PART 5: LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS

Division 9: Residential – Low Density Multiple Dwelling (R-2M) District

Purpose

489      The Residential – Low Density Multiple Dwelling District (R-2M) is intended to primarily accommodate comprehensively designed low density residential development in the form of Duplex Dwellings, Rowhouse Buildings, Semi-detached Dwellings, and Townhouses in the Developing Area.

24P2014

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Permitted Uses

490      The following uses are permitted uses in the Residential – Low Density Multiple Dwelling District:

(a)        Accessory Residential Building;

(a.1)     Home Based Child Care – Class 1;

(b)        Home Occupation – Class 1;

(c)        deleted

(d)         Park;

(e)        Protective and Emergency Service;

(f)         Rowhouse Building;

(g)        Sign – Class A;and

(h)        deleted

(i)         Utilities.

13P2008, 17P2009, 46P2009, 4P2012; 24P2014

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490.1   The following uses are permitted uses in the Residential – Low Density Multiple Dwelling District where there is only one main residential building located on a parcel:

(a)        Duplex Dwelling;

(b)        Secondary Suite; and

(c)        Semi-detached Dwelling.

13P2008, 12P2010

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Discretionary Uses

491      (1)              Uses listed in Section 490.1 are discretionary uses in the Residential – Low Density Multiple Dwelling District where there is more than one main residential building on a parcel:

(2)              The following uses are discretionary uses in the Residential – Low Density Multiple Dwelling District:

(a)        Addiction Treatment;

(a.1)     Assisted Living;

(a.2)     Backyard Suite;

(b)        Bed and Breakfast;

(c)        Community Entrance Feature;

(d)        Custodial Care;

(d.1)     Home Based Child Care – Class 2;

(e)        Home Occupation – Class 2;

(f)         Place of Worship – Small;

(g)        Power Generation Facility – Small;

(h)        Residential Care;

(i)         deleted

(i.1)      deleted

(i.2)      deleted

(j)         Sign – Class B;

(k)        Sign – Class C;

(k.1)     Sign – Class D;

(l)         Sign – Class E;

(m)      Single Detached Dwelling;

(n)        Temporary Residential Sales Centre;

(o)        Townhouse; and

(p)        Utility Building.     

13P2008, 17P2009, 12P2010, 24P2011, 24P2014

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Rules

492      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

493      The maximum density for a parcel designated Residential – Low Density Multiple Dwelling District is:

(a)        50 units per hectare for Rowhouse Buildings;

(b)        50 units per hectare for Townhouses when:

(i)         all of the buildings containing units face a street ; and

(ii)        each unit has a separate, direct exterior access facing a public road that is not a private condominium roadway;

(c)        38 units per hectare for Townhouses in all other cases.

13P2008, 7P2011, 24P2014

 

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Parcel Width

494      The minimum parcel width is:

(a)        10.0 metres for a parcel containing a Single Detached Dwelling;

(b)        13.0 metres for a parcel containing a Duplex Dwelling;

(c)        deleted

(d)        13.0 metres for a parcel containing a Semi-detached Dwelling, and if a parcel containing a Semi-detached Dwelling is subsequently subdivided, a minimum parcel width of 6.0 metres must be provided for each Dwelling Unit; and

(e)       5.0 metres for an individual parcel containing a Dwelling Unit in a Rowhouse Building or Townhouse.

12P2010, 34P2010, 24P2014, 23P2016

Parcel Depth

495      The minimum parcel depth is 22.0 metres.

12P2010, 34P2010, 24P2014, 23P2016

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Parcel Area

496      The minimum parcel area is:

(a)        330.0 square metres for a parcel containing a Single Detached Dwelling;

(b)        400.0 square metres for a parcel containing a Duplex Dwelling;

(c)        deleted

(d)        400.0 square metres for a parcel containing a Semi-detached Dwelling, and if a parcel containing a Semi-detached Dwelling is subsequently subdivided, a minimum area of 180.0 square metres must be provided for each Dwelling Unit; and

(e)        160.0 square metres for a parcel containing an individual Dwelling Unit in a Rowhouse Building or Townhouse.

12P2010, 34P2010, 24P2014, 23P2016

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Parcel Coverage

497      (1)              Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (2), the maximum parcel coverage is:

(a)        45.0 per cent of the area of the parcel for each Single Detached Dwelling;

(b)        50.0 per cent of the area of the parcel for each Semi-detached Dwelling and Duplex Dwelling; and

(c)        60.0 per cent of the area of the parcel for each Rowhouse Building or Townhouse.

(2)             The maximum parcel coverage referenced in subsection (1), must be reduced by 21.0 square metres for each required motor vehicle parking stall that is not located in a private garage.

Building Setback Areas

498      The depth of all setback areas must be equal to the minimum building setback required in sections 499, 500 and 501.

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Building Setback from Front Property Line

499      The minimum building setback from a front property line is:

(a)        2.0 metres for a laned parcel; and

(b)        3.0 metres for a laneless parcel.

Building Setback from Side Property Line

500      (1)              For a laned parcel, the minimum building setback from any side property line  is 1.2 metres.

(2)              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 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 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.

(4)              For a parcel with a Rowhouse Building, Semi-detached Dwelling, or Townhouse there is no requirement for a building setback from the property line on which a party wall is located that separates two or more Dwelling Units.

(5)              The building setback required in subsection 2(b) may be reduced where the owner of the parcel proposed for development and the owner of the adjacent parcel registers, against both titles, an exclusive 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.

(6)              One 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 registers, against both titles, a 2.4 metre private maintenance easement that provides for a 0.60 metre eave and footing encroachment easement; and

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

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Building Setback from Rear Property Line

501      The minimum building setback from a rear property line for a Duplex Dwelling, Rowhouse Building, Semi-detached Dwelling, Single Detached Dwelling and Townhouse is 7.5 metres.

Building Height

502      The maximum building height is 11.0 metres.

Garbage

503      (1)              Where the development is a Townhouse, garbage and waste material must be stored either:

(a)        inside a building; or

(b)        in a garbage container enclosure approved by the Development Authority.

(2)              A garbage container enclosure:

(a)        must not be located in an actual front setback area;

(b)        must not be located in an actual side setback area on the public street  side of a corner parcel; and

(c)        unless specified in subsection (3) must not be located in any setback area.

(3)              A garbage container enclosure may be located in a setback area provided that:

(a)        the wall of the enclosure is constructed of maintenance free materials; and

(b)        there is no overhang of eaves onto an adjacent parcel or lane.

41P2009

Recycling Facilities

504      Recycling facilities must be provided for all developments containing Rowhouse Buildings and Townhouses.

Motor Vehicle Parking Stalls

505      The minimum number of motor vehicle parking stalls for a Duplex Dwelling, Semi-detached Dwelling, and Single Detached Dwelling is 2.0 stalls where:

(a)        the parcel width is less than 9.0 metres; or

(b)        the area of the parcel is less than 270.0 square metres.

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