A more liveable city through rezoning
The City's Zoning and Development Bylaw - along with the Land Use and Development Policies and Guidelines - help shape Vancouver, and make our communities more liveable.
They legally define the type of development that is permitted across all areas of the city.
A rezoning is a legal change to the bylaw to permit an alternate type of development.
Rezoning is either initiated by City staff following a change in policy for an area, or by the public, through a rezoning application submitted by a developer.
Council makes all decisions regarding changes to bylaws.
As of January 1, 2017, the fee to review drawings and provide comments on your proposed rezoning is $3,320 ($332 for incorporated non-profit societies).
As part of your rezoning enquiry, you will also need to complete an application for rezoning advice.
Learn about the rezoning process in Vancouver, and find out the different ways a specific property can be rezoned.
Learn the steps to submitting a rezoning application, and get the information you need to start the application process.
Find the details for all new rezoning applications, including information about upcoming community open houses.
Before a rezoning application is approved, it is referred to a public hearing, which is a special meeting of Council generally held once per month. Members of the public may speak at this meeting.
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