Infill Housing Strategy: Options for Oak Bay

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Thank you Oak Bay, The Infill Housing Strategy community survey received an impressive number of 1630 submissions! The Infill Housing Strategy project has now completed Round 3 of engagement.

A report with a summary of the results will be considered by Council on Monday September 26. Council will consider endorsing the Guiding Principles and Key Directions and requesting staff to prepare a plan for implementation.


About the Infill Housing Strategy

Ensuring access to diverse housing options within the built environment is one of Council’s five strategic priorities, identified in the 2019-2022 Council Strategic Priorities Plan. Considering infill development within established neighbourhoods is also a policy objective stated in the Official Community Plan.

Infill housing, which is typically low scale and is intended to “fit within” an existing single-family neighbourhoods without significantly altering its character and appearance, is one way to provide diverse housing options in Oak Bay.

The purpose of the Infill Housing Strategy, which began in 2021 and will complete in 2022, is to identify how infill housing could work in different Oak Bay neighbourhoods to create more diverse housing opportunities within the community.

The types of infill housing that will be considered are:

  • Detached Suites (laneway houses and garden suites are an example)
  • Duplexes (a building with two units that are independently owned)
  • Triplexes (a building with three units that are independently owned)
  • Townhouses (a building with multiple units that are independently owned)
  • Heritage Conversions (converts an existing heritage home into multiple units)
  • Subdivision of Larger Lots (larger lots can be subdivided to allow for new single detached homes)


Thank you Oak Bay, The Infill Housing Strategy community survey received an impressive number of 1630 submissions! The Infill Housing Strategy project has now completed Round 3 of engagement.

A report with a summary of the results will be considered by Council on Monday September 26. Council will consider endorsing the Guiding Principles and Key Directions and requesting staff to prepare a plan for implementation.


About the Infill Housing Strategy

Ensuring access to diverse housing options within the built environment is one of Council’s five strategic priorities, identified in the 2019-2022 Council Strategic Priorities Plan. Considering infill development within established neighbourhoods is also a policy objective stated in the Official Community Plan.

Infill housing, which is typically low scale and is intended to “fit within” an existing single-family neighbourhoods without significantly altering its character and appearance, is one way to provide diverse housing options in Oak Bay.

The purpose of the Infill Housing Strategy, which began in 2021 and will complete in 2022, is to identify how infill housing could work in different Oak Bay neighbourhoods to create more diverse housing opportunities within the community.

The types of infill housing that will be considered are:

  • Detached Suites (laneway houses and garden suites are an example)
  • Duplexes (a building with two units that are independently owned)
  • Triplexes (a building with three units that are independently owned)
  • Townhouses (a building with multiple units that are independently owned)
  • Heritage Conversions (converts an existing heritage home into multiple units)
  • Subdivision of Larger Lots (larger lots can be subdivided to allow for new single detached homes)


Page last updated: 23 Sep 2022, 09:09 AM