What sort of changes are you going to make?

The proposed improvements to the Zoning Bylaw incorporate research, analysis and feedback from business stakeholders and members of the public, and include:

  • Clarifying language
  • Consolidating very similar or underused zones
  • Revising or eliminating outdated regulations
  • Simplifying lists of permitted uses

For a complete summary of proposed improvements, see the April 6, 2020 Council-in-Committee Report (PDF) or the Proposed Changes section.

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1. What parts of the city are covered by the review?
2. What sort of changes are you going to make?
3. What kinds of businesses are included in the review?
4. Are you going to make any new commercial areas?
5. Will the review make new regulations for non-medical (recreational) cannabis?
6. I own a commercial property or business. Are my property taxes going to go up?
7. What kind of impact is the Commercial Zones Review going to have on my business?
8. I heard the City is already studying office uses in the City Centre. How does the Commercial Zones Review relate to that?
9. What else can the City do to help my business?
10. Why is the City reviewing Commercial Zoning?