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Adding attached garage with room above

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Posted by: from Waterloo
2/10/2017 at 4:27:07 PM

Hi there,

From the KW area, have an older home (50s/60s build). I am currently looking at adding a garage to the side of the house with a new bedroom above. Roughly 220sqft.

Ive tried looking on City's website re: bylaws but I cant find/understand what I'm looking for.

Are there any restrictions I should be concerned about? Am I good as long as I stay 2ft from neighbours PL?

What's a typical cost per sqft?

Any "key words" to use in search to find better info on City site?

Appreciate any feed back!

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Date/Time2/11/2017 at 10:06:50 AM

Your first step is to take your property survey to your local zoning-building department at city hall. They can tell you what the regulations are for your area of town or city.

Cost to build a home addition vary from $250 per square foot on the cheapest end to $500 / sq. ft. or even more for custom top notch work. Accurate estimated can be provided only after analyzing architectural drawings with all technical details, calculating number of man-hours for completing the project and determining the total expenses for materials, fixtures and finishing products.

Committee of Adjustment will cost $ 1,500 if you are closer than 6 ft. to the property side line and apply for a variance.

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Date/Time2/11/2017 at 8:04:24 PM

Scrolling through here is a good start. Before having more than a general conversation with the city with regards to the size of your addition.

https://www.kitchener.ca/en/businessinkitchener/LookingToDevelopLand.asp

Hopefully you find this helpful.

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Scot in Waterloo
Date/Time2/11/2017 at 8:11:24 PM

Much appreciated info, thanks Mike and Sean.

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