Prior to submitting a complex OCP amendment, rezoning, heritage revitalization agreement or development permit application, we recommend that you apply for a pre-application review. This process provides a preliminary review prior to making a subsequent, more detailed development application. The review provides a coordinated response from relevant City departments regarding any major issues, as can be determined from the preliminary concept plans and proposed development description submitted.

The pre-application review process does not include the following:

  • referrals to outside bodies or organizations
  • suggested or implied results of your official application

Apply for a Pre-Application Review

To apply for a pre-application review, you need to make an appointment to submit your application at the Planning and Development front counter. The application submission should include:

  • completed Pre-Application Review application
  • application fee
  • Certificate of Title dated no more than 30 days prior to the application
  • Letter of Intent that outlines the current use, proposed use, and justification for the proposal
  • Relevant Reports
  • Site Survey, prepared by a licensed BC Land Surveyor
  • detailed Site Plan
  • elevation drawings
  • colour photographs of the current site

Prior to applying for the permit, you should set up a meeting with staff to make sure that you have all of the necessary paperwork. This will help you save time during the application process.