But in order to do that without making wholesale changes to the character of the neighbourhood, the city is considering the unique plan to allow multi-storey laneway housing on some of the areas wider lanes.
It is also changing how property owners can use their land, limiting most of the future residential development in the West End to rental housing only.
And those places along Georgia and Burrard where it will allow rezonings for condos, the city will insist that 20 percent of any new housing be devoted to social housing.
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