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LETTER: Multi-family residential housing must become priority for Langley

One reader, with a growing family, hopes government will focus on affordable housing

Dear Editor,

I love living in Langley with my small (but growing) family.

I am concerned, however, about the future of affordable housing and the opportunities that my own children will have to call Langley home.

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Recently, I was reading about the initiative in Vancouver to allow for small-scale, multi-family housing to be built on a standard single-family lot (see makinghome.ca).

I have also visited the Higgins family’s project in Delta, in which four townhouse units were built on a single-family lot, which now means that four generations (grandparents, parents, children, and grandchildren) live comfortably, independently, but with a strong sense of closeness and community.

My question is: when will this become a priority in Langley?

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In order to make this possible, our local government needs to make adjustments to our zoning bylaws, neighbourhood, and community plans.

We need more options and have to act now to make this amazing place to live affordable for our children.

Nick Schock, Walnut Grove

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