Nelson launches two round laneway house design competition

The City of Nelson is hoping to simplify the process to build a laneway house, to encourage more homeowners to go that route.

They've launched a two round laneway house design competition.

City Planner Alex Thumm says they've gone through their policy amendments, zoning and design guidelines so the housing is allowed in Nelson.

Thumm says they've heard from a lot of residents who would be interested in pre approved, made for Nelson designs.

The first round deadline is September 2nd. 

The tentative timeline would see  plans available early next year.

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