Zoning Bylaw Updates

A Zoning Bylaw is a living document that requires ongoing amendments to continue to meet municipal goals and objectives. Zoning Bylaw updates are regularly undertaken by the City to implement new municipal policies, improve regulations, incorporate changes in Provincial or Federal legislation, and to address administrative issues.

Current Updates

A Zoning Bylaw update is currently underway and the project is nearing completion. On April 25, 2022, Council gave 1st and 2nd readings to the Zoning Bylaw amendment (Report PDS 042-2022). A public hearing for final community feedback on the bylaw is anticipated for May 9, 2022.

The Zoning Bylaw update includes a comprehensive review and refinement of regulations applicable to residential uses and parking. The proposed changes will help implement broad policy and planning objectives. Please visit Let's Talk Abbotsford for up to date information about the project.

Background

Staff introduced the Zoning Bylaw update project to Council on December 14, 2020 (Report PDS 125-2020) and to Council Committees in early 2021. Preliminary research was conducted and a summary of the early ideas being explored was presented to Council on April 19, 2021 (Report PDS 044-2021).

Staff completed public consultation in the fall of 2021 and updated the draft regulations based on feedback received.

On March 7, 2022, staff presented the updated regulations and received Council support to prepare the bylaw based on the regulations outlined in (Report PDS 020-2022). On April 25, 2022, Council gave 1st and 2nd readings to the Zoning Bylaw amendment (Report PDS 042-2022). A public hearing for final community feedback on the bylaw is anticipated for May 9, 2022.

2014 Zoning Bylaw