figures for office vacancy space in Q1 of 2018 in Canada have been released, revealing differing fortunes for the country’s largest metropolitan areas.
multi-suite

REMI Network

Vancouver wants ban on foam cups and containers

Vancouver is proposing to reduce the amount of single-use packaging like plastic bags and straws and ban polystyrene foam cups and containers.
electric vehicle

REMI Network

Vancouver adopts 100 per cent EV-ready policy

Vancouver is now one of the first cities in North America to adopt a 100 per cent EV-ready policy for all new multi-unit residential buildings.
False Creek

Design Quarterly

Vancouver reveals final plans for NE False Creek

The City of Vancouver has released the final plan for Northeast False Creek, which will guide the creation of a vibrant new waterfront destination.
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REMI Network

Vancouver quadruples purpose-built rental target

Purpose-built rental housing will quadruple – up to 20,000 additional homes over the next ten years.
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Canadian Property Management

Vancouver approves empty homes tax

The City of Vancouver has approved a program that will introduce a one per cent tax on empty homes, the first of its kind in
Vancouver modular

Construction Business

Vancouver moves to Zero Emissions Buildings

In July 2016, Vancouver City Council approved the Zero Emissions Building Plan (the Plan) and in doing so has shifted the emphasis of building policy
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Construction Business

Gil Kelley named new Vancouver chief planner

Gil Kelley named new Vancouver chief planner.