We think of the prairies as wide open spaces, with lots of room to build.
But Regina, Saskatchewan is seeing the benefit of housing densification within its cityboundaries.
The City of Regina is considering a zoning change that would allow for the development of 11 laneway homes on a single block in the Greens on Gardiner. Currently laneway housing or any secondary suite not attached to a single family home is not permitted.
This pilot project relates to two goals in the City’s Comprehensive Housing Strategy, which is currently under consideration: “Foster the Creation of Secondary Suites” and to “Develop and promote prototypes and pilot initiatives of innovative housing forms.”
Looks like laneway homes are the way of the future in many urban areas.