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. And a copy of Schedule A - Zoning Map can be found here.

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Zoning Bylaw Update Open House

The Zoning Bylaw Update Open House was held at Eric Langton Elementary School from 5:30PM – 8:30PM on June 20, 2019. A copy of the Information Boards presented that evening is available here: June 20, 2019 Open House Information Boards. A Community Survey was available until July 26, 2019. Thank you to those who filled out the survey, your feedback gathered through the open house and community survey will inform the Zoning Bylaw Update process.

Handouts on various topics were also made available to the public, copies of the handouts are available here: