The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary will consider first reading of a proposed Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1875 at an upcoming Board of Directors meeting.

When? Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.

Where? Electronic meeting via Microsoft Teams.

What? Amendment to Zoning Bylaw

What lands are the subject of the bylaw?


What is the purpose of Bylaw No. 1875?

The RDKB is compelled by the Province under recent Provincial legislation (Bill 44) to permit “at least one additional housing unit” in a zone that would otherwise be restricted to detached single-family dwellings. The purpose of Bylaw 1875 is to comply with Provincial legislation (Bill 44).

Secondary suites permissions in zones not listed above remain the same.

Proposed Bylaw 1875 would amend the following Zoning Bylaws:

• Electoral Area A Zoning Bylaw No. 1460, 2013

• Electoral Area B/ Lower Columbia-Old Glory Zoning Bylaw No. 1540, 2014

• Electoral Area C Zoning Bylaw No. 1300, 2007

• Electoral Area D/ Rural Grand Forks Zoning Bylaw No. 1675, 2019

• Mt. Baldy Zoning Bylaw No. 1340, 2010

• Jewel Lake Rural Land Use Bylaw No. 855, 1995

• Bridesville Townsite Land Use Plan Bylaw No. 1485, 2012

Bylaw 1875 would:

• Add secondary suites as a permitted use in the zones listed above

• Increase density in the zones listed above to allow a secondary suite in addition to the principal dwelling

• Restrict secondary suites in accessory buildings to parcels 1ha or greater in the zones listed above in Area A, Area B, Area C, and Mt. Baldy Zoning Bylaws.

• In Area D, allow secondary suites (defined to be within a single-family dwelling) on all lot sizes (remove current restriction on parcels less than 1ha)

• Add a definition of secondary suite (to be within a single-family dwelling) in the Jewel Lake and Bridesville Townsite Zoning Bylaws.

How can I get more information? A copy of the bylaw and supporting documents are available online at and are available for inspection at the RDKB Trail office (202-843 Rossland Avenue) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the RDKB Grand Forks office (2104 Central Avenue) from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, until June 12, 2024 (the date scheduled for the bylaw’s first reading).

If you have questions, you may contact the Planning and Development Department at (250) 368-9148 or

Opportunities to be heard: A public hearing will not be held for this bylaw. All persons affected by the application will be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard at the Board meeting. Written submissions will also be accepted until 9:00 a.m. on June 12, 2024. All verbal and written submissions become part of the public record.

How can I provide comments? You may speak at the Board of Directors meeting. You may provide a written submissions to the RDKB office in Trail or emailed to until 9:00 a.m. on the day of the Board meeting (Wednesday, June 12, 2024). All verbal and written submissions become part of the public record. The RDKB Board will not accept submissions after First Reading of the Bylaw.

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RDKB Planning Department, 202-843 Rossland Avenue, Trail BC V1R 4S8


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