The Resort Municipality of Whistler has revised its zoning bylaw to make it easier to use and understand. This zoning bylaw regulates land use and the size and siting of buildings in the community.
The most notable change is a comprehensive revision of the formatting and layout of the bylaw. The zoning bylaw is used daily by staff, developers, property owners, realtors and design professionals. The revisions will improve the clarity and usability of the bylaw, and make the bylaw easier to maintain in the future.
The content and rules of the bylaw haven’t changed. Revisions include:
- Revised formatting and layout with a more logical structure and numbering and lettering system, and
- Corrections to errors and inconsistencies in numbering, internal references, grammar, spelling and vocabulary.
Inconsistencies in the bylaw resulted from converting the original typewritten version of the bylaw to a digital format, and the subsequent changes in software versions over several decades. The revisions improve the functionality of the bylaw for users, who prefer to use digital versions of the bylaw, and will allow new digital features to be added at a later date.
Zoning and Parking Bylaw
Whistler’s zoning and parking bylaw regulates the use of land, buildings and structures, landscaping and the provision of parking spaces for new development.
Zoning and Parking Bylaw 303, 1983 contains over 640 pages and 14 schedules. There have been over 250 text amendments to the bylaw since adoption. The revised bylaw has been given a new title: Zoning and Parking Bylaw No. 303, 2015.
Find the revised zoning bylaw here.