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Kitchener updates bylaw to allow for tiny homes and granny flats

It's a step the city hopes will lead towards improving the affordability of rental units
2019 tiny house 3 interior ready
Tiny house interior. File photo supplied to Village Media

Council has endorsed an update to Kitchener's residential zoning, informed by a comprehensive review of the city's bylaw. 

This update to the zoning bylaw is an important step towards improving the affordability of rental units in Kitchener, allowing a more flexible range of housing types. 

The update implements Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice to permit new types of rental units on residential properties, such as apartments above a garage or "coach houses," small structures separate from the main building. The update will also improve the compatibility of larger development projects with existing neighbourhoods by limiting building height within the immediate vicinity of single-story homes.



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