The approach of rezoning to an established district schedule, or a zoning district change, is intended to help streamline processing while ensuring that we can secure necessary utility upgrades through rezoning conditions.
Rezoning to a district schedule differs from a standard site-specific rezoning in that the form of development is not considered as part of the rezoning. A proposal’s form of development is subject to zoning regulations and associated guidelines, which will be evaluated at the development permit stage.
Steps to make a rezoning enquiry and application
Step 1: Find out if policy supports your proposal
You can apply to rezone a site to RM-8A, RM-8AN, or I-1C if your property is located in the eligible areas of the Council-approved rezoning policy.
Step 2: Prepare your application
Engage consultants and professionals and prepare your application materials.
Step 3: Apply for rezoning
When you have a complete application, contact us to submit your application.
Step 4: Application review and referral to public hearing
We ask for public feedback, review your application, and make a recommendation for referral. City Council decides whether to refer the rezoning application to a public hearing.
Step 5: City Council decides on your application at a public hearing
City Council must hold public hearings to consider and decide on rezoning applications (for zoning by-law changes) and heritage designations, according to the Vancouver Charter.
Step 6: Meet the conditions of approval
Meet the conditions of approval for your rezoning application before Council enacts the zoning by-law.