Halifax Regional Council approves rules for secondary and backyard suites

Will it fix the affordable housing problem in HRM? Probably not. Can it help? We’ll see.

Halifax Regional Council has unanimously approved the bylaw and planning rule amendments to allow secondary and backyard suites in homes across HRM.

In a virtual public hearing on September 1, Jillian MacLellan, a planner with HRM explained that a secondary suite is a separate dwelling section within a home or in simpler terms, a basement, and a backyard suite is a building separated from the home but still within the same property…[Read More]