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Zoning By-law Review

 Timing for the comprehensive zoning by-law review

Please be advised, the formal public meeting is scheduled to be presented to Council for a decision on August 13, 2018.

If you have questions regarding the final draft Zoning By-law:

a.)   Planning staff will be hosting casual drop-in information sessions on July 19, 20, 23, 24 and 25 from 3:30-5:30pm in the Neufeld Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall (100 Regina Street South); and

b.)   A drop-in Open House will be held on August 1 from 3:00-5:00pm in the Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall  (100 Regina Street South).

Should you have any questions, please email zoningreview@wateloo.ca

 Report IPPW2018-022 - Discussion paper on proposed amendments to the City of   Waterloo's official plan

 Report IPPW2018-022, a discussion paper on proposed amendments to the City of Waterloo's Official Plan to facilitate the City's on-going comprehensive Zoning By-law Review.  The report will be presented to Waterloo City Council on Monday May 7th for information (no decision will be made).

 Details regarding May 7, 2018 informal public meeting.

 Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the City of Waterloo will hold an Informal Public Meeting on Monday May 7, 2018, at a time to be determined, in the Council Chambers, 3rd floor, Waterloo City Centre, 100 Regina Street South, Waterloo, to receive an update from planning staff on the comprehensive Zoning By-law Review and related Official Plan Amendment 22 (OPA 22), and to give the public an opportunity to make representations with respect to the comprehensive Zoning By-law Review and proposed Official Plan Amendment. No decisions will be made at this meeting. It is for information only.

  Comprehensive zoning by-law review

The City of Waterloo's zoning by-laws establish and regulate land uses in the city, implementing the policies in the city's official plan.

Zoning regulates a number of property-development matters including:

  • Establishing permitted land uses
  • Setting maximum and minimum building heights and densities
  • Restricting building locations, including setbacks
  • Establishing minimum lot sizes
  • Facilitating urban design and landscaping objectives of the city
  • Establishing parking requirements

Currently, the City of Waterloo has three zoning by-laws. Although the current zoning by-laws have been amended over time, a comprehensive review has not been undertaken since their enactment.

In 2012, the City of Waterloo adopted a new Official Plan which was approved in December 2012.The city is now undertaking a comprehensive zoning by-law review to implement the new official plan and to update its zoning regulations to reflect current planning standards and best practices.  

Addendum report to IPPW2018-058 (Zoning By-law Review) to be considered by Council on August 13, 2018.

Addendum report IPPW2018-058

Reports to Council August 13, 2018

Zoning by-law reports presented to Council on August 13, 2018.

Zoning By-law Review

Official Plan Amendment 22 (Zoning By-law Review)

 

Final draft zoning by-law (August 2018)

Final zoning by-law to presented to Council on August 13, 2018. Updates from the July version are summarized here.

CBZ Final Aug 01, 2018

Schedule A draft three zoning

Schedule A uptown draft three zoning

Schedule A1 parking overlay

Schedule A2 street frontages

Schedule A3 floodplain restricted hazards

Schedule C site specific zoning

Schedule C1 site specific

 

Draft Zoning By-law (July 2018)

The final draft zoning by-law is now available, with mapping and site specific zoning provisions to follow shortly.  Please note that the final draft zoning by-law is subject to change based on further senior staff review and final consultations over the next 2-3 weeks.  If you would like to provide feedback on the final draft zoning by-law, please provide your comments by emailing zoningreview@waterloo.ca or by writing to:

City of Waterloo, Planning Approvals Division
Attn: Zoning By-law Review
100 Regina St. S. 
PO Box 337, Station Waterloo
Waterloo, ON N2J 4A8

Full document

Final Draft

By-law Review Notice for the Waterloo Chronicle - July 19, 2018

Schedule A- Zoning Map Draft Three

Schedule A1- Parking Overlay

Schedule A2- Street Frontages

Schedule A3- Flood Plain Restricted Hazards

Schedule C - Site Specific Zoning

Schedule C1- Map of Site Specifics 

 

Second draft zoning by-law (April 2017)

A second draft zoning by-law is now available for review and feedback.We want to hear from you! Learn more about public consultation opportunities here, and provide your comments on zoning with by emailing zoningreview@waterloo.ca or by writing to:

City of Waterloo, Planning Approvals Division
Attn: Zoning By-law Review
100 Regina St. S. 
PO Box 337, Station Waterloo
Waterloo, ON N2J 4A8

All comments on the second draft zoning by-law must be provided by July 4, 2017

Staff report

IPPW2017-032

IPPW2017-042

Staff presentation

April 24, 2017 council presentation

Full document

Second draft zoning by-law 

Individual sections

First draft zoning by-law (January 2016)

Full document

First draft zoning by-law

Individual sections

 Staff reports

Existing zoning by-laws

Current and draft zoning

  • To check the current zoning of a property, please refer to this map or to the interactive map.
  • To check the first draft zoning of a property, please refer to this map or to the interactive map.
  • To check the second draft zoning of a property, please refer to this map or the interactive map.
  • To check the draft parking overlay, please refer to this map or the interactive map.

If you have any questions regarding the comprehensive zoning by-law review, please contact the City of Waterloo for more information at zoningreview@waterloo.ca