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Zoning

​​Zoning.jpg Zoning defines a variety of areas (zones or districts) within the City and details the types of land use allowed within each area.
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What zoning districts exist in our city?

Zones have been created for a wide range of residential, commercial, industrial, and public sector land uses.  All land in the City of Lethbridge is zoned under one of the following zoning districts: 

  • Commercial (C)

  • Direct Control (DC)

  • Industrial (I)

  • Public Reserve (P)

  • Residential (R)

  • Urban Reserve (UR)

  • Valley (V)

  • Urban Innovation (UI)

 
​ZONING MAPS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

For more information on the regulations associated with specific zoning districts, or for information regarding the zoning of a specific piece of property, please contact Planning & Development, or consult Land Use Bylaw 5700.

What is Direct Control?

 

Direct Control zones are used to manage special, one-of-a-kind land use situations.  These zones have unique characteristics and have regulations created for the circumstances. 

What is the difference between zoning, land use classification, and districting?

 

These terms have the same meaning and are often used interchangeably.

Can the zoning of specific properties be changed?

 

Yes, an application to change the zoning of a specific piece of land can be made by the registered owner or their agent.  The final decision to change the zoning of a property is made by City Council.

Are there fees associated with Rezoning?

 

Yes, the application fee for rezoning is $5500.

Fees for amending neighbourhood plans, Development, and Building Permits are in addition to this fee.


Business Unit: Planning & Development
 

Zoning Type: New Subdivisions

Contact: Tyson Boylan

Community Planner 

Phone: 403-320-3928

E-Mail: tyson.boylan@lethbridge.ca

Contact: Perry Stein 
Community Planner

Phone: 403-320-3927

Email: perry.stein@lethridge.ca

Zoning Type: Established (older) Neighbourhoods

Contact: Robert McKay MCIP, RPP

Senior Community Planner

Phone: 403-320-4041

E-Mail: robert.mckay@lethbridge.ca