Bylaw Reviews

Bylaw 455 – Land Use Bylaw Amending Bylaw – A Bylaw To Encourage The Development of Rental Housing

Date of Hearing: Monday, May 10, 2021 

Place of Hearing: Due to the extraordinary circumstances and measures being taken to slow the spread of COVID-19, this meeting will be held virtually using Zoom; all Members of Council will be participating remotely.

Members of the Public may watch the live stream of this Meeting at www.banff.ca/live

Time of Hearing: 2 p.m.

Bylaw 455

The purpose of proposed Bylaw 455 is to amend several sections of the Land Use Bylaw to encourage the development of rental housing.  The amendments include housekeeping amendments which clarify existing wording and intent, as well as minor policy changes.   The amendments are anticipated to encourage the development of additional dwellings within the Townsite.   

The Bylaw includes amendments regarding the following topics: revised entry configurations for duplex, triplex and fourplex housing; increased flexibility for off-street parking stall locations for all housing types; increased maximum site coverage for accessory development containing an accessory dwelling; clarified configuration standards of accessory dwellings; revised parking standard for accessory dwellings; revised Environmental Site Assessment requirements for housing in the Commercial Service district; clarified minimum lot sizes for condominium developments in RNC, RSA, and RTM districts; remove requirement for 50% enclosed parking in the RCN – Cougar North District; revised method of measuring maximum building height in residential districts; revised building and premises separation requirements for residential buildings; and clarified communal amenity area standards.

Submitting Your Comments

A Public Hearing provides an opportunity for members of the public to provide feedback to Council on a proposed bylaw. Any member of the public may submit comments to Council at the public hearing, either in writing, in person or both.

 Speak at the Meeting

To register in advance to speak, call 403.762.1209. Notices of verbal presentations received prior to noon on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 will be included in the agenda. People who have registered in advance are heard first. At the meeting, you will have the option of having your name added to the list of speakers. Presentation time is limited to five minutes for each speaker. 

 Provide Written Comments

Digital written submissions are encouraged. Written submissions received by noon on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 will be included in the agenda package for the meeting. Written submissions received after this date but before the close of the public hearing will be provided to council at the public hearing. There is also a call for written submissions at the time of the public hearing. Send your written submissions to:

Email: municipal.clerk@banff.ca

In Person: Due to COVID-19, Town Hall remains closed to the public. Call 403.762.1200 for reception.

Please note that any written submission provided to council for their consideration at Public Hearings is added in its entirety to the agenda, which is made available to the public and posted on the Town’s website. Personal information should be limited.

Bylaw 431 – Land Use Bylaw Amending Bylaw – Administration of Development Permits

Date of Hearing: Monday, April 26, 2021 

Place of Hearing: Due to the extraordinary circumstances and measures being taken to slow the spread of COVID-19, this meeting will be held virtually using Zoom; all Members of Council will be participating remotely.

Members of the Public may watch the live stream of this Meeting at www.banff.ca/live

Time of Hearing: 2 p.m.

Bylaw 431

The purpose of proposed Bylaw 431 is to amend the administrative sections of the Land Use Bylaw which includes updated descriptions of applicable legislation, the regulation of non-conforming uses to provide for minor variance powers to the development authority, new and/or updated definitions, and to repeal the duties and responsibilities of the Development Officer, Municipal Planning Commission and Development Appeal Board to allow for the creation of standalone bylaws for each of the development authorities. 

Bylaw 431 also includes amendments to the decision-making process for issuing development permits. This includes when development permits are required or exempted, information to be submitted with applications, a description of the public notification process, the process for rendering decisions on permitted and discretionary uses, the variance authority of the Development Appeal Board, conditions of development permits and notification of decision procedures, effective date and expiry of a development permit, temporary permits, the process of revoking and submitting an application and the process for administering development permit appeals. 

Submitting Your Comments

A Public Hearing provides an opportunity for members of the public to provide feedback to Council on a proposed bylaw. Any member of the public may submit comments to Council at the public hearing, either in writing, in person or both.

Speak at the Meeting

To register in advance to speak, call 403.762.1209. Notices of verbal presentations received prior to noon on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 will be included in the agenda. People who have registered in advance are heard first. At the meeting, you will have the option of having your name added to the list of speakers. Presentation time is limited to five minutes for each speaker. 

Provide Written Comments

Digital written submissions are encouraged. Written submissions received by noon on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 will be included in the agenda package for the meeting. Written submissions received after this date but before the close of the public hearing will be provided to council at the public hearing. There is also a call for written submissions at the time of the public hearing. Send your written submissions to:

Email: municipal.clerk@banff.ca

In Person: Due to COVID-19, Town Hall remains closed to the public. Call 403.762.1200 for reception.

Please note that any written submission provided to council for their consideration at Public Hearings is added in its entirety to the agenda, which is made available to the public and posted on the Town’s website. Personal information should be limited.