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Laneway House in the 'hood!

A few months ago, I happened to spot a truck from 'Lanefab' hanging out in my neighbourhood. This piqued my interest, since I posted on this company and their sweet, modern laneway housing designs as part of a general post about laneway housing last summer.

Average Home Size Might be Turning the Corner: Geller

In an article hinting at one of the major challenges to suburban planning, both currently and in coming years, Michael Geller discusses trending changes in the average size of North American homes. The statistics he drops could also likely serve as ammunition for proponents of laneway housing:

Vancouver Council to vote on Laneway Housing

Vancouver city council will likely approve laneway housing today, which, as Frances Bula notes on her blog "will give 65,000 homeowners in the city’s RS1 and RS5 (single-family) zones the right to build a 750-square-foot house at the back of their lots".

Not all lots can build to the maximum size, however -- the ruling will require that there remain 16 feet of space between the main house and the laneway house. The lot also has to be 33 feet wide at this point.

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