PART 5: LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS

Division 11: Residential – Grade-Oriented Infill (R-CG) District

Purpose

525      The Residential – Grade-Oriented Infill District:

(a)        accommodates existing residential development;

(b)        accommodates grade-oriented development in the form of Rowhouse Buildings, Duplex Dwellings, Semi-detached Dwellings and Cottage Housing Clusters;

(c)        accommodates Secondary Suites and Backyard Suites with new and existing residential development;

(d)        provides flexible parcel dimensions and building setbacks that facilitate integration of a diversity of grade-oriented housing over time; and

(e)        accommodates site and building design that is adaptable to the functional requirements of evolving household needs.

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Permitted Uses

526      (1)             The following uses are permitted uses in the Residential – Grade-Oriented Infill District :

(a)        Accessory Residential Building;

(b)        Contextual Semi-detached Dwelling;

(c)        Home Based Child Care – Class 1;

(d)        Home Occupation – Class 1;

(e)        Park;

(f)         Protective and Emergency Service;

(g)        Secondary Suite;

(h)        Sign – Class A; and

(i)         Utilities.

(2)             A Rowhouse Building is a permitted use in the Residential – Grade-Oriented Infill District where a Rowhouse Building complies with all the rules in the district for that use and where a Rowhouse Building complies with the rules of section 347.3.

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Discretionary Uses

527      (1)              A Rowhouse Building is a discretionary use in the Residential – Grade-Oriented Infill District where a Rowhouse Building does not comply with all the rules in the district for that use or where a Rowhouse Building does not comply with the rules of section 347.3.

(2)             The following uses are discretionary use in the Residential – Grade-Oriented Infill District:

(a)       Addiction Treatment;

(b)       Assisted Living;

(c)       Backyard Suite;

(d)       Bed and Breakfast;

(e)       Community Entrance Feature;

(f)        Cottage Housing Cluster;

(g)       Custodial Care;

(h)       Duplex Dwelling;

(i)        Home Based Child Care – Class 2;

(j)        Home Occupation – Class 2;

(k)       Place of Worship – Small;

(l)        Power Generation Facility – Small;

(m)      Residential Care;

(n)       Semi-detached Dwelling;

(o)       Sign – Class B;

(p)       Sign – Class C;

(q)       Sign – Class E;

(r)        Single Detached Dwelling;

(s)       Temporary Residential Sales Centre; and

(t)        Utility Building.

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Rules

528      In addition to the rules in this District, all uses in this District must comply with:

(a)        the General Rules for Low Density Residential Land Use Districts referenced in Part 5, Division 1;

(b)        the Rules Governing All Districts referenced in Part 3; and

(c)        the applicable Uses And Use Rules referenced in Part 4.

Density

529      The maximum density for parcels designated R-CG District is 75 units per hectare.

Number of Main Residential Buildings on a Parcel

530      deleted

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Parcel Width

531      The minimum parcel width is 7.5 metres for a parcel containing a Duplex Dwelling.

façade Width

532      The minimum width of a street facing façade of a unit is 4.2 metres.

Parcel Area

533      The minimum area of a parcel for a Cottage Housing Cluster is 760.0 square metres.

Parcel Coverage

534      (1)             Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (3), the maximum parcel coverage for a parcel containing a Contextual Semi-Detached Dwelling, Cottage Housing Cluster, Semi-Detached Dwelling or Single Detached Dwelling is:

(a)       45.0 per cent of the area of the parcel for a parcel  with a density of less than 40 units per hectare;

(b)       50.0 per cent of the area of the parcel for a parcel with a density 40 units per hectare or greater and less than 50 units per hectare; or

(c)        55.0 per cent of the area of the parcel for a parcel with a density of 50 units per hectare or greater.

(2)             Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (3), the maximum cumulative building coverage over all the parcels subject to a single development permit for a Rowhouse Building is:

(a)       45.0 per cent of the area of the parcels subject to a single development permit for a development with a density of less than 40 units per hectare;

(b)       50.0 per cent of the area of the parcels subject to a single development permit for a development with a density 40 units per hectare or greater and less than 50 units per hectare;

(c)       55.0 per cent of the area of the parcels subject to a single development permit for a development with a density of 50 units per hectare or greater and less than 60 units per hectare; or

(d)       60.0 per cent of the area of the parcels subject to a single development permit for a development with a density of 60 units per hectare or greater.

(3)       The maximum parcel coverage referenced in subsections (1) and (2), must be reduced by:

(a)        21.0 square metres where one motor vehicle parking stall is required on a parcel that is not located in a private garage; and

(b)       19.0 square metres for each required motor vehicle parking stall that is not located in a private garage where more than one motor vehicle parking stall is required on a parcel.

(4)       For all other uses, the maximum parcel coverage is 45.0 per cent.

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Building Depth

535      (1)              Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (2) the maximum building depth is 65.0 per cent of the parcel depth for a Duplex Dwelling, Rowhouse Building, Semi-detached Dwelling and a Single Detached Dwelling.

(2)             There is no maximum  building depth for a Rowhouse Building located on a corner parcel.

Building Setback Areas

536      (1)             The minimum depth of all setback areas must be equal to the minimum building setback required in sections 537, 538, 539 and 540.

Building Setback from Front Property Line

537      (1)             For a Contextual Semi-detached Dwelling, Cottage Housing Cluster, Rowhouse Building, Duplex Dwelling, Semi-detached Dwelling and a Single Detached Dwelling:

(a)       where a parcel  is located adjacent to a parcel  that is designated with a low density residential district other than R-CG the minimum building setback from a front property line is the greater of:

(i)         the contextual front setback less 1.5 metres; or

(ii)        3.0 metres.

(b)        in all other cases the minimum building setback from a front property line is 3.0 metres.

(2)              For an addition or exterior alteration to a Duplex Dwelling, Semi-detached Dwelling, or Single Detached Dwelling which was legally existing or approved prior to the effective date of this Bylaw, the minimum building setback from a front property line is the lesser of:

(a)       the contextual front setback less 1.5 metres to a minimum of 3.0 metres; or

(b)       the existing building setback less 1.5 metres to a minimum of 3.0 metres.

(3)             For all other uses, the minimum building setback from a front property line is 3.0 metres.

(4)             A porch may project 1.5 metres into the required minimum building setback from a front property line.

Block Face Requirements

538      (1)              A minimum building setback of 1.2 metres is required from a side property line at least every 60.0 metres along the entire length of a block face.

(2)             Where subsection (1) applies, the side setback area must be clear of all air conditioning units, window wells and portions of a building measured from grade to a height of 2.4 metres.

Building Setback from Side Property Line

539      (1)             Subject to subsections (3) through (8), the minimum building setback  from any side property line is 1.2 metres.

(2)             Subject to subsections (3) through (9), for a laneless parcel, the minimum building setback from any side property line is:

(a)       1.2 metres; or

(b)       3.0 metres on one side of the parcel when no provision is made for a private garage on the front or side of a building.

(3)              For a Backyard Suite, Contextual Semi-detached Dwelling, Rowhouse Building or Semi-detached Dwelling, there is no requirement for a building setback from a property line upon which a party wall is located.

(4)             The minimum building setback from a side property line may be reduced to zero metres where:

(a)       the owner of the parcel proposed for development and the owner of the adjacent parcel register, against both titles, a 1.2 metre private maintenance easement;

(b)       the building setback is not greater than 0.1 metres from the side property line for any portion of a building that is recessed 0.6 metres or greater from the front façade or the rear façade of the building and is setback less than 1.2 metres from the side property line.

(c)        the wall at the shared side property line is constructed of maintenance-free materials and there is no overhang of eaves onto an adjacent parcel; and

(d)       all roof drainage from the building is discharged through eavestroughs and downspouts onto the parcel on which the building is located.

(5)             For a Rowhouse Building, Contextual Semi-detached Dwelling, Semi-detached Dwelling or Single Detached Dwelling the minimum building setback from a side property line may be reduced to zero metres where:

(a)       the main residential building on the adjacent parcel has a setback of 0.1 metres or less at the shared side property line for any portion of the building that is recessed 0.6 metres or greater from the front façade or the rear façade of the building and is setback less than 1.2 metres from the side property line;

(b)       the building setback is not greater than 0.1 metres from the side property line for any portion of a building that is recessed 0.6 metres or greater from the front façade or the rear façade of the building and is setback less than 1.2 metres from the side property line;

(c)        the wall at the shared side property line is constructed of maintenance-free materials and there is no overhang of eaves onto an adjacent parcel; and

(d)       all roof drainage from the building is discharged through eavestroughs and downspouts onto the parcel on which the building is located.

(6)              For a Backyard Suite the minimum building setback from a side property line may be reduced to zero metres where:

(a)       the accessory residential building or Backyard Suite on the adjacent parcel has a setback of 0.1 metres or less at the shared side property line for any portion of the building that is recessed 0.6 metres or greater from the front façade or the rear façade of the building and is setback less than 0.6 metres from the side property line;

(b)       the building setback is not greater than 0.1 metres from the side property line for any portion of a building that is recessed 0.6 metres or greater from the front façade or the rear façade of the building and is setback less than 1.2 metres from the side property line;

(c)        the wall at the shared side property line is constructed of maintenance-free materials and there is no overhang of eaves onto an adjacent parcel; and

(d)       all roof drainage from the building is discharged through eavestroughs and downspouts onto the parcel on which the building is located.

(7)             Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (8), for a corner parcel, the minimum building setback from a side property line shared with a street is 1.2 metres, provided there is no portion of a building, except for a projection allowed in section 337(3), located within 3.0 metres of:

(a)       the back of the public sidewalk; or

(b)       the curb where there is no public sidewalk.

(8)             Where a corner parcel shares a side property line with a street and the parcel existed prior to the effective date of this Bylaw, the minimum building setback from that side property line is 1.2 metres.

(9)             The building setback from a side property line of 3.0 metres required in subsection 2(b) may be reduced to zero metres where the owner of the parcel proposed for development and the owner of the adjacent parcel registers, against both titles, a private access easement:

(a)       where the width of the easement, in combination with the reduced building setback, must be at least 3.0 metres; and

(b)       that provides unrestricted vehicle access to the rear of the parcel .

Building Setback from Rear Property Line

540      (1)              Unless otherwise referenced in subsections (2) or (3) the minimum building setback from a rear property line is 7.5 metres.

(2)              For a Rowhouse Building on a corner parcel, the minimum building setback from a rear property line is 1.5 metres .

(3)              For a cottage building the minimum building setback from a property line shared with a lane is 1.5 metres.

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Building Height

541      (1)              For a Contextual Semi-detached Dwelling, Duplex Dwelling, Semi-detached Dwelling and a Single Detached Dwelling, the maximum building height is the greater of:   

(a)       8.6 metres; or

(b)       the contextual height plus 1.5 metres, to a maximum of 10.0 metres.  

(2)              For a Rowhouse Building:

(a)       Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (b), the maximum building height is 11.0 metres.

(b)       The maximum building height within 4.2 metres of a side property line that is shared with another parcel that is designated with a low density residential district other than R-CG is the greater of:

(i)         8.6 metres;

(ii)        the contextual height plus 1.5 metres, to a maximum of 10.0 metres; or

(iii)       the building height of the contextually adjacent building at the shared side property line, to a maximum of 11.0 metres; and

(c)        The maximum area of a horizontal cross section through a building at 9.5 metres above average grade must not be greater than 75.0 per cent of the maximum area of a horizontal cross section through the building between average grade and 8.6 metres.

(3)       The maximum building height for a cottage building is 8.6 metres.

(4)       For all other uses, the maximum building height is 10.0 metres.

Outdoor Private Amenity Space

542      (1)              For a Contextual Semi-detached Dwelling, Duplex Dwelling, Rowhouse Building, Semi-detached Dwelling and a Single Detached Dwelling, each unit must have direct access to private amenity space that:

(a)       is provided outdoors;

(b)       has a minimum total area of 20.0 square metres;

(c)        may be divided over a maximum of two amenity spaces where:

(i)         one amenity space has no dimension less than 3.0 metres; and

(ii)        the second amenity space has a minimum contiguous area of 7.5 square metres with no dimension less than 1.5 metres; and

(d)       is not located in the actual front setback area.

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Landscaping

543      (1)             Trees required by this section:        

(a)       may be provided through the planting of new trees or the preservation of existing trees;

(b)       must be provided on a parcel within 12 months of issuance of a development completion permit;

(c)        must be maintained on the parcel for a minimum of 24 months after issuance of a development completion permit;

(d)       must be of a species capable of healthy growth in Calgary and must conform to the standards of the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association; and

(e)       are not required to be shown on a plan that is part of an application for development permit.     

(2)              A minimum of 2.0 trees must be provided for each unit of a Contextual Semi-detached Dwelling, Rowhouse Building or Semi-detached Dwelling.

(3)             Where a Single Detached Dwelling is located on a parcel with a parcel width less than or equal to 10.0 metres a minimum of 2.0 trees must be provided.

(4)             Where a Single Detached Dwelling is located on a parcel with a parcel width greater than 10.0 metres a minimum of 3.0 trees must be provided.

(5)             A minimum of 1.2 trees per unit must be provided for a Cottage Housing Cluster.

(6)             The requirement for the provision of 1.0 tree is met where an existing tree is retained or a new tree is planted where:

(a)       a deciduous tree has a minimum calliper of 50 millimetres; or

(b)       a coniferous tree has a minimum height of 2.0 metres.

(7)       The requirement for the provision of 2.0 trees is met where an existing tree is retained or a new tree planted where:

(a)       one deciduous tree has a minimum calliper of 85 millimetres; or

(b)       one coniferous tree is provided that has a minimum height of 4.0 metres.

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Balconies

544      (1)             Where a balcony is located on the roof of the first or second storey of a Contextual Single Detached Dwelling, Contextual Semi-detached, Rowhouse Building, Single Detached Dwelling or Semi-detached Dwelling and does not overhang any façade of the storey below, the balcony may have a maximum floor area that equals 30.0 per cent of the horizontal cross section of the storey below.

(2)             A balcony attached to a Contextual Single Detached Dwelling, Contextual Semi-detached, or Rowhouse Building that is a permitted use:

(a)       may be located on a side façade of a building:

(i)        where it forms part of the front façade and is not recessed back more than 4.5 metres from the front façade; or

(ii)       where it is on the street side of a corner parcel;

(b)       may be located on a rear façade of a building where:

(i)         it does not form part of the side façade unless the side façade is on the street side of a corner parcel;

(ii)        a privacy wall is provided where the balcony is facing a side property line shared with a contextually adjacent building; and

(iii)       the privacy wall is a minimum of 2.0 metres in height and a maximum of 3.0 metres in height; and

(c)       must not have a balcony on the rear façade with a height greater than 6.0 metres, when measured vertically at any point from grade to the platform of the balcony.

Accessory Residential Buildings

545      (1)             For a parcel containing a Rowhouse Building or Cottage Housing Cluster the provisions referenced in subsection 346(4) do not apply to Accessory Residential Buildings used as a private garage.

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Motor Vehicle Parking Stalls      

546     (1)              The minimum number of motor vehicle parking stalls for a Contextual Semi-detached Dwelling is 1.0 stall per Dwelling Unit.

(2)            The minimum number of motor vehicle parking stalls for a Secondary Suite or Backyard Suite is reduced to 0.0 where the floor area of a Backyard Suite or Secondary Suite is 45.0 square metres or less.

 

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