Public Hearing

When: January 23 - 06:00pm

Where: Council Chamber, Municipal Hall - 37955 Second Avenue

Zoning Bylaw Update

District of Squamish Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 2011 Amendment Bylaw No. 2566 (Secondary Suite Amendments), 2017 was adopted by Council on December 19, 2017 as part of the 2017 Zoning Bylaw Update. The Bylaw, however, failed to follow two procedural requirements:

  • The amendments at Third Reading regarding the regulation of short-term rentals were a substantial change in use and required a new Public Hearing; and,
  • The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure authorized the Bylaw without the amendments at Third Reading.

These procedural errors require that Bylaw 2566, 2017 be repealed. Staff are presenting Bylaw 2582, 2018 to:

  • Repeal Bylaw 2566, 2017
  • Bring the Secondary Suite Amendments back to Council for consideration

Visit the Zoning Bylaw Updates page for details about the Secondary Suite Amendments.

Proposed Bylaw: District of Squamish Zoning Amendment Bylaw (Secondary Suite Amendments) No. 2582, 2018

Main updates include:

  • Remove the gross floor area exemption of 55m2 for accessory dwelling units;
  • Permit both an accessory dwelling unit (carriage house) and a secondary suite on the same parcel in zones that permit a single unit dwelling;
  • Expand the range of housing options, including fourplexes and flex-units, as well as allowing for different configurations of townhouses;
  • Clarify the different requirements for accessory dwelling units and secondary suites;
  • Define short-term rental and stipulate that short-term rentals are not permitted in secondary suites, multi-unit flex-units or accessory dwelling units. 

What's Proposed: To amend the CD-40 zone to permit “Multi-Unit Flex-Units”

Affected Lands: 1500 Highway 99 (Waterfront Landing)

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A copy of the proposed bylaws and background information are available online or at Municipal Hall, 37955 Second Avenue, Squamish, British Columbia between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Fridays, excluding statutory holidays. Enquiries regarding the proposed amendment bylaw may be made to the Planning Department at 604.815.5002.

Persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaws will have an opportunity to speak and to present written submissions at this Public Hearing, or if unable to attend, may deliver a written submission to or hand-delivered to Robin Arthurs, Corporate Officer by 4 p.m. on the date of the Public Hearing. 

All submissions will form part of the public record. Council will not consider submissions received after the close of the Public Hearings.

Questions? Please contact the Planning Department at 604.815.5002 or by email .