Detached Garden Suite Pilot Project

Detached Garden Suite (DGS) Tours

The City of Maple Ridge held three DGS Pilot Project Tours on Wednesday February 19, 2020 (5:30PM – 7:30PM), Saturday February 22, 2020 (1:00PM – 3:00PM) and Sunday February 23, 2020 (1:00PM – 3:00PM). 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.
A survey was made available to registered attendees to invite their feedback on the DGS units on the tour. The information gathered through the survey and the tours will help inform Council’s consideration of the DGS Pilot Project and be included as part of the consultation summary. 

A copy of the materials from the DGS Pilot Project Tours can be found here:

Background Information on the DGS Pilot Project Process

The following reports and attachments provide background information on the DGS Pilot Project, which was initiated through a Council resolution at the February 6, 2018 Council Workshop Meeting.

Review of Secondary Suites and DGS programs

The DGS Pilot Project is part of a review to potentially expand the Zoning Bylaw regulations for Secondary Suites (SS) and DGSs. More information is available on the Accessory Dwelling Unit Review webpage.