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Zoning Bylaw Review

September 2020 Update - Proposed Fee Bylaw Report Going to Municipal Planning Commission September 29

As part of our commitment to continuous improvement and as part of the comprehensive Zoning Bylaw Review, we are proposing to consolidate all fees related to land use and development applications into one document.

The proposed fee bylaw will:

  • Consolidate all land use and development application fees into one bylaw.
  • To do this we will remove the sections regarding fees from the Zoning Bylaw, Subdivision Bylaw and Condominium Approvals Policy.
  • No changes to fees are being recommended as part of this report - it is strictly intended to put all relevant fee information and requirements into a single bylaw.

How will this impact you?

  • All fees will now be in one document rather than dispersed in a few different documents, making them easier to find and understand.
  • Again, no fee changes are being proposed at this time, meaning there will be no financial impact with this proposed bylaw. Future fee changes will be brought forward at budget time and will be subject to public notice and a Public Hearing.

What are the next steps?

  • The new fee bylaw, and related amendments to the other related bylaws, will be prepared by Administration and brought forward to City Council for consideration tentatively scheduled for November. As more information becomes available we will update you.


Package One (April 2020) - Comprehensive Bylaw Review - Is Available For Download


Why are we reviewing the Zoning Bylaw?

The Zoning Bylaw last underwent a review from 2007 to 2009. To align with identified strategic priorities and current trends, a range of amendments will be considered, including business-friendly and economic-development initiatives, environmental initiatives and other current trends in planning.  Amendments will also align with other strategic City initiatives, including the Plan for Growth, the Culture Plan, the Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth Regional Plan and the redesigned Official Community Plan.

What do we hope to achieve?

This project will undertake a review of the Zoning Bylaw to ensure that it meets current and desired trends in commercial, residential and community developments. 

The Review will also include the development of a digital platform for the Zoning Bylaw.


Project Timeline: 

Timeline for project

What is not included in the review?

The Zoning Bylaw project will not consider specific zoning requests - these are better handled through the development review process.

The project will also not include a review of the organization and basic structure of the Zoning Bylaw.

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May 2019 Zoning Bylaw Review Newsletter

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January 2020 Zoning Bylaw Review Newsletter

April 2020 Zoning Bylaw Review Newsletter