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7.0 DRM ZONE REGULATIONS (DOWNTOWN MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL)

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7.1 Lot Width, Area and Yards

Table 6.7.1

DwellingLot WidthLot AreaFront Yard and Street Side YardRear YardSide Yard
Duplex 9 m270 m23 m, 6 m for a garage6 m1.2 m
Triplex18 m540 m23 m, 6 m for a garage6 m1.2 m
Fourplex20 m720 m23 m, 6 m for a garage6 m1.2 m
Townhouse40 m1200 m23 m, 6 m for a garage6 m1.2 m
Street Townhouse5.5 m/unit165 m23 m, 6 m for a garage6 m1.2 m
Stacked Townhouse30 m900 m23 m, 6 m for a garage 7.5 m1.2 m
Back to Back Townhouse30 m900 m23 m, 6 m for a garage7.5 m1.2 m
Apartment30 m0.4 ha3 m, 6 m for a garage 7.5 m1.2 m

Table 6.7.2

Other Yards Requirement
Building setback abutting a creek block7.5 m; 4.5 m if block includes a 3 m buffer
Yard abutting a pipeline easement7 metres rear yard; 3 metres side yard
Yard of a back to back townhouse, stacked townhouse or apartment building abutting R1, R2, R3, DRL zone12 m

7.2 Density

Townhouse, Stacked Townhouse, Back to Back Townhouse or Apartment: 26 units per ha minimum, 50 units per ha maximum

7.3 Building Height

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

b) Maximum height: 3 storeys up to 12 m maximum 

7.4 Parking

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

b) Parking lots may be setback 1 m from a street line provided a decorative wall having a height of 1 m to 1.2 m maximum screens the parking lot from the street.

c) Parking Spaces and Driveways

For stacked townhouses, driveways and parking spaces 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 this setback shall not apply. Parking spaces and driveways shall be setback 6 m and 3 m respectively from R1, R2, R3 and DRL zones.

7.5 Landscape Area

Townhouse and Stacked Townhouse: 25% of Lot Area

7.6 Fencing

On lands abutting a residential or DRL 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.

7.7

Apartments and Stacked Townhouse:

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

Back to Bacl Townhouses: 25 m2 per unit

As a component of the required 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, arbour or pergola, as well as playground equipment, but may not include other accessory buildings or structures, unitary equipment, mailboxes or above ground utility boxes.

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.

This page last updated December 15, 2015 

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