The 'Vancouver Plus'

Throughout Vancouver are many examples of an older building type that is 3.5 storeys and often is used as a 2 to 4 unit multi-family dwelling.

Many of these character buildings are built with the top floor nested within the roof and often a crawlspace or basement that has also been converted to living space.

As a form of Single Lot multi-family development, the Vancouver Plus is similar to the Triple Decker.

 

3.5 Storey Tri-plexes in Mt. Pleasant

3.5 Storey Tri-plexes in Mt. Pleasant

 
Vancouver Plus at Fraser and 12th with two entry doors and two balconies facing the street.  The house to the right exemplifies the 'single family'  housing form that is allowed in RS zones.                     Image source: Google Street View

Vancouver Plus at Fraser and 12th with two entry doors and two balconies facing the street.  The house to the right exemplifies the 'single family'  housing form that is allowed in RS zones.                   
 Image source: Google Street View