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By-Laws and Policies

Below is a list of Smart Growth By-Law and Policy information arranged alphabetically by subject.  Many of the resources provided are links to documents not host by West Coast Environmental Law.  If the link you are looking for is broken, please let us know by clicking here to send us a quick email.  We will repair the link as quickly as possible.

Agricultural Land Protection

Protecting the Working Landscape of Agriculture: A Smart Growth Direction for Municipalities in BC (West Coast Environmental Law publication, PDF 725 Kb)

A Citizens Guide to Protecting Agricultural Land in BC (Smart Growth BC, 2005)

Planning Subdivisions Near Agriculture

Bicycle Infrastructure

East Clayton Neighbourhood

Coquitlam

Kamloops – Pedestrian Plan

Burnaby

Saanich

Kamloops – Bicycle Plan

Langford Bicycle Plan

Portland, Oregon

Wheel Deal:  Canada's Urban Bike Policies (CBC News Interactive)

Bicycle Parking Guidelines

Brownfield Redevelopment

Koo’s Corner

Selkirk Waterfront

False Creek

Southeast False Creek

Coal Harbour

Channel Development into Existing Neighbourhoods

Gibsons

Kelowna

Clear Direction

East Clayton

Small Lot Housing Rezoning

Okotoks

Columbus, Ohio

Fremont, California

Cluster Development

Highlands

Nanaimo

North Vancouver (District)

Saanich

Community Gardens

City of Vancouver - Motion re: [Deleting] Sewer Service Charges for Community Gardens (2005)

Complete Communities

City of Concord

Gibsons

Kelowna

Nanaimo

East Clayton

Comprehensive Development

Selkirk

Railyards Residential Commercial District (Victoria)

Burnaby

New Haven, Burnaby

North Saanich

Cowichan Valley Regional District – Rural Community Residential

Cowichan Valley Regional District – Rural Community Residential Development Permit Area

Comprehensive Environmental Bylaws

North Vancouver (District)

Connect Transit Destinations

Burnaby – Holdom Station

Burnaby – Brentwood Town Centre

Coquitlam

Portland, Oregon

Gresham, Oregon

Pleasant Hill, California

King County, Washington

Connect the Green Infrastructure

The Green Infrastructure Guide (West Coast Environmental Law publication, 2007, PDF 983 Kb)

Capital Regional District

City of Courtenay Official Community Plan (2007) section 4.10.5 

Greater Vancouver Regional District

Highlands

East Clayton, Surrey

Victoria

Vancouver

Whistler

Contain Urban Areas

Nanaimo Regional District

Capital Regional District

Greater Vancouver Regional District

Highlands

Kelowna

North Vancouver (District)

Portland, Oregon

Whistler

Saanich

Conservation Covenants

Saanich

Sample Covenant Restrictions (The Land Conservancy)

Guidelines for Conservation Covenants in the ALR

Dark Sky

Dawson Creek OCP, Nylaw No. 3550

Lantzville Bylaw No. 50, 2005

Light Pollution Abatement Resources - Municipal Bylaws (Royal Astronomical Society of Canada)

Saanich

Tempe, Arizona

Density Bonus – Housing

Whistler

Quesnel

Salmon Arm

Sidney

Port Alberni

Salt Spring Island

Density Bonus – Protection of the Environment

Saltspring Island

Design Guidelines

Central Saanich

Fremont, California

Langford

North Vancouver (City)

North Vancouver (City)

Victoria

Whistler

Development Checklists

Austin, Texas

Bowen Island Green Design Building Checklist

James Taylor Chair, UBC

Local Government Commission

New Jersey Future

New Westminster

Port Coquitlam

Squamish Smart Growth Evaluation Framework

Vermont Forum on Sprawl

Vernon

Development Cost Charges

Abbotsford

Kelowna

Nanaimo

Prince George DCC Bylaw Update 2006

Development Permit Areas

Central Okanagan (Regional District)

Kelowna

Nanaimo

Nanaimo Regional District

Richmond

Saltspring Island

Whistler

District Energy or Heat District of North Vancouver

Erosion and Sediment Control

Kelowna

District of Lantzville Subdivision and Development Control Bylaw No. 55, 2005 - see especially Section 3.5.2 Rain Water Management and Erosion Control

Township of Langley Erosion and Sediment Control Bylaw 2006 No. 4381

North Vancouver

District of Metchosin

City of Surrey Erosion and Sediment Control Bylaw 2006 No. 16138 and Plain Language Erosion/Sediment Website

Green Buildings (and High Performance Buildings)

Arroyo Grande, Californa

Berkeley, California

The Green Buildings Guide (West Coast Environmental Law publication, 2006, PDF 990 Kb) 

City of North Vancouver

City of Richmond

City of Vancouver (civic buildings policy)

District of Maple Ridge

Greater Vancouver Regional District

Greyfield Redevelopment

Koo’s Corner

Selkirk Waterfront

False Creek

Southeast False Creek

Coal Harbour

Infill Development

City of Victoria

Langley, WA

Shoreline, WA

Redmond, WA

Port Townsend, WA

Seattle, WA

Okotoks

Surrey

Central Saanich

Infrastructure Priorities

Capital Regional District

Burnaby

Greater Vancouver Regional District

Highlands

District of North Vancouver

Kelowna

Nanaimo

Integrated Planning

Dawson Creek

Okotoks

East Clayton

City of North Vancouver

Whistler

Victoria (Selkirk)

Integrated Project Management

Victoria (Selkirk)

Integrated Stormwater Management

Burnaby

Capital Regional District

Chilliwack

Greater Vancouver Regional District

Kelowna

Saanich

Light Pollution

Dawson Creek OCP, Bylaw No. 3550

Lantzville Bylaw No. 50, 2005

Light Pollution Abatement Resources - Municipal Bylaws (Royal Astronomical Society of Canada)

Saanich

Tempe, Arizona

Limited Plan Amendments

Cortes Island

Quadra Island

Rural Comox Valley

Nanaimo

Whistler

Mixed Use

Burlington

Midtown, Burlington

Central Saanich

Colorado Springs

Gibsons

Nelson

Okotoks

Quesnel

Victoria

Parking Lots

Burnaby

Town of Oliver

Vancouver

Vancouver off-street parking

Portland, Oregon

Property Tax Exemption

Gibsons

Maple Ridge

Chilliwack

Kamloops

Kelowna

Prince George

Salmon Arm

Victoria

Revitalization Tax Exemptions:  A Primer on the Provisions in the Community Charter (BC Ministry of Community Services publication)

Rental Housing

Vancouver (affordable housing)

Vancouver (low cost housing downtown)

Vancouver (rental conversion)

Vancouver (standards of maintenance)

Campbell River

New Westminster

North Vancouver (City)

Revelstoke

Victoria

Riparian Tax Exemption

Gibsons

Risk Management

Municipal Insurance Association

Road Network

Apex, North Carollina

Hillsboro, Oregon

East Clayton

Highlands

Langford

Ottawa

Portland, Oregon

Dade County, Florida

Secondary Suites

Burnaby

Coquitlam

New Westminster

Oliver

Port Coquitlam

Portland, Oregon

Vancouver, WA

Victoria

Whistler

Secondary Suites - A Guide for Local Governments (Province of BC, 2005)

Site Coverage & Impermeability

Metchosin

Port Coquitlam (green roofs) 

Vancouver

Site Controls

 

Stick to Municipal Plans

Cortes Island

Quadra Island

Rural Comox Valley

Nanaimo

Whistler

Stormwater Management

Burnaby

Capital Regional District

Chilliwack

Greater Vancouver Regional District

Kelowna

Saanich

Street Design

Apex, North Carolina

Hillsboro, Oregon

East Clayton

Highlands

Langford

Ottawa

Portland, Oregon

Seattle

Dade County, Florida

Town Centre Revitalization

Gibsons

Kelowna

Maple Ridge

Markham, ON

Traffic Calming

Delta

Kamloops

Mission

Port Moody

Saanich

Vancouver

Transit-Supportive Development

Burnaby – Holdom Station

Burnaby – Brentwood Town Centre

Coquitlam

Portland, Oregon

Gresham, Oregon

Pleasant Hill, California

King County, Washington

Transportation Demand Management

Durham, North Carolina

Whistler

Tree Protection

Table of Tree Protection Bylaws

Nanaimo

Urban Containment Boundaries

Nanaimo

Saanich

Portland, Oregon

Capital Regional District

Greater Vancouver Regional District

Highlands

North Vancouver (District)

Kelowna

Whistler

Urban Transportation Trails

Burnaby

Capital Regional District

Whistler

Watercourse Protection

Burnaby

Table of Watercourse Protection Regulations

Water Demand Management

 

Water Re-Use

Vernon

Water Use Charges

West Vancouver Universal Metering Rates

Watershed Planning

GVRD 5-Year Implementation (Watershed) Plan (Metro Vancouver long term-watershed planning)

Water Utility

 

Working Watershed Protection

Watercourse Protection Bylaws

Stewardship Bylaws

Zoning – Comprehensive Development

Victoria

Burnaby

Cowichan Valley Regional District

Zoning – Duplex, Triplex, Fourplex

Burnaby

Surrey

Okotoks

Victoria

Zoning – Garden Suite – Coach House

Chilliwack

Oliver

Surrey

Okotoks, Alberta

Tantramar, New Brunswick

Caledon, Ontario

Zoning – Infill

City of Victoria

Langley, WA

Shoreline, WA

Redmond, WA

Port Townsend, WA

Seattle, WA

Okotoks

Surrey

Central Saanich

Zoning – Live-Work

Okotoks

Quesnel

Zoning – Medium Density (Apt. & Townhouse Group)

Victoria

Okotoks

Surrey

Zoning – Mixed-Use

Burlington, Ontario

Central Saanich

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Gibsons

Nelson

Okotoks

Quesnel

Victoria

Zoning – Multiple Conversion

Vancouver

Victoria

Zoning – Secondary Suites

Burnaby

Coquitlam

Oliver

Port Coquitlam

Portland, Oregon

Vancouver, WA

Victoria

Whistler

Zoning – Small & Narrow Lot

Central Saanich Zero Lot Line Zoning

Surrey Single Family Residential (12) Zone

Seattle Residential Small Lot Zone

Victoria Small Lot House Rezoning Policy, Small Lot House Design Guidelines, and a Small Lot House Rezoning Neighbourhood Support Petition,