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 - October 6, 2020
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.
(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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