Protection of development from hazardous conditions (i.e., steep slopes)
Form & Character Development Permits
Form and character development permits typically review proposed developments for exterior building design, landscaping, siting/placement of buildings and parking, and building finishes and colours. Development Permit Areas have been established in several areas of the City under the Citywide Official Community Plan.
Owners of land within a Development Permit Area are required to obtain a Development Permit prior to subdividing land, constructing or adding to a building or structure. Single-family dwellings do not require a form and character development permit.
All Applicants pursuing Development Applications are required to install a development proposal sign on the development site. For more information please visit Development Application Signs.
Public Information Meetings
From time to time, developers host public information meetings at the request of the Planning and Development Department or on their own initiative. The main purpose of a public information meeting is to provide information about a proposed complex development project to the residents in the area and to obtain feedback so that issues and concerns can be identified and addressed early in the development application process. When holding public information meetings, the proponents should observe and comply with the following guideline document.