Richmond seeks public feedback on Residential Rental Tenure Zoning
22 May 2019
City of Richmond residents and interested stakeholders are invited to provide their input on potential approaches to implementing residential rental tenure zoning, a means of preserving the stock of existing market rental housing in Richmond. The new rental tenure zoning power can also be used to increase the supply of rental housing in the City.
Over the coming weeks, the City will be offering opportunities for the public to learn about residential rental tenure and provide ideas on how City Council may implement it.
The public is invited to learn more and share input. There are several ways to do so:
- Visit LetsTalkRichmond.ca for more information on residential rental tenure zoning and complete the online version of the feedback form. The feedback form will be available from Wednesday, May 22, 2019 until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2019.
- Attend the public open house on Thursday, June 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Richmond City Hall (Atrium, 6911 No. 3 Road)
- Visit richmond.ca/marketrental to learn more and email questions and/or feedback to email@example.com.
Residential Rental Tenure Zoning is a new authority that was granted to local government by the Province of BC in May 2018. This new authority allows local governments to limit the form of tenure in multi family residential areas to rental. Through zoning bylaws, local governments may require that a certain number, portion or percentage of housing units in a building be rental only. The authority applies to any location where multi-family residential use is currently permitted.
Input from the public, as well as from other stakeholders, will be presented to Richmond City Council as they consider how residential rental tenure zoning may be used in Richmond.