Land Use Bylaw: Our Zoning Blueprint

The Land Use Bylaw is the regulatory document that implements the policy direction set forth in a municipality's Municipal Development Plan. It is the document which regulates and controls the use and development of land and buildings in the community. Our Zoning Blueprint divides the municipality into specific districts that dictate what uses are permitted and/or discretionary, contains details on how to make applications for development permits; how and by whom decisions on applications are made; and the conditions that can be attached. The Land Use Bylaw also contains regulations regarding setbacks, landscaping, parking, building heights, garage sales, and signage, to name a few.

The Land Use Bylaw 944-19 is intended to provide more flexibility in the mix of uses and development as long as the built form meets the regulations. Design standards have been included that improve walkability of neighbourhoods and the distances people travel to everyday services. Parking requirements have been reduced to better balance the supply and demand of parking to accommodate alternative modes of transportation such as walking and cycling. Signage regulations have been revised for clarity and consistency, and to provide for a fast-track process.

On April 9, 2019, Beaumont's Council gave 3rd reading to Bylaw 944-19 and it has been approved effective April 10, 2019. You can find the approved version and other related documents on the Documents tab on the far right.

Refreshing Our Zoning Blueprint Engagement 

From May 17 to June 10, The City of Beaumont invites residents, business owners, developers, builders and other stakeholders to provide feedback on specific elements of the Land Use Bylaw: Our Zoning Blueprint.

The aim of the engagement process is to gain insights about creating a liveable community while:

  • incorporating different forms of housing;
  • the ideal number of dwelling units per parcel;
  • addressing parking needs in residential neighbourhoods;
  • building complete neighbourhoods that support a variety of land uses; and
  • regulating signs and improving the sign application experience.

The City wants to hear from as many people as possible through this process, and there are a few ways to get involved: 

  • Participate in an online questionnaire to share your thoughts and ideas to improve the Land Use Bylaw. The survey link will be available starting May 24, 2022 until June 10th, 2022. 
  • Join one of five online focus group workshops to provide more detailed feedback. More information about dates and how to sign up coming soon. 
  • Call our phone-in line to share your thoughts between now and June 10th, 2022: 1-825-535-3377 

Feedback from this engagement process will be incorporated into recommendations and presented to the City Council later in 2022. We thank you for taking the time to participate in this engagement process to ensure that our Land Use Bylaw works for all residents of Beaumont and builds a liveable community.