Stylistically, the image appropriates and relates to pre-1960's Vancouver Specials as context, and maintains the existing neighborhood morphology. However, the front yard is reclaimed from its single role of the public display, and made usable through new relationships to interior spaces.
The traditional garage is reintroduced on the back lane. And it provides the unfinished and flexible space.
One amendment to the zoning by-law is proposed:
Change Section 2.2 A(a) to read: no accessory building shall exceed 12 feet in height, measured from a line drawn halfway up the slope of the roof.
The resulting change is seen in having positive effect on the landscape by encouraging the use of the steep pitched roofs, lending a "cottage" quality to the buildings. The owner is rewarded with a more useful interior volume in the accessory building that can incorporate storage lofts without restricting headroom.
(Excerpt from official publication)
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