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14.0 Regulations for Apartments, Stacked Townhouse, Retirement Home

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14.1 Lot Width, Area, Yards, Density, Floor Area Ratio, Height, Amenity

Table 2.14.1

 

Regulation

Apartment Building, Stacked Townhouse, Retirement Home

RH1

RH2

RH3

RH4

RH5

Lot Width

30 m

45 m

30 m

45 m

45 m

Lot Area

0.2 ha

0.2 ha

0.1 ha

0.2 ha

0.2 ha

Front Yard and
Street Side Yard

7.5 m

(a)

6 m maximum

(a)

(a)

Rear Yard

9 m

(b)

7.5 m

(b)

(b)

Side Yard

4.5 m

(b)

3 m

(b)

(b)

Yard abutting
R1, R2, R3 zone

15 m

(c)

* * *

(c)

(c)

Density (excluding
Retirement Home)

(d)

(e)

50 u/ha minimum
185 u/ha maximum

(f)

50 u/ha minimum
185 u/ha maximum

Floor Area Ratio
(Retirement Home)

1.25:1

maximum

1.25:1

maximum

1.25:1

maximum

1.25:1

maximum

1.25:1

maximum

Building Height
(maximum)

6 storeys

(g)

18 storeys

(g)

24 m

(g)

12 storeys

(g)

no maximum

(g)

Amenity Area

25 m2 per bedroom;
15 m2 per efficiency

25 %

25 m2 per unit
100 m2 minimum

25 m2 per bedroom;
15 m2 per efficiency

25 m2 per bedroom;
15 m2 per efficiency

Yard Abutting
  
Pipeline Easement:

Railway right-of-way:

Building setback
abuttinga creek
block:

 

 

7 m

 

30 m


7.5 m, 4.5 m if block includes a 3 m buffer

Footnotes to Table 2.14.1

a) 7.5 m plus 1 m for each storey above 6 storeys to a maximum of 15 m
Abutting North Shore Boulevard the minimum yard shall be 15 m

b)                     

Yard
Building wall 30 m
or less in length
Building wall exceeding
30 m in length
Buildings Up to
6 Storeys
7.5 m7.5 m plus 1 m for each 5 m wall length exceeds 30 m
Buildings Over
6 Storeys
1/2 the height of the building1/2 the height of the building plus 1 m for each 5 m wall length exceeds 30 m

c)

Yard Abutting
R1, R2, R3 Zone
Building wall 30 m
or less in length
Building wall exceeding
30 m in length
Buildings Up to
6 Storeys
15 m15 m plus 1 m for each 5 m wall length exceeds 30 m
Buildings Over
6 Storeys
15 m plus 1 m for each storey over 6 storeys15 m plus 1 m for each storey over 6 plus 1 m for each 5 m wall length exceeds 30 m

d) Minimum: 50 units per hectare

Maximum: 50 units per hectare plus 1 additional dwelling unit for each 4 enclosed parking spaces to 75 units per hectare

e) Minimum: 50 units per hectare

Maximum: 50 units per hectare plus an additional 1.5 units per hectare for each
100 m2 increase in lot area over the 2000 m2 minimum to 100 units/ha

f) Minimum: 50 units per hectare

Maximum: 100 units per hectare plus an additional 10 units per hectare for each 3% increase in enclosed parking to 150 units per hectare

g) Stacked townhouse building height shall be provided in accordance with Part 1, Sub-Section 2.31 RESIDENTIAL BUILDING HEIGHT

14.2 Landscape Area and Buffer  

Landscape Area

  • 4.5 m abutting a street having a deemed width up to 26 m
  • 6 m abutting a street having a deemed width greater than 26 m
  • Not required in an RH3 zone

Landscape Buffer

Abutting R1, R2, R3 zones: 6 m
Abutting R4, R5 zones: 3 m
Abutting RM1, RM2, RM3, RM4 and RM5 zones: 3 m

14.3 Parking

a) Parking shall be provided in accordance with Part 1, Subsection 2.25 "Off Street Parking and Loading Requirements"

b) Enclosed Occupant Parking

RH1 Zone: none required
RH2 Zone: none required
RH3 Zone: 100% for units exceeding a density of 100 units per hectare
RH4 Zone: 75% of all required occupant parking
RH5 Zone: 75% of all required occupant parking

c) Parking Lot, Spaces and Driveways in an RH3 Zone

(i) Notwithstanding Part 2, Subsection 1(h), a parking lot in an RH3 zone may be setback 1 m from a street line provided a decorative wall or fence having a height of 1m to 1.2 m maximum screens the parking lot form the street.

(ii) Notwithstanding Part 2, Subsection 1(i), where an apartment building is 3 storeys or less in height the setback of parking spaces and driveways from a wall of a building containing windows of habitable rooms shall be 2 m.

(iii) Notwithstanding Part 2, Subsection 1(i), where the apartment building is 4 storeys or greater in height parking spaces and driveways shall be setback 4 m from a window of a habitable room in a basement or ground floor dwelling unit.

14.4 Outside Storage

Waste stored outside shall be kept within a solid screen enclosure. In an RH5 zone the enclosure shall be attached to a principal building.

This page last updated: December 11, 2015

 

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