18. Appeal #2013-0106


Type of Suite: In-house basement suite/business
Address: 108 Everoak Close S.W.
Neighbourhood: Evergreen
Appealed by: Homeowners
When: 2013 (SDAB #2013-0106)
Decision: Suite Denied


Reason for the Appeal

Residents in the neighbourhood were concerned about the parking and additional traffic as a result of the home business, which was operating out of the secondary suite.

 The Decision

The appeal board decided that the homeowner’s business was bringing vehicles into the neighbourhood and putting a strain on street parking. The board concluded, “due to the cul-de-sac location, the configuration of the subject lot which has a narrow front property line, and the orientation of its driveway, the parking for the secondary suite, and increased traffic to and from the property, would have an impact on the adjacent properties.”

In regards to the applicant’s janitorial business, the board stated, “storage of business materials on another residential property and not residing on that property without a Class 2 permit for that property, although owned by the same property owner, is not in keeping with the Land Use Bylaw.”