Let's Talk Housing - Secondary Suites
What is going on?The City of Maple Ridge is exploring ideas that could, if approved, expand our Secondary Suite program. This review is intended to encourage a greater diversity of housing forms to help improve housing choice within our community. Through this review, the City aims to facilitate more affordable home ownership and more rental housing opportunities within the City.
We are looking for your input on potential new opportunities for secondary suites and detached garden suites in Maple Ridge. A community survey was available online until December 16, 2017. Check back regularly for more opportunities to share your thoughts or send us an email or give us a call at 604-467-7383 at any time with questions or comments on the Accessory Dwelling Unit Review.
Public Open House
On Saturday, November 25, 2017, an Open House was held in the Fraser Room in the Maple Ridge Library about accessory housing options for Maple Ridge. At the Open House, a number of new directions were explored, including:
• Allowing Secondary Suites and Detached Garden Suites on the same lot;
• Allowing Secondary Suites in a Duplex;
• Allowing Secondary Suites in Multi-family Developments; and
• Re-considering the owner occupancy requirement.
A copy of the Open House Information Boards is available here.
For more information on this project, please see the latest report that was endorsed at Council workshop in September 2017.