2. Appeal #2010-0098


Type of Suite: In-house basement suite

Address: 232 Deer Ridge Place S.E.

Neighbourhood: Deer Ridge

Appealed by: Homeowner

When: 2010 (SDAB #2010-0098)

Decision: Suite Allowed (with conditions)


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Reason for the Appeal

The original application for the suite’s approval was denied because the proposed suite was too big in square footage and there was not enough enough parking.

A secondary suite requires at least one spot for a vehicle to be parked and a suite cannot exceed 70 sq. metres of floor space with some exceptions.


The Decision

The owner said he worked with an architect to make the suite compliant. There were certain conditions given with the approval of the secondary suite:

  • the suite will not exceed 81 sq. metres
  • the suite will be accessible by a stairwell and storage area by a door
  • the lower level storage area will not be used in association with the secondary suite
  • a designated parking spot must be made available for those living in the secondary suite