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Zoning By-law Review

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Learn more about Zoning By-law Review project or watch the video below. 

February 16, 2021 Update

The project team is currently reviewing and evaluating a working draft of the proposed new Zoning By-law.  The project team is aiming for a draft of the Zoning By-law to be made available for public and stakeholder review in April of 2021, followed by a presentation of the new Zoning By-law to City Council in May of 2021.

The intention of the Zoning By-law Review is to develop a cohesive and technically sound By-law that accurately reflects the policies and vision contained in the 2020 Community Plan.  In addition, the By-law Review is expected to address issues and constraints within the existing By-law, and to reflect best practices in Community Planning that are relevant to the unique characteristics and development trends in Yellowknife.  The updated Zoning By-law must be creative, innovative, promote a sustainable community, and ensure a cohesive and complementary approach to development in the city.

December 17, 2020 Update

The public engagement for the Zoning By-law review project is starting to wind down as the upcoming holidays approach.  119 surveys have been submitted and 260 people have viewed the video.  In addition, there were 60 attendees to the 5 stakeholder workshops that were held.   Any additional public comment and input will be accepted until January 15th 2021 at zoningreview@yellowknife.ca

The project team will provide a summary of “what was heard” during the engagement process to the Governance and Priorities Committee on January 18th 2021.  In addition, final milestones to project completion will also be presented at that time.  

 

December 10, 2020 Update


The City is pleased to present the proposed zoning districts for Old Airport Road Commercial, Kam Lake, Engle Business District, and the Con Mine Redevelopment Area.  

Public comment and input on the proposed zoning districts can be submitted via email at zoningreview@yellowknife.ca.  

December 9, 2020 Update

The City is pleased to present the proposed zoning districts for Downtown, Residential Central, the Capital Area and Old Town.  

Residential Central is a newly proposed zone that captures the transition area between the high-density city core and other areas of the city like Old Town, the Recreation Hub, and Old Airport Road.  The area is mostly low density residential but due to its proximity to the downtown core and other walkable amenities, it is suitable for transition to higher density residential and multi-use development through infill.  Infill opportunities include development of vacant lots or redevelopment and densification of existing developed land.  Public comment and input on the proposed zoning districts can be submitted via email at zoningreview@yellowknife.ca.  

December 1, 2020 Update

The City is pleased to present the proposed zoning districts for the Recreation Hub, Kam Lake South and the Con Mine Redevelopment Area. 

  • The Recreation Hub is a newly proposed zone that connects Downtown to Old Airport Road and is comprised of a number of the City’s recreation facilities including Ruth Inch Memorial Pool, the Community Arena, the Curling and Tennis Clubs, the Multiplex and Fieldhouse, and Tommy Forrest Ball Park. 
  • The Kam Lake South zoning district consists of all lands south of the Grace Lake / Kam Lake causeway and the intention of the zone is to accommodate dog kennels, commercial and recreational tourism, agricultural activities and quarrying. 
  • The Con Mine Redevelopment Area includes the Con Mine site and residential neighbourhood, a small number of industrial sites, natural areas, waterfront and a basic boat launch.  Proximity to other built areas of the City makes the Con Mine Redevelopment Area attractive for long-term future greenfield residential development.

Public comment and input on the proposed zoning districts can be submitted via email at zoningreview@yellowknife.ca.  

November 18, 2020 Update