Secondary Suites: A Guide for Local Governments

2005

By: British Columbia Ministry of Community, Aboriginal, and Women's Services

http://www.housing.gov.bc.ca/pub/secondary_suites.pdf

Accessory Dwelling Units

This guide provides local governments in British Columbia, Canada, with information to help them develop regulations for accessory dwelling units (ADUs). First, it discusses the benefits and challenges of ADUs. Then, it highlights the key elements of successful local ADU programs, including zoning considerations. Next, it presents short case examples of ADU programs in British Columbia before concluding with “best practices” and future directions for research and policy.