Brad Jones is a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and is currently serving on the Vancouver City Planning Commission. He is the Director of Development at Wesgroup Properties and the Chair of the Urban Development Institute Under 40 Committee.
For new developments being proposed in both Vancouver and Calgary, information is typically put forward by the developer and the city to communities. But now, we're seeing community groups releasing their own information to residents. The motive is to try to increase opposition to the project.
The belief that people are trapped in their first home due to lack of available options in Vancouver just isn't true. The benchmark prices for condos and townhomes here are now rising at the same rate, after years of plateau. Fears of not being able to move up to a larger condo or townhouse are unfounded.
11/20/2015 03:27 EST
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