A month ago, I did a story about cities thinking about ways to entice developers into building again. At that point, there were a lot of rumblings coming out of Vancouver about bold new possibilities for luring developers into building, especially building affordable housing, while Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts was still pondering.
Yesterday, Dianne came out with her plan, which had more definite and radical proposals than what Vancouver has cooked up so far. Vancouver and every other municipality is now going to have developers asking them: Why can’t you do what Surrey is doing?
Kelly Sinoski did a comprehensive story in the Sun on the announcement.