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.



Types of Accessory Dwelling Units


Secondary Dwelling



Secondary (basement) Suite


Carriage House


Current Engagement

We wish to understand the community’s awareness of opportunities for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and to determine steps that we can take to support the development of ADUs. To do this, we are inviting residents to complete a four-question survey by December 17, 2021.

Click here to answer the survey.

The City is also interested in learning more about your experiences with Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in Quesnel. We have created a discussion forum for sharing these experiences. It will remain open until December 17, 2021.

Click the "Share your experiences" button below to enter the forum.


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.



Types of Accessory Dwelling Units


Secondary Dwelling



Secondary (basement) Suite


Carriage House


Current Engagement

We wish to understand the community’s awareness of opportunities for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and to determine steps that we can take to support the development of ADUs. To do this, we are inviting residents to complete a four-question survey by December 17, 2021.

Click here to answer the survey.

The City is also interested in learning more about your experiences with Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in Quesnel. We have created a discussion forum for sharing these experiences. It will remain open until December 17, 2021.

Click the "Share your experiences" button below to enter the forum.


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