Comprehensive Zoning By-Law Review

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The Municipality of Kincardine is working with MHBC Planning to update the Comprehensive Zoning By-Law.


What is a Zoning By-law?


A Zoning By-Law is a legal document that gives direction on land use through regulations on a variety of topics and permissions like:

  • Property setbacks
  • Building heights
  • Usage (residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial)

The Municipality of Kincardine updated the Official Plan in 2021. The Planning Act requires us to amend our Zoning By-Laws within three years of this update.

It’s also important to make sure Zoning By-Laws reflect current practices, changes in provincial policies, and that they support the strategic direction of the Municipality.

What’s next?


MHBC are reviewing all parts of the Zoning By-Law in detail to make sure there’s consistency with:

  • the Official Plan
  • current standards
  • best practices

Throughout the process, there are opportunities for public input and review. A preliminary report was released in August 2022 and Open Houses are following on September 27th. Subscribe to receive notifications and updates about this project.

What about existing applications?


We review any applications made during the review process on their own merits and under the existing Zoning By-Law.

The Municipality of Kincardine is working with MHBC Planning to update the Comprehensive Zoning By-Law.


What is a Zoning By-law?


A Zoning By-Law is a legal document that gives direction on land use through regulations on a variety of topics and permissions like:

  • Property setbacks
  • Building heights
  • Usage (residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial)

The Municipality of Kincardine updated the Official Plan in 2021. The Planning Act requires us to amend our Zoning By-Laws within three years of this update.

It’s also important to make sure Zoning By-Laws reflect current practices, changes in provincial policies, and that they support the strategic direction of the Municipality.

What’s next?


MHBC are reviewing all parts of the Zoning By-Law in detail to make sure there’s consistency with:

  • the Official Plan
  • current standards
  • best practices

Throughout the process, there are opportunities for public input and review. A preliminary report was released in August 2022 and Open Houses are following on September 27th. Subscribe to receive notifications and updates about this project.

What about existing applications?


We review any applications made during the review process on their own merits and under the existing Zoning By-Law.

  • Give us Your Feedback

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    If you missed us at our open houses, please use our interactive zoning map to leave your comments about the Zoning By-law.

    You can download a copy of our current Zoning By-law from our website if you want to know more about the specific requirements for each zone, general rules that apply to all zones, and definitions for terms used throughout the Zoning By-law.

    Click here to view the presentation boards that were on display at the open houses.

    Your feedback on our current Zoning By-law will help inform what our new Zoning By-law will look like. What do you want to see changed? What do you want to see preserved? What questions do you have about zoning?

    If you would prefer to give your feedback through paper form, you can fill out the comment form here, or pick one up from the Municipality.

    The comment period for this map closes Sunday, October 16, 2022.

Page last updated: 07 Oct 2022, 01:52 PM