All residents of Whitehorse may provide their input into amendments to City policy and bylaws pursuant to Section 294 (1) of the Municipal Act. Interested residents may comment on proposed amendments through a verbal or written submission.
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|By mail or in person:||City Clerk's Office
2121 Second Avenue
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1C2
Listed below are all current bylaws and applications in the Council process. For more information on any of these amendments please contact 668-8346. Note that current subdivision applications are listed a separate page.
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|Proposed Amendment||Proposal||Reports||Bylaw / Maps||Status|
|Zoning Amendment - 1308 Centennial Street||Rezone from RS to RM to allow for a multifamily development||Admin Report||Council gave the amending Bylaw 1st Reading Nov 09/2020. Public Hearing is now underway, and Council will consider 2nd and 3rd reading at a future meeting.|
|OCP Amendment - Whistle Bend Area 'C'||Allow for residential development on 56.3 ha Whistle Bend Future Area 'C'||Council gave the amending Bylaw 1st Reading Oct 26/2020. Public Hearing is now underway, and Council will consider 2nd and 3rd reading at a future meeting.|
|OCP Amendment - Tank Farm Phase 1 (adjacent to Wasson Place/Burns Road)||Allow for commercial/industrial development on a 7.3 ha portion of the Tank Farm parcel.||
Public Input Submissions (PH 2 -Final) - revised Aug 14
Public Input Submission (PH 1 -final)
Information on remediation work available on YESAB Registry (project 2013-0016)
Second Public Hearing Report (Sept. 8, 2020)
||Council gave the amending Bylaw 2nd Reading Sep 14/2020. Ministerial review (max 45 days) is now underway, and Council will consider 3rd reading at a future meeting.|
|Zoning Amendment - 39-14th Avenue||Rezone to allow a living suite as a secondary use.||
Public Input Submissions (final)
Retraction of Input Dated Aug. 10, 2020 (submitted Aug. 30, 2020, after Public Hearing closed)
|Defeated Sept 14, 2020.|
|Zoning Amendment - Lot 287 (REM) Whitehorse Copper||
Rezone Lot 287 (REM) from IH to IS, and a portion of road access from PG to IS, to allow for an office, shop, and wash bay.
|Approved Aug 10, 2020.|
|Zoning Amendment - 5th and Rogers site||Rezone a portion of 5048-5th Avenue to prohibit single family housing and duplexes.||Approved June 29, 2020.|
|Zoning Amendment - 604 Black Street||Reduce a side and rear setbacks to allow for a garden suite in an existing building.||Approved June 29, 2020.|
|Zoning Amendment - Lot 29 Mt Sima Industrial Area||Rezone portion of Lot 29 from PG to IS to allow for industrial lot expansions.||
Public Input Submissions (final)
|Approved June 15, 2020.|
|Zoning Amendment - 1001 Lewes Boulevard||Amend zoning to enable City to acquire skateboard park from Government of Yukon||Approved Apr 14, 2020|
|Zoning Amendment - 468 Range Road/ 25 Rhine Way||Reduce parking requirements for a supportive housing development.||Amended at 2nd Reading and approved Feb 10, 2020.|
|Zoning Amendment - Keno Way||Refine commercial zoning regulations to promote vibrant commercial core.||Approved Feb 10, 2020.|
|Zoning Amendment - 1306 Centennial Street||To enable a multiple housing development.||
|Approved Nov 12, 2019. Includes 13 m height and 9 unit restrictions.|
|Zoning Amendment - Lot 29 Mt Sima Rd||To allow several industrial lot expansions on Mt Sima Road||Admin Report||Amendment deferred until further notice.|
|Zoning Amendment - Whistle Bend Phase 7||To apply several different zones for this new development area.||Approved July 22, 2019.|
|OCP Amendment - TKC Quarry||To allow a gravel and sand quarry on Ta’an Kwäch’än Council Settlement Land C-30B.||
The applicant withdrew their application prior to the public hearing.
|Zoning Amendment - Cannabis Retailing||To allow the sale of cannabis in additional zones.||Approved Apr 8/2019.|
|Zoning Amendment - Administrative Edits||Miscellaneous minor amendments.||
|Approved Mar 25/2019.|
|Zoning Amendment - 2288 2nd Avenue||To allow a child care centre as a principal use in the Days Inn building.||Approved Feb 11/2019.|
|Zoning Amendment - 1 Roderick Place||To allow a 0.3 ha lot expansion to accommodate a septic field.||Approved Feb 11/2019.|