Zoning Review - Manufactured Homes
To update the Regional District’s zoning bylaws in order to allow for modular and mobiles in a greater number of zones.
|Project Type:||Zoning Amendment|
|Application Date:||Not applicable.|
Update of Regulations governing the
placement of manufactured homes.
|RDOS Contact:||Christopher Garrish|
250-490-4101 / email@example.com
|Documents||Public Consultation||Regional District Board Consideration|
Draft Amendment Bylaw No. 2743
Public Information Meeting:
Advisory Planning Commission (APC):
Electoral Area "C" - Agenda (June 21, 2016)
Electoral Area "D" - Agenda (June 14, 2016)
Electoral Area "E" - Agenda (July 11, 2016)
Electoral Area "F" - Agenda (June 9, 2016)
Electoral Area "H" - Agenda (June 14, 2016)
Minutes (no quorum)
Public Notice (September 1, 2016)
Planning & Development Committee:
Minutes (July 21, 2016)
Bylaw Introduction (1st & 2nd reading):
Public Hearing Report:
Report (September 1, 2016)
Final Reading (3rd reading):
Minutes (September 1, 2016)
Minutes (September 15, 2016)
|Current Status: Project is complete.|
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.