Secondary Suites

After careful and lengthy consideration, and after several public information sessions, Esquimalt Mayor and Council have amended the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw to allow for Secondary Suites under certain conditions. The bylaws were passed at an October 19th, 2009 Council Meeting.

Council’s primary goals in allowing Secondary Suites are to 1) provide additional housing units in the community, 2) help out homeowners with their mortgages, and 3) ensure that suites are safe for residents.

For more information on secondary suites, please review this Excerpt from Zoning Bylaw 1992, No. 2050

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