Williams Lake Council could adopt the bylaw to allow accessory dwelling units (ADU’s) to be put in place.
Even though Council was all in favour for the ADU’s, some residents felt as they would only bring issues to the community.
“There were three comments during the public hearing, one in favour and two with concerns regarding street parking congestion, and snow removal from the lanes.” says Jessica Ball, Planner One.
“Staff have noted both of those concerns, and will continue to investigate any feedback given from residents as we receive them.”
The City also put out a survey earlier this year, for residents to share their feedback, and better understand the housing needs.
If the bylaw gets adopted, residents can apply for ADU development, with the City watching over for the coming years.
Ball says that with anything new, there will be bumps along the way, which staff will then bring back amendments to the bylaw.
The bylaw adoption will be taking place at council’s next regular meeting, on May 2nd.