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I have listed a new property at 205 EVERGREEN PZ SW in Calgary.
Vacant Immediate Possession!! Executive 2 story home, Great location. Unusually large corner lot. Bright Open Main floor plan. Beautiful Kitchen with centre island, Granite counters, walk-in pantry. Dining area overlooks back yard with windows on 3 sides and garden door to deck. Formal Dining room/flexroom at the front of the house. Basement has a separate entrance, fully finished with space for a second kitchen. Upstairs is a HUGE family room with a skylight, Open to the main floor foyer. There are 3 large bedrooms, including Kingsize Master suite with 2 closets, 1st is a Big walk-in (Hers) the other is a smaller (His) closet. The en-suite is spacious with jetted corner tub, separate shower. The other 2 bedrooms are generous in size. There is a 4th bedroom on the lower level with a 3rd Full bath. Good House Great Value. View Virtual Tour by clicking FILM Icon.
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  • April 17, 2020 
  • It is now official the amnesty period for secondary suites has been extended to December 2021. The city will be updating their website today. Anyone with an "illegal" secondary suite (basement) should take advantage of this extra time to make their suite legal, the city has stated there will be heavy fines for anyone operating an illegal suite after this date. I have some excellent contacts to help with the process of getting suites made legal, as well as contractors who are very familiar and experienced with work required. Feel free to contact me for more details.



 14/04/2020

City of Calgary website still has the following information posted:

What’s changing in 2020?

  • In June 2020, we will reinstate fees for the development permit ($471) and suite registry ($232).
  • All new secondary suites built after March 2018 must comply with the National Building Code - 2019 Alberta Edition. The most notable requirement is a second heating source, such as a furnace,...
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The amnesty period for secondary suite application, allowing reduced costs and some relaxation in rules to have existing suites made legal, is scheduled to end June 2020. However City council is due to vote today, April 6, 2020, to extend the deadline 18 Months to end of Dcember 2021. Due to Covid-19 there is a back-log of inspections and applications. Vote is expected to pass. 

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If your thinking about adding a basement suite, or have one and you want to apply to have it made legal.


This link will be very helpful 

https://www.calgary.ca/PDA/pd/Pages/Home-building-and-renovations/new-secondary-suite.aspx


In regard to attached or semi-detached dwellings there has been a couple of helpful changes brought forward by the City. Links are here; 

https://www.calgary.ca/_layouts/CoCIS/SearchResults.aspx?q=PUD2019-1203&W_srch_res=31


This Bylaw change is #76P2019 regarding attached and semi-detached dwellings link;

https://www.calgary.ca/_layouts/CoCIS/SearchResults.aspx?q=76P2019&W_srch_res=4


RE: Extension to the June 2020 deadline. My contact at P&D City of Calgary tells me No extensions have been made official, Amnesty period for secondary suites deadline remains June 2020. If this changes I'll post it here. 

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