New Zoning Regulations for Garden Suites

Posted on July 14th, 2017

At the July 10, 2017, Public Hearing, Council approved new zoning regulations for Garden Suites (formerly Garage & Garden Suites). The purpose of the amendments was to improve the buildability and quality of Garden Suites by adding increased design flexibility while reducing impacts on adjacent properties.

In addition to consolidating garage and garden suites into a single Garden Suites use, Garden Suites have been made a Permitted Use in low and medium-density residential zones. Approved regulations can be found here.

Additional resources to support the buildability and quality of Garden Suites will be released this summer. A visual summary of the regulations will be available at the end of July and an education video and a How-to Guide will be available at the end of August.