Latest Update: Small-Scale, Multi-Unit (SSMU) Housing Initiative
On November 1, 2023, the Provincial Government announced proposed changes as part of the Homes for People Action Plan to help create more housing options within BC communities by establishing a more efficient and effective process.
Small-scale, multi-unit housing means between 3 units and 6 units on traditionally single-family detached and duplex zoned lots.
Municipalities will be required to amend their zoning bylaws and official community plans to support the Province’s vision of more homes in our communities for families, seniors, young people and more.
There is a lot of work to be done and staff are in the process of reviewing the proposed legislation and preparing for the future changes prior to the Province’s June 30, 2024 deadline. You can find more information on the Provincial Government’s website.
Are you looking to subdivide your property into two or more lots? Build a multi-family development? Add a carriage house or secondary suite to your property? Change the zoning on your property? All of these developments involve our Planning Department.
Step 1: Book your free pre-application meeting. This helps us have a shared understanding of your development proposal. We can also provide you with preliminary guidance involving specific requirements.
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