City Working To Allow Secondary Suites In Attached Homes Erin Sneazwell Edmonton Realtor

City Working To Allow Secondary Suites In Attached Homes Erin Sneazwell Edmonton Realtor

Recently I viewed a newly constructed attached duplex property listed for sale in the University Area which had a front parking pad in place of the front yard, a garage in the back, along with a separate side entrance and  the beginnings of a Secondary Suite in the basement. Currently, the City of Edmonton will not approve a Secondary Suite in attached properties for a few reasons, one of them being parking.  However, this particular property had managed to get to a nearly completed stage with all these features. Interesting.

As it turns out the city is currently working towards amending Zoning Bylaw to allow Secondary Suites in Semi-detached and Duplex Housing.  While this project is currently at the information gathering stage, it is anticipated these changes will be presented to the Urban Planning Committee in early February 2018.  

If/ when these amendments pass, this could have a great impact on building, buying, or selling attached duplex properties, as well as the popularity of residential properties zoned RF3 for re- development!

The City has also recently amended the rules relating to Garden Suites making it easier in some cases to get approval for such developments: Garden Suites are "Stand Alone" Suites located behind the main house.  (Think Garage Suite)

 Find Out More information on Garden Suites Here

Find Out More information on Secondary Suites 

in Attached Properties Here

Want to search on your own? No Problem! 

Find RF3 (Re-Development) properties for sale here.

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Erin Sneazwell Edmonton Realtor

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Dated: January 5th 2018
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