Rendering of a duplex at 344 W 16th Ave.

Vancouver seeking public input on allowing more missing middle housing in neighbourhoods across the city

February 1 2023 –

Starting today, we are seeking public input on a proposal to allow triplexes, fourplexes, fiveplexes, and sixplexes in neighbourhoods across the city. 

Last week, Council directed staff to begin public engagement on ideas to add much-needed missing middle housing to Vancouver neighborhoods. Council received an update on the technical and background work underway to support these new options and gave staff the green light to continue their work. The next step is to hear from the public on the goals and specifics of this work which include: 

  • Creating opportunities to make neighbourhoods more complete and connected by adding housing options to areas with convenient access to amenities and services needed in daily life
  • Providing a range of housing ownership options so more residents can call our neighborhoods home and build a future here
  • Providing more housing options that would meet the needs of a diverse array of family and household types, including families with children
  • Improving the accessibility and sustainability of new housing options

Staff will also be explaining some of the specifics necessary to make these options achievable, and to build homes in a more efficient way by simplifying regulations and streamlining processes.

Your feedback will help shape draft recommendations on missing middle options and will be reported back to Council later this year.

Get involved

Attend one of our upcoming in-person and online information sessions and share your feedback through our online survey.

Get details on all engagement opportunities and open houses