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Affordable Rental Housing - Cottages

Staff Reports, Bylaws & Correspondence


 Background Materials


Bylaw 512 proposes to rezone 401 Rural (R), Rural Upland 1 (RU1) and Residential 7 (R7) zoned properties with zone variants that would permit affordable rental cottages instead of seasonal cottages. Draft Bylaw 512 requires that affordable rental cottages are rented and that a covenant prohibiting subdivision be registered on title. Properties with an area of 2 hectares or greater would be allowed an increased floor area of 90 square metres, while properties with an area between 1.2 hectares to less than 2 hectares would be allowed cottages with a floor area of 56 square metres.

This project was initiated by the LTC in response to a demonstrated need for affordable housing. The purpose of this project is to increase the supply of affordable rental housing in accordance with policies in the Salt Spring Island Official Community Plan.


Online Survey Results Now Available
During the Summer of 2019, two surveys were conducted to gauge public and property owner opinions on Proposed Bylaw No. 512. The results of these surveys can be viewed here: 
Cottages SurveyCottages Property Owner Survey 


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For more information or to provide feedback, please contact:

Jason Youmans, Island Planner





Page last updated: 09/10/19
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