A step towards combatting the housing crisis in Williams Lake was taken, with the first permit for construction of an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU).
This follows the adoption of the zoning bylaw amendment, which was made on May 2nd.
In a release from the City, they said that the ADUs will help support the need for an identified 817 homes, which is according to the 2021 Central Cariboo Housing Capacity and Gap Analysis.
The zoning bylaw amendment allows for property owners to skip the requirement of applying for a rezoning application, and streamlines the process.
Jessica Ball, City Planner, said in the release that “streamlinning the process benefits homeowners by reducing barriers to approval processing and assisting in community driven development.”
The City also created a walk through for residents to learn the process of building an ADU, which can be found here.
More information about Accessory Dwelling Units can be found on the City’s website here.