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18.0 RO2 Zone Regulations

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18.1 Lot Width, Area, Yards
 

Dwelling

Lot Width

Lot Area

Front Yard and 

Street Side Yard

Rear Yard

Side Yard

Detached Unit

7.5 m

250 m2

3 m(a,b)

6 m

(e)

Semi Detached

6.5 m/unit

200 m2

3 m(a,b)

6 m

1.2 m 

interior side yard 0 m

Duplex

9 m

270 m2

3 m(a,b)

6 m

1.2 m

Triplex

5.5 m/unit

165 m2

3 m(a,b)

6 m

1.2 m

interior side yard 0 m 

Fourplex

18 m

720 m2

3 m(a,b)

6 m

1.2 m

Townhouse

40 m

1200 m2

3 m(a,b)

6 m

1.2 m

Stacked Townhouse

30 m

900 m2

3 m(a,b)

6 m

1.2 m

Street Townhouse

4.8 m(d)

145 m2(c)

3 m(a,b)

6 m

1.2 m 

interior side yard 0 m

Footnotes to Table 2.18.1

a) Yard abutting a street having a deemed width of 26 m or more: 6 m maximum

b) Notwithstanding the yard requirements, the front elevation of a garage shall be setback 5.5 m from a street line.

c) Lot Area for lots less than 30 m in depth: 115 m2

d) Lot Width for lots less than 30 m in depth: 5.2 m

e) Side Yard abutting a dwelling: 1.2 m
Side Yard abutting an attached or detached garage: 0.6 m

Table 2.18.2

Other Yards

Requirement

Building setback abutting a creek block

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

Yard abutting a pipeline easement

6 m

Yard abutting a railway right-of-way

30 m

18.2 Density

Townhouses and Stacked Townhouses:

  • Minimum: 26 units/hectare
  • Maximum: 50 units/hectare

18.3 Alternate Uses

In addition to the uses permitted in the RO2 Zone, Office or Convenience Store is also permitted. Office and Convenience Store uses shall be subject to the regulations for a detached dwelling in an RO2 zone, except that, a Convenience Store shall be located on a corner lot or on a lot abutting an RO4 zone or P zone and subject to the following:

Lot width: 15 m
Floor Area: 200 m2 maximum
Lot Coverage: 50% maximum
Landscape Buffer: 3 m abutting a residential use

The outdoor storage and display of merchandise, material or equipment is prohibited.

18.4 Building Height

a) Building height for stacked townhouse and street townhouse dwellings: 2 storey minimum and 3 storey maximum, in accordance with Part 1, Sub-Section 2.31 RESIDENTIAL BUILDING HEIGHT

b) Maximum height for day care buildings: 2 storeys

c) Maximum height for other permitted uses: 2 storeys, in accordance with Part 1, Sub-Section 2.31 RESIDENTIAL BUILDING HEIGHT

18.5 Lot Coverage

Lot coverage shall be 50% maximum, except, Townhouse, Street Townhouse and Stacked Townhouse which shall be 60% maximum.

18.6 Parking

Parking shall be provided in accordance with Part 1, Subsection 2.25 "Off-Street Parking and Loading Requirements" except as amended by the following:

Dwelling Units: 2 spaces per unit
Office Uses: 2 spaces per 100 m2 gross floor area
Convenience Store: parking not required
Loading Space: not required for Office and Convenience Store uses.

18.7 Privacy Area

Townhouse and Stacked Townhouse: 20 m2 per unit

18.8 Built Form

a) An attached garage on a lot abutting a street having a deemed width of 26 m or greater shall maintain the same or greater setback from a street line as the dwelling it is attached to or where a dwelling includes an attached porch the attached garage may have the same setback from the street line as the porch, provided that the garage shall not encroach into the required yard.

b) A detached garage located in a rear yard abutting a public or private lane may be constructed to the rear lot line and shall be setback 90 cm from a side lot line and 3 m from a side lot line abutting a street.

A detached garage located in a rear yard shall be setback 6 m from a dwelling on the same lot.

A detached garage shall be accessed from a private or public lane only.

c) The minimum distance between the exterior walls of any two townhouse or stacked townhouse buildings shall be 4.5 m where the facing walls contain windows of habitable rooms, where the facing walls do not contain windows of habitable rooms the distance shall be 2 m.

d) Street Townhouse buildings shall not exceed 62 m in length.

e) Notwithstanding the definition of Street Townhouse contained in Part 16, grade level access between front and rear yards shall not be required for units less than 7.65 m wide.

18.9 Landscape Buffer

Townhouse, Stacked Townhouse abutting any other residential use: 3 m

18.10 Encroachments

Notwithstanding Part 1, Subsection 2.13 the following shall apply:

a) Porches, stairs and canopies may encroach into a required yard abutting a street having a deemed width of 26 m or greater, provided a 2 m setback is maintained from the street line

b) Porches, stairs and canopies may encroach 3 m maximum into a required rear yard.

c) Where the side yard is less than 1.2 m the encroachment shall be no closer than 60 cm to the lot line.

This pade last updated: December 11, 2015

 

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