Council to Consider Amendments to Proposed Zoning and Sign Bylaws
The City has prepared a supplemental report for Council to consider at its June 17 meeting to discuss the proposed Zoning Bylaw and proposed Sign Bylaw. The report contains several suggested amendments to the two proposed bylaws based on additional public feedback received between May 15 and June 12.
“Meaningful consultation with residents and stakeholders has been a priority for the City as the proposed Zoning and Sign Bylaws have been developed,” says Diana Hawryluk, Executive Director of City Planning & Community Development. “The City is appreciative of the continued feedback from the public as it helps make these bylaws truly suited to Regina and the community’s priorities.”
One of the suggested amendments is to make recreational service facilities a discretionary use in Industrial zones based on feedback from residents and existing business owners. This will also allow for future development and expansion of these types of facilities in Industrial zones.
The proposed Zoning Bylaw will regulate land use and development for all properties throughout Regina and will replace the existing Regina Zoning Bylaw No. 9250. The proposed Sign Bylaw is being considered in conjunction as many regulations are dependent on the Zoning Bylaw.
Other suggested amendments for Council to consider include:
• Removal of provisions related to performance securities to allow for further discussion with Council on this topic
• Removing provisions that allow City officials to approve non-contentious discretionary use permits without requiring Council approval
• Allowing buildings with two or more units to be included in Residential Low-Rise (RL) zones
• Adjusting the side yard setbacks for buildings within the Residential High-Rise (RH) zone by including a third tier for buildings 15 metres to 17.5 metres in height
• Permitting billboard signs up to the maximum size of the same sign type in the zone
All amendments made by Council after the June 17 public hearing will require four weeks of advertising for public comment and review. Another public hearing will be scheduled for those wishing to discuss the amendments before Council.
Approval is required by both City Council and the provincial government before the proposed Zoning Bylaw will go into effect. Until that time, all land use and development continues to be regulated by the Regina Zoning Bylaw No. 9250.
The City has provided many opportunities for the public feedback and has been responsive in listening to concerns and making relevant changes to the Bylaw.
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