As the District of Mission grows and changes, the Planning Department supports and oversees the functions of community wide land-use planning and site specific development planning. The Planning Department is primarily responsible for managing growth and development through the administration of applicable land use bylaws and policies adopted by Council.
The tabs to the left will assist you with all aspects of Planning Department functions and will make available all information on major planning projects, land use bylaws, development application forms, land use policies, development procedures and department contacts
The Chamber of Commerce “Picnic in the Park” was held on June 16, 2011. The following information is a summary of the statistics that were presented with the storyboards. Click on pictures to enlarge.
Development Application Activity
Application numbers from 2006 to 2011 are graphed on the boards
- 2009 (55 applications)
- 2010 (118 applications)
- with average numnber of applications over the previous 5 years at 94 applications per year
Applications by mid-June in 2011 (62 applications)
There is always a lag between the application and the lots created
- 2009 (130 lots) reflecting the number of applications in 2008)
- 2010 (81 lots) reflecting the cautious economy
- average 145 lots over the previous 5 years
Residential Building Permits (average of 178 residential permit per year over the previous 5 years)
- 2009 – 96 ($18.6M)
- 2010 – 103 ($19.8M)
- 2011 – 55 by mid June ($10M)
Major Projects (see Major Development Project Update 2011-12-13)
- Wren and Lougheed – (Smart Centres) has received final zone approval and will soon begin construction of off and onsite services for 117,500 square feet of commercial.
- Edwards property could begin offsite works to bring water to the site sometime this year for 110 units.
- Cedar Connector and Highway 7 has an applicaiton almost ready to proceed to Council for consideration for 25,550 square feet of commercial.
- View Avenue and Maple Street, near downtown, has an application that will soon be considered at 3rd reading for 173 units and 9,000 square feet of commercial.
- Meadowlands across from City Hall has received the approval to move the Urban Containment Boundary from the FVRD board and the applicant is now working on drawings for reducing the road standards required in the Subdivision Control Bylaw. Once they have their design work done, a Development Variance Permit applicaiton will proceed to Council for consideration.