The Zoning Bylaw is a regulatory document that facilitates implementation of the City of Saskatoon's Official Community Plan. All land in the City of Saskatoon is assigned a zoning district and subject to development standards associated with the zoning district. Parking, permitted uses, and setbacks are included in these regulations. The Zoning Bylaw Review project will undertake a review of the Zoning Bylaw to ensure that it meets the current and desired trends in commercial, residential and community development. It will also ensure that the Zoning Bylaw aligns with the City's sustainability goals and that it follows best practices.
Current Engagement Opportunity
Architectural Council Districts Design Review Committee
In response to stakeholder recommendations, we have undertaken a review of the structure of the Design Review Committee and the review process for development applications in Architectural Control Districts (ACDs). The ACDs represent the areas of River Landing (Appendix C of the Zoning Bylaw) and Broadway (Appendix D of the Zoning Bylaw).
A new Terms of Reference for the ACD Design Review Committee has been developed. As a result, amendments are required to Bylaw No. 9700, The Official Community Plan, 2020 (OCP) and Bylaw No. 8770, Zoning Bylaw, 2009 (Zoning Bylaw). It is anticipated these amendments will be brought forward to the Municipal Planning Committee in August 2021 and City Council for consideration in September 2021.
The draft Terms of Reference can be found here.
NOTE: The proposed changes are for the Design Review Committee for applications in ACDs only.
Amendments to Bylaw No. 9700, The Official Community Plan, 2020 (OCP)
Section 5.3 of the OCP (Section J) outlines policies for ACDs. Proposed amendments will:
Remove language requiring that Council appoint Committees as necessary to assist with the design review process in ACDs. It is proposed that the Committee be selected by Administration through a transparent open call process, similar to other advisory Committees.
Amend language to clean-up and streamline policy content in Section 5.3.
Amendments to Bylaw No. 8770, Zoning Bylaw, 2009 (Zoning Bylaw)
Amendments to Section 4.10 of the Zoning Bylaw would include:
Updating the definitions pertaining to this Section of the Zoning Bylaw. The proposed definitions would align with other definitions in the Zoning Bylaw where there are different types of the same use.
Removing details regarding Committee structure from the Zoning Bylaw. This information would be included in the Terms of Reference for the Committee and would be managed through an administrative process.
Clarification that the Committee is advisory to Administration including clarification of when a Committee is required to review an application.
Housekeeping amendments for this Section.
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