04/15/2015 03:39 EDT | Updated 06/25/2015 03:59 EDT

Cambie Corridor plan means more family homes near Canada Line

Vancouver City Council is expected to approve the third and final phase of the Cambie Corridor plan on Wednesday, that will see more affordable ground-level family homes built within a 10-minute walk of the Canada Line.

Specifically Phase 3 calls for a gentle transition from the higher density housing right on Cambie Street into the surrounding neighbourhoods, which are currently dominated by single-family homes.

"We see this as a key opportunity to achieve many city wide goals around livability, sustainability and affordability, said assistant city planner Susan Haid on Tuesday. 

According to Haid, the new plan allows for more varied ground-oriented dwellings, such as townhomes and row housing, with two or three bedrooms for young families.

City planner Brian Jackson said they have also tried to avoid repeating mistakes made in plans for nearby Marpole, which upset many residents with changes to bring in higher density.

"We learned from that, that not all single-family neighbourhoods want to change," said Jackson.