PART 5: LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS

Division 12: Residential - Low Density Mixed Housing (R-G) (R-Gm) District

547      (1)             The Residential – Low Density Mixed Housing District:

(a)        is intended to apply to low density neighbourhoods in master planned communities in suburban greenfield locations in the Developing Area;

(b)        accommodates a wide range of low density residential development in the form of Cottage Housing Clusters, Duplex Dwellings, Rowhouse Buildings, Semi-detached Dwellings and Single Detached Dwellings to allow for the mixing of different housing forms and to encourage housing diversity and intensification of a neighbourhood over time;

(c)        includes carriage house lots to facilitate alternative housing forms on laned parcels; and

(d)        accommodates Secondary Suites and Backyard Suites.

(2)             Parcels designated R-Gm:

(a)        accommodate low density attached dwelling developments in the form of Rowhouse Buildings, Semi-detached Dwellings, Duplex Dwellings and Cottage Housing Clusters in locations within master planned communities where attached residential forms are promoted;

(b)        are not intended to accommodate Single Detached Dwellings except where subdivision results in remnant single lots, where carriage house lots are added or where Single Detached Dwellings are planned comprehensively with a majority of attached dwelling forms.

Permitted Uses

 

547.1   The following uses are permitted uses in the Residential – Low Density Mixed Housing District:

(a)        Accessory Residential Building;

(b)        Backyard Suite;

(c)        Duplex Dwelling;

(d)        Home Based Child Care – Class 1;

(e)        Home Occupation – Class 1;

(f)         Park;

(g)        Protective and Emergency Service;

(h)        Rowhouse Building;

(i)         Secondary Suite;

(j)         Semi-detached Dwelling;

(k)        Sign – Class A;

(l)         Single Detached Dwelling; and

(m)      Utilities.

Discretionary Uses

547.2   The following uses are discretionary uses in the Residential – Low Density Mixed Housing District:

(a)        Addiction Treatment;

(b)        Assisted Living;

(c)        Bed and Breakfast;

(d)        Community Entrance Feature;

(e)        Cottage Housing Cluster;

(f)         Custodial Care;

(g)        Home Based Child Care – Class 2;

(h)        Home Occupation – Class 2;

(i)         Place of Worship – Small;

(j)         Power Generation Facility – Small;

(k)        Residential Care;

(l)         Sign – Class B;

(m)      Sign – Class C;

(n)       Sign – Class E;

(o)       Temporary Residential Sales Centre; and

(p)       Utility Building.

Permitted and Discretionary Uses for Parcels Designated R-Gm

547.3   (1)              Parcels designated R-Gm have the same permitted uses referenced in section 547.1 with the exception of:

(a)        Single Detached Dwelling.

(2)              Parcels designated R-Gm have the same discretionary uses referenced in section 547.2 with the additional discretionary use of:

(a)        Single Detached Dwelling.

Rules

547.4   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.

Number of Main Residential Buildings on a Parcel

547.5   (1)              Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (2) the maximum number of main residential buildings on a parcel is one.

(2)              Subsection (1) does not apply to a Cottage Housing Cluster.

Parcel Width

547.6   (1)              Unless otherwise referenced in subsections (2) and (3) the minimum parcel width is 6.0 metres per Dwelling Unit.

(2)             The minimum parcel width is 5.0 metres per Dwelling Unit for a laned parcel containing a Duplex Dwelling or a Rowhouse Building.

(3)             There is no minimum parcel width for a Cottage Housing Cluster or a carriage house lot.

Parcel Area

547.7   (1)              Except as otherwise referenced in subsections (2) and (3), the minimum area of a parcel is 150.0 square metres per Dwelling Unit.

(2)              The area of a carriage house lot is:

(a)       a minimum 120.0 square meters per Dwelling Unit; and

(b)       a maximum of 250.0 square metres per Dwelling Unit.

(3)             The minimum area of a parcel for a Cottage  Housing Cluster is 90.0 square meters per Dwelling Unit.

Parcel Coverage

547.8   (1)              Unless otherwise referenced in subsections (2) and (3), the maximum parcel coverage is 60.0 per cent of the area of the parcel.

(2)              Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (3), the maximum parcel coverage for a laned parcel  is 70.0 per cent of the area of the parcel.

(3)             The maximum parcel coverage referenced in subsections (1) and (2), 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

547.9   The minimum depth of all setback areas must be equal to the minimum building setbacks required in sections 547.10, 547.11 and 547.12.

Building Setback from Front Property Line

547.10 The minimum building setback from a front property line is 1.0 metres.

Building Setback from Side Property Line

547.11 (1)              Unless otherwise referenced in subsections (4), (5) and (6), for a laned parcel, the minimum building setback from any side property line is 1.2 metres.

(2)              Unless otherwise referenced in subsections (3), (4), (5) and (6), 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 has been made for a private garage on the front or side of a building.

(3)             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 register, 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)        provides unrestricted vehicle access to the rear of the parcel.

(4)             For a corner parcel, the minimum building setback from a side property line shared with a street is 1.0 metre.

(5)             For a parcel containing a Single Detached Dwelling 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 register, against both titles, a minimum 1.5 metre private maintenance easement that provides for:

(i)         a 0.30 metre eave encroachment easement with the requirement that the eaves must not be closer than 0.90 metres to the eaves on a building on an adjacent parcel; and

(ii)        a 0.60 metre 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.

(5.1)          For a parcel containing a Single Detached Dwelling one building setback from a side property line may be reduced to 0.6 metres where:

(a)        the owner of the parcel proposed for development and the owner of the adjacent parcel register, against both titles, private maintenance easements with a minimum combined width of 1.5 metres;

(b)        eaves are setback a minimum of 0.45 metres from any property line; and

(c)        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, Rowhouse Building or Semi-detached Dwelling 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 or Backyard Suites.

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Building Setback from Rear Property Line

547.12 (1)             Unless otherwise referenced in subsections (2), (3) or (4) the minimum building setback from a rear property line is 7.5 metres.

(2)             On a laneless parcel the minimum building setback from a rear property line is 5.0 metres where all the required motor vehicle parking stalls are provided in a private garage.

(3)             The minimum building setback from a rear property line shared with a carriage house lot is 1.2 meters where all the required motor vehicle parking stalls are provided in a private garage.

(4)             On a laned parcel the minimum building setback from a rear property line shared with a lane is 0.6 metres where all the required motor vehicle parking stalls:

(a)        are provided in a private garage; and

(b)        have direct, individual access to the lane.

(5)             For a development subject to subsection (4) the provisions referenced in section 338 regarding projections into the rear setback area do not apply.

(6)             For a development subject to subsection (4) eaves may project 0.3 metres into the rear setback area.

Building Height

547.13 (1)             Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (2), the maximum building height is 12.0 metres.

(2)             The maximum height of a Backyard Suite on a laned parcel is 10.0 metres.

Outdoor Private Amenity Space

547.14 (1)             Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (2) or (3), for a Duplex Dwelling, Rowhouse Building, Semi-detached Dwelling or a Single Detached Dwelling, each unit must have direct access to private amenity space that:

(a)        is provided outdoors;

(b)        is not used for vehicle access or as a motor vehicle parking stall;

(c)        is not located in the building setback area between the front property line and a line parallel to the front property line measured at the closest building setback from the front property line;

(d)        has a minimum total area of 22.0 square metres; and

(e)        has no dimension of less than 3.0 metres.

(2)              Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (3), for a Duplex Dwelling, Rowhouse Building or a Semi-detached Dwelling located on parcel designated R-Gm, each unit must have direct access to private amenity space that:

(a)        is provided outdoors;

(b)        is not used for vehicle access or as a motor vehicle parking stall;

(c)        is not located in the building setback area between the front property line and a line parallel to the front property line measured at the closest building setback  from the front property line;

(d)        has a minimum total area of 15.0 square metres; and

(e)        has no dimension of less than 2.0 metres.

(3)             For a Semi-detached Dwelling or a Single Detached Dwelling located on carriage house lot, each unit must have direct access to private amenity space that:

(a)        is provided outdoors;

(b)        is not used for vehicle access or as a motor vehicle parking stall;

(c)        has a minimum total area of 15.0 square metres; and

(d)        has no dimension of less than 2.0 metres.

Balconies

547.15 The rules of subsections 340(1) and 340(2) regarding balcony size do not apply to a balcony located entirely on the roof of the first or second storey of the main residential building or a private garage attached to the main residential building.

Driveways

547.16 In addition to the rules regarding driveways in section 341 the combined width of all driveways accessing a street must not be wider than the parcel width less 3.0 metres.

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