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Coach house zoning amendments

The City of Ottawa is currently working on a zoning study that will determine the appropriate zones and standards to permit secondary dwelling units within accessory structures, in residential neighbourhoods. These types of dwelling units are essentially a small apartment or suite in the backyard of a home or along a laneway, often referred to as coach houses.

The city has reviewed and considered all the feedback received during and following two public consultation outreach sessions (September – November 2015, and February 2016) and is proposing amendments to the Zoning By-law and to the Official Plan to permit coach houses. To learn more, please visit the City of Ottawa’s website.