Getting a carriage house installed on your property in Quesnel might soon be easier than ever.
The city is working to design five ready-to-use designs for property owners to use, up to Quesnel building standards. A virtual meeting to share thoughts on the proposed designs will be held on Monday, May 30 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Carriage houses, secondary dwellings and secondary suites are all considered accessory dwelling units (ADU) by the city. Each version of an ADU allows for more people to live on a single property.
Tanya Turner is the Director of Development services for Quesnel.
“This project is as much about promoting the opportunity that you have to build these on your property as it is about actually doing the designs,” Turner said, noting further focus groups are already happening in the community.
“It’s more about just getting awareness that we do permit ACUs in the community, and try and increase housing inventory.”
Because the plans were created using grant money by the city, the designs will be made public. The designs meet B.C. code and requirements for the new mandatory step code level.
More information on the city of Quesnel’s policies and plans for ACUs can be found on their website, www.quesnel.ca/building-development/accessory-dwelling-units.
Feedback on Quesnel’s ADU plans can also be given on www.letsconnectquesnel.ca.
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