Welcome to Municipal District of Foothills No. 31

Secondary Suites Open Houses

Three open houses were held March 26, 27 and 29, to provide information about secondary suites to you and obtain feedback.


Open House Presentation     |     FAQs Questions     |     Secondary Suites Standards    

What We Heard From You


Secondary Suites

Secondary suites are often referred to as secondary dwelling units , accessory dwelling units, garden suites, mother in law suites, etc.  This type of use can be found in a number of different forms.  The MD wants to explore this topic in detail.

As they become more popular and commonly available in other areas, M.D. staff members are increasingly receiving inquiries on secondary suites.  Our Land Use Bylaw does not currently allow for this use, however we acknowledge that secondary dwelling units are being built regardless.

We are exploring how our residents feel about allowing legal secondary suites in the municipality and through feedback from a Secondary Suites Survey (March 26, 2018 - April 15, 2018) to develop a strategy to move forward and implement necessary provisions and policies pertaining to this use in the MD.

If you were unable to attend an open house, please review the information in the Open House Presentation above.