Vancouver is building more homes but with high land costs leading to increased redevelopment of existing buildings or parking lots, many residents are entering into battles to protect their neighbourhoods. While many redevelopments enhance an area; where run-down property is replaced with something new and attractive; however when single family homes are replaced with condo developments or duplexes it can be very different. Writing in the Vancouver Sun
Barbara Yaffe highlights the issues for some neighbourhoods and how residents do not have the same rights to appeal planning decisions as developers do. Read the full story.