The past 18th months I have been a member of your council, I have come up against one particular frustrating situation time and again. Someone buys a house, and does not know to check the zoning of the adjacent and nearby properties. And then is surprised when something they did not want happens in their neighborhood. A couple of real life examples of this:
- Residents of Dunrobin Drive in Aberdeen thought a vacant piece of land behind their properties would forever remain vacant natural parkland. A significant piece of that land was actually zoned for future development. And when that development came, their were a lot of bad feelings in the neighborhood.
- Residents of bachelor heights bought what they were told were "view lots" facing up the North Thompson River. In fact, the land in between them and their view is also zoned for development and they are concerned now that their views will be lost.
Remedy to this problem: either go down to development services at the city and ask the people at the front desk if you can get a zoning map for your desired neighborhood
go online and use the snazzy new tool created by the city mapping wizards. For best results, click on the "find address" tab.