Let’s Talk Housing – Accessory Dwelling Unit Review



What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit?


In Maple Ridge, an accessory dwelling unit (or ADU) includes secondary suites and detached garden suites (also known as coach or carriage houses) in residential areas.

Accessory Dwelling Unit Review


The City undertook a review of the regulations for secondary suites and detached garden suites (DGS) in late 2017 and included a DGS Pilot Project. This webpage includes information and details on this process.


Related Documents

Background information on the regulatory review, including details and outcomes of the public consultation process in the links below:

Detached Garden Suites Pilot Project

In February 2020, the City undertook tours of the units constructed through the DGS Pilot Project. The tours showcased three DGS units: two were built under the DGS Pilot Project and one was built under the current DGS regulations. These tours were designed to:

  • Raise awareness of the City’s DGS program,
  • Provide an opportunity for Council and the community to tour two DGS pilot project units that were constructed as part of a DGS and Secondary Suite (SS) regulatory review, and
  • Showcase successful projects within the community.
The following information was presented during the tour events:

​Related Documents



Looking for More Information?


Please feel free to contact the Planning Department by emailing the department or phone at 604-467-7341.