Re-Designated Land Map
Zone Codes – Explanation
Each property is designated by a zone code that is formed from one or more parts; a number of examples are provided below, however, for a more in-depth explanation of the parts of the zone code,refer to Part 1, Interpreting Zoning Information.
R2 means this is the Primary Zone (in this case Residential, 2nd density). It is a land use category with specific permitted uses and regulations. The primary zones contain two characters, which are either two letters or one letter and one number.
B means this is a Subzone (in this case the B specifies specific minimum lot areas, lot width, heights and yards). A subzone is a sub-category of the primary zone, and are either a letter or a number. Subzones impose regulations to deal with the unique characteristics of an area while maintaining the purpose of a subzone. Subzones are indicated by either a letter or number added to the primary zone.
MD means this is the Primary Zone (in this case Mixed Use Downtown Zone).
Sch.23 means that there is a Schedule associated with this zone. A schedule is a document forming part of the by-law that contains detailed regulations or complex descriptions. Schedules are located under the Schedules section of the by-law. S23, means that it is found as the twenty-third document in the list of schedules.
H(30) means this is a Suffix to a zone. A suffix adds a single regulation to a zone (in this example “H” is height limit in metres; and in other instances “F” is the maximum floor space index permitted, “U” is the maximum number of units per hectare, “D” is the maximum number of dwelling units and “h” is a holding zone). The number in the brackets is the maximum number permitted (in this case a maximum height limit of 30 metres).
VM means this is the Primary Zone (in this case Village Mainstreet).
2 means this is Subzone 2 (in this case reflecting a different character than the primary zone, or the VM1 zone).
[53r] means an Exception zone, with the “r” indicating it is a rural exception zone. This is a modification to the zoning of a site which cannot be reflected by using either suffixes or schedules. In this case, this is exception number 53r, and can be found in the section of the by-law containing the rural exceptions.
All exceptions can be found in Part 15 of the by-law. Urban exceptions are found in section 239 and those with an "r" are in the rural exceptions section 240.