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5.0 Townhouse, Stacked Townhouse and Back to Back Townhouse Regulations

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5.1 Lot Width, Area, Yards, Floor Area Ratio, Building Height

Table 5.5.1

Regulation 

Townhouse, Stacked Townhouse and Back to Back Townhouse 

Lot Width

 30 m; 25 m in an MXT zone only

Lot Area

 1200 m2

Front Yard / Street Side Yard

 (a)

Side Yard

3 m

Rear Yard

6 m

Yard abutting R1, R2, R3 zone

12 m
9 m for a building ot two storeys and 11.5 m or less in height;
12 m for a building of two or three storeys and greater than 11.5 m in height 

Building setback abutting a creek block

7.5 m

Yard abutting a pipeline easement

7 m

Yard abutting a Railway right-of-way

30 m

Density

30 units/ha; 55 units /ha in an MXT zone only

Floor Area Ratio (minimum)

0.3:1

Floor Area Ratio (maximum)

1.5:1

Yard abutting a PC or P zone6 m

Minimum number of stacked townhouse units per stacked townhouse building

12 in an MXT zone only

Footnotes to table 5.5.1

a) Abutting a street having a deemed width less than 26 m: 3 m, except that the entrance elevation for an attached or detached garage shall be setback 6 m from the street.

Abutting a street having a deemed width of 26 m or greater: 3 m, except that the entrance elevation for an attached or detached garage shall be setback 6 m from the street and the maximum yard shall be 10 m for 60% of the length of the building abutting the street line.

5.2 Landscape Area and Buffer

Landscape Area:

Abutting a street: 3 m
Abutting a creek block or O3 zone: 3 m
Abutting a PC or P zone: 3 m

Landscape Buffer:

Abutting R1, R2, R3 zone: 6 m

5.3 Parking

a) Parking shall be provided in accordance with Part 1, Subsection 2.25 "Off Street Parking and Loading Requirements" and Part 5, Subsection 4.6, Parking.

b) Parking Spaces and Driveways

For townhouses, back to back townhouses, stacked townhouses, driveways and parking lots shall be setback 3 m from a wall of a building containing windows of habitable rooms, except, where a parking space and driveway is for the exclusive use of the unit occupant the setback shall not apply.

c) Parking Structures

An enclosed parking structure that extends more than 1.6 m above finished grade shall be subject to the same yard requirements as a principal building. An enclosed parking structure below grade and up to 1.6 m above grade shall be setback 3 m from a street line but shall not encroach into a required landscape buffer.

5.4 Amenity Area

Stacked or Standard Townhouse:

  • 15 m2 per efficiency unit
  • 20 m2 per one bedroom unit
  • 35 m2 per two or more bedroom unit

Back to Back Townhouse:

25 m2 per unit. As a component of this amenity area, each back to back townhouse development shall have a minimum of one common amenity area, with a minimum area of 100 m2, or a total common amenity area of 6 m2 per unit, whichever is greater, and may include decorative accessory structures such as a gazebo, arbor, pergola, as well as playground equipment, but may not include other accessory buildings or structures, unitary equipment, mailboxes or above ground utility boxes.

5.5 Privacy Area

Standard Townhouse: 20 m2 per unit 

Stacked Townhouse: 15 m2 per unit

Back to Back Townhouse: Each unit in a back to back townhouse development shall contain an individual balcony with an area of 5.5 m2, separated from adjoining units by a wall or privacy screen and with a maximum projection of 1.8 m from the front wall of the back to back townhouse building.

5.6 Fencing

On lands abutting a residential zone fencing shall be installed along the common boundary with the residential zone and shall have a minimum height of 1.8 m, which may be a solid screen fence or a combination of chain link fence and landscape planting to form a dense year-round screen.

5.7 Building Height

a) Residential building height shall be provided in accordance with Part 1, Sub-Section 2.31 RESIDENTIAL BUILDING HEIGHT

b) Maximum height: Notwithstanding Part 1 " General Conditions and Provisions, Table 2.31.1, and Subsection 4.5, Building Height, the maximum height shall be 3 storeys up to 14 m for stacked townhouses, back to back townhouses, and townhouses.

5.8 Contiguous Lots

Where multiple contiguous lots are developed under a single comprehensive site plan all lots shall be deemed to be one lot for purposes of applying zoning regulations.  A lot shall be used in a manner that complies with all of the regulations and prohibitions of this by-law that govern the lot itself and all of the regulations and prohibitions of this by-law that govern the entire development.

 

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