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5.0 URM Zone Regulations

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5.1 Lot Width, Area, Yards

Table 7.5.1



Lot Width



Lot Area




Front Yard and
Street Side Yard



Rear Yard 


Side Yard      




9 m


270 m2


3 m min., 8 m max.


6 m



Semi Detached


6 m/unit


180 m2


2.7 m min., 8 max.


6 m


1.2 m



9 m


270 m2


3 m min., 8 m max.


6 m


1.2 m



18 m


540 m2


3 m min., 8 m max.


6 m


1.2 m



18 m


720 m2


3 m min., 8 m max.


6 m


1.2 m



40 m


1200 m2


3 m min., 8 m max.


6 m


1.2 m

Street Townhouse


5.5 m/unit


165 m2


2.7 m min., 8 m max.


6 m


1.2 m

Stacked Townhouse


30 m


900 m2


3 m min., 8 m max.


7.5 m


1.2 m

Footnotes to Table 7.5.1

a) Side yard abutting a dwelling: 1.2 m

Side yard abutting an attached or detached garage: 60 cm

Table 7.5.2

Other Yards




Building setback abutting a creek block


3 m

Yard abutting a pipeline easement


7 m

Yard abutting a railway right-of-way


30 m

5.2 Density

Townhouse and Stacked Townhouse:

  • 26 units per ha maximum
  • 50 units per ha maximum

5.3 Building Height

a) Residential building height shall be provided in accordance with Part 1, Subsection 2.31 RESIDENTIAL BUILDNG HEIGHT.

b) Maximum height: 3 storeys

5.4 Lot Coverage

For detached lots 12 m or greater in width the lot coverage provisions set out in Part 2, Subsection 4.2 shall apply.

5.5 Parking

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

b) Parking Lots

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 2 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.

5.6 Landscape Area

Townhouse and Stacked Townhouse: 25 %

5.7 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.

5.8 Built Form

a) An attached garage shall not project more than 2 m beyond the front wall of the livable portion of the dwelling unit at grade.

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.

c) 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.

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

This page last updated: December 2015


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