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Open House: Carriage homes and secondary suites

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April 19, 2017 - 9:48 AM

West Kelowna Council is considering changes to existing secondary suite and carriage house regulations.

The City is hosting an Open House to seek public input on the proposed changes which include:

  • Permitting secondary suites within the City’s compact housing zones located throughout the City, as well as select Comprehensive Development Zones located in Rose Valley Estates and Mission Ridge (must meet certain criteria).
  • Allowing secondary suite entrances to face the same road as the main entrance to the house.
  • Reducing the requirement for screening along parcel boundaries on parcels with carriage houses.
  • Removing the requirement for shared access holder, easement holder or strata council sign-off for suites or carriage houses accessed from private roads.

Council first implemented secondary suite regulations in 2010 and allowed carriage houses beginning in 2015. Find out more at and

The public is invited to an Open House seeking input into the proposed changes to secondary suite and carriage house regulations:

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Constable Neil Bruce School Gymnasium
2010 Daimler Road, West Kelowna

This is an opportunity for citizens to ask questions, provide feedback and offer ideas. Additionally, a Public Hearing for the potential changes will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Westbank Lions Hall, 2466 Main Street, West Kelowna.

Citizens will be able to provide feedback on the proposed changes directly to Council.

You can also take a short online survey available on the City’s website at Look for the link on the homepage.

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