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4.0 UCR1 to UOP Zone Regulations

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4.1 Lot Width, Area, Yards, Floor Area Ratio, Density, Height

Table 7.4.1

 

Regulation

Zone

UCR1

UCR2

UC

UE

UCR3

URH

UMXE

UOP

Lot Width

 

7.5 m

 

15 m

 

15 m

 

15 m

 

15 m

 

7.5 m

 

15 m

 

30 m

Lot Area

 

225 m2

 

500 m2

 

500 m2

 

500 m2

 

500 m2

 

225 m2

 

500 m2

 

0.2 ha

Front Yard (maximum)

(a)

 

none

 

none

(b)

(b)

 

6 m

 

22 m

 

22 m

Street Side Yard (maximum)

(a)

 

none

 

none

(b)

(b)

 

6 m

 

22 m

 

22 m

Side Yard

 

none

 

none

 

none

 

none

 

none

 

none

 

none

 

3 m

Rear Yard

 

none

 

none

 

none

 

none

 

none

 

3 m

 

3 m

 

3 m

Density (minimum/ maximum)

 

50/185

 

50/185

 

* * *

 

* * *

 

50/185

 

50/100

 

* * *

 

* * *

Building Height (minimum ) (e)

Two storeys

Two storeys

Two storeys

Two storeys

Two storeys

Two storeys

Two storeys

Two storeys

Building Height (maximum)

35m (d)

28m (d)

12m

28m

35m(d)

24m(d)

24m

12m

Floor Area Ratio (minimum)

0.5:1

0.5:1

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* * *

0.5:1

0.5:1

* * *

0.5:1

Floor Area Ratio (maximum)

 

2.5:1

 

1.5:1

 

0.5:1

(c)

 

1.5:1

 

1:1

 

1:1

 

1:1

Separation Distance from a railway right-or-way

 

30 m for land uses sensitive to Railway rights of way

Yard abutting a PC or P zone

6 m

Yard Abutting:
Pipeline Easement

Building setback abutting a creek block

7 m

3 m

 

Footnotes to Table 7.4.1

a) Yard abutting Appleby Line: 4 m maximum for buildings up to 4 storeys high and within 45 m of Upper Middle Road, 10 m maximum for buildings over 4 storeys high and within 45 m of Upper Middle Road, provided that a driveway shall be located between Appleby Line and the building.

Yard abutting Upper Middle Road and Ontario Hydro Corridor: 4 m maximum for buildings up to 4 storeys high and within 30 m of Appleby Line, 10 m maximum for buildings over 4 storeys high and within 30 m of Appleby Line, provided that a driveway shall be located between Upper Middle Road and the building.

Yard abutting all other streets: 16 m maximum for 75% of the building elevation abutting a street, 22 m maximum thereafter.

b) Yard abutting Appleby Line: 16 m maximum for 75% of the building elevation abutting Appleby Line, 22 m maximum thereafter. For multiple building developments the maximum yard shall apply to as many buildings as is possible.

Yard abutting all other streets: 22 m maximum. For multiple building developments the maximum yard shall apply to as many buildings as is possible.

c) Floor Area Ratio (maximum):

Industrial Uses: 0.5:1

Other Uses: 1.0:1 on lands between Ironstone Drive & Corporate Drive, 1.5:1 on lands between Ironstone Drive & Upper Middle Road

d) Height in accordance with Part 1, Section 2.31 RESIDENTIAL BUILDING HEIGHT for townhouse, street townhouse, or stacked townhouse development.

e) The floor area of the second storey of any two-storey building shall be no less than 50% of the floor area of the first storey.

Notwithstanding the above minimum height provisions, any buildings or structures of less than two storeys in height which legally existed as of the date of the passage of Zoning By-law 2020.205, (April 28, 2008), are deemed to conform to the building height regulations of this By-law for the life of the building or structure.

4.2 Floor Area 

UC Zone

Maximum Floor Area per Retail or Service Commercial use: 10,300 m2

UE & URH Zone

Maximum Floor Area for all Retail and Service Commercial uses shall not exceed 50% of total building floor area.

UMXE Zone

Maximum Floor Area per Retail or Service Commercial use: 300 m2
Retail and Service Commercial floor area shall not exceed 5% of the total floor area.

4.3 Landscape and Buffer

Landscape Area:

UOP Zone: 25%

Other Zones: 5% (Street Townhouses excepted)

Abutting an O2 or O3 Zone: 3 m (Street Townhouses excepted)

Abutting a PC or P Zone: 3 m (Street Townhouses excepted)

Landscape Buffer

UOP Zone: 6 m abutting a URM zone

Other Zones: 4.5 m abutting a URM Zone (Street Townhouses excepted)

4.4 Lots Abutting Sheldon Creek

Lots abutting O2 zoned lands adjacent to the top-of-bank of Sheldon Creek may include the abutting O2 zoned land area above the top-of-bank in the calculation of Density, Lot Coverage and Landscape Area, provided that this provision shall not have the effect of increasing maximum retail floor area.

4.5 Parking

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

All Dwelling Units

  • 1.25 occupant spaces per one bedroom unit
  • 1.50 occupant spaces per two bedroom unit
  • 1.75 occupant spaces per three or more bedrooms
  • Visitor Parking not required

b) Enclosed Parking

Enclosed occupant parking shall be provided at the rate of 1.25 spaces per unit for units exceeding a density of 100 units per hectare.

c) Parking Spaces and Driveways

For apartment buildings, driveways and parking spaces shall be setback 2 m from a window of a habitable room in dwelling units located on the ground floor or below grade. Driveways and parking spaces shall be set back at least 6 m from URM zones.

d) Parking of trucks and trailers

Is prohibited except when:

  • the truck or trailer is being loaded and unloaded
  • the truck or trailer is for customer use
  • the truck or trailer belongs to a property owner or tenant
  • the truck or trailer is being used for charitable purposes

e) Parking Lots

Parking lots shall be designed in accordance with Table 7.4.2:

Table 7.4.2

 

Regulation

   

UCR1

UCR2

UC

UE

UCR3

URH

UMXE

UOP

Parking lots shall be divided into parking areas of 150 spaces maximum and separated from adjoining parking areas by a 3 m landscape area. Notwithstanding the definition of Landscape Area, a landscape area separating parking areas within a comprehensive development may contain a 2.0 m wide walkway which runs parallel to and within the landscape area provided that the landscape area has a minimum width of 4.5 m.

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Parking lots shall be divided into parking areas of 225 spaces maximum and separated from adjoining parking areas by a 3 m landscape area.  Notwithstanding the definition of Landscape Area, a landscape area separating parking areas within a comprehensive development may contain a 2.0 m wide walkway which runs parallel to and within the landscape area provided that the landscape area has a minimumwidth of 4.5 m.

 

 

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Parking lots shall be setback a minimum of 3 m from any street line, however, the setback of a parking lot from the street line may be reduced to 1 m where a decorative wall or fence, not greater than 1.2 m high, screens the parking lot from the street

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On lands abutting Appleby Line, parking lots located between a building and a lot line intersecting Appleby Line shall be limited to 40 m in width within 20 m of Appleby Line

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On lands abutting Appleby Line, parking lots located between a building and a lot line intersecting Appleby Line shall be limited to 60 m in width within 20 m of Appleby Line

 

 

 

 

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No parking lot or driveway shall be located within 3 m of a window of a habitable room in a basement or ground floor dwelling unit (2 m for apartment buildings)

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4.6 Outside Storage

a) Only merchandise displayed for retail sale may be stored outside, provided the merchandise is not stored in a truck, trailer or other vehicle.

b) Perishable waste must be kept in refrigerated storage within a building. Alternatively, perishable waste may be stored outside if a deep collection waste disposal system, comprised of a sealed container with a lockable lid located primarily below grade, is used.

c) Nonperishable waste stored outside on lands abutting a URM zone shall be kept within a solid screen enclosure subject to Part 1, Subsection 2.21(c).

4.7 Loading and Unloading

a) Loading/unloading shall not take place within 7.5 m of a URM zone.

b) Loading/unloading docks shall be screened from view from an adjoining URM zone.

4.8 Drive Through Facilities

a) Restaurants:

(i) Where drive through facilities are located in or adjacent to building elevations facing a street, landscaping shall be provided to screen the building elevation from the street.

(ii) External conveyor pick-up systems are not permitted in a yard abutting a street and shall be setback 15 m from a URM zone.

(iii) Intercom ordering stations shall be setback 15 m from a URM zone.

b) Other uses:

(i) Where drive through facilities are located in or adjacent to building elevations facing a street, landscaping shall be provided to screen the building elevation from the street.

(ii) Freestanding facilities shall be setback 15 m from a URM zone

4.9 Outdoor Patios

Not permitted within 45 m of a URM zone.

4.10 Retail Sales

A maximum of 15% of the total floor area of an industrial usemay be used for the display and retail sale of products manufactured, fabricated, processed or assembled on the premises. The maximum may be increased to 25% provided the total floor area is less then 1000 m2.

4.11 Amenity Area

For apartment dwelling units: 20 m2 per unit

4.12 Balconies

Balconies shall not be permitted on building elevations facing Corporate Drive.

4.13 Fencing 

On lands abutting a URM zone fencing shall be installed along the common boundary with the URM 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.

This page last updated: December 2015

 

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