Garden Cottages approved by Saanich

November 23rd, 2019
Garden suites are purpose-built separate dwellings on a property that are used as rental housing. The motion will be the first time that the municipality allows detached dwellings on a property. Previously, secondary suites had to be attached to a home.

Garden suites will be permitted in backyards, and in front or beside a home if a request is made and approved by the municipality.


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Saanich Looking at Garden Suites AND Secondary Suites

November 18th, 2019
The (Saanich) district recently agreed to allow construction of detached garden suites on single-family lots and is now considering whether to allow both secondary suites and garden suites on one lot.

With the council enforcing maximimum number of adults permitted in a residence, they recently had seven women evicted from a seven bedroom house. Students are struggling to find affordable housin ...

Saanich to Approve Garden Suites

October 29th, 2019
Maple Ridge is not the only ones having a serious look at Garden Suites. Vancouver Island's Saanich community is about to approve this form of affordable housing.
Garden suites — small dwellings built on the lots of existing houses — could soon get a green light in Saanich.

Saanich councillors have agreed to regulations to allow homeowners to build the suites. It’s expected the new regulati ...