City of Vancouver – Accessible Parking Bylaw Amendment


With thanks to the good folks at Lawson Lundell LLP, we’d like to share this article regarding a City of Vancouver bylaw amendment requiring that accessible parking stalls be held in common, rather than assigned to individual suites.

Note that this bylaw is not retroactive, meaning it only applies to new developments.  However, going forward, all buildings within the City of Vancouver will require a proportion of their parking to be held as common property to be assigned to those who need it (rather than assigned by the developer to anyone who wishes to purchase one, which was the previous regime).

Likely, other municipalities will follow suit with similar bylaws in the future- designed to increase the accessibility of Strata Corporations.