Zoning Bylaw Update Survey

Survey is now closed. Thank you for participating! More information on the project will be available in late April or early May. 

The District of Sparwood has released a survey to gain more input on the Zoning Bylaw that is in the process of being updated. Paper copies are also available at the Municipal Office (136 Spruce Avenue).

Public and staff workshops were held in early February and we are asking for clarification on the issues identified and if there are any additional topics that may be of a concern to residents. The survey will be open until April 5, 2019.

The next step will be summarizing what was heard from the public and the development community, and other new information that will inform the drafting of the new bylaw. Further public consultation will be coming in the draft stage.

The Zoning Bylaw sets out the rules and regulations respecting land uses within the community, such as setbacks, building size and property uses. The current Zoning Bylaw which was adopted in 1981 has seen many site-specific amendments without a comprehensive review.

The purpose of this update is to modernize the bylaw, check-in with the community and business owners on any potential changes they may like to see, and to ensure consistency with the District’s Official Community Plan which was adopted in 2015.

For any questions or comments pertaining to the Zoning Bylaw or this project, please contact Jeremy Johnston, Manager of Planning, at jjohnston@sparwood.ca or 250-425-6271.

Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SparwoodZoning