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Character Home Zoning Review

We are conducting the Character Home Zoning Review to look at options for the retention of heritage and character homes in single-family (RS) zoning districts.

Geographic and zoning options are being explored that could result in changes to regulations for both pre-1940 character homes and new home development in older single-family neighbourhoods.

This review is part of the Heritage Action Plan.

What is a character home?

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What's happening

Thank you for providing your feedback

The online survey and public consultation events have now concluded. Staff are reviewing all feedback received and will prepare a report with recommendations for City Council consideration in the spring.

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Tanis Knowles Yarnell

Marco D’Agostini
Senior Planner

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Planning to renovate, redevelop, or demolish a character home?

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Character merit assessment

Request a character assessment for a house built before 1940 before you begin renovations or apply for development permits.