Guelph City Council will hold a public meeting in accordance with the Planning Act to consider the following City initiated proposed amendments to the City of Guelph Zoning Bylaw and Official Plan. The meeting will take place:
Monday, July 13
This is a remote City Council meeting that can be watched online at guelph.ca/live.
Purpose and effect of the amendments
The City is reviewing accessory apartment and coach house rules to align the current City of Guelph Zoning Bylaw and Official Plan with the Provincial Planning Act. The Planning Act permits accessory apartments (now known as additional residential units) to be permitted both within a detached, semi-detached and townhouse unit and in an ancillary building or structure on the same property, in effect permitting three residential units on one residential property.
The proposed amendments would modify existing accessory apartment and coach house policies and regulations and introduce new regulations, including:
-Definitions and use of defined terms
-Zones in which the use is permitted
-Number of units on a residential lot
-Number of bedrooms
-Height of separate buildings containing additional units
-Location and setbacks for separate buildings containing additional units
To learn more about how to particiapte in the Council meeting or to take the online survey visit: https://guelph.ca/2020/06/notice-of-public-meeting-proposed-zoning-bylaw-and-official-plan-amendment/