Planning & Development

Current Planning Applications

The following applications are being considered by Council or presented at an Open House:

  • 6622 and 6660 McLeod Rd
  • 5933-5939 and 5975 McLeod Road
  • 5906, 5916 and 5928-5930 Dunn Street
  • 3405 St. Paul Avenue & 6251 O’Neil Street
  • 5339-5341 Bridge Street
  • 7639 Watson Street
  • 4189 Stanley Avenue and 5507 and 5513 Fraser Street
  • 6546 McLeod Road
  • 4210 Lyon's Creek Road
  • 5841-5851 Victoria Avenue (Parcel 1) and 5082 Magdelan Street (Parcel 2)
  • 4751 Morrison Street
  • 2853 Dorchester Road

For details about these applications, please visit the Planning Dropbox folder.

The following applications are being considered by the Committee of Adjustment at a Remote Electronic Public Hearing:

  • 9705 Biggar Road
  • 8223 Woodsview Cres
  • 4500 Montrose Road
  • 4893 St. Lawrence Avenue
  • 7665 Drummond Road
  • Carl and Montrose Road
  • 3844 Chippawa Parkway

For details about these applications, please visit the Planning Dropbox folder.


Planning, Building and Development is responsible for land use management and building construction. Growth to 2031 is directed through a long range planning document called the Official Plan. Zoning By-laws set out regulation on permitted uses, setbacks and development requirements. Construction is implemented through Building and Demolition permits issued under the Ontario Building Code.

The Planning Division is comprised of the Policy and Current Development Sections. These Sections are responsible for amendments to the Official Plan and Zoning By-laws which are considered at Public Meetings held by City Council. Minor Variances to the Zoning By-laws are considered by the Committee of Adjustment. Secondary Plans are prepared to direct future development in new “greenfield” areas.

In new growth areas, development occurs through the Subdivision Process to create streets, lots for houses and blocks for apartments, parks and schools. Within the built-up areas of the City, individual lots may be created through consents to sever land, where roads and services exist. Prior to construction of new commercial and industrial operations or apartment and townhouse projects, builders and developers must obtain a Site Plan Agreement through Planning staff.

Planning and Building maintain statistics on building permits, housing population and future land supply. Planning also maintains an inventory of built and natural environmental hazards and heritage architecture.

Functions & Services

Current Planning

  • Zoning By-law
  • Zoning By-law Amendments
  • Consent (Severance)
  • Minor Variance
  • Plan of Subdivision/Condominium
  • Part Lot Control
  • Site Plan

Long Range Planning

  • Official Plan
  • Official Plan Amendments
  • Secondary Plans
  • Built Heritage
  • Natural Heritage
  • Community Improvement Plans


Planning Division

City of Niagara Falls
4310 Queen Street, PO Box 1023
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
L2E 6X5
[email protected]