Better Land Use
Help Us Transform Delta's Neighbourhoods Into People-Oriented Places
(For Everyone's Benefit)
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WHAT IS Del-POP is a growing network advocating for positive change
WHO IS A diverse network of residents who want Delta to thrive
WHY We love our city!
Confronting Delta's Housing Crisis
Through Education, Persuasion, and Activation
We’re so curious: what brought you to our website today?
Tell us in 10 words or less so we can stop guessing and get back to solving our housing crisis.
The Problems We Face
We see friends, family, and coworkers priced out of our area because we have a severe housing shortage.
The City of Delta's Policies are a Major Factor in the Housing Crisis
The City Of Delta’s Housing Policy Is Driving Up Costs And Removing Options
Over 77% of the City’s housing lands are being deliberately reserved for homes worth more than $1.3 million.
Let’s end the apartment bans and begin to add options for housing in Delta.
Until we change our policies and processes at City Hall, we will not be able to meaningfully address the crisis we’ve created with escalating rents, crippling house prices, and an inadequate supply of housing options in Delta.
- The City of Delta Housing Needs Assessment is clear: we need to change.
- The City of Delta Housing Action Plan is clear: we need to change.
- The City of Delta Social Action Plan is clear: we need to change.
- The City of Delta Climate Action Plan is clear: we need to change.
We should have seen this coming 60 years ago. But, since we didn’t change our city’s development pattern back then we must see that the next best time to change it is now.
Change in Delta is Inevitable
“Some people are concerned about how neighborhoods will change. Our neighborhoods are already changing: they will either become more exclusive and expensive, or more diverse and inclusive.”
(This is our unofficial rallying cry courtesy of the fine folks at Olympians for People-Oriented Places.)
The Choices Before Us Are:
This is the track we’re on unless we change our ways.
- needs of private car users are put first
- gradual densification is opposed in order to create scarcity/exclusivity
- single detached houses on 70% of land while multi-unit residences forced into a sliver of the available land
- maintain existing process of easy approval of teardowns to construct large single family homes while making it onerous and expensive to get approval for non-profits, purpose-built rentals, co-ops, and BC Housing projects to get built
- forbid the construction of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and Accessory Commercial Units (ACUs) except in a miniscule number of locations where coach houses are permitted under strict rules and at considerable cost and time