Subdivision Pre-application Research

Your Proposal should be well prepared before submitting an application. Be knowledgeable about your property and aware of relevant City policies, plans and regulations:

  • Current Zoning Bylaw and Official Community Plan designations for the property and their requirements for subdivision;
  • Site conditions, such as lot size, topography, drainage, soil types and hazards;
  • Availability of services (water, sanitary sewer, storm water, roads and other possible service needs).
  • Property history (historic uses, existing buildings, prior approvals) and surrounding uses;
  • Applicable permit fees and additional costs of construction;
  • Legal encumbrances on Title (e.g. easements, covenants); and,
  • Provincial or federal regulations pertaining to the property.

Your design brief should demonstrate an understanding of all the above considerations.