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1 UBCM Seniors Presentation 2 Seniors Housing Choices

2 UBCM Seniors Presentation 3 Executive Summary- Seniors Information Sharing Zoning & Development Process Building Code Development Cost Charges Access Issues –Outdoor Spaces –Adaptable Design

3 UBCM Seniors Presentation 4 Kelownas Senior Population Kelowna'sSeniors Year total population65 & over% of Total ,24516, ,20518, ,00025, ,00029,

4 UBCM Seniors Presentation 5 Background Prior to 1997, City was dealing with many proposals for seniors housing Tools to deal with the variety of proposals werent available Conducted research in 1997 & 1998 Produced inventory of all seniors housing in the City (this is updated annually) Assisted Province with supportive housing research Researched market & publications on seniors housing

5 UBCM Seniors Presentation 6 Information Seniors Housing Inventory –Highly requested information Seniors Housing Terminology & Data Work with Interior Health & Supportive & Assisted Living Association (SALA) –Meetings & information sharing

6 UBCM Seniors Presentation 7 New Approach Zoning Dont define housing as seniors housing Provide for variety of housing forms that work for seniors & other special needs groups Use housing agreements for special needs housing Aim for consistency with other legislation (Care) Create regulations, like parking, that work for these housing types Ensure maximum variety and choice, while respecting housing densities

7 UBCM Seniors Presentation 8 What does this mean? More housing choice in every residential zone & some commercial areas as well Allow licensed residential care outside institutional zones Services to residents of such housing are allowed (e.g. adult day care) Other populations with similar needs: e.g.: addictions recovery; people with physical or mental disabilities; people suited to boarding-style homes (low income); women & children escaping abuse / exploitation.

8 UBCM Seniors Presentation 9 Examples Low to High Density - Low Every dwelling is eligible to take up to 3 boarders that are not related to the family Up to 5 un-related people can live together in a single dwelling Secondary suites are allowed with minimum process (may serve as granny flats) s zone Minor group homes (up to 6 licensed for care) are allowed in any single detached home Small scale day care for children or adults

9 UBCM Seniors Presentation 10 Two Dwelling Density Boarding homes for up to 10 people can be allowed in a 2 dwelling area (RU-6), with a reduced rezoning process b zone Many have been built since 1998 when the new zoning by-law was introduced Secondary suites allowed without rezoning Small, licensed care facilities allowed (minor group homes) Day care / Adult & Child allowed

10 UBCM Seniors Presentation 11 Seniors Boarding Homes

11 UBCM Seniors Presentation 12 Higher Density Zones Independent living in conventional apartments Congregate housing / equivalent to supportive –services to residents –not licensed for care Larger boarding homes - similar to congregate Licensed residential care facilities allowed (major group homes) Larger day care permitted - adults or children Parking: 1 space / 2 beds for boarding (min. 3) –1 space / 3 beds for congregate & group homes –Staff parking

12 UBCM Seniors Presentation 13 Development Cost Charges In1999, interpretation of the DCC By-law presented a challenge Planning & Finance staff worked together, concluding that congregate/supportive & boarding homes should be considered the same as institutional uses for DCC calculation Issue when Independent Living Program proposed buildings that resemble full apartment buildings Resolved at the request of BC Housing by the City; subject to a housing agreement

13 UBCM Seniors Presentation 14 Sample of DCC Savings Project NameUnitsDCC Reduction Savings Good Samaritans 104 ( 72 institutional, 32 apartments) $351,716 Fernbrae Manor 183$878,331 Sandalwood 165$855,510 Dorchester 145$809,605

14 UBCM Seniors Presentation 15 Congregate / Supportive Housing

15 UBCM Seniors Presentation 16 Building Code Inspection Services has a bulletin on Code requirements for group homes & boarding/congregate homes. Determine whether or not there is a provincial care licence –boarding / supportive / congregate buildings generally are not licensed for care. Boarding homes require fire rated separation for corridors & doors, unless there are less than 8 boarders

16 UBCM Seniors Presentation 17 Accessibility Design Guidelines Researched national & international sources for references on design of outdoor areas Use of United Nations Guidelines for a Barrier Free Environment & CNIB Guidelines Held consultation with stakeholders of population with disabilities: –Dialogue with Access Awareness Team –Workshop with invited participants –Consultation with other City departments Adopted by City Council Used to review development applications & for City-led projects

17 UBCM Seniors Presentation 18 Adaptable & Accessible Buildings Refer developers to the City of North Vancouver Adaptable Design Guidelines & encourage voluntary compliance Review development proposals & offer suggestions for adaptable design Recommend inclusion of handicapped accessible units –refer to BC Housing standards BC Building Code –Progressive as Canadian model for addressing disabilities

18 UBCM Seniors Presentation 19 More Information? Departments / Planning & Corporate Services / Community Development & Real Estate / Community Planning Theresa Eichler, Community Planning Manager;

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