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.



  • We'd like your feedback on key topics related to the Zoning Bylaw review. Prior to completing the survey, please review the relevant topics in the forum section of this page, including: bicycle parking, electric vehicle parking, density bonusing and home occupations.  

    If you have questions or comments, feel free to make a comment, or ask a question in the forum topics or the Q & A section.

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