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Zoning Bylaw Livability Review for One-Unit and Two-Unit Residential Uses

The Zoning Bylaw Livability Review for One-Unit (RS) and Two-Unit (RT) Residential Uses will explore amendments to City regulations to help foster livability in in the City’s single family and duplex neighbourhoods. This effort will contribute to the implementation of the City’s Housing Action Plan (2016), which established strategies to address the housing needs of City residents including the provision of attainable ownership options and increased livability in ground-oriented developments, including accessory suites. 

A variety of Zoning Bylaw regulations pertaining to RS and RT zoned properties will be explored, including:

  • Minimum lot size;
  • Height envelope;
  • Livability of cellars, secondary suites, and coach houses;
  • Setbacks;
  • Siting exceptions;
  • Accessibility; and,
  • Development processing streamlining.


This process involves engaging with residents, City Advisory Bodies, local builders and developers, as well as other stakeholders once an initial review of the current Zoning Bylaw is conducted by staff and consultants. A timeline of the process is included below.

All associated materials will be posted on this webpage along with ongoing updates.

Zoning Bylaw Livability Review Graphic 2

Key Dates

Public Input Opportunity Date Location
Open House
Review Display Boards

February 28, 2018 4PM to 8PM.

Atrium at City Hall
141 West 14th Street
North Vancouver


Send us your comments

Would you like to receive updates regarding this bylaw?


Wendy Tse
Planner 1, Planning Department
Tel: 604-982-3942

Andrew Yu
Planning Technician 2, Planning Department
Tel: 604-990-4217

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