Secondary Suites No Longer Calgary City Council’s Problem as Administration Takes Over Process

Calgary has rolled out a new system that makes it easier for homeowners to apply for secondary suites. 

Previously, applications to change the land use designation of a property where an owner wished to create a secondary suite would come before Council for approval. Going forward, property owners will take their applications to city administration, where it will be evaluated against a set of planning guidelines and policies which are instituted and can be adjusted by city council. The city has also made it easier for owners of illegal suites to apply for the proper permits to bring their suites up to code.