Before purchasing a property, you should always check the zoning. The zoning will tell you what you can build (uses) and how many units (i.e. residential) you can build (density). The zoning also specifies where you can build (required building distances from property lines) and how tall you can build. You should also check the Official Community Plan for the land use designation as this will impact what you may be able to rezone your property in the future.
Before purchasing a property, contact Development Services at 250-992-2111 to see if the property may be impacted by known slope stability, floodplain, or other factors. Please note that there are no site inspections completed, and that city should only be considered as one source of information on property. The purchaser takes full responsibility for validating any information provided by the City.