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Laneway
Development
Using Underutilized Space
to Address Housing &
Circulatory Needs
Neal Abbott
Evan Hammer
Sander Mozo
Britney Quail
Dan Ward
PLAN 583
Image: Laneway 2.0
Image: Douglas Van Bossuyt
Image: Wayne Worden
PLANNINGCONTEXTFORLWD
LWH
RS Zones (Single Family Dwellings)
CURRENTLWHZONE
RS Zones (Single Family Dwellings)
EXPLORINGNEWOPTIONS
Linden’s Alley in Chicago
LWD-PRINCIPLES
● Density
● Character
● Sustainability
● Affordability
● Public Realm
● Vibrancy
Image: Laneway 2.0
What other opportunities might exist to improve the
use of lanes and advance housing and livability
objectives?
West End
Marpole
CASESTUDYLOCATIONS
Apt. 5+ Storeys
Apt.<5 Storeys
Other
77%
22%
1%
2.1%
53.4%
22%
5.5%
4%
8.7%
Apt. 5+ Storeys
Apt.<5 Storeys
Single Dwelling
Semi- Detached
Row House
Duplex
0-19
20-39
40-64
65+
Median Age
6%
48%
34%
13%
37.4
19%
28.5%
39.5%
13%
41.6
0-19
20-39
40-64
65+
Median Age
Lane Width: 20 ft
Population Density: 43 persons / hectare
Lane Width: 33 ft
Population Density: 216.9 persons / hectare
Tenure
Age Groups
Improved Pedestrian + Cycling Circulation
Youth Friendly Environments
Additional Street Lighting
Vibrant Surroundings + Public Art
Communal Open Space
Increase Housing Diversity
Decrease impervious surface cover
Improved Pedestrian + Cycling Safety
Youth Friendly Environments
Develop Neighbourhood Shared Space
Increase Housing Diversity
Decrease impervious surface cover
Design Objectives
Bidwell St. to Denman St.
(Robson St. and Denman St.)
Robson St.
- Add bump-outs to reduce traffic speeds
- Improve pedestrian lighting along lanes
- Enhance streetscape through art and
walkway shading
Robson St.
Cardero St. to Bidwell St.
(Robson St. and Denman St.)
- Add additional public open spaces
- Reduce number of commercial waste
containers
- Add cyclist amenities like bike storage
and work stations
Between 67th
Ave. and 70th
Ave.
(70th Ave. and Oak St.)
Shaughnessy St.
- Permit community gardens and open
space development on sides of lanes
- Increase pedestrian lighting
- Reduce automobile through traffic by
narrowing traffic lanes
Shaughnessy St.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Rezone all RT areas to
encourage laneway housing
Goals:
● Increase density
● Retain heritage
● Maintain the low density, single-family
home character of the neighbourhood
Proposed Expansion:
All RT zones that do not already permit laneway
development, especially infill or laneway housing
Encourage laneway development
behind commercial strips
Goals:
● Increase circulation
● Pedestrianization of the lane
● Vibrant public space
● Additional visitation to commercial area
Proposed Expansion:
● West End (Davie, Robson, Alberni)
● Cambie Corridor
● Commercial Drive
● Chinatown (E. Pender St.)
COMMERCIAL CORRIDORS RETENTION ZONES
PROPOSEDEXPANSION
RT Zones (Two Family Dwellings)
+ Identified Commercial Corridors
Questions?
Neal Abbott
Evan Hammer
Sander Mozo
Britney Quail
Dan Ward
PLAN 583
Image: Laneway 2.0

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Infill vancouver presentation

  • 1. Laneway Development Using Underutilized Space to Address Housing & Circulatory Needs Neal Abbott Evan Hammer Sander Mozo Britney Quail Dan Ward PLAN 583 Image: Laneway 2.0
  • 5. LWH RS Zones (Single Family Dwellings)
  • 8. LWD-PRINCIPLES ● Density ● Character ● Sustainability ● Affordability ● Public Realm ● Vibrancy Image: Laneway 2.0
  • 9. What other opportunities might exist to improve the use of lanes and advance housing and livability objectives?
  • 11. Apt. 5+ Storeys Apt.<5 Storeys Other 77% 22% 1% 2.1% 53.4% 22% 5.5% 4% 8.7% Apt. 5+ Storeys Apt.<5 Storeys Single Dwelling Semi- Detached Row House Duplex 0-19 20-39 40-64 65+ Median Age 6% 48% 34% 13% 37.4 19% 28.5% 39.5% 13% 41.6 0-19 20-39 40-64 65+ Median Age Lane Width: 20 ft Population Density: 43 persons / hectare Lane Width: 33 ft Population Density: 216.9 persons / hectare Tenure Age Groups
  • 12. Improved Pedestrian + Cycling Circulation Youth Friendly Environments Additional Street Lighting Vibrant Surroundings + Public Art Communal Open Space Increase Housing Diversity Decrease impervious surface cover Improved Pedestrian + Cycling Safety Youth Friendly Environments Develop Neighbourhood Shared Space Increase Housing Diversity Decrease impervious surface cover Design Objectives
  • 13.
  • 14. Bidwell St. to Denman St. (Robson St. and Denman St.) Robson St.
  • 15. - Add bump-outs to reduce traffic speeds - Improve pedestrian lighting along lanes - Enhance streetscape through art and walkway shading Robson St.
  • 16. Cardero St. to Bidwell St. (Robson St. and Denman St.)
  • 17. - Add additional public open spaces - Reduce number of commercial waste containers - Add cyclist amenities like bike storage and work stations
  • 18.
  • 19. Between 67th Ave. and 70th Ave. (70th Ave. and Oak St.) Shaughnessy St.
  • 20. - Permit community gardens and open space development on sides of lanes - Increase pedestrian lighting - Reduce automobile through traffic by narrowing traffic lanes Shaughnessy St.
  • 21. RECOMMENDATIONS Rezone all RT areas to encourage laneway housing Goals: ● Increase density ● Retain heritage ● Maintain the low density, single-family home character of the neighbourhood Proposed Expansion: All RT zones that do not already permit laneway development, especially infill or laneway housing Encourage laneway development behind commercial strips Goals: ● Increase circulation ● Pedestrianization of the lane ● Vibrant public space ● Additional visitation to commercial area Proposed Expansion: ● West End (Davie, Robson, Alberni) ● Cambie Corridor ● Commercial Drive ● Chinatown (E. Pender St.) COMMERCIAL CORRIDORS RETENTION ZONES
  • 22. PROPOSEDEXPANSION RT Zones (Two Family Dwellings) + Identified Commercial Corridors
  • 23.
  • 24. Questions? Neal Abbott Evan Hammer Sander Mozo Britney Quail Dan Ward PLAN 583 Image: Laneway 2.0