Secondary Suites - Initial Consultation

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Consultation has concluded

This consultation has now closed. We received over 300 responses and thank everyone who took part.

Secondary suites are an important part of the housing mix in Mission. They provide rental housing and opportunities for families to stay together, longer. When they’re poorly managed they can also cause a number of issues in a community.

While the Zoning Bylaw defines secondary suites, coach homes and garden cottages as secondary dwellings, and controls where they are allowed to be built, this project is focused specifically on secondary suites inside the main home.

We recognize there are issues with the current system and are looking to implement a new Secondary Suite Program that:

  • Is easy to understand and manage
  • Supports safe, affordable rental housing
  • Reduces the issues in our community related to unregulated suites

This consultation has now closed. We received over 300 responses and thank everyone who took part.

Secondary suites are an important part of the housing mix in Mission. They provide rental housing and opportunities for families to stay together, longer. When they’re poorly managed they can also cause a number of issues in a community.

While the Zoning Bylaw defines secondary suites, coach homes and garden cottages as secondary dwellings, and controls where they are allowed to be built, this project is focused specifically on secondary suites inside the main home.

We recognize there are issues with the current system and are looking to implement a new Secondary Suite Program that:

  • Is easy to understand and manage
  • Supports safe, affordable rental housing
  • Reduces the issues in our community related to unregulated suites