The fate of Vancouver’s first "cohousing lite" rezoning proposal, as well as a project that would see the restoration of the Hollywood Theatre, will be decided at a public hearing July 17.
The Courier profiled the “cohousing lite” project in a January feature story. Read all about it HERE.
The city’s summary and recommendation for the rezoning proposal can be found HERE.
Cohousing lite is a streamlined version of cohousing, a collaborative form of living, in which a group of people decide to live together based on shared values. Residents own private units in their building but also share common space and duties around the complex. Decisions are typically made through group consensus, and common meals usually take place several times a week. In the “lite" version, residents give control of design and building plans to a developer rather than taking on those jobs themselves.
In this case, the cohousing group, which calls itself Our Urban Village, partnered with developer Tomo Spaces Inc. The architecture firm on the project is Marianne Amodio Architecture Studio.
The rezoning proposal is for 5809 to 5811 Main St. — the corner of Main Street and Ontario Place between East 41st and 42 avenues.