Secondary Suites Finally Permitted.
WE ARE OVERJOYED
This move by council to reform the approvals for Secondary Suites a huge step forward for Calgary, and we at RNDSQR couldn’t be happier about it. That Calgary was the only major city in Canada making it so hard to get the okay for a legal suite just never seemed like a true representation of who we are as a city. A young, vibrant, progressive city like Calgary with an intererest in sustainable growth ought to be leading not lagging in this arena! It’s a huge step forward in making our inner-city neighbourhoods more accessible, and inclusive and is key to a thriving, diverse economy. We think it makes a stronger fabric for the communities we love.
It might surprise you to know that our support for secondary suites comes more from our values as citizens than as developers. As developers of multi-family housing, it can actually hurt us on one front, as it opens up a ton of inventory in the rental market. As citizens however, we see incredible value in a wider range of safer, more affordable homes in our tight rental market. We love this city and we care passionately about working together to make positive change. This move by council is definitely a change for a better Calgary.
To celebrate we reached out to local artist and collaborator Kyle Metcalf to create another one of his rad illustrations to commemorate the moment. Way to go Calgary!