WATCH: Group proposes plan for micro housing development on Cook street to serve as a transition between homeless shelters and permanent housing
Victoria city council heard a group a proposing to build a so-called micro housing development on a vacant, city-owned lot on Cook street Thursday.
Micro-housing Victoria says, the site would be used to build small structures, roughly the size of a large garden shed, able to house 6 people.
The dwellings serve as a transition between homeless shelters and more permanent housing solutions.
City staff recommended granting a temporary use permit for the lot at 2582 Cook street that is currently being used for parking.
“I really value living in the most diverse neighbourhood in Victoria proper and I’m really excited about the possibility of having micro-housing, I think its one possible way of housing the homeless,” said Vincent Gornall, Cook street resident.
The site requires a number of services to be installed including water and sewers.
The city is promising a public consultation process before going ahead with any plan.
Council will vote on whether or not to accept an application for a permit in late May.