Markham Comprehensive Zoning By-law Review
R.E. Millward + Associates, with Gladki Planning Associates, co-managed a Zoning Issues and Strategic Directions Study on the City of Markham’s comprehensive new zoning by-law. This project involved working with a team of policy experts to study Markham’s existing zoning by-laws and land use categories—as well as examples of effectively designed zoning legislation throughout Ontario—to develop recommendations for the writing of a new, streamlined city-wide zoning by-law.
The City of Markham had 49 different zoning by-laws governing how the city develops, covering areas as diverse as small hamlets, industrial areas, rural lands and master-planned urban neighbourhoods. This is a legacy of the diverse communities that have grown together to form the City, but as the urbanization of Markham continues, a single, user-friendly Zoning By-law will be an essential tool in helping Council, planners, developers and the public to shape the community’s future.
During Phase 1 (Background Work & Zoning Issues Analysis), our firm provided land use and zoning expertise in order to deliver strategic advice and to assess existing zoning by-laws and site specific zoning amendments, minor variances, as well as reviewing and assessing specific and controversial land uses. In acting as the joint lead for Phase 2, R.E. Millward + Associates assisted in the preparation of the Strategic Directions Report and associated public consultation with the City of Markham, completed in the summer of 2016.
Gladki Planning Associates
City of Markham
Comprehensive Zoning Study, Public Meetings,Strategic Planning
2014 – 2016
City of Markham