Urban design development permits

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The purpose of an Urban Design Development Permit is to:

  • Provide clarity of objectives for form and character of developments (to be aesthetically appealing and sensitive to the established neighbourhood); and
  • Revitalize areas to ensure they are vibrant and dynamic for residents and visitors alike.

Urban Design Development Permits are used to review the following:

  • Landscaping
  • Siting
  • Exterior design
  • Building finishes
  • Sensitivity to existing buildings
  • Accessibility
  • Lighting
  • Parking
  • Privacy
  • Neighbourhood context
  • Building massing
  • Crime prevention through environmental design

Each Development Permit Application is reviewed compared to the design guidelines that are outlined in the Official Community Plan. A Planner will evaluate the application against the guidelines and make a recommendation of support or non-support for issuance of the permit. Several design revisions may be necessary throughout the process.

Farm Development Permits

If you are developing on your farm or agricultural property, you may require a Farm Development Permit.

If you have questions, feel free to give us a call or send us an email and we can help 250-469-8626 or planninginfo@kelowna.ca.