OVERVIEW

Amendments to the Zoning By-Law are sometimes required to enable a particular development that is otherwise not permitted on a given property, or to update or modify a Zoning By-Law regulation(s). 

Map amendments – commonly referred to as rezonings – are required in order to change the zoning of a particular property. An example of this would be changing the zoning of a property from residential to commercial to allow a business to be developed on said property. 

Proposed rezonings must demonstrate consistency with the planning policies and land use designations outlined in the South Interlake Planning District (SIPD)Development Plan. If a conflict exists with the planning policies and land use designations of the SIPD Development Plan, map and/or text amendments to the Development Plan may also be required. 

PROCESS

The municipal Council must adopt a Zoning By-Law amendment by-law for an amendment (map or text) to be approved and in effect. The amendment process requires a public hearing and three readings of the amending by-law. If objections to a Zoning By-Law amendment by-law are made during the application process, an appeal hearing before the SIPD Board may be required. Due to the statutory steps required, a Zoning By-Law amendment can take four or more months to complete from the date of application. 

For a flow chart of the Zoning By-Law amendment process, please Click Here.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Prior to submitting a Zoning By-Law amendment application to the SIPD, it is strongly recommended that you contact the SIPD first to discuss your proposal.

To initiate a Zoning By-Law amendment application, the following application requirements must be submitted to the SIPD: 
Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted.