Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Development

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Project Overview

The City of Quesnel’s Housing Action Plan aims to create a thriving community by increasing population density in residential neighbourhoods. We can do this by promoting Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). ADUs include secondary suites, carriage houses, and secondary dwellings. In 2019, a Zoning Bylaw legalized ADUs in residential zones.

To promote ADUs, the City of Quesnel is waiving building permit fees for the construction and legalization of secondary suites until December 31, 2022.

Spring 2022 Update: Carriage House Design Plans

The City has engaged a designer, who will work with the community to develop several ready-to-use design plans for two carriage homes and three secondary dwelling units.

Four of these design plans will meet Step 3 of the BC Energy Step Code, and one secondary dwelling design will aim to meet Step 5.

These plans will make it easier for homeowners to develop energy-efficient ADUs on their property without having to engage their own designer. The designs will expedite the building permit application and approval process.


Current Engagement


The City is hosting an online community consultation session on May 30, 2022, to get your feedback on ready-to-use ADU plans. Learn about accessory dwelling units and view the draft design plans for carriage houses and secondary dwellings.

SAVE THE DATE!

Virtual Community Meeting:
Carriage House Design Plans
May 30 | 6 to 7:30 p.m. (Zoom)

Register now



Types of Accessory Dwelling Units

Secondary Dwelling

Carriage House


Project Overview

The City of Quesnel’s Housing Action Plan aims to create a thriving community by increasing population density in residential neighbourhoods. We can do this by promoting Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). ADUs include secondary suites, carriage houses, and secondary dwellings. In 2019, a Zoning Bylaw legalized ADUs in residential zones.

To promote ADUs, the City of Quesnel is waiving building permit fees for the construction and legalization of secondary suites until December 31, 2022.

Spring 2022 Update: Carriage House Design Plans

The City has engaged a designer, who will work with the community to develop several ready-to-use design plans for two carriage homes and three secondary dwelling units.

Four of these design plans will meet Step 3 of the BC Energy Step Code, and one secondary dwelling design will aim to meet Step 5.

These plans will make it easier for homeowners to develop energy-efficient ADUs on their property without having to engage their own designer. The designs will expedite the building permit application and approval process.


Current Engagement


The City is hosting an online community consultation session on May 30, 2022, to get your feedback on ready-to-use ADU plans. Learn about accessory dwelling units and view the draft design plans for carriage houses and secondary dwellings.

SAVE THE DATE!

Virtual Community Meeting:
Carriage House Design Plans
May 30 | 6 to 7:30 p.m. (Zoom)

Register now



Types of Accessory Dwelling Units

Secondary Dwelling

Carriage House


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