The Zoning Bylaw defines: Permitted uses, development density, siting of buildings, building heights, lot coverage and off-street parking and loading, and other items, within Zoning Districts (i.e. zones).
Property owners may apply to amend the zoning on their property. Any Rezoning (Zoning Bylaw Map Amendment) must be in accordance with the City’s Official Community Plan. Any development permit or building permit issued by the City, or any subdivision approved by the City’s Approving Officer, must also be in accordance with the Zoning Bylaw.
Contact Development Planning at 604-927-3430 for more information, or refer to the relevant bylaws and other documents for specific regulations and requirements.
Zoning Bylaw Text Amendments
Zoning Bylaw Text Amendments amend a requirement or regulation within the Bylaw affecting a particular zone (e.g. permitted uses or density). Such amendments would affect all properties within that zone. Like a Rezoning, a Text Amendment must be in accordance with the City's Official Community Plan.
When an application has received a third reading from Council, the applicant has one year from the date of third reading to complete the application requirements, and obtain Council’s final adoption of the related bylaw amendment.
If the applicant has not met all of the requirements within the one year timeframe, the bylaw amendment will lapse. The applicant may submit a request to extend this one-year period between third and final adoption: