Secondary suite laws to be eased

Jason Markusoff, Calgary Herald

Published: Thursday, January 28, 2010

T he city is preparing changes to secondary-suite rules that have prevented homeowners from building basement units that are too large, or share entrances with the ground-level home.

City council officially encourages the suites as a low-cost, private-sector way of creating affordable housing. But complex rules have rendered many would-be applicants ineligible, while aldermen stymie others by routinely voting down their rezoning applications.

Draft changes to the city’s land-use bylaw — which will likely come before council this spring — would ease some of the problems.

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