Urban Infill Study

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What is urban infill?

“Urban infill” is about adding more homes to existing residential neighbourhoods in areas that are close to jobs, shopping and services. This includes:

  • Replacing an older house with a new house or a duplex
  • Subdividing a larger lot into smaller lots with smaller houses
  • Adding an accessory unit (secondary suite, garden suite or coach house)

The intent of urban infill is to add new homes in a gentle way that retains the character of existing neighbourhoods.


What is the Urban Infill Study?

The Study is a planning process that applies to ~5,600 lots located within the "Infill Area", also known as the Urban 3-Infill land use category in the Official Community Plan (OCP). The purpose of the Study is to prepare new regulations and update policies for the housing options in this area.

The Study was completed in three stages over the past year and a half. More information about the planning process is included under the “Timeline” and "Key Dates" headings on this page. Information is also available at abbotsford.ca/urban3infill.






What is urban infill?

“Urban infill” is about adding more homes to existing residential neighbourhoods in areas that are close to jobs, shopping and services. This includes:

  • Replacing an older house with a new house or a duplex
  • Subdividing a larger lot into smaller lots with smaller houses
  • Adding an accessory unit (secondary suite, garden suite or coach house)

The intent of urban infill is to add new homes in a gentle way that retains the character of existing neighbourhoods.


What is the Urban Infill Study?

The Study is a planning process that applies to ~5,600 lots located within the "Infill Area", also known as the Urban 3-Infill land use category in the Official Community Plan (OCP). The purpose of the Study is to prepare new regulations and update policies for the housing options in this area.

The Study was completed in three stages over the past year and a half. More information about the planning process is included under the “Timeline” and "Key Dates" headings on this page. Information is also available at abbotsford.ca/urban3infill.