Victoria’s City Councillors have been busy amending the Zoning Bylaws to prohibit Roof Decks. In most Cities Roof Decks are a welcome private oasis. At SOS Design we have incorporated several roof top gardens in our designs. Green roofs provide many benefits – added insulation for sound and temperature, reduced runoff, longer lasting roof membranes – to name just a few. The new zoning bylaws will prevent access and therefore make green roof designs less attractive and more difficult to maintain. So far, the Restricted Small Lot Zone R1-S2 has been spared – but not for long. The R1-S2 zone is a very small lot with little private green space left. The roof decks, provides a welcome private outdoor space.