Letter: Allow us to promote coach homes

Month-to-month rents cannot cowl the price of constructing a coach home, this North Vancouver resident says

Pricey Editors:

If we need to enhance affordability and create extra housing, it is time for the Metropolis of North Vancouver to permit the stratification of coach homes.

It’s well-known that folks with common incomes are being priced out of town as land is pricey and development prices prohibitive. House owners could be extra more likely to construct coach homes if that they had the choice to promote them. Density might be improved with out altering the character of residential neighborhoods.

We’re retirees who now cannot afford to remain within the neighborhood we love. Now we have lived within the metropolis since 1997 and constructed each a home and a coach home. The constructing course of with town was good each occasions. The coach home ended up over finances, as is usually the case with development. As an alternative of serving to us in our retirement, it’s costing us greater than we hire it out for. We added rental inventory however cannot maintain the price.

Stratification could be a progressive approach to deal with the housing scarcity, enhance affordability and assist older householders stay in North Vancouver.

Jacques and Manjula Dufresne
North Vancouver