City proposals to spur office-to-residential conversions fall short, developers say

360 Laurier Ave. conversion concept
CLV Group is working with partners such as Linebox Studio to convert an empty office building at 360 Laurier Ave. W. into an apartment complex. Image courtesy Linebox Studio

A city staff report calling for a more streamlined approval process and lower fees for office-to-residential conversions is “a step in the right direction” but doesn’t go far enough, prominent local developers say. With office vacancies soaring in the downtown core and rental housing in short supply, the document slated to go to the planning […]

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