All residents of Whitehorse may provide their input into amendments to City policy and bylaws pursuant to Section 294 (1) of the Municipal Act. Interested residents may comment on proposed amendments through a verbal or written submission.
*NOTICE* - Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, Council Chambers is closed to the public. All submissions for public hearings should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. All emails will be directed to Council for their consideration. Submissions will be accepted until the close of the public hearing. Any emails received at this email address, or to Mayor and Council directly, will be posted on this page as part of the public record.
Delegates wanting to provide verbal input at a public hearing or public input session can also call into a meeting. To do so, please notify the assistant city clerk by 12 p.m. on the day of the meeting at 668-8622 or email@example.com.
Additionally, Planning and Sustainability staff are currently unavailable to discuss amendments in person. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions on an amendment.
This page of the City’s website is maintained, in part, to facilitate public hearings during the COVID-19 emergency. It is intended as an alternative for the public to attending in person during a Council meeting to make a submission or to listen to the submissions of others. It is also intended to discharge the City’s obligation to make its decisions and carry on its work at a public meeting. The public hearing submissions posted are the work of the persons who have made the submissions. Under no circumstances should these submissions be construed or interpreted to be the opinions, positions, work or statements of Council, or any of the Council members or any of the City’s employees.
Public Hearings are held at the City Council meeting at 5:30 pm in City Hall Council Chambers on the date specified. To speak to a proposed amendment at the Public Hearing, please show up by 5:30 p.m. Written submissions are due by noon on the day of the Public Hearing. Send written submissions to:
|By mail or in person:||City Clerk's Office
2121 Second Avenue
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1C2
Current and Recent Amendments
Listed below are all current bylaws and applications in the Council process. For more information on any of these amendments please contact 336-2097. Note that current subdivision applications are listed a separate page.
You can be notified of all proposed Zoning Bylaw and OCP amendments, and conditional use applications, through the City's 'Notify Me' program. Simply select the 'Planning Notifications' option when signing up.
|Proposed Amendment||Proposal||Reports||Bylaw / Maps||Status|
|Zoning Amendment - Development Application Process Improvements/ Drainage Plan Requirements||Enable improvements to the development
application process and manage drainage requirements more effectively.
|Bylaw 2021-24||Public hearing scheduled for May 10, 2021.|
|Zoning Amendment - Periodic Revisions from Administration||Amendments to change or improve regulations, clarify wording, correct omissions, and implement minor changes.||Approved April 13, 2021|
|Zoning Amendment - Tank Farm Phase 1 (adjacent to Wasson Place/Burns Road)||Rezone from FP - Future Planning to CIM - Mixed Use Industrial/Commercial to allow for commercial/industrial development on a portion of the Tank Farm parcel||Application Received|
|Zoning Amendment - 107 Range Road||Rezone to permit an eating and drinking establishment with a drive-through component||Approved April 13, 2021|
|Zoning Amendment - 410 Cook Street||Reduce residential parking and loading space requirements||Defeated March 22, 2021|
|Conditional Use - 6-151 Industrial Road||Allow office on the ground floor and more than 50% of gross floor area||Approved Jan 25, 2021.|
|Zoning Amendment - 1308 Centennial Street||Rezone from RS to RM to allow for a multifamily development||Approved Feb 8, 2021.|
|OCP Amendment - Whistle Bend Area 'C'||Allow for residential development on 56.3 ha Whistle Bend Future Area 'C'||Approved Jan 11, 2021|
|OCP Amendment - Tank Farm Phase 1 (adjacent to Wasson Place/Burns Road)||Allow for commercial/industrial development on a 7.3 ha portion of the Tank Farm parcel.||
Public Input Submissions (PH 2 -Final) - revised Aug 14
Public Input Submission (PH 1 -final)
Information on remediation work available on YESAB Registry (project 2013-0016)
Second Public Hearing Report (Sept. 8, 2020)
||Approved Dec 7, 2020|
|Zoning Amendment - 39-14th Avenue||Rezone to allow a living suite as a secondary use.||
Public Input Submissions (final)
Retraction of Input Dated Aug. 10, 2020 (submitted Aug. 30, 2020, after Public Hearing closed)
|Defeated Sept 14, 2020.|
|Zoning Amendment - Lot 287 (REM) Whitehorse Copper||
Rezone Lot 287 (REM) from IH to IS, and a portion of road access from PG to IS, to allow for an office, shop, and wash bay.
|Approved Aug 10, 2020.|