Planning Advisory Committee

The Planning Advisory Committee plays an important role in preserving Westmount’s heritage. As an advisory committee for City Council, the PAC provides recommendations with respect to the approval or rejection of permit applications reviewed under By-law on Site Planning and Architectural Integration Programs. Upon Council’s request, the Committee also provides recommendations related to planning, zoning, subdivision and building in Westmount. Furthermore, in accordance with the Cultural Heritage Act, the PAC acts as the Local Heritage Council and advises Council on matters related to heritage protection. The Planning Advisory Committee is composed of 4 members of whom 3 must be Westmount residents and 2 must be professional architects.

When a permit application for renovation and construction includes exterior modifications to the property, said application is referred to the Planning Advisory Committee. The Committee meets every second Tuesday and applications which have been deemed to be in conformity to zoning requirements by the Board of Inspections at the previous meeting, will generally be reviewed at the Committee’s next meeting. For information and coordination purposes, please find the following tentative schedule of meetings. Dates of meetings are subject to change without notice. The meetings of the Board of Inspections and of the Planning Advisory Committee are not public meetings.

The recommendations from the PAC are presented to Council for approval.

Schedule of meetings for 2019

Tuesday, January 15
Tuesday, January 29
Tuesday, February 12
Tuesday, February 26
Tuesday, March 12
Tuesday, March 26
Tuesday, April 9
Wednesday, April 24
Tuesday, May 07
Wednesday, May 22
Tuesday, June 4
Tuesday, June 18
Wednesday, July 3
Tuesday, July 16
Tuesday, August 6
Tuesday, August 20
Wednesday, September 4
Tuesday, September 17
Tuesday, October 1
Tuesday, October 15
Tuesday, October 29
Tuesday, November 12
Tuesday, November 26
Tuesday, December 10
Tuesday, December 17