Municipalities launch online zoning maps


Current and future property owners now have a tool to better understand zoning regulations in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (MODL) and the Town of Lunenburg.

MODL announced today that it has launched an interactive property zoning map which will allow users to search a property by its address or unique property identifiers such as a Parcel Identification Number (PID) or Assessment Account Number (AAN).

Its announcement came hot on the heels of a similar announcement by the Town of Lunenburg, which reported its new online zoning map on social media Jan. 10.

"Once they have selected the property, a pop-up window will show the zoning name and label, as well as a direct link to the section of the Land Use Bylaw that is applicable to the zone," MODL explained in a news release issued Jan. 11.

The majority of MODL is currently unzoned, however there are eight planning areas: Hemford Forest, Princes Inlet, Oakland, Blockhouse, Riverport & District, Hebbville, Osprey Village and Lunenburg Municipal Industrial Area.

"This user-friendly tool provides zoning and planning-related information for landowners, property buyers, realtors and others seeking property information with just a few clicks," MODL's mayor, Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, said in the release.

She said the municipality is looking to make such information more accessible to the public as MODL moves towards municipal-wide planning.

To access the online map, visit https://modl.ca/zoningmap.html

The Town of Lunenburg said its team has been developing digital mapping capabilities "to support our residents and businesses in their land use needs."

Its online tool will assist the public "in finding what zone(s) applies to their property under the three-layer lot/form/use designations in our innovative new Land Use Bylaw," the town said on Facebook. Again, searchers can use the street address, PID numbe or simply click on the map.

The Town of Lunenburg's interactive map can be found at: https://bit.ly/ArcGIS-TOLZoning

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