Creating a better future
for urban Neighbourhoods
2021 - Present
Infill housing options are complicated to envision and even harder to understand from a big picture perspective. In most growing municipalities, infill in older neighourhoods must now become the most common source of new housing. The RJH Scorecard identifies a City's goals and intents for infill housing within neighbourhoods, and can be used to score the relative success of various regulatory options. It enables clients or working group participants to be well-informed and engage meaningfully in complex discussions. By illustrating the pros and cons of possible solutions, stakeholders can work constructively through the iterative process of fine tuning a new zoning approach. Scorecards are graphic and visual, with no details or statistics. They focus on the big picture and allow objective discussions about tradeoffs and change, and about the neighbourhoods that are so close to our hearts.
How does a single-family home score against a front to back semi-detached home without parking?
The purpose of the Scorecard is to act as communication tool that allows the simple comparison of different kinds of potential infill housing. The two Scorecards above are comparing the relative success of predominantly single-family infill vs. front to back semi-detached housing. The Scorecard can also be used, together with Geospatial Modeling, to score the cumulative effect of a proposed new zoning bylaw against a city's Official Plan targets.