Zoning Bylaw set for a refresh

October 8, 2021

News Release

To meet the needs of our growing community, the City’s Zoning Bylaw is in the process of being updated alongside the 2040 Official Community Plan (OCP). The Bylaw is updated to align with the OCP and provide a clear understanding of how and where Kelowna will grow.

Residents are invited to view the draft new Zoning Bylaw and provide feedback via the City’s engagement platform, Get Involved, by Nov. 12. 

The Zoning Bylaw regulates how land, buildings and other structures can be used.  It works with the OCP to provide the high-level strategic direction and the specific regulatory requirements necessary to plan for our city’s future. Together, these two documents affect housing affordability, public parks, trails, transportation, taxes and more.

Some of the changes proposed in the draft new Zoning Bylaw include consolidated zones and land use categories, updated building height regulations and a simplified density and height bonusing policy. 

The Zoning Bylaw saw its last major update in 1998. The final version of the new Bylaw is expected to be completed in early 2022.

For more information, and to share feedback, visit getinvolved.kelowna.ca/zoning-bylaw-update