This engagement closed on November 12, 2021. The new Zoning Bylaw, #12375 was adopted on September 26, 2022.

The City completed a comprehensive review and rewrite of Zoning Bylaw (Bylaw No. 8000) alongside the 2040 Official Community Plan to meet the needs of our growing community.

What's changing

The draft Zoning Bylaw set out to meet the following key objectives:

  1. Consolidate zones
  2. Consolidate land-use categories
  3. Update building height regulations
  4. Allow Towers and mid-rise buildings in Capri-Landmark Centre
  5. Simplify the density bonusing policy
  6. Provide a more streamlined, modernized, and user-friendly policy

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Project Background

A Zoning Bylaw is a document that regulates how land, buildings and other structures can be used. The previous Zoning Bylaw (No. 8000)was adopted in 1998.
The the Bylaw was updated to align with Imagine Kelowna and the City’s 2040 OCP, meet current Provincial legislative requirements, and respond to current development and real estate trends. The updates also consider the recommendations contained within several Council-approved planning initiatives and projects including: the City's Healthy Housing Strategy, Capri-Landmark Urban Centre Plan, Transportation Master Plan, Agriculture Plan, Climate Action Plan, and Urban Centre Roadmap, as well as recent changes to the BC Building Code.
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