How Does Zoning Affect My Business?
If you are starting a new business, moving your business or changing business activities in an existing business, you will need to obtain zoning approval to ensure that your business meets the zoning rules in your location.
Each zone allows certain activities or uses and prohibits others. Businesses often involve activities that are classified under more than one use.
For example, a microbrewery serving food and alcohol would have the following uses:
- Breweries, wineries and distilleries
Business owners are strongly encouraged to obtain zoning approval before signing a lease. Alternatively, you can sign a conditional lease where the lease is not binding until zoning approval is obtained.