Residential Conversions

"Residential Conversion" refers to changing a building from its current or previous use into a residential use. This could involve the conversion of a commercial or institutional building into a single or multi-family residential use, or the conversion of a large single family residence into two or more dwellings.

Advantages

Residential conversions can offer the following advantages:

Limitations

Residential conversions can face the following challenges:

How to Use This Tool

Policy: Municipalities should investigate the following policy issues as they consider the potential for residential conversions.

Regulations: After the municipality establishes the policies governing residential conversions, regulatory language can be considered.

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