Rezoning of a property is required when the proposed use or density of a property or development is not permitted within the existing zone. Rezoning may allow for a change in the regulations as they pertain to a specific lot or building.
For each property Zoning sets out:
- The use of land, buildings, and other structures;
- The density of the use of land, buildings and other structures;
- The siting, size, and dimensions of buildings and other structures;
- The siting, size, and dimensions of the uses that are permitted;
- The location of uses on the land and within buildings and other structures; and,
- Off-street parking and loading requirements.
A Zoning Amendment, or ‘rezoning’, is the process of changing the zone of a property. Zoning can only be changed by an amendment to the Zoning Bylaw.