Council delays process of making backyard suites legal
On Tuesday, Halifax Regional Council voted to defer by-law amendments that would make backyard suites legal within the next few months.
The change would allow secondary suites or backyard suites to be built by single-dwelling property owners within HRM. The 56-page report was originally requested by council. in January 2018.
With housing vacancy barely above one per cent on the peninsula, councillors agreed that secondary suites are a way to increase density and provide more rentals. [Read More]