Level of assessment for boundary realignments
City officers have received queries on determining the level of assessment for boundary realignments – that is, rearranging the boundaries of a lot that does not result in any additional lots being created. Accordingly, the following advice is provided:
Under City Plan section 5.6 Levels of assessment - Reconfiguring a lot, Table 5.6.1, the types of reconfiguring a lot that are code assessable includes:
In this table, any of the types of reconfiguring a lot that are listed under the code assessment heading qualify as being code assessable. This level of assessment is provided across all zones. The minimum lot size does not apply to boundary realignments.
The assessment criteria is also provided in this table. It is important to note that applicants will still need to demonstrate compliance with the applicable criteria. That is, the code assessable level of assessment does not negate the need to demonstrate compliance with the lot design requirements in the applicable zone code.