The City of Cornwall uses a process called zoning to control the use of land in the City. The comprehensive zoning by-law divides the municipality into different land use zones and specifies the permitted uses and required standards in each zone.

The zoning by-law determines how land may be used, where buildings and other structures may be located, the types of buildings permitted and how they may be used, as well as lot sizes and dimensions, parking requirements, building heights and setbacks from the street.

Here are the zoning by-laws in detail:

Definitions General Manufacturing 10
Parking Setbacks Manufacturing 20
Residential 10 Commercial 10 Manufacturing 30
Residential 15 Commercial 11 Manufacturing 40
Residential 20 Commercial 12 Central Business District
Residential 30 Commercial 41 Highway Commercial
Residential 40 Commercial 42 Commercial Neighbourhood
Residential 50 Commercial 51 Commercial Community
Institutional 10 Commercial 70 Community Commercial - Shopping Centre
Institutional 20 Service Industrial Environmental Constraint/Floodplain
Prime Agricultural Open Space 10 Special Uses 20
Rural Area Open Space Commercial Special Uses 99
Temporary Sales Cotton Mills District  
Other By-Laws           
Fence By-law                             Signs By-law                                                               

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