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Welcome to Mission’s Civic Engagement Portal

In this section you will find information on opportunities to provide your input and help shape our community.

Public questions and comments are always welcome at regular Council meetings. Agendas are published online in advance of each meeting.

You can also get in touch with Mayor and Council, or reach staff or Council through our general inquiry address at info@mission.ca.

Council and staff value public input and transparency. If you have any comments or questions on how we engage with the community please get in touch.

Michael Boronowski
Manager of Civic Engagement and Corporate Initiatives
mboronowski@mission.ca
604-820-3732

Zoning Bylaw Review

Updating the Bylaw - Delivering on the OCP

What is the Zoning Bylaw?

The Zoning Bylaw regulates what can be built on a property. Here are some examples:

  • Permitted uses – what kind of things can be built or done on a property.
  • Minimum setbacks – how far buildings need to be from property boundaries.
  • Maximum height – how tall buildings can be.
  • Maximum density – how many residential units can be built on a property or how much commercial floor space can be built.
  • Maximum lot coverage – how much of a property can be covered by buildings.
  • Off-street parking – how many parking stalls are required for new development.

How does Zoning Work?

The District is divided into zones where different permitted uses are allowed (ex. single family, commercial, multi-family). Changes to zoning, called rezonings are approved by Council and must be consistent with the District Official Community Plan (OCP).

Why are we reviewing the Zoning Bylaw?

The Zoning Bylaw was last reviewed in 2009. Our goals are to modernize the bylaw, make it more user friendly and ensure its consistent with the recently approved Official Community Plan.

Where we are in the Process

We’ve just completed two public forums, and building from those and the secondary suite consultation we are developing the draft bylaw over the fall of 2018

During the winter of 2018/2019 we will bring forward a draft bylaw for review and additional public consultation.

 

Secondary Suites

Creating a Program to Manage Secondary Suites in Mission

This consultation is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Secondary suites are an important part of the housing mix in Mission. They provide rental housing and opportunities for families to stay together, longer. When they’re poorly managed they can also cause a number of issues in a community.

While the Zoning Bylaw defines secondary suites, coach homes and garden cottages as secondary dwellings, and controls where they are allowed to be built, this project is focused specifically on secondary suites inside the main home.

We recognize there are issues with the current system and are looking to implement a new Secondary Suite Program that:

  • Is easy to understand and manage
  • Supports safe, affordable rental housing
  • Reduces the issues in our community related to unregulated suites

Public Hearings

Public Hearings are required prior to amending a zoning bylaw or the official community plan bylaw. They are typically held on the first and third Mondays of every month as part of the Regular Council Meetings, and are called to order at 7:00 pm.

The purpose of a Public Hearing is to give all interested persons an opportunity to voice their support or concerns to Mission Council. Members of the public who may be affected by changes proposed have an opportunity to appear before Council to voice support or opposition to these applications.

Upcoming Public Hearings

Official Community Plan

Make it Your Mission

Council and Staff thank everyone who participated in public consultation for the update to Mission’s Official Community Plan.

We will publish an update when the next draft of the Official Community Plan is ready to come forward for readings and public comment.

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