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What Does Densification Look Like for Vancouver?

What can you expect to see more of in 2014?  Developments comprising smaller detached homes, duplexes and coach houses. An increased interest in individually-owned row houses that are not part of a condominium building. Highrise buildings will continue to rise higher and higher, especially in urban centres and near important transit stations. In neighbourhoods, community opposition will compel developers to pursue alternative forms, such as Toronto-style “stacked townhomes”, especially in locations that appeal to younger buyers. Laneway housing gained in popularity and in the coming year, expect other municipalities to approve coach houses and backyard cottages.

Read full article: Analyst says coach houses, stacked homes, duplexes among forecast for 2014.  Vancouver Sun.