Land Use Bylaw: Our Zoning Blueprint
The Land Use Bylaw is the regulatory document that implements the policy direction set forth in a municipality's Municipal Development Plan. It is the document which regulates and controls the use and development of land and buildings in the community. Our Zoning Blueprint divides the municipality into specific districts that dictate what uses are permitted and/or discretionary, contains details on how to make applications for development permits; how and by whom decisions on applications are made; and the conditions that can be attached. The Land Use Bylaw also contains regulations regarding setbacks, landscaping, parking, building heights, garage sales, and signage, to name a few.
The Land Use Bylaw 944-19 is intended to provide more flexibility in the mix of uses and development as long as the built form meets the regulations. Design standards have been included that improve walkability of neighbourhoods and the distances people travel to everyday services. Parking requirements have been reduced to better balance the supply and demand of parking to accommodate alternative modes of transportation such as walking and cycling. Signage regulations have been revised for clarity and consistency, and to provide for a fast-track process.
On April 9, 2019, Beaumont's Council gave third reading to Bylaw 944-19, and it was approved effective April 10, 2019. You can find the approved version and other related documents on the Documents tab on the far right.
Our Zoning Blueprint Engagement
In May and June 2022, the City of Beaumont conducted engagement with residents, business owners, developers, builders and other stakeholders to provide feedback on specific elements of the Land Use Bylaw: Our Zoning Blueprint.
The aim of the engagement process was to gain insights about creating a liveable community while:
- incorporating different forms of housing;
- the ideal number of dwelling units per parcel;
- addressing parking needs in residential neighbourhoods;
- building complete neighbourhoods that support a variety of land uses; and
- regulating signs and improving the sign application experience.
The feedback received from the engagement process is being reviewed and will be presented to City Council at the end of 2022. We thank you for taking the time to participate in this engagement process to ensure that our Land Use Bylaw works for all residents of Beaumont and builds a livable community.
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Public Engagement History
- Online questionnaire (Now Closed) May 17 – June 17
- Phone-In Line (Now Closed) May 17 – June 17
- Resident Focus Group (Session complete) – June 20
- Resident Focus Group (Session Complete) - June 21
- Builder and Developer Focus Group (Session Complete) – June 28
- Business Owner Interviews (Complete)
- Sign Applicant Interviews (Complete)