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Notice of 1st & 2nd Readings - Bylaw No. 3284 – Zoning Bylaw Amendment (General Regulations) - June 3, 2024


Bylaw No. 3284 – Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 204

Purpose: To update the Zoning Bylaw to comply with Provincial law affecting RS1 and RS2-zoned (single-detached home) properties and lands near transit.

By June 30, 2024, the Province of BC will require cities to update their Zoning Bylaws to:

  • Allow up to a maximum of 4 dwelling units on single detached home-zoned properties (and a maximum of 6 dwelling units if within 400 metres of frequent bus service), also referred to as "Small-Scale Multi-Unit Housing" ("SSMUH"); and
  • Designate Transit Oriented Areas (TOAs), within 800 metres of existing and planned SkyTrain stations and 400 metres of select bus exchanges, where:
    • Minimum parking requirements, except for accessible stalls, will not apply to residential units; and
    • Residential buildings will be permitted to build up to specific densities and heights based on their distance from these transit stations.

In accordance with Provincial law, including section 464 (4) of the Local Government Act, a public hearing will not be held related to this bylaw implementing these changes.

Bylaw No. 3284 proposes to:

  • Add a definition for "Plex-Home" (a residential building of up to 4-6 dwelling units).
  • Add "Plex-Home" as a permitted use within the RS1 and RS2 Zones outside of TOAs.
  • Designate Transit Oriented Areas within 800 metres of two planned SkyTrain stations and 400 metres of the Langley Centre bus exchange and, within these Areas, remove minimum residential parking requirements except for accessible stalls and set minimum allowable building heights and densities for properties zoned for residential.

The proposed changes will not require landowners to change their parking, prevent landowners from providing more parking than required, or prevent landowners from building with lower heights and densities than permitted. Single detached homes and suites will still be permitted if this bylaw is adopted.

*Subject to the Airport Zoning Regulation

The proposed bylaw may be viewed from Friday, May 24 to Monday, June 3 2024 online by clicking Bylaw 3284 or in person at the Development Services department at City Hall, 20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley, Monday to Friday, 8:30AM - 4:30PM, excluding statutory holidays.

For further information, please contact:
Paula Kusack, Deputy Corporate Officer