Saanich Council Supports Secondary Suites

Posted by on Apr 15, 2010

SAANICH ONE STEP CLOSER TO ALLOWING SECONDARY SUITES

CFAX 1070 – Apr 14, 2010

TUESDAY NIGHT COUNCIL ENDORSED A MOTION THAT MOVES THE MUNICIPALITY FORWARD IN THE LONG DISCUSSED ISSUE OF SECONDARY SUITES.

SAANICH COUNCILOR DEAN MURDOCK IS HAPPY ABOUT THIS BUT SAYS THERE ARE STILL SOME CHALLENGES INCLUDING NOISE, OWNER OCCUPANCY AND PARKING

“So one of the conditions for permitting a secondary suite would be off street parking. You would have to provide a parking spot within the property, you couldn’t rely on street parking as a way for folks to park their vehicles. That goes towards addressing the situation I don’t think it’s going to be a perfect solution but certainly it allowes us to bring some semblance of control.”

SPEAKING ON CFAX 1070 WITH MURRAY LANGDON MURDOCK SAYS THIS WILL TRY TO APPLY SOME MECHANISM OF CONTROL TO A RATHER CHAOTIC SITUATION.