Why Is It Under Review?

The Mature Neighbourhood Overlay was written fifteen years ago, and while it’s done a great job of standardizing the types of homes we see in mature communities, things have changed. It’s important our policies keep pace.

The intent of this review is to make infill in mature areas easier and better for communities, developers, and Administration by:

  1. Encouraging infill that responds to the context of a property
  2. Increasing predictability in the approvals process
  3. Providing more design flexibility

Right now, we’re not sure if the MNO is achieving everything we want for our mature communities. Because of that, we’ve decided it’s time to go back, review, talk with the citizens, and draft a newer, better version.