ABOUT THE PROJECT
Cochrane’s Municipal Development Plan (MDP) identifies the importance of providing a range of housing options to suit all ages and income levels in our community. The Town of Cochrane’s Land Use Bylaw outlines the regulations that landowners must follow to add a suite to their property.
Administration is currently updating these regulations and is looking for public input.
There are two types of suites allowed in the Town of Cochrane:
- Accessory suite: a self-contained dwelling in the basement of the main residence with its own cooking, living, sleep and sanitary facilities.
- Garden suite: a self-contained dwelling unit in the rear yard of a residential lot that also has a house. These are located in a separate building and are either one storey in height or above a detached garage.
This update is to clarify locations, numbers of units allowed and parking requirements to improve the fit with existing communities.
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