As an initial step towards the comprehensive Land Use Bylaw rewrite, which will be underway in the coming months, the Town is undertaking a review of the downtown Central Business Commercial (CCB) and South Business Industrial (I1S) districts. The goal of the review is to implement changes that will increase opportunities for new and expanding businesses in these areas. Residents are encouraged to take part in online public participation and join us for an open house. More details will be available soon so check this page often!
Land Use Bylaw Review: CCB/I1S Districts
The review of CCB and I1S districts is part of a larger journey towards a more vibrant and thriving downtown and south business industrial areas. The intent of these interim amendments is to help reach the Town’s business retention and expansion goals. This review is also an opportunity to pay special attention to land use reform.
Changes to the current land use include providing a broader range of uses and relaxed or reduced parking standards. The changes will increase the number and variety of business uses that can be considered without requiring a development permit. Additionally, there will be changes to projecting sign regulations and associate sign permit exemptions, making it easier for businesses to receive approval to install these types of signs.
The goal is to broaden the range of businesses that can locate or expand without requiring a development permit, so the number and variety of business can increase; relax and/or reduce parking standards to reduce the costs and barriers to redevelopment while engaging walkability, and ease regulations for projecting signs so it is easier for businesses to install them.
Changes to the current land use will allow the potential for a broader range of uses, which will increase the number and variety of businesses that can be considered, as well as increasing the number of uses that may be undertaken without requiring a development permit.
The goal is to allow for consideration of a broader range of uses, which will increase the number and variety of business uses that can be considered as well as increasing the number of uses that may be undertaken without requirement for a development permit.
Details coming soon!