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Riverbank Overlay District

Riverbank Overlay District

The overlay district includes development standards for development within the area. Regulations for each of the zones are included in Zoning Bylaw No 8770.  The overlay regulations apply in addition to the existing zoning requirements for the property.

Development Type
Zone 1
Zone 2

Major Developments

  • New structures with livable spaces (such as a house, attached garages, multiple-unit dwelling)
  • Additions greater than 10m2
  • Site grading
  • Geotechnical report to be submitted with building and development permit application that demonstrates a Factor of Safety of 1.5 for the proposed development.
  • Geotechnical report to be submitted with building and development permit application that demonstrates a Factor of Safety of 1.5 for the proposed development.
  • ​​No report required for site grading.

Minor Developments

  • Demolitions
  • Detached garages
  • Patios and decks
  • Additions less than 10m2
  • Geotechnical report to be submitted with building and development permit application that demonstrates a Factor of Safety of 1.3 for the proposed development OR a letter from a geotechnical engineer indicating proposed development will have minimal risk to slope stability.
  • Geotechnical report to be submitted with building and development permit application that demonstrates a Factor of Safety of 1.3 for the proposed development OR a letter from a geotechnical engineer indicating proposed development will have minimal risk to slope stability.
  • No report required for detached accessory buildings and raised patios or decks with a gross floor area less than 10m2.
In ground swimming pools - not permitted in either zone.
No additional regulations for above ground swimming pools/hot tubs, tree removal, general landscaping and underground sprinklers.  Educational information will be available to owners on the potential risks to properties associated with these types of developments.

Geotechnical Reports

A geotechnical report is a tool used to communicate the site conditions, along with design and construction recommendations to an owner, building designer and contractor.  Through a site investigation, specific information related to the subsurface soil, rock and water conditions are obtained and evaluated by a geotechnical engineer who provides design and construction recommendations for a proposed development.

For more information, refer to the Geotechnical Report Guidelines.

Building and Development Permits

A geotechnical report must be submitted with any development and building permit application as required and must be accepted by the City prior to issuance of any permit.

Please allow up to two additional weeks for the review of the building and development permit application. To submit an application, refer to Building, Renovations & Permits.