Merritt, British Columbia - June 3, 2013 -A new zoning bylaw is being prepared for Council consideration and it includes a number of mapping changes. If you received a letter it means that a property within 30m is undergoing a zoning change. On May 21st, the community was invited to get a look at the new zoning bylaw. The bylaw was presented to Council and was followed by a discussion period.
There is still time to comment on the bylaw. The City seeks input and comments from community residents and stakeholders prior to holding a Public Hearing on the Zoning Bylaw
What is the zoning bylaw?
The basic purpose of a Zoning Bylaw is to regulate how development may occur within specific zones of the community (what can be built and how big buildings can be on a property).
The Zoning Bylaw also includes maps that clearly identify “zones” to facilitate land use management and protect the community from conflicting land uses.
Zoning Bylaws help planners, developers, real estate agents and members of the public make informed decisions about where and what to build in Merritt.
The Zoning Bylaw regulates the community’s vision and provides guidelines that direct future development within the City.
What is next?
The bylaw will be formalized and presented again to Council for 2 readings and a Public Hearing.
To see the proposed zoning bylaw draft and the proposed zoning map draft, please click the following links:
Proposed Zoning Bylaw »
Zoning Map »