What We Do:
The Planning Department implements land use and development bylaws and policies within the City.
We do this by reviewing applications for proposed land development projects. This review typically involves a detailed analysis of how the proposal fits Official Community Plan policies, the Zoning Bylaw, and other City regulations.
We work with other departments, including Engineering, Building Inspection, Streets & Parks, and Recreation in our reviews. We also seek input from area residents, public agencies, and special interest groups to make sure we're factoring in any concerns or issues raised with a development proposal into the decision-making process.
The Planning Department has two Planners who work with developers on behalf of the City, evaluating land development applications. Our planners communicate with builders or developers throughout the preliminary and detailed design stages of the Land Development Process, from the pre-application stage to the final approval of the development plans.