Zoning Bylaw Review

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This round of consultation has now closed. Thank you for taking part!

Project Update:

The draft of the new Zoning Bylaw is complete. You can view the draft Bylaw in the documents section of this page.

Staff will present the new Bylaw to Council on May 19, 2020. It's expected a Public Hearing will be scheduled for July.

Notice of the Public Hearing will be advertised on the District's website, social media and other communications channels.

If you have questions on the project, contact Ken Bourdeau, Manager of Long Range Planning at 604-820-3730 or kbourdeau@mission.ca

Zoning Bylaw Review:

The District is reviewing its Zoning Bylaw and looking for your feedback.

Participate in topic specific discussions, complete the survey, attend in-person consultation sessions and more!

Zoning Bylaw 101:

The Zoning Bylaw regulates what can be built on a property. Here are some examples:

  • permitted uses – what kind of things can be built or done on a property

  • minimum setbacks – how far buildings need to be from property boundaries

  • minimum lot dimensions – how small a lot can be for the purposes of subdivision

  • maximum height – how tall buildings can be built

  • maximum density:

    • how many residential units can be built on a property; or

    • how much commercial floor space can be built

  • maximum lot coverage – how much of a property can be covered by buildings.

  • off-street parking – how many motor vehicle and bicycling parking stalls are required for new development.

The existing Zoning Bylaw was approved by Council in 2009; however, substantial parts of the Zoning Bylaw have been carried forward over the years in subsequent versions of the Bylaw. Some portions of the Bylaw date back to the 1980’s.

Council approved a new Official Community Plan (OCP) in 2018. The OCP provides updated land use policies for Mission, including new land use designations (i.e where the community would like to see commercial, multi-unit, single family development etc.). Additional information on the OCP is available here. The Zoning Bylaw rules now need to be updated to reflect these policies.



Project Update:

The draft of the new Zoning Bylaw is complete. You can view the draft Bylaw in the documents section of this page.

Staff will present the new Bylaw to Council on May 19, 2020. It's expected a Public Hearing will be scheduled for July.

Notice of the Public Hearing will be advertised on the District's website, social media and other communications channels.

If you have questions on the project, contact Ken Bourdeau, Manager of Long Range Planning at 604-820-3730 or kbourdeau@mission.ca

Zoning Bylaw Review:

The District is reviewing its Zoning Bylaw and looking for your feedback.

Participate in topic specific discussions, complete the survey, attend in-person consultation sessions and more!

Zoning Bylaw 101:

The Zoning Bylaw regulates what can be built on a property. Here are some examples:

  • permitted uses – what kind of things can be built or done on a property

  • minimum setbacks – how far buildings need to be from property boundaries

  • minimum lot dimensions – how small a lot can be for the purposes of subdivision

  • maximum height – how tall buildings can be built

  • maximum density:

    • how many residential units can be built on a property; or

    • how much commercial floor space can be built

  • maximum lot coverage – how much of a property can be covered by buildings.

  • off-street parking – how many motor vehicle and bicycling parking stalls are required for new development.

The existing Zoning Bylaw was approved by Council in 2009; however, substantial parts of the Zoning Bylaw have been carried forward over the years in subsequent versions of the Bylaw. Some portions of the Bylaw date back to the 1980’s.

Council approved a new Official Community Plan (OCP) in 2018. The OCP provides updated land use policies for Mission, including new land use designations (i.e where the community would like to see commercial, multi-unit, single family development etc.). Additional information on the OCP is available here. The Zoning Bylaw rules now need to be updated to reflect these policies.



CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Do you have a Zoning Bylaw question that's not been covered by the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or discussion groups? Here's your chance!

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    is there a bylaw that deals regarding some owners trees/shrubs etc that cause a blind spot for corners or cover road name signs ?

    chrishelm87 asked over 1 year ago

    Yes. Section 104 (c) (1) of the Zoning Bylaw. The proposal is to keep the rules the same.

    Find out more here: https://engage.mission.ca/8553/documents/15368



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    Not really a Question more of a statement . A few years ago a neighbour requested to build a over size shop to “store his recreational vehicle “, a questionnaire was sent out to the neighbourhood and I agreed that he should be allowed to protect his investment in a rec. vehicle. But the intended use was never carried out . He is now operating a jet boat repair shop and has since built a carport area on the side of the shop where he stores the RV. The increase in traffic and noise to the area is ridiculous. Hadhe been honest about his intentions to run a repair shop he probably would of had a lot of opposition to his request. I feel there should be follow up on this sort of zoning requests to ensure the use is the same as applied for. Aherne and Keystone would be a prime example, he runs this shop seven days a week and long hours.. the whole area is turning into an industrial park. Thus a for sale sign outside my house!

    rgliuna asked over 1 year ago

    We often have to rely on keen neighbours to report this type of thing. Please contact our Bylaw Enforcement Department at 604-820-3727 or bylaw@mission.ca to repot a Zoning Bylaw contravention.

    Note: We are currently closed to the public today and Tuesday due to our move to the Welton Building downtown. So it may take an extra day or two for them to response. Our computers and phones are being moved this afternoon.

    Thanks.

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    It has been over 9 months since Mission staff were directed by council to report on a tree protection bylaw. The bylaw is also part of our new OCP. When will the report on this important bylaw be complete?

    CAUSS asked over 1 year ago

    The Zoning Bylaw does not deal with the issue of trees. It's typically a separate bylaw. The potential tree protection bylaw is the responsibility of the District's Environmental Services Department. You can contact Barry Azevedo, Manager of Environmental Services at 604-820-3737 or bazevedo@mission.ca.

    Note: We are closed to the public today and Tuesday due to our move to the Welton Building downtown. As a result, it may take an extra day or two for him to respond because our computers and phones are being disconnected today for the move. Thanks.

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    Can you please apply the "s" destination to all ru zoning. Cost prohibitive going through rezoning.

    Nathan asked over 1 year ago

    We're currently working on a Suite program. You can find more information here: https://engage.mission.ca/suites-archive

    Feel free to contact us in the future for an update on this project. Planning can be reached at 604-820-3748 or planning@mission.ca

    Note: We are closed to the public today and Tuesday, due to our move from City Hall to the Welton Building downtown.

    Thanks.

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    Hello, my name is Rafael Feres, struct Engineer and I am wondering if there is any provision for District of Mission, related to additional Snow Loads upon depending on the geodetic/geographic altitude of the location to be used on the structural design of buidings?

    Rafael Febres asked over 1 year ago

    hi Rafael,

    This sounds like it's a Building Code issue. I would suggest contacting our Building Code Department at 604-820-3726 or inspect@mission.ca

    Note: We are closed to the public today and Tuesday due to our move from City Hall to the Welton Building downtown.

    Thanks,

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    What is being done to stop street parking that narrows the road to one lane in residential neighbourhoods and prevents snow removal and winter road treatments? This needs to be addressed as part of the zoning by-law requirements. Roads should either be two lanes with street parking or parking only allowed on one side of the street to ensure two lanes remain open at all times. There should be no parking allowed in front of residential mailbox units, driveways or fire hydrants. This should be enforced with signage and by-law enforcement without having to make a complaint.

    bbillesberger asked over 1 year ago

    The Zoning Bylaw deals with parking on private property (i.e new development). It does not address on-street parking. If you have questions about where on-street parking is allowed, or not allowed. I'd suggest contacting our Engineering Department at 604-820-3736 or engineering@mission.ca

    If you have a question about vehicles parking illegally (i.e in front of fire hydrants etc), you can make a compliant with our Bylaw Enforcement Department at 604-820-3727 or bylaw@mission.ca


    Note that we are closed to the public today and Tuesday due to our move downtown to the Welton Building. Thanks