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Victoria approves Missing Middle initiative
Six homes per lot are now legal by right, 12 on corner lots
Victoria has been considering a Missing Middle Housing Initiative since 2019. This would make six-plexes legal on lots where previously only single-family homes were allowed, and 12 townhomes on corner lots.
In September last year, after 12 hours of public hearings, council voted 5-4 to refer the decision to the next council, after the October municipal elections.
Last month, on January 26, the new council approved it by a 6-3 vote.
Toronto and Vancouver talk about ‘missing middle’ housing. Victoria is poised to make it happen. Globe editorial, August 2022.
Next Victoria council to decide fate of 'missing middle' housing initiative. Andrew Duffy in the Victoria Times-Colonist, September 9, 2022.
Why does 'missing middle' housing make people so angry? Andrew Duffy, January 15, 2023. Includes comments by Luke Mari of Aryze.
Victoria council adopts divisive missing middle housing program. Andrew Duffy, January 27, 2023.
Twitter thread by Shannon Waters during the vote.