March 11, 2016 | Cody Stuart
Airdrie looks to improve acceptance of secondary suites with bylaw review
Calgary is not the only Alberta city tackling the controversial issue of secondary suites.
Airdrie is putting its current land-use bylaw under the microscope, meaning residents in that city could soon see changes to the way the suites are regulated.
Suites are currently allowed in just three neighbourhoods: Bayview, The Canals and Silver Creek. Under the proposed bylaws, the City would allow at least one secondary housing option (a basement suite, a garden suite separate lot unit, or a garage suite) in most residential districts, with the development authority having final say on appropriate usage of a secondary suite.