Description of Brochures
Affordable Housing Policy Framework
This guide outlines the various City policies that support affordable housing.
Affordable Housing Options
This guide outlines the various options available to homeowners and developers who are looking to potentially provide affordable housing within the City.
A secondary suite is an accessory dwelling unit completely contained within a primary dwelling. This guide provides a general overview of the City’s secondary suite regulations.
A carriage house is an accessory dwelling unit that is completely detached from the primary dwelling. This guide provides a general overview of the City’s carriage house regulations.
Home Based Business
A home based business is a business that is primarily operated from one’s place of residence. This guide provides a general overview of the City’s home based business requirements and regulations.
Bed and Breakfast
A bed and breakfast is the use of a single family dwelling for the accommodation of guests. This guide provides a general overview of the City’s bed and breakfast requirements and regulations.
Urban Food Garden
An urban food garden is the use of non-agricultural lands such as residential yards and vacant lots for growing and harvesting fruits and vegetables. This guide provides a general overview of the City's urban food garden regulations.
A building permit is generally required for most construction projects undertaken within the City of Parksville. A building permit application form is also the appropriate form to apply for demolition, access, irrigation, fire suppression, moving, sanitary, storm and water connection permits. This guide explains the City’s building permit process.
Understanding Setback Requirements
Setbacks are horizontal distances from property lines where construction may not be undertaken. This guide explains and illustrates how lot lines and setbacks are typically determined.
Can This Property Be Subdivided?
Subdivision is the process of creating new lots out of pre-existing lots. This guide is a general overview of the subdivision process.
Rezoning is a public process in which a property owner applies to be granted an amendment or have a new zoning category applied to their property. A rezoning may potentially allow for changes in various areas such as permitted uses, density, lot coverage, setbacks, height allowances, parking, etc. This guide is a general overview of the rezoning process.
Development Permit Process
Development permits allow a property owner to construct, renovate or make an addition to a structure that is located within a Development Permit Area. This guide is a general overview of the development permit process.
This guide and map give instructions with reference to a self guided historical walk to points of interest in and around downtown Parksville.