Many people in Calgary consider our city as world class, modern, having taken our place in the world of great places. Yet, one of the challenges for many Calgarians is having an affordable place to live.
Will breaking down the barriers to accessory units solve our housing challenges? No. But it can play a big role towards a comprehensive solution. YYC has made gains, and a simple change, waiving the $5,000 processing fees has generated a big up-tick in applications and legalization of some our unknown illegal units.
We all have a role to play in educating everyone about the potential to have an ongoing supply of accessory units that can go a long way to making this city, a place that offers everyone the opportunity to live in safe, affordable places so that they can establish themselves and provide the knowledge, skills and creativity to keep growing this city.
Read the full blog written by Rollin Stanley, General Manager of Planning, Development And Assessment at The City Of Calgary.