Rural Service Area Zoning

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Background

The City is developing amendments to the Land Use Bylaw to include lands annexed from the County of Grande Prairie in 2016.

The proposed changes would bring the Rural Service Area properties in alignment with the City's Land Use Bylaw. To accomplish this, the amendments will include the addition of some new uses, standards and districts to the bylaw so that these properties maintain the same development rights.

Purpose

  • Currently, development applications in the Rural Service Area are considered based on the County bylaw from 2016. This requires the City to have two separate bylaws, which may cause confusion for applicants who would expect to refer to the City's bylaw for a property that is in the City.
  • Bylaws need to be updated from time to time to adapt to new businesses, changes to provincial regulations, and to revise standards or correct mistakes. The City is not able to amend the 2016 County bylaw.

Events

Upcoming Events

Public Hearing

There will be a public hearing on Monday, December 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers located at 10205 - 98 Street, Grande Prairie.

All City of Grande Prairie public meetings of Council are accessible to the public as a live stream broadcast through our website at: Meeting Webcast | City of Grande Prairie (cityofgp.com).

SEE BYLAW C-1260-98 (DRAFT)

A copy of the proposed bylaw can also be viewed at the Planning & Development Department located in the City Service Centre. Our address is 9505 – 112 Street and hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Any person claiming to be affected, or any interested person wishing to make a presentation may do so at this public hearing. Anyone wishing to attend to speak as a delegate must contact Legislative Services at AgendaAdmin@cityofgp.com to submit their presentations in advance. Delegates have the option of attending in person or via remote access. If you have any questions regarding the public hearing process, please contact the Legislative Services office at (780) 357-8716.

Rezoning Information Sessions

During Phase 2 of the project, multiple information sessions will be held to inform residents and to consult with them about the proposed land use designations. This section will be updated as information session dates are set.

Past Events

Land Use Bylaw Information Sessions

Two information sessions were held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. The session included a presentation about the proposed bylaw changes and the phasing of the project. Participants had the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.


A summary of the draft Land Use Bylaw changes including the overlay district, uses and districts is available in the Documents Library on the right of this page.

Project Phasing

The project has been divided into two phases: updates to the land use bylaw and rezoning. There will been public engagement during each phase to inform landowners about the proposed changes and to gather feedback.

PHASE 1 - Updates to the Land Use Bylaw (December, 2020 - December, 2021)

The first phase of the project is bylaw drafting. City administration will draft the bylaws for this process, which will include the new districts, uses and standards, as well as the property rezonings. The draft bylaws will be posted on this page in the Document Library (on the right side of the page).

PHASE 2 - Rezoning (January, 2022 - March, 2023)

During this phase, the properties will be rezoned to a district in the City LUB that matches their current zoning. These rezonings will not be a triggering event for City tax rates.

The rezonings will occur in stages grouping parcels based on geographic area. The staged approach of rezoning groupings of properties, rather than all the properties at once will help to improve communication with stakeholders.

Landowners will be sent a letter notifying them of the proposed new district that their property will be zoned as, as well as how to review the bylaws and provide feedback. This phase will include a public information session where residents can discuss the project with City staff and provide feedback.

More details and a timeline for the staged rezonings will be added to this page after Phase 1 is complete.



Location Map


Background

The City is developing amendments to the Land Use Bylaw to include lands annexed from the County of Grande Prairie in 2016.

The proposed changes would bring the Rural Service Area properties in alignment with the City's Land Use Bylaw. To accomplish this, the amendments will include the addition of some new uses, standards and districts to the bylaw so that these properties maintain the same development rights.

Purpose

  • Currently, development applications in the Rural Service Area are considered based on the County bylaw from 2016. This requires the City to have two separate bylaws, which may cause confusion for applicants who would expect to refer to the City's bylaw for a property that is in the City.
  • Bylaws need to be updated from time to time to adapt to new businesses, changes to provincial regulations, and to revise standards or correct mistakes. The City is not able to amend the 2016 County bylaw.

Events

Upcoming Events

Public Hearing

There will be a public hearing on Monday, December 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers located at 10205 - 98 Street, Grande Prairie.

All City of Grande Prairie public meetings of Council are accessible to the public as a live stream broadcast through our website at: Meeting Webcast | City of Grande Prairie (cityofgp.com).

SEE BYLAW C-1260-98 (DRAFT)

A copy of the proposed bylaw can also be viewed at the Planning & Development Department located in the City Service Centre. Our address is 9505 – 112 Street and hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Any person claiming to be affected, or any interested person wishing to make a presentation may do so at this public hearing. Anyone wishing to attend to speak as a delegate must contact Legislative Services at AgendaAdmin@cityofgp.com to submit their presentations in advance. Delegates have the option of attending in person or via remote access. If you have any questions regarding the public hearing process, please contact the Legislative Services office at (780) 357-8716.

Rezoning Information Sessions

During Phase 2 of the project, multiple information sessions will be held to inform residents and to consult with them about the proposed land use designations. This section will be updated as information session dates are set.

Past Events

Land Use Bylaw Information Sessions

Two information sessions were held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. The session included a presentation about the proposed bylaw changes and the phasing of the project. Participants had the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.


A summary of the draft Land Use Bylaw changes including the overlay district, uses and districts is available in the Documents Library on the right of this page.

Project Phasing

The project has been divided into two phases: updates to the land use bylaw and rezoning. There will been public engagement during each phase to inform landowners about the proposed changes and to gather feedback.

PHASE 1 - Updates to the Land Use Bylaw (December, 2020 - December, 2021)

The first phase of the project is bylaw drafting. City administration will draft the bylaws for this process, which will include the new districts, uses and standards, as well as the property rezonings. The draft bylaws will be posted on this page in the Document Library (on the right side of the page).

PHASE 2 - Rezoning (January, 2022 - March, 2023)

During this phase, the properties will be rezoned to a district in the City LUB that matches their current zoning. These rezonings will not be a triggering event for City tax rates.

The rezonings will occur in stages grouping parcels based on geographic area. The staged approach of rezoning groupings of properties, rather than all the properties at once will help to improve communication with stakeholders.

Landowners will be sent a letter notifying them of the proposed new district that their property will be zoned as, as well as how to review the bylaws and provide feedback. This phase will include a public information session where residents can discuss the project with City staff and provide feedback.

More details and a timeline for the staged rezonings will be added to this page after Phase 1 is complete.



Location Map


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