Vancouver has become one of the most unaffordable cities around the world. One of the reasons for this is strong international demand for properties, but another is that the lots within the City boundary are often surprisingly large given their proximity to the downtown. A standard unit of measurement was used to survey land in the city called Günter’s chain, resulting in many lots of either 66 or 33 feet wide.
The project was to study how many additional lots could be added to the city if the minimum allowable width was reduced and found out where some of the existing “skinny” lots that are less than 30 feet are located so it can be researched how they happened. These are some tasks performed. Identify how many lots in the City of Vancouver are classified as RS zoning (one-family dwelling districts), what the total combined width of all RS zoned properties is, and what the average width is. Create a clickable map highlighting lots under 30 feet in width color shaded by width increments. E.g. 29-30 feet, 28-29 feet, 27-26 feet. It should be possible for us to click on.