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Council Approves Amendments to Secondary Suites

posted Jun 9, 2016, 5:02 AM by Douglas Ratke   [ updated Jun 9, 2016, 5:14 AM ]

Council Approves Amendments to Secondary Suites

On May 16, 2016 Council approved amendments to the Land Use Bylaw that altered some requirements for secondary suites in districts where suites are legal.

Changes include:

  • Floor area maximum for Secondary Suites in basements, increases to 100 m2
  • Floor area max for a Backyard Suite stays at 75 m2
  • Additional rule to prevent condo subdivisions of suites
  • 7.5 minimum parcel width will be conditional on the suite being both on corner or lane parcel where three or more parking stalls are provided
Riverbend Community has some concerns with the proposed amendments, even though it does not directly impact us.  As part of this, we had put forward what we felt to be some reasonable changes.  Having said that, none of these were taken into account in the final approved changes

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