Preliminary Zoning Review Program Guides

Preliminary Project Review (PPR) Use Only

Service Description

Review only the use of a property for compliance with the zoning bylaw(s), without the need for plans to be submitted

Service Outcome

An Examiner's notice indicating the zoning designation of the property and whether use is permitted in that zone

General Information

The PPR- Use Only is intended to provide an assessment of whether the following uses are permitted the specific location, under the current applicable zoning by-law:

  • Animal Care
  • Auto/Vehicle
  • Child Care
  • Commercial
  • Restaurant
  • Institutional
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical/Dental/Drugless Practitioner/Holistic
  • Parking Lot
  • Personal Services
  • Office

The review will not include parking, loading, built form standards, or any other qualifications or conditions related to that use.

Required Documentation

No plans are required to make an application for a Preliminary Project Peview - Use Only

Required Forms

ExpandPreliminary Project Review - Use Only

Required when applying for an assessment as to whether the use is a listed permitted use at the specific location, under the current applicable zoning bylaw.

The review will not include parking, loading, built form standards, or any other qualifications or conditions related to that use. A fee is applicable as per fee schedule.

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Required Fees

ExpandPreliminary Project Review (PPR) Fees

The PPR is a review of a proposal to determine its compliance with the City’s zoning bylaw. The fees for the PPR program are as follows:
Type of Request Per Registered Lot Fee Effective Jan. 1, 2016 Per Request (Non-refundable) Fee Effective Jan. 1, 2017 Per Request (Non-refundable)
Signs - First-Party Identification Signs, first 2 signs $80.31 each, $26.77/additional, maximum $160.62 $82.11 each, $27.37/additional, maximum $164.22
Signs - Third-Party Advertising Signs $80.31 each, maximum $240.93 $82.11 each, maximum $246.35
Accessory residential buildings and structures, e.g. garages, porches, balconies, and additions less than 10m2 $80.31 $82.11
New Houses (Single and Semi-Detached) $194.24 $198.59
New buildings, additions and conversions where the construction cost is less than $1 million, other than houses $267.71 $273.71
New buildings, additions and conversions where the construction cost is $1 million or more, other than houses $535.41 $547.40
Review for business license $224.88/application $229.91/application
All other proposals not described $194.24 $198.59