Zoning By-law No. 79-200

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The City of Niagara Falls is preparing updates to Zoning By-law No. 79.200 and we want to hear from you! Opportunities to provide feedback on the proposed amendments are listed below.

What is By-law No. 79-200?

By-law No. 79-200 is a Zoning By-law which regulates development in a large portion of the City, including most of the urban area. This By-law was approved in 1979. From time to time, general amendments are made to the by-law to address contemporary trends in development and land use, or to make housekeeping changes to the By-law.

What changes are proposed?

The proposed zoning by-law amendment is intended to provide further updates to By-law No. 79-200 to address further trends in land use and to undertake necessary housekeeping changes. The following is a general description of the amendments proposed:

  • Revise a number of regulations in the Residential Mixed (R3) zone to provide for intensification and a compact type of development
  • Update the Special Building Setback regulation (which requires infill dwellings on interior lots to meet the minimum average front yard setback of adjacent dwellings) to refer to adjacent dwellings as those being in existence on the day of the passing of this by-law
  • Introduce a definition for stacked townhouse dwellings and permit these dwellings in the Residential Low Density Grouped Multiple Dwellings (R4) and Residential Apartment Density (R5A to R5F) zones
  • Permit decks and porches to locate in the privacy yards of block townhouse units
  • Permit the temporary parking of recreational vehicles in residential zones for a period of up to 14 calendar days a year for the purposes of loading and unloading
  • Allow the option of providing either a landscape strip or decorative wall/fence between a parking area in a front yard and a street in R4 and R5A to R5F zones.
  • Require an amenity area for residents in apartment buildings
  • Provide definitions in a single alphabetical section without numbering
  • Allow certain technical revisions without requiring a zoning by-law amendment, for correcting errors and formatting and changing street names
  • Allow the rounding of numerical figures
  • Revise the lot frontage interpretation for lots that do not have parallel side lot lines (i.e. pie shaped lots)
  • Reduce the number of loading spaces required for commercial and industrial buildings
  • Permit community gardens and associated sheds and small scale greenhouses, as of right

Have your say, Niagara Falls! Opportunities to provide feedback are listed below.

The City of Niagara Falls is preparing updates to Zoning By-law No. 79.200 and we want to hear from you! Opportunities to provide feedback on the proposed amendments are listed below.

What is By-law No. 79-200?

By-law No. 79-200 is a Zoning By-law which regulates development in a large portion of the City, including most of the urban area. This By-law was approved in 1979. From time to time, general amendments are made to the by-law to address contemporary trends in development and land use, or to make housekeeping changes to the By-law.

What changes are proposed?

The proposed zoning by-law amendment is intended to provide further updates to By-law No. 79-200 to address further trends in land use and to undertake necessary housekeeping changes. The following is a general description of the amendments proposed:

  • Revise a number of regulations in the Residential Mixed (R3) zone to provide for intensification and a compact type of development
  • Update the Special Building Setback regulation (which requires infill dwellings on interior lots to meet the minimum average front yard setback of adjacent dwellings) to refer to adjacent dwellings as those being in existence on the day of the passing of this by-law
  • Introduce a definition for stacked townhouse dwellings and permit these dwellings in the Residential Low Density Grouped Multiple Dwellings (R4) and Residential Apartment Density (R5A to R5F) zones
  • Permit decks and porches to locate in the privacy yards of block townhouse units
  • Permit the temporary parking of recreational vehicles in residential zones for a period of up to 14 calendar days a year for the purposes of loading and unloading
  • Allow the option of providing either a landscape strip or decorative wall/fence between a parking area in a front yard and a street in R4 and R5A to R5F zones.
  • Require an amenity area for residents in apartment buildings
  • Provide definitions in a single alphabetical section without numbering
  • Allow certain technical revisions without requiring a zoning by-law amendment, for correcting errors and formatting and changing street names
  • Allow the rounding of numerical figures
  • Revise the lot frontage interpretation for lots that do not have parallel side lot lines (i.e. pie shaped lots)
  • Reduce the number of loading spaces required for commercial and industrial buildings
  • Permit community gardens and associated sheds and small scale greenhouses, as of right

Have your say, Niagara Falls! Opportunities to provide feedback are listed below.

  • Your input on the proposed amendments to By-law No. 79-200 is welcome and encouraged. 

    Your options to participate/inquire include:

    1. Write to the Director of Planning & Development (Kira Dolch) if you have comments. Address mail to City Hall, 4310 Queen Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2E 6X5.
    2. Send an email to the Project Team at [email protected](External link)
    3. Submit a comment via the box below.
    4. Participate in the Council Public Meeting on July 12, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. To register, email [email protected] before 4:30 p.m. on July 11, 2022.


    Please note that information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, please note all comments will become part of the public record.

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