Bylaw Reviews

Bylaw 455 – Land Use Bylaw Amending Bylaw – A Bylaw To Encourage The Development of Rental Housing

Date of Hearing: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 

Place of Hearing: Due to the extraordinary circumstances and measures being taken to slow the spread of COVID-19, this meeting will be held virtually using Zoom; all Members of Council will be participating remotely.

Members of the Public may watch the live stream of this Meeting at

Time of Hearing: 2 p.m.

Bylaw 455

The purpose of proposed Bylaw 455 is to amend several sections of the Land Use Bylaw to encourage the development of rental housing.  The amendments include housekeeping changes which clarification of existing wording and intent, and minor policy changes, which are anticipated to encourage the development of new dwellings within the Townsite.  

The Bylaw includes amendments to the following topics: entry configurations for duplex, triplex and fourplex housing; off-street parking stall locations for all housing types; site coverage for accessory development containing an accessory dwelling; configuration of accessory dwellings; revised parking standard for accessory dwellings; Environmental Site Assessment requirements for housing in the Commercial Service district; minimum lot sizes for condominium developments in RNC, RSA, and RTM districts; required parking in the RCN – Cougar North District; measurement maximum building height in residential districts; building and premises separation requirements for residential buildings; and communal amenity area standards.

Proposed Bylaw 455 (PDF)

Submitting Your Comments

A Public Hearing provides an opportunity for members of the public to provide feedback to Council on a proposed bylaw. Any member of the public may submit comments to Council at the public hearing.

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To register in advance to speak, call 403.762.1209. Notices of verbal presentations received prior to noon on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 will be included in the agenda. People who have registered in advance are heard first. Presentation time is limited to five minutes for each speaker. 

Provide Written Comments

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