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The city of Prince George wants to know if you would split your property in half

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A picture of what a narrow-lot property would look like.

Some property owners in Prince George have received letters asking if they would be interested in subdividing their property to accommodate "narrow-lot" housing. In a section of the letter titled "Why does the City of Prince George support narrow lot housing?" the city says it is interested in renewing neighbourhoods and encouraging pedestrian-oriented housing.

Jesse Dill is in the city's planning department. He says the idea is modeled on communities such as Calgary that has increased narrow-lot housing in recent years. "The idea is to promote density at the right locations from a planning perspective, where there's existing services, existing amenities." He also points out that the properties that have received the letters were originally designed to have smaller homes, but people often built across two or more lots instead of just one.

Letters have gone out to homes in the Millar Addition, the VLA, and the Heritage and Spruceland neighbourhoods. The final open house on the subject is tonight at Rob Brent Elementary School at 5:30 pm.

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