Vancouver low-rise developments trading height for more mass

Hadani Ditmars covers a shift to lower rise developments in Vancouver for the Globe and Mail.

Densifying cities can help meet sustainability and affordability goals and lower-rise buildings offer many advantages over tall towers. Ditmars summarizes new projects in Vancouver and interviews several developers and architects.

Said one architect:

If the city can allow setbacks and more mass on small lots, this would be a huge contribution to housing supply and affordability. They need to focus more on small developments like this rather than big projects.

(via Andrew Jones)

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