Opinion

Laneway adds density

In your latest story regarding the Lunn development, you report “The district’s current residential, single family home, zoning (R1) allows for only 2.5 units per acre. By way of comparison, the proposed housing development at 9395 East Saanich Road is 39 or 40 units over 4.3 acres — which is approximately nine units per acre.”

This depiction fails to mention the additional 40 units that would be considered as ‘laneway housing’.

According to a CRD staff report presented at the Dec. 19 meeting: “The proponent also proposes laneway housing in this development which would permit one secondary unit per lot, to a maximum of 80 units”

Iif this CRD report is accurate, then the nine units per acre suggested in the story could potentially become 18 units per acre.

Alex Gortan

Central Saanich

 

 

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