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Multigenerational homes

The family is expanding

Co-housing and multigenerational living arrangements are becoming more popular with the ageing of population. The City has adopted municipal laws to accommodate for this new reality of life, but with the condition that these houses look like a single-family dwelling. Indeed, the particularity of this type of house is that two housing units are built into one dwelling place.

Where are they allowed?

In all sectors where single-familly housing is authorized .

Details on the regulation and its application

• The building must be constituted of a separated construction and have the appearance of a single dwelling.
• Two dwelling units are grouped in one building, one main unit and a second erected on the same land.
• From the exterior, the building assumes the appearance of a large single type dwelling with no signs of the two dwellings characteristics.

Conditions of approval

• The plan must be submitted to the Advisory Committee on Planning;
• The minimum gross area must be of 225 m²;
• The main unit must be twice as large as the second one;
• Half of the amount of the space of the second unit must be located on the main floor of the building;
• Only one garage is authorized;
• The lot area must be of a minimum width of 558-m² and a front of minimum 8,29 metres.

To find out about the conditions for approval, contact the (Permits Department) Service des permis

Real Estate Developers in Châteauguay

For more information on multigenerational house projects, contact 450-698-3859.

Last update: 2016-06-01 10:30