On Monday, May 6th, City staff presented New Westminster City Council with Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 8123, 2019. This bylaw continues the effect of Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 8078, 2019, adopted on January 28, 2019, which made the City of New Westminster the first municipality in the province to apply to existing rental housing stock a new rental residential tenure zoning authority. This authority was enacted by the Province in July 2018 to enable protection of the rental tenures in existing apartment buildings.
The new zoning bylaw amendments will more clearly achieve the intent of Bylaw No. 8078 and, through further notification procedures and a further public hearing, provide an opportunity to address incorrect information that was circulated by the City regarding the authority to restrict the sale of stratified residential units. No additional properties are the subject of this bylaw.