About the Amendment Process

​Municipalities can request amendments to Metro 2040 through a Council resolution. The MVRD Board initiates amendments by resolution. Individuals who want to change the regional land use designation for a specific site should approach the municipality where the property is located.

Types of Amendments

Some changes to the plan are considered more regionally significant than others. To reflect these differences, Metro 2040 establishes three types of amendments.

Type 1 – A fundamental change to Metro 2040’s goals or strategies. Requires acceptance by all affected local governments and an affirmative vote by the majority of the MVRD Board.

Type 2 – Moving the Urban Containment Boundary or changing from a non-urban to an urban designation (e.g. Agricultural to General Urban). Requires an amendment bylaw that receives a 2/3 weighted vote of the MVRD Board at each reading and a regional public hearing.

Type 3 – Changing from one urban designation to another (e.g. Industrial to General Urban). Requires an amendment bylaw that receives a 50%+1 weighted vote of the MVRD Board at each reading. No regional public hearing is required.

Additional information on amendments is available in Implementation Guidelines #2 - Amendments to the Regional Growth Strategy and the Local Government Act.