A Zoning By-law is a regulatory document that implements the policy direction outlined in the Official Plan. The Comprehensive Zoning By-law (2009-141) was approved by City Council in August 2009.
Using a series of land use zones and corresponding text, a Zoning By-law spells out how land and buildings may be used, where buildings and other structures may be located, and what constraints may be applicable to the development of a particular property (i.e. parking requirements, lot coverage, density, etc.). The Planning Services department:
- confirms compliance for all permit applications, business licensing, two-unit house registrations and site plan applications.
- provides zoning information as requested for property transactions, development applications and general enquiries.
- responds to complaints and enforces compliance as necessary.
Re-zoning of land and/or significant site specific changes to land uses or zone regulations require a Zoning By-law Amendment (ZBA), and possibly an Official Plan Amendment (see Development Services).
Zoning By-law 2009-141 Contents
Zoning By-law 2009-141
Appendix "A" Conservation Authority Regulated Areas
Appendix "B" Railway Lines
Appendix C Urban Growth Centre
Zoning By-law 2009-141 Map- North End
Zoning By-law 2009-141 Map-South.pdf
Housekeeping Amendments to the Zoning By-law
The General Committee of the Council of the Corporation of the City of Barrie held a public meeting on Thursday, September 19th, 2013, to review an application for municipally initiated housekeeping amendments to the Zoning By-Law 2009-141.
The proposed amendments address minor inconsistencies and anomalies that have come to light since the passage of Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2009-141 approved August 10th, 2009. The proposed amendments include both text and mapping changes to the By-law.
The proposed amendments to the text of the By-law relate primarily to points of clarification or interpretation, and include a new definition, amended standards to address deficiencies, omissions, conflicts or inconsistencies that have come to light through day to day usage of the by-law since it was approved in August of 2009.
The proposed amendments to the Map Schedule result from a variety of causes including road re-alignments, property line adjustments, land assembly severances and mapping errors.
Following the Public Meeting on September 19, 2013, staff reviewed the comments received and prepared Staff Report PLN025-13 to General Services Committee on October 28, 2013. Subsequently Council directed that the Housekeeping Zoning By-law be prepared for passing.