The Zoning Bylaw amendment process is a mechanism by which the City may, from time to time, bring this bylaw into conformity with the Development Plan or respond to changing conditions or needs of the City. This includes amendments to the text of the Zoning Bylaw and Zoning Map.
Who Can Make an Amendment?
An amendment to the Zoning Bylaw may be initiated at the City by any of the following:
- Any member of the general public
- The Development Officer
- The City Manager, or
- The City Council
Any member of the general public proposing a Zoning Bylaw amendment shall first meet with the Development Officer to discuss the requirements of the Zoning Bylaw amendment process, and the nature of proposed amendments. The application will commence with the submission of the required application form as well as:
The applicable information required by Subsection 4.4.2
A reference or copy of the portion of the current provision of the Bylaw which is proposed to be amended
A statement of the text or map showing the dimensions of the site to be re-zoned on the zoning map and the proposed new zone which is to be substituted
A written jurisdiction of the amendment, and why the application of the proposed zone or text is necessary
If directed by the Development Officer, an impact report outline:
• traffic impacts in terms of daily and peak hour trip generation and assignments
• impacts on and service requirements for water, sewage, and other utilities
• potential effect on stability, retention and rehabilitation of existing land uses in the area, and
• an assessment of impact on community services such as parks, recreation, fire and health
The staging, implementation schedule, and duration of construction for any proposed development associated with the amendment
Amendments to the text or maps of the Zoning Bylaw are processed by the Development Officer, who shall evaluate the application based on the criteria outline in Subsection 4.14.4 including any possible alternative locations in the City for the proposed development and prepare a report to the City Council.
Review and Action by City Council
- City Council shall review the recommendation of the Development Officer and may:
- Request further information
- Approve the proposal as originally proposed
- Approve the proposal with modifications as recommended by the Development Officer, or
- Refuse the proposal
No prospoal which has been denied shall be resubmitted for a period of 12 months from the date of the Council’s refusal.
Fees shall be payable at the time the application is filed with the Development Officer, and are non-refundable. The application fee is $950 plus any additional costs associated with the newspaper advertisement.
For more information, contact the Planning Department at 306.848.3221.