Zoning By-Law Housekeeping Review​​

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Consultation has concluded

Background

A major housekeeping amendment to Zoning By-law 2004-90 has not occurred since 2010. Staff begun undertaking, on an ‘own-resources’ basis, a new Housekeeping By-law to the Town’s Zoning By-law. A full Staff Report on the project including the subject areas of the proposed Housekeeping Amendment was presented to Committee in February 2017 for consideration and authorized to proceed. One of the main focuses of the Housekeeping Amendment Project would be to address the Zoning By-law recommendations of the Downtown Master Plan.

Schedule

As per the June 19, 2019 Council approval, a new work schedule has been approved in order to provide additional public consultation through hosting stakeholder meetings. The task(s) in bold indicate the project's current progress.

Task 4 – Revisions to Draft By-law (if necessary) July 2019

Task 5 – Public Open House August 2019

Task 6 – Stakeholder Meetings August 2019

Task 7 – Public Meeting September 2019

Task 8 – Revisions to Draft By-law Sept/October 2019

Task 9 – Report and By-law to Council for adoption November 2019

Proposed Amendments

The issues identified to be considered for proposed amendments are as follows:

  1. Downtown Master Plan Zoning Recommendations Implementation
  2. Proposed regulations for Sea Containers (Sea Bins or Sea Cans)
  3. Addressing the Zoning for those properties within the Urban Service Area that are currently not connected to Municipal services
  4. Addressing the Zoning of those properties that require a Record of Site Condition (RSC) prior to the issuance of a Building Permit
  5. Proposed regulations for private and commercial driveways
  6. Encroachment for enclosed porches and steps
  7. Consolidating requirements towards Provincial standards in regard to Barrier Free Parking and Driveway Widths
  8. Proposed regulations for Boarding, Lodging and Rooming Houses
  9. New parking standards for Self-Storage Units
  10. Proposed changes to loading space standards
  11. Exemption of industrial parking lots from asphalt paving
  12. Recognizing legal non-conforming parking where change of use or new development is proposed
  13. To permit legal non-conforming residential uses to erect accessory uses
  14. To add microbrewery as a permitted use in the DC-F2 and HC zones
  15. To remove Daycare Centre as a permitted use in Industrial Zones and adding it as a permitted use in the Highway Commercial Zone
  16. To permit a licensed cannabis facility in the Rural Zone
  17. To remove ‘Police Station’ as a permitted use in the Institutional zone so that it is by default considered a ‘Public Use’
  18. Proposed amendments to the permitted accessory building coverage in a residential zone
  19. An update to the required definitions
  20. Several omissions, clarifications, and corrections have been identified through the day to day application of the By-law



Background

A major housekeeping amendment to Zoning By-law 2004-90 has not occurred since 2010. Staff begun undertaking, on an ‘own-resources’ basis, a new Housekeeping By-law to the Town’s Zoning By-law. A full Staff Report on the project including the subject areas of the proposed Housekeeping Amendment was presented to Committee in February 2017 for consideration and authorized to proceed. One of the main focuses of the Housekeeping Amendment Project would be to address the Zoning By-law recommendations of the Downtown Master Plan.

Schedule

As per the June 19, 2019 Council approval, a new work schedule has been approved in order to provide additional public consultation through hosting stakeholder meetings. The task(s) in bold indicate the project's current progress.

Task 4 – Revisions to Draft By-law (if necessary) July 2019

Task 5 – Public Open House August 2019

Task 6 – Stakeholder Meetings August 2019

Task 7 – Public Meeting September 2019

Task 8 – Revisions to Draft By-law Sept/October 2019

Task 9 – Report and By-law to Council for adoption November 2019

Proposed Amendments

The issues identified to be considered for proposed amendments are as follows:

  1. Downtown Master Plan Zoning Recommendations Implementation
  2. Proposed regulations for Sea Containers (Sea Bins or Sea Cans)
  3. Addressing the Zoning for those properties within the Urban Service Area that are currently not connected to Municipal services
  4. Addressing the Zoning of those properties that require a Record of Site Condition (RSC) prior to the issuance of a Building Permit
  5. Proposed regulations for private and commercial driveways
  6. Encroachment for enclosed porches and steps
  7. Consolidating requirements towards Provincial standards in regard to Barrier Free Parking and Driveway Widths
  8. Proposed regulations for Boarding, Lodging and Rooming Houses
  9. New parking standards for Self-Storage Units
  10. Proposed changes to loading space standards
  11. Exemption of industrial parking lots from asphalt paving
  12. Recognizing legal non-conforming parking where change of use or new development is proposed
  13. To permit legal non-conforming residential uses to erect accessory uses
  14. To add microbrewery as a permitted use in the DC-F2 and HC zones
  15. To remove Daycare Centre as a permitted use in Industrial Zones and adding it as a permitted use in the Highway Commercial Zone
  16. To permit a licensed cannabis facility in the Rural Zone
  17. To remove ‘Police Station’ as a permitted use in the Institutional zone so that it is by default considered a ‘Public Use’
  18. Proposed amendments to the permitted accessory building coverage in a residential zone
  19. An update to the required definitions
  20. Several omissions, clarifications, and corrections have been identified through the day to day application of the By-law



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