Contract Zoning Amendments
Contract zoning amendments are used to rezone land to accommodate unusual zoning situations on an individual basis. A contract zoning amendment is granted by City Council, and must be completed within certain conditions, terms and/or time limits.
Rezoning of land permits the carrying out of a specified proposal, where the proposal is consistent with the following:
- small or irregularly shaped lots
- lots restricted by physical barriers such as water courses, slopes, roadways, railways
- infill sites in higher density residential or missed use areas
- lots in residential zones to permit the operation of day care centres in house form structures
No Contract Zone shall be designated on a part of a building or structure based on the leasehold interest of a lessee in the land on which the building or structure is situated.
Contract zoning amendments are not granted for land where the applicant is the lessee of a building or structure on the land.
The Contract Zoning Amendment Form contains information and an outline of the application process.