Zoning Bylaw Amendment Process
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An application for rezoning is treated as an application to amend the City of Grand Forks Zoning Bylaw #1606.
Rezoning (zoning amendment) applications must be made in writing, on the Zoning and/or Official Community Plan Amendment Application form, describing the proposed change and providing the rationale for the application. The application shall include the legal description and location of the property sought to be rezoned, name and address of the owner of the property, and if the applicant is not the owner, a statement as to the applicant’s interest in the property to be rezoned. The application must be accompanied by the required fee. The rezoning application may also require the Grand Forks Official Community Plan to be amended as well.
Rezoning applications are considered by Council in the form of a bylaw amending the Zoning Bylaw. If Council approves the rezoning application, the bylaw is given first and second reading. Before third reading a public hearing is held to notify surrounding property owners, and others, of the owner’s intention for the property. After considering input from the public hearing, Council may proceed to third reading and final adoption of the bylaw.
Council will not reconsider an application for amendment to the Zoning Bylaw which has been denied within the past 6 months, they may, however, review the application prior to this six-month period, if the Council deems that the original application has been substantially modified.