Laneway Housing Design Competition

The City of Nelson is looking Canada wide for some laneway housing plans.

They're going to be holding a laneway design competition, to find 3 winning plans to be pre-approved by the planning department, that fit in with the city's building codes and zoning.

Councillor Brittany Anderson says  by having pre-approved designs, the hope is that residents will be more likely to take the next step to develop a laneway house, to help ease the shortage of housing in Nelson.,

The designs are also expected to fit in with the city's topography, which can be challenging.

The winning designs would then be sold to homeowners in Nelson.