The guidelines call for lot-splitting in the City’s mature communities (pre-1960), because “many homes are reaching the end of their lifecycle”. These rules are to be applied to areas like St. George, built in the early 1950’s, and to areas built-up in the 1920’s. Areas with fine 100-year-old homes like Kingston Crescent are also to be subject to the pro-tear down, pro-lot split guidelines.
Are all older areas treated like this? Of course not. Planners have specifically exempted Armstrong’s Point and parts of Wellington Crescent. In these areas, apparently all of the theories about densification and the need to tear down old homes is reversed. History and the “spacious” lawns of Armstrong’s Point are to be preserved.