Burnaby councillors roundly rejected a slew of staff recommendations that would have allowed developers to build even more condos in return for building required non-market rental housing.
The recommendations were part of a review of Burnaby’s rental use zoning policy, which requires developers of multifamily buildings to include 20 per cent non-market rental units.
“It seems to me that we’re just gifting (developers) more free density for them to build more condos,” said Coun. Pietro Calendino at a development committee meeting this week. “And that was not the intent of the referral to staff to come back with a review.”
Coun. Alison Gu agreed and called the recommended calculations for how much housing could be built “confusing.” She described it as a jumble of coloured Lego blocks