Zoning Bylaw Update

The City of Maple Ridge is in the process of updating the Zoning Bylaw to better meet the future needs of our community.

Our Zoning Bylaw directly influences how our community develops and gives form to the vision outlined in the Official Community Plan. It helps guide how we live, work and play in the City of Maple Ridge by setting out regulations that determine the use and density of land, buildings and other structures. The bylaw also sets out rules for siting, size and dimensions of buildings and structures which guides development in the community.

The existing Zoning Bylaw was originally adopted in 1985 (Zoning Bylaw No. 3510-1985) and has been amended over the years to respond to changes and new community initiatives. The goal of the Zoning Bylaw update is to:

  • Better align with current policies and regulations including the City’s Official Community Plan.
  • Meet Provincial legislative requirements.
  • Improve the layout, functionality and clarity to be more user-friendly and effective in regulating land use.
  • Respond to emerging market trends and address the City’s sustainability goals and vision.

On April 9, 2019, staff presented a report on at Council Workshop. A copy of the Staff Report can be found here.

On April 23, 2019 the Draft Zoning Bylaw received first reading at Council meeting. A copy of the Draft Zoning Bylaw can be found here.


Public Engagement Opportunities

Join us at the Public Open House to learn more about the proposed changes and how the updated Zoning Bylaw will guide future development in our community.

Zoning Bylaw Update – Public Open House
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Drop by between 5:30PM – 8:30PM
Eric Langton Elementary School (Gym)
12138 Edge Street, Maple Ridge, BC

Stay Connected 
Updates will be provided online as well as via email; if you would like to be included on the Zoning Bylaw Update E-Newsletter, please send us an email

Looking For More Information? 
If you have questions or comments about the Draft Zoning Bylaw or the Open House, please feel free to contact the Planning Department by email