At the Duncan Council Committee of the Whole meeting on 1 October 2018, Councillor Tom Duncan made a Notice of Motion on Housing policy which will be discussed at the next Duncan City Council meeting on 15 October 2018.
The Notice of Motion should be of interest to anyone concerned with housing policy.
Councillor Tom Duncan’s Notice of Motion reads as follows:
Councillor Duncan provided a notice of motion for consideration at the next Council meeting:
That Council direct staff to contact B.C. Housing and request a feasibility study for a housing project on the City lot on St. Julien Street in Duncan;
And That staff research any Federal Government Housing funding that is available;
And That Council invite the Municipality of North Cowichan and the Cowichan Valley Regional District to join Duncan Council when the City Staff and B.C. Housing Staff present their feasibility study;
And That North Cowichan and the Cowichan Valley Regional District join Duncan and provide land for a B.C. Housing Project.”
Here is a Google Street View image of the “City lot on St. Julien Street in Duncan” referred to in the Motion:
Here is a Google Maps image showing the location of this “City lot on St. Julien Street in Duncan”
Anyone interested in housing issues and housing policy in Duncan and the Cowichan Valley should follow the debate on this Motion.
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Duncan has brought in zoning changes to allow more in-suites and Carriage housing and Council has been trying to attract development of affordable housing projects, BUT the developers have not come, I believe getting the Provincial BC Housing Agency to start projects in Duncan can be a catalyst to get our neighboring municipality and the Regional District to work with B.C. Housing in the Cowichan Valley
If a project gets approved it means jobs and spending in our local economy and taxes from the building when completed and occupied