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Land Use

Rezoning Application Process - the Land Use Committee plays a critical role in all applications for rezoning in this neighbourhood. We ensure community members hear about upcoming requests and get the opportunity to provide their views to the City of Victoria before decisions are made.

If you are considering a rezoning application, here are some important steps and links:

Contact the LUC Chair at lucchair@burnsidegorge.ca and determine if a preliminary meeting with the LUC is in order

Familiarize yourself with the City of Victoria development and rezoning requirements. Application forms are available here.

Begin planning to attend a Burnside Gorge Community Meeting. These are held at 7:00 p.m on the third Monday of every month, as required, at the Burnside Gorge Community Centre 471 Cecelia Road. You must contact the Chair of the LUC at least six weeks in advance as there are several requirements that must be met in order to proceed to a Community Meeting. The purposes of these meeting are to:

  1. inform neighbours about proposed developments;

  2. provide a facilitated forum to get neighbours views on proposals; and

  3. provide this input to the City to add to the pool of information guiding their ultimate decision on rezoning applications.

If you wish to express your views on a rezoning application, here is what you can do:

Contact the LUC Chair at lucchair@burnsidegorge.ca.

Attend the scheduled Community Meeting about the rezoning. Notice of all Community Meetings is included in our bi-monthly newsletter as well as through our Land Use Distribution List. If you would like to be added to the Land Use Distribution List, please submit a request through our webform HERE. If you live within 100 metres of a rezoning, the City of Victoria also mails meeting notices to these addresses. 

Monitor the City of Victoria's website to track the progress of a rezoning application or contact the City's Development Services staff.

Write a letter to City council expressing your views or contact your Council Liaison, Geoff Young.