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Land Use Contracts

History of Land Use Contracts
The provincial legislation enabling Land Use Contracts (LUCs) was in effect for a short period of time between 1973 and 1979.  Unless discharged, LUCs registered during such period remain in place today affecting the use and development rights of the affected properties.

In 2014, the Provincial government amended the Local Government Act to provide that all LUCs will expire on June 30, 2024 and require municipalities to establish underlying zoning for LUC properties by June 30, 2022.  Additionally, the new legislation also establishes a process that enables municipalities to undertake the optional early termination of LUCs prior to 2024.

Termination of LUCs Involving Single-Family Properties
On November 24, 2016, the termination of 93 LUC's that included single family, multi-family residential, health care and institutional properties became effective, and new zoning designations became effective in their place.

Remaining LUCs in Richmond
There remains 46 local LUCs that include multi-family residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural properties.

City staff will be brining forward a staff report to Richmond City Council in the 1st quarter of 2017 to outline options for dealing with the 46 remaining LUCs.

Which properties are affected by Land Use Contracts?
Please click on the link below to display all of the properties in Richmond that are currently under a Land Use Contract.

PDF Document All Properties Under LUC

Is my property in a Land Use Contract?
Please click here to search if your property is in a Land Use Contract.

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