Fully support 3. Additional Residential Unit Requirements and Standards
The Planning Act currently requires municipalities to authorize in their official plans and zoning by-laws the use of second residential units in either a detached, semi-detached, and row house or in an ancillary buildings and structures (e.g., above laneway garages or coach houses).
Schedule 12 to Bill 108 includes provisions to require municipalities to authorize in their official plans and zoning by-laws the use of an additional residential unit in both a detached, semi-detached, and row houses and in an ancillary building or structure (e.g., above laneway garages or coach houses).
A regulation is proposed under s. 35.1(2)(b) of the Planning Act setting out requirements and standards to remove barriers to the establishment of additional residential units, as follows:
One parking space for each of the additional residential units which may be provided through tandem parking
Where a municipal zoning by-law requires no parking spaces for the primary residential unit, no parking spaces would be required for the additional residential units
Where a municipal zoning by-law is passed that sets a parking standard lower than a standard of one parking space for each of the additional residential units, the municipal zoning by-law parking standard would prevail
“Tandem parking” would be defined as a parking space that is only accessed by passing through another parking space from a street, lane or driveway
An additional residential unit, where permitted in the zoning by-law, may be occupied by any person in accordance with s. 35(2) of the Planning Act, and, for greater clarity, regardless of whether the primary unit is occupied by the owner of the property, and
An additional residential unit, where permitted in the zoning by-law, would be permitted without regard to the date of construction of the primary or ancillary building.
Submitted June 30, 2019 10:02 PM