Zoning Bylaw 2018

Zoning Bylaw 2018 (18-072) applies to the Downtown Core Area.

Zoning Bylaw 2018 (18-072) was approved by Council in July 2018 and is intended to support growth and development by adding new zones to the Central Business District and the Old Town area. Four new zones for the Downtown Core Area are included within the bylaw, replacing more than 70 previous zones.

The new zones retain existing development rights while supporting the implementation of the Downtown Core Area Plan.

 

Zoning Bylaw Improvements

Zoning Bylaw 2018 is more user-friendly with:

  • Improved, unambiguous language
  • Separate sections for Use and Administrative definitions
  • More Illustrations
  • More permitted uses
  • Reduced need for site specific zones
  • Eliminates cross-referencing between zones
  • Easier to maintain and update as required
  • Updated off-street parking regulations (vehicle and bicycle)

 

New Zones

Central Business District-1 Zone (CBD-1)

  • Generally meant to apply on property that is currently zoned as CA-4 zone as well as site specific zones that are based on the CA-4 zone
  • Maintains a maximum density of 3:1 FSR (same as CA-4 Zone)
  • Maintains a maximum building height of 43m (same as CA-4)
  • Includes new use definitions
  • Updated vehicular and bicycle off-street parking for residential uses and hotel

Central Business District-2 Zone (CBD-2)

  • Generally similar to CBD-1 zone except maximum density for residential uses is limited to 3:1 FSR while commercial uses may be developed to a maximum of 4:1 FSR.
  • Proposed to apply to existing CBD properties that currently have a density equal to or higher than 4:1 FSR
  • CBD-2 zone is intended to accommodate most new rezonings within the CBD (“destination zone”)
  • Subject to increased building heights within the CBD
  • Includes new use definitions
  • Updated vehicular and bicycle off-street parking for residential uses and hotel

Mixed Use Residential District-1 Zone (MRD-1)

  • Developed to replace existing R-48 Harris Green Zone
  • 30m maximum building height (Same as R-48)
  • No prescribed residential density (Same as R-48)
  • No required vehicle parking (same as R-48)
  • Includes new use definitions

Old Town District-1 Zone (OTD-1)

  • Developed to apply to property that is currently zoned CA-3, CA-3C as well site specific zones that are based on the CA-3 or CA-3C zones
  • Maintains maximum density of 3:1 FSR
  • 15m maximum building height
  • Uses align with CBD-1 and CBD-2 zones
  • Proposes no off-street vehicular parking for lots less than 1,100 m2 in recognition of site constraints and historic Old Town context