Last July, residents in Ward 1 came forward to express their concerns over a large cabana structure being built in the newer subdivisions in King City. After reviewing the cabana in question, it was permitted and was following all necessary zoning by-laws.
Most residents were still concerned over future permits and wanted a review of the height allowance on accessory structures. I agreed with residents that secondary structures should be allowed but to the point of not disrupting other properties. I put forward a resolution to staff to create a report to explore the problem, all members of Council supported the resolution.
The full staff report can be found here:
The report outlines the issue and recommends that Council allow planning staff to review the matter in more depth during upcoming zoning by-law housing keeping review. The by-law is interconnected and a more broad review will help ensure that any changes do not have unintended consequences.
I support these recommendations and look forward to staff reviewing this matter in more detail. I encourage residents who have concerns to contact myself and stay involved in the process.