Zoning Bylaw Update

2014 Zoning Bylaw Update

In 2011, the Town of Oliver initiated a review of its Zoning Bylaw in order “to prepare a Bylaw that illustrates improvement, innovation and enhancement of the existing land use policies and supporting development related regulations, while reducing complications for Council, the general public and staff.”

Over the course of 2011 and 2012, numerous public along with Council meetings were held in order to identify issue and propose options.  This culminated with the adoption of Zoning Bylaw 1330 by Council at its meeting of September 6, 2012.

Following the adoption of the Zoning Bylaw, a number of housekeeping amendments were undertaken in order to address issues that arose as part of the transition to the new bylaw and at is meeting of February 25, 2013, Council directed staff to undertake a more thorough review of the new Zoning Bylaw.

As a result of this review, a number of changes are being proposed, including, but not limited to the following:

  • including all those properties incorporated within the Town’s boundaries in 2008 and which are still subject to the Electoral Area ‘C’ Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw No. 2122, 2008, and Zoning Bylaw No. 2123, 2002;
  • simplifying zonings by introducing a new naming protocol, consistent format, language and treatment of site specific exemptions;
  • applying consistent language to the list of permitted uses in each zone as well as other regulations such parcel coverage and density;
  • presenting floodplain and subdivision regulations within their own sub-sections of the Zoning Bylaw,
  • including the floodplain mapping for the Town as a new Schedule; and
  • reviewing the regulations pertaining to off-street vehicle parking.

A copy of Zoning Bylaw 1350 can be downloaded at the following links: Please note Schedule 'C' is a large file that takes time to download.



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