City of Burnaby Accepting Applications for Laneway Houses Beginning September 18, 2023

Starting September 18, 2023 Burnaby City is welcoming applications for laneway homes and secondary suites in semi-detached houses. These new housing options will broaden choices for homeowners and renters without altering the city’s neighborhood character. Both laneway homes and semi-detached suites cannot be sold separately from the main residence and are expected to be utilized … Read more

What is the Construction Process of Building a Laneway House New Westminster

What Is The Construction Process Of Building A Laneway House New Westminster 1. Design and Permits: a. Hire an architect or designer specializing in laneway houses to create a detailed plan that meets your requirements and adheres to the city’s regulations. b. Obtain necessary permits and approvals from the City of Vancouver. This includes building … Read more

What is the City of Burnaby allowing for minimum parking spots and maximum size of laneway house?

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The city of Burnaby is seeking feedback from residents regarding new laneway housing rules that are being considered. According to Burnaby Now, the proposed rules include a requirement for one parking spot, and a maximum size of 1500 square feet for laneway houses. Additionally, laneway houses in the Heights area of Burnaby would be limited … Read more

Is Building a Laneway House in New Westminster a Practical Solution for Addressing the Housing Affordability Crisis

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Laneway Houses in New Westminster: An Affordable Housing Solution As the cost of housing in the Lower Mainland continues to rise, more and more homeowners are turning to alternative housing options, such as building a laneway house. A laneway house, also known as a coach house, is a small detached dwelling built on the same … Read more