The City initiated application is to update Zoning By-law No. 79-200. The area affected by these amendments is shown on the location map to the right.
The following is a general description of the amendments proposed:
· Revise a number of regulations in the Residential Mixed (R3) zone to provide for intensification and a compact type of development
· Update the Special Building Setback regulation (which requires infill dwellings on interior lots to meet the minimum average front yard setback of adjacent dwellings) to refer to adjacent dwellings as those being in existence on the day of the passing of this by-law
· Introduce a definition for stacked townhouse dwellings and permit these dwellings in the Residential Low Density Grouped Multiple Dwellings (R4) and Residential Apartment Density (R5A to R5F) zones
· Permit decks and porches to locate in the privacy yards of block townhouse units
· Permit the temporary parking of recreational vehicles in residential zones for a period of up to 14 calendar days a year for the purposes of loading and unloading
· Allowing the option of providing either a landscape strip or decorative wall/fence between a parking area in a front yard and a street in R4 and R5A to R5F zones.
· Require an amenity area for residents in apartment buildings
· Provide definitions in a single alphabetical section without numbering.
· Allow certain technical revisions without requiring a zoning by-law amendment, for correcting errors and formatting and changing street names
· Allow the rounding of numerical figures
· Revise the lot frontage interpretation for lots that do not have parallel side lot lines (i.e. pie shaped lots)
· Reduce the number of loading spaces required for commercial and industrial buildings
· Permit community gardens and associated sheds and small-scale greenhouses, as of right