Secondary Suites Public Hearing

Posted by on Jun 20, 2010

SECONDARY SUITES IN SAANICH ON DISCUSSION TABLE

Jun 16, 2010 CFAX 1070

A PUBLIC HEARING IS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK ON THE ISSUE OF PERMITTING SECONDARY SUITES SOUTH OF MCKENZIE IN SAANICH. SAANICH COUNCILLOR DEAN MURDOCK SAYS THERE ARE A NUMBER OF QUESTIONS ON THE TABLE, WHICH HE THINKS WILL BE TACKLED AT THE MEETING.

“There were a number of questions raised around restrictions, for those who say have a boarder or a student living with them, and they would possibly want to have a secondary suite as well, confusion around the wording in the by-law amendment, whether or not dual purposes will be permitted, how you would accomodate vehicle parking in that situation, whether or not you would still be allowed to have family members stay with you as well as secondary suites.”

SAANICH IS NOT THE ONLY MUNICIPALITY WRESTLING WITH THE IDEA OF PERMITTING SECONDARY SUITES. OAK BAY JUST RELEASED THE RESULTS OF A PUBLIC FEED BACK CAMPAIGN ON THE ISSUE WHICH FOUND A VERY SLIM MAJORITY IN FAVOUR OF PERMITTING SECONDARY SUITES THE MEETING TAKES PLACE TUESDAY AT 730 PM IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER.