Zoning Review - Manufactured Homes

Purpose

To update the Regional District’s zoning bylaws in order to allow for modular and mobiles in a greater number of zones.

Project No: X2016.057-ZONE 
Project Type:Zoning Amendment
Application Date:Not applicable.
Applicant:

Not applicable.

Civic Address:

Not applicable.

Purpose:

Update of Regulations governing the

placement of manufactured homes.

RDOS Contact:Christopher Garrish
250-490-4101 / cgarrish@rdos.bc.ca
DocumentsPublic ConsultationRegional District Board Consideration

Draft Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2743

 

Draft Amendment Bylaw No. 2743
(annotated version)

 

Public Information Meeting:

Not applicable.

 

Advisory Planning Commission (APC):
Electoral Area "A" - Agenda (July 11, 2016)

Administrative Report

Minutes

 

Electoral Area "C" - Agenda (June 21, 2016)

Administrative Report

Minutes

 

Electoral Area "D" - Agenda (June 14, 2016)

Administrative Report

Minutes

 

Electoral Area "E" - Agenda (July 11, 2016)

Administrative Report

Minutes

 

Electoral Area "F" - Agenda (June 9, 2016)

Administrative Report

Minutes

 

Electoral Area "H" - Agenda (June 14, 2016)

Administrative Report

Minutes (no quorum)

 

Public Hearing:

Public Notice (September 1, 2016)

Planning & Development Committee:

Administrative Report

Representations

Minutes (July 21, 2016)

 

Bylaw Introduction (1st & 2nd reading):

Administrative Report
Minutes (August 4, 2016)

 

Public Hearing Report:

Report (September 1, 2016)

Representations

 

Final Reading (3rd reading):

Administrative Report

Minutes (September 1, 2016)

 

Adoption:

Administrative Report

Minutes (September 15, 2016)

Current Status: Project is complete.

Background

The Regional District historically attempted to exclude mobile homes from being placed in certain zones by either:

  • not listing “manufactured home” as a permitted use in the zone;
  • requiring minimum building widths of 5.0 metres for “single detached dwellings”; or
  • requiring a minimum width-to-length ratio (i.e. 1:4 or 1:5) for “single detached dwellings”.

These regulations were, however, not applied consistently across Electoral Areas or zones, may not have been enforceable (i.e. ratio requirement might not achieve the desired outcome) while the definition of “manufactured home” was not consistent across Electoral Areas.

To address this, it was proposed that “modular homes” be permitted in all zones which allow for “single detached dwellings” by amending the definition of “single detached dwelling” to include a reference to “modular homes”.  This change would similarly allow for “modular homes” to become a permitted form “accessory dwelling” unit in all zones in which this use is currently permitted.

It was also proposed that “mobile homes” become a permitted form of principal and accessory dwelling unit in larger Rural Zones (i.e. those which generally require a minimum parcel size for subdivision of 4.0 hectares).  To achieve this, it is proposed to list “mobile home” as a permitted principal and accessory dwelling type in the Resource Area (RA), Large Holdings (LH) and Agriculture (AG) zones.

Finally, it was proposed to introduce a consistent building width requirement of “5.0 metres, as originally designed and constructed” in the Small Holdings and Low Density Residential Zones.