Rezoning changes how a property can be used or developed. The purpose of rezoning is to:
- Change land use regulations to allow development that aligns with City Council's priorities
- Secure development contributions to help provide new or upgraded public facilities so our growing city is liveable for all
Property owners can apply to rezone sites according to Council-approved rezoning policies. We, the City of Vancouver, can also rezone sites, usually on an area-wide basis. City Council decides on all rezoning applications.
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What you need to know
Types of rezoning
Comprehensive Development (CD-1) District rezonings create new zoning districts to allow for certain uses and forms of development on specific sites. There may be certain conditions that the developer has to meet (such as legal agreements or design guidance), before City Council enacts the new zoning by-law.
Plan amendment rezonings change an area's zoning from one district to another (for example, from RS-1 to RM-8A). This type of rezoning isn't site-specific and eligible sites are typically outlined in community or area plans. They may have fewer legal agreements and instead have design guidelines specific to the zoning district schedule.
Text amendment rezonings change what's allowed within existing zoning areas, including official development plans and CD-1 zones. These can range from minor changes to what is currently permitted (such as adding a land use or correcting an error) to major changes (such as a complete redevelopment and rewriting of an existing CD-1 zone).