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What is multiplex?

On May 10, 2023, City Council adopted the Official Plan Amendment  and Zoning By-law Amendment  to permit multiplexes citywide. 

The Multiplex study is one component of the City’s Expanding Housing Options in Neighborhoods (EHON) initiative. This study focused on permitting multiplexes – residential buildings containing up to four units, plus the garden suite in the backyard. As long as you have enough space, there are 5 units in total that are allowed to be built on one property.

Nestwood home 9 steps to develop a multiplex

1. Feasibility Study
  • To confirm the current zoning-bylaw of the land is allowed for multiplex

  • Estimate proposed building area

  • Estimate construction cost 

2. Architectural Schematic Design
  • Number of units, bedroom, washroom required

  • Floor plans

  • Front facade rendering

3. Building Permit (ARCH/STRUC/HVAC)
  • Architectural building permit

  • Structure building permit

  • Mechanical building permit

4. Interior Design
  • Interior floor plan

  • Interior rendering 

  • Interior furniture plan

  • Interior ceiling and lighting plan

  • Interior cabinetry detail

  • Interior elevation

  • Interior finish material selection

  • Appliances selection

5. Cost Estimate
  • We will provide an accurate construction cost estimate based on the client approved architectural and interior design drawings

6. Value Engineering
  • We will optimize the construction cost estimate by adjusting the architectural or interior design details to ensure it falls within the owner's expected range.

7. Tender
  • More than 100 quality-assured construction subcontractors of various types, with whom we have long-term cooperation, will be invited to bid based on the tender requirements.

8. Construction Management
  • We manage all the trades through a cloud-based scheduling tool that updates schedules in real-time to enhance booking efficiency, material delivery and trade coordination.  The project schedule also comes as an accessible online calendar on our client portal.

9. Warranty
  • 1 year - All items

  • 2 years - All systems ( Insulation, Water barrier, HVAC, Plumbing, etc.)

  • 7 years - Structure


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Our project manager will contact you to arrange an online video conference or office meeting, during the meeting that you will be provided with initial information about the project, such as its zoning by-law feasibility, the permissible building area (GFA), project time frame, and preliminary construction estimate that suit your project.

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