Proposed infill zoning changes available on city's website

Proposed zoning changes that would affect low-rise infill projects within the Greenbelt are now available for comment on the city’s website.

In a release issued Friday, the city said any comments received before Feb. 27 will be considered by city staff, who will make final recommendations to the planning committee and, eventually, city council.

Two years of public consultations and workshops led to the proposed zoning changes. Size of new houses, building heights and the requirements for setbacks and rear yards are all under scrutiny, while staff look for ways to create “discreet intensification on larger residential lots.”

Eleven wards within the Greenbelt are being affected.

The end goal is to allow infill housing while preserving the character of the neighbourhood, the city said.