Kensington Architectural Controls

Kensington was designed to be a well-connected, attractive, walkable neighbourhood surrounded by amenities that provide convenient access to schools, services, shopping, and recreation. It’s the little details such as full front porches, building materials, decorative street lighting, and neighbourhood signage that create a warm and inviting environment.

The architectural guidelines selected by Saskatoon Land are an integral component in creating a comprehensive neighbourhood vision that serves to strengthen neighbourhood streetscapes and foster diversity amongst housing choices while still creating a neighbourhood wide unifying theme. 

It is very important to build homes that are appropriate for the size and grade of the lot. There are a variety of lot types in Kensington, which will need to be designed accordingly. Each of the lot types has their own Architectural and Development Controls which are registered on each individual land title. Within each category, there are also a number of subcategories with varied requirements depending upon different siting attributes. 

 

ARCHITECTURAL CONTROLS FOR ALL PHASES AND LOTS

These controls apply to lots regardless of phase and lot type and are in addition to the controls found in "architectural controls by phase & lot" section below.

 

ATTACHED GARAGE PLACEMENT

In addition to the architectural controls noted below, for lots that require the construction of an attached garage, a separate interest will be registered against the title of each single-unit lot indicating which side of the lot the garage must be placed against in Phase 2 and 3 only.  The intent of this control is to pair garages together along a common property line in order to provide a better streetscape appearance and improved sightlines. The garage side placements are shown in the Lot Information Packages (located below) for each phase and will be included in the Agreement for Sale.

CORNER GARAGE PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS

All corner lots that require an attached garage in Phase 2 & 3 have the following caveat registered on titleThe garage must be located on the side of the property that is furthest from the intersection

All corner lots that require an attached garage in Phase 4 have the following in the Agreement for Sale: The garage must be located on the side of the property that is furthest from the intersection

The image below demonstrates the permitted options for the placement of an attached garage on a corner lot, attached to the front of the house furthest from the street corner or attached to the rear of the house.

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ARCHITECTURAL CONTROLS BY PHASE & LOT TYPE

In addition to the controls outlined above, each phase and lot has specific architectural controls. To find your lot click on the appropriate phase of the neighbourhood to learn more.

 
Kensignton, Saskatoon Phase 2 (Bentley Manor, Lane, Court, and Stromberg Court)

Phase 2 Area

Kensington, Saskatoon

MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. On the front building facade, a minimum of two exterior building materials are required, with each material being no less than 100 square feet in area.
  2. On the front building facade, all trim materials shall provide contrast to the colour of the two exterior building materials being used.
    1. Trim features may not be counted as a material.
    2. The two materials being used must be distinctly different and discernible from each other. For example, the use of wide board vinyl siding and narrow board vinyl siding would not be permitted. 
    3. In order to be included in the 100 square foot requirement, the material must be visible from the front street. Material wrapped around a column or architectural feature, facing a side or rear yard will not count towards the 100 square foot total.

The examples below satisfy the front facade exterior building material and trim requirements. 

Please note that the plans submitted do not have to be in colour. Written text which clearly indicates the material usage and colour will suffice.

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340 square feet of vinyl siding and 140 square feet of cedar slats have been provided. A third material, 80 square feet of manufactured stone has also been provided. 400 square feet of acrylic stucco is provided as the primary building material. 120 square feet of brick veneer is provided as the secondary building material.

300 square feet of board and batten - vinyl siding is provided as the

primary exterior building material. 100 square feet of manufactured stone is provided as the secondary building material.

 

Lot Specifics Architectural Controls

Phase 2 of Kensington features five lot types: Standard Lot - Attached Garage, Standard Lot - Attached Garage No Roof Pitch Requirement, Large Lot - Attached Garage, Narrow Lot - No Roof Pitch Requirement, and Narrow Lot On Collector Road - Rear Lane Access. It is essential to build homes that are appropriate for the size and grade of the lot. 

Standard lot - Attached Garage

Standard Lot Attached Garage

Highly Visible Lot

(see Highly Visible Lot section below)

Lots 1 to 7 & 11 to 15 Block 102
Lots 1 & 15, Block 102

These lots are generally less than 14 metres (46 ft) in width and require a smaller minimum house size and single-wide attached garage. The architectural controls for these lots are as follows:

  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which have an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than: 
    1. 1,000 square feet in the case of a bungalow or bi-level;
    2. 1,200 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling.
  2. All dwellings must be constructed with a minimum single-wide attached garage. The garage must be constructed at the same time as the dwelling is built. Minimum inside dimensions shall be 3.5 metres wide and 6.0 metres long;
  3. The roof pitch of the principal dwelling shall have a minimum 6-in-12 pitch;
  4. On the front building façade, a minimum of two exterior building materials are required, with each building material being no less than 100 square feet in area; and,
  5. On the front building façade, all trim materials shall provide contrast to the colour of the two exterior building materials being used.

Standard Lot - Attached Garage No Roof Pitch Requirement

Standard Lot - Attached Garage

No Roof Pitch Requirement

Highly Visible Lot

(see Highly Visible Lot section below)

Lots 31 to 62, Block 103
Lots 14 to 20, Block 106
Lots 19 to 26, Block 109
Lots 31 & 62, Block 103
Lots 14, 21 & 37, Block 106​
Lots 19, Block 109

These lots are generally less than 14 metres (46 ft) in width and require a smaller minimum house size and single-wide attached garage. These lots have no roof slope requirement. The architectural controls for these lots are as follows:

  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which have an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than: 
    1. 1,000 square feet in the case of a bungalow or bi-level;
    2. 1,200 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling
  2. All dwellings must be constructed with a minimum single-wide attached garage. The garage must be constructed at the same time as the dwelling is built. Minimum inside dimensions shall be 3.5 metres wide and 6.0 metres long;
  3. Garages shall not protrude more than 2.4 metres (8 feet) from any façade of any habitable floor area of the dwelling.
  4. On the front building façade, a minimum of two exterior building materials are required, with each building material being no less than 100 square feet in area; and,
  5. On the front building façade, all trim materials shall provide contrast to the colour of the two exterior building materials being used.

Large Lot - Attached Garage

Large Lot - Attached Garage

Highly Visible Lot

(see Highly Visible Lot section below)

Lots 1 to 13, Block 106
lots 1 to 7, Block 107
Lots 1 to 15, Block 108
Lots 1 to 18, Block 109
Lots 1 to 20, Block 111
Lots 1 to 11, Block 112
Lots 1 & 13, Block 106
Lots 1 & 7, Block 107
Lots 1, 8, 9 & 15, Block 108
Lots 1 & 18, Block 109
Lot 1, Block 111
Lot 1, Block 112
 

These lots are generally more than 14 metres (46 ft) in width and require a larger minimum house size and double-wide attached garage. The architectural controls for these lots are as follows:

  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which have an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:
    1. 1,200 square feet in the case of a bungalow, bi-level or split-level dwelling;
    2. 1,500 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling; 
  2. All dwellings must be constructed with a minimum double-wide attached garage. The garage must be constructed at the same time as the dwelling is built. Minimum inside dimensions shall be 5.4 metres wide and 6.0 metres long;
  3. The roof of the principal dwelling shall have a minimum 6-in-12 pitch;
  4. On the front building façade, a minimum of two exterior building materials are required, with each building material being no less than 100 square feet in area; and,
  5. On the front building façade, all trim materials shall provide contrast to the colour of the two exterior building materials being used. 

Narrow Lot - Rear Lane Access No Roof Pitch Requirement

Narrow Lot - Rear Lane Access No Roof Pitch Requirement

Highly Visible Lot

(see Highly Visible Lot section below)

Lots 1 to 14, Block 104
Lots 1 to 14, Block 105
Lots 1, 7, 8 & 14, Block 104
Lots 1, 7, 8 & 14, Block 105

These lots have rear lane access and are generally less than 10.4 metres (34 ft) in width. They require a smaller minimum house size and the construction of full front porches and concrete garage pads. These lots have no roof pitch requirement. The architectural controls for these lots are as follows:

  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which have an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:
    1. 1,000 square feet in the case of a bungalow, or bi-level;
    2. 1,200 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling;
  2. All dwelling units shall be bungalows, raised bungalows, bi-levels, or two-storeys. Split-level dwellings are not permitted;
  3. All dwellings must be constructed with a concrete garage pad with access from the rear lane only. The concrete garage pad must be constructed at the same time as the dwelling is built with a minimum dimension of 6 metres wide and 6 metres long. The concrete pad shall be located at a minimum of 1.2 metres from the rear property line, and include a paved apron that connects it to the property line;
  4. All dwellings shall be constructed with covered front verandas. The minimum width of the front veranda for bungalows and bi-levels shall be half the width of the house façade. Two storey dwellings shall have front verandas across the entire width of the house façade. Verandas shall be partially enclosed with railings and spindles or other type of partial enclosure;
  5. On the front building façade, a minimum of two exterior building materials are required, with each material being no less than 100 square feet in area; and
  6. On the front building façade, all trim materials shall provide contrast to the colour of the two exterior building materials being used.

Narrow Lot On Collector Road - Rear Lane Access

Narrow Lot On Collector Road - Rear Lane Access

Highly Visible Lot

(see Highly Visible Lot section below)

Lot 30, Block 103
Lots 21 to 37, Block 106
Lot 30, Block 103​
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These lots have rear lane access and are generally less than 10.4 metres (34 ft) in width. They require a smaller minimum house size, the construction of full front porches, concrete garage pads and are set back further from the street. The architectural controls for these lots are as follows:

  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which have an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:
    1. 1,000 square feet in the case of a bungalow, or bi-level;
    2. 1,200 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling;
  2. All dwelling units shall be bungalows, raised bungalows, bi-levels, or two-storeys. Split-level dwellings are not permitted;
  3. All dwellings must be constructed with a concrete garage pad with access from the rear lane only. The concrete garage pad must be constructed at the same time as the dwelling is built with a minimum dimension of 6 metres wide and 6 metres long. The concrete pad shall be located at a minimum of 1.2 metres from the rear property line, and include a paved apron that connects it to the property line; 
  4. All dwellings shall be constructed with covered front verandas. The minimum width of the front veranda for bungalows and bi-levels shall be half the width of the house façade. Two storey dwellings shall have front verandas across the entire width of the house façade. Verandas shall be partially enclosed with railings and spindles or other type of partial enclosure;
  5. The roof of the principal dwelling shall have a minimum 6-in-12 pitch;
  6. The minimum front yard setback shall be 5 metres;
  7. On the front building façade, a minimum of two exterior building materials are required, with each material being no less than 100 square feet in area; and
  8. On the front building façade, all trim materials shall provide contrast to the colour of the two exterior building materials being used. 

 

Highly Visible Lots
Lots 1 & 15, Block 102
Lots 30, 31 & 62, Block 103
Lots 1, 7, 8 & 14, Block 104
Lots 1, 7, 8 & 14, Block 105
Lots 1, 13, 14, 21 & 37, Block 106
Lots 1 & 7, Block 107
Lots 1, 8, 9 & 15, Block 108
Lots 1, 18 & 19, Block 109
Lots 1, Block 111
Lots 1, Block 112

In order to improve the pedestrian streetscape and break up the monotony of a featureless side building wall, all corner lots and lots that are highly visible from a public area have the following building restriction caveats (BRC's) registered on title

  1. On the side building wall, closest to the flanking street or park space, a secondary exterior building material is required, being no less than 40 square feet in area; and
  2. On the side building wall, closest to the flanking street or park space, window and/or door placement shall be provided at an area no less than five percent of the area of the side building wall.
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50 square feet of manufactured stone is provided along the side building elevation, which faces the flanking street. Three windows are provided along the side building wall having a total area of 32 square feet. 80 square feet of cedar plank is provided along the side building elevation, which faces the street. Five windows are provided (each at 3'x5') resulting in a total window placement area of 75 square feet. 50 square feet of manufactured stone is provided on the garage wall, which faces the flanking street, but is not the closest building wall to the flanking street and only 24 square feet of window area has been provided on the side building wall.

 

Craftsmen Home Group Lots (Bentley Manor, Bentley Court, and Kensington Road)
Kensington, Saskatoon, Craftsmen

The primary objective of these guidelines is to establish a consistent Craftsman architectural theme for the Bentley Manor, Bentley Court and Kensington Road areas in the Kensington neighbourhood. Craftsman homes are typically characterized by low-pitched gabled roofs, broad eaves, exposed beams and accents, dormers, front porches, the use of natural materials and more. Everything about the exterior design of a Craftsman home expresses an attractive streetscape.

These guidelines provide a summary of key design elements builders must consider in their home designs. Homes within this phase do not have to incorporate every item listed in this document, however, house plans must demonstrate a substantial consistency with the spirit and intent of this document.

The sale of individual lots may be considered at the discretion of Saskatoon Land. Prospective purchasers are advised to contact Saskatoon Land for individual lot prices. 

Group Lot Offerings

Kensington, Saskatoon, Craftsmen

Entry Features

Architecturally significant entry features should be provided on the front elevation, including partial or full verandas, tapered columns, overhangs and broad eaves.

Kensington, Saskatoon Tapered Columns - Wide based, tapered columns.  
Saskatoon Front Doors - Partially paned front doors, with glass panels in the upper third of door, separated from the bottom panelled portion by thick trim.
Kensington, Saskatoon Exposed Beams - Entry-way columns supporting exposed overhead beams or supports.
Kensington, Saskatoon Verandas - Verandas which span a significant portion of the length of the front elevation.

Garage Doors

Overhead garage doors must utilize one of the styles as illustrated, appropriate to the design of the house. On attached garage lots, garage doors comprise a significant portion of the front elevation. As a result, a Craftsman style garage door is a mandatory design element.

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Garage Door Trim - garage doors with wide bands of trim, and windows on the upper portion of the door. Insets - garage Doors with insets with or without upper and lower sashes separated by muntin bars.

Exterior Materials & Colour

Craftsman style homes should be finished in siding, shakes or stone/brick. More than one dominant finish must be used on any elevation visible from a street or public space, installed in layers separated by a wide horizontally installed trim board. Colours suited to the Craftsman style include deep earth tones and historic colours accented by heavy white trims.

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Trim Seperation - cement fibre siding and cedar shakes separated by wide trim board. Brick or Stone Accents - the use of brick or stone cladding on facade accents, including at the base of a tapered column. Board & Batten - the use of board and batten siding or shakes along roof gables.

Highly Visible Treatments

Homes on corner lots require additional design considerations. Street or park flanking side elevations on corner lots must have full front elevation treatment in terms of window placement and architectural detailing consistent with the front elevation.

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Appropriate - side street flanking elevation utilizes Hardie board siding, stone accents, wide trim, varying roof-line,

bump-outs and exposed beams. In this case, side elevation detailing is consistent with what is expected along a front elevation

Inappropriate - side street flanking elevation primarily consists of Hardie board siding and a long wall, with minimal interruption in plane and one solid roof-line.

Roof & Slope Treatments

Craftsman designs should incorporate moderately pitched (front, side or cross) gabled roofs with wide overhangs and design treatments to facilitate a high quality built form.

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Dormers - help to articulate the facade of a given elevation. The undulating roof shape enabled through the use of dormers helps break up long, straight sections of wall or roof areas. Roof Pitch - front and side gables at a 5/12 roof pitch Multiple Lines of Integrated Roof Forms - craftsman roofs should be made up of several integrated roof forms to reduce the overall mass of the home, while establishing visual interest.

Architectural Treatments

Various architectural treatments that complement the overall house design and add visual interest to the facade should be incorporated including, angle braces, rafter tails, exposed beams, broad eaves, etc.

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Angle Braces - the use of decorative angle braces supporting canopy structure. Exposed Rafter Tails - the use of open eaves or exposed rafter tails to increase visual interest and curb appeal. Exposed Beams - the use of exposed beams above windows or below deep roof eaves.

Windows & Trim

Windows should utilize one of the styles as illustrated, appropriate to the design of the house, with the incorporation of wide trim.

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Grills (both sashes) - vertical orientation with grills in upper and lower window sashes Grills (top sash) - vertical orientation with grills in the top sash only. Trim - the use a wide trim around all windows of a colour easily discernible from the colour of the exterior materials.

Repetition

The same elevations should not be repeated on adjacent properties or directly across the street. For adjacent properties, a change in architectural detailing is required. Examples of acceptable changes are, but not limited to, the following: roof and dormer orientation and slope, front attached garage roof style or orientation, the size and location of windows and doors, colours and finish materials.

 

Kensington, Saskatoon Phase 3 (Ells Crescent, Way, Lane, Labine Court, Terrace, Crescent, and Kensington Boulevard)

Phase 3 Area

Kensington, Saskatoon

 

MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS - FRONT BUILDING FACADE

Standard Lots

All dwellings require a minimum of two different exterior building materials on the front elevation with each material being no less than 50 square feet in area or a minimum of three exterior building materials with each material being no less than 25 square feet in area.

Large Lots

All dwellings require a minimum of two different exterior building materials on the front elevation with each material being no less than 75 square feet in area or a minimum of three exterior building materials with each material being no less than 40 square feet in area. 

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This home utilizes cedar shakes along the roofline and stone accent features near the garage edges, with the balance of the facade consisting of Hardie Board siding. This home features board and batten siding along the dormers, stone accents along the veranda columns, with the balance of the front facade consisting of vinyl siding.
  • Trim features may not be counted as material. In order to be included towards the required material amount, the material must be visible from the front street. Material wrapped around a column or architectural feature, facing a side or rear yard will not count towards the required material total.

  • The materials being used should be distinctly different and discernible from each other. Contrast with the trim materials and exterior building material being used is also encouraged.

  • While Saskatoon Land does not formally regulate home repetition or colour palettes on a given block, where builders have purchased multiple adjacent lots, differing colour schemes and material types are encouraged. 

 

Lot Specifics Architectural Controls

Phase 3 of Kensington features five lot types: Narrow Lot - Rear Lane Access, Standard Lot - Attached Garage, Walk-Out Basement Lot - Attached Garage, Large Lot - Attached Garage, and Large Lot - Attached Garage No Roof Pitch Requirement

Narrow Lot - Rear Lane Access

Narrow Lot - Rear Lane Access

Highly Visible Lot

(see Highly Visible Lot section below)

Lots 1 to 32, Block 221
Lots 1 to 33, Block 222
Lots 1 to 20, Block 223
Lots 1, 16, 17 & 32, Block 221
Lots 1, 16, 17, & 33, Block 222
Lots 1 & 20, Block 223

These lots have rear lane access and are generally less than 10.4 metres (34 ft) in width. They require a smaller minimum house size and the construction of front porches and concrete garage pads. The architectural controls for these lots are as follows:

  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which have an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:
    1. 1,000 square feet in the case of a bungalow or bi-level;
    2. 1,200 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling
  2. All dwelling units shall be bungalows, raised bungalows, bi-levels, or two-storeys. Split-level dwellings are NOT permitted;
  3. All dwellings must be constructed with a concrete garage pad with access from the rear lane only. The concrete garage pad must be constructed at the same time the dwelling is built with a minimum dimension of 6 metres wide and 6 metres long. The concrete pad shall be located at a minimum of 1.2 metres from the rear property line, and include a paved apron that connects it to the rear property line. ​Note: Any garage or garage pad greater than 55 square metres is required to have their foundation drawings signed and sealed by a licensed Saskatchewan design professional; 

  4. The roof pitch of the principal dwelling shall have a minimum 6-in-12 pitch;
  5. All dwellings shall be constructed with front verandas. The minimum width of the front verandas for bungalows and bi-levels shall be half the width of the house façade. Two-storey dwellings shall have front verandas across the entire width of the house façade. Verandas shall be partially enclosed with railings and spindles or other type of partial enclosure; and
  6. All dwellings require a minimum of two different exterior building materials on the front elevation, with each material being no less than 75 square feet in area, or a minimum of three exterior building materials with each material being no less than 40 square feet in area.

Standard Lot - Attached Garage

Standard Lot - Attached Garage

Highly Visible Lot

(see Highly Visible Lot section below)

Lots 1 to 48, Block 214
Lot 1, Block 214

These lots are generally less than 14 metres (46 ft) in width and require a smaller minimum house size and single-wide attached garage. The architectural controls for these lots are as follows:

  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which has an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:
    1. 1,000 square feet in the case of a bungalow or bi-level;
    2. 1,200 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling
  2. All dwellings must be constructed with a minimum single-wide attached garage. The garage must be constructed at the same time as the dwelling is built. Minimum inside dimensions shall be 3.5 metres wide and 6.0 metres long;
  3. Garages shall not protrude more than 2.4 metres (8 feet) from any façade of any habitable floor area of the dwelling.
  4. The roof of the principal dwelling shall have a minimum 6-in-12 roof pitch; and,
  5. All dwellings require a minimum of two different exterior building materials on the front elevation, with each material being no less than 50 square feet in area, or a minimum of three exterior building materials with each material being no less than 25 square feet in area. 

Walk-Out Basement Lot - Attached Garage

Walk-Out Basement Lot - Attached Garage

Highly Visible Lot

(see Highly Visible Lot section below)

Lots 1 to 10, Block 224
Lot 1, Block 224

These lots require a larger minimum house size and double-wide attached garage. These lots have also been graded to accommodate the design of a walk-out basement into the dwelling. The architectural controls for these lots are as follows:

  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which have an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:
    1. 1,200 square feet in the case of a bungalow, bi-level or split-level dwelling;
    2. 1,500 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling;
  2. All dwellings must be constructed with a minimum-double wide attached garage. The garage must be constructed at the same time as the dwelling is built. Minimum inside dimensions shall be 5.4 metres wide and 6.0 metres long;
  3. The roof of the principal dwelling shall have a minimum 6-in-12 pitch;
  4. All dwellings require a minimum of two different exterior building materials on the front elevation with each material being no less than 75 square feet in area or a minimum of three exterior building materials with each material being no less than 40 square feet in area; 
  5. All dwellings shall be constructed with direct access from the basement level to the backyard (“walkout units”); and 
  6. Vinyl Siding is not permitted as an exterior building material on any of the elevations of the dwelling unit. 

Large-Lot Attached Garage

Large-Lot Attached Garage

Highly Visible Lot

(see Highly Visible Lot section below)

Lots 51 to 68, Block 214
Lots 1 to 11, Block 220
Lot 68, Block 214
Lots 1 & 11 Block 220​

These lots require a larger minimum house size and double-wide attached garage. The architectural controls for these lots are as follows: 

  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which have an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:
    1. 1,200 square feet in the case of a bungalow, bi-level or split-level dwelling;
    2. 1,500 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling; 
  2. All dwellings must be constructed with a minimum double-wide attached garage. The garage must be constructed at the same time as the dwelling is built. Minimum inside dimensions shall be 5.4 metres wide and 6.0 metres long;
  3. The roof of the principal dwelling shall have a minimum 6-in-12 pitch;
  4. On the front building façade, a minimum of two exterior building materials are required, with each building material being no less than 75 square feet in area or a minimum of three exterior building materials with each material being no less than 40 square feet. 

Large Lot - Attached Garage No Roof Pitch Requirement

Large-Lot Attached Garage

Highly Visible Lot

(see Highly Visible Lot section below)

Lots 69 to 97, Block 214
Lots 1 to 9, Block 219
Lot 69, Block 214
Lots 1, Block 219

These lots require a larger minimum house size and double-wide attached garage. These lots do NOT require a specific roof pitch. The architectural controls for these lots are as follows: 

  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which have an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:
    1. 1,200 square feet in the case of a bungalow, or bi-level;
    2. 1,500 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling; 
  2. All dwellings must be constructed with a minimum double-wide attached garage. The garage must be constructed at the same time as the dwelling is built. Minimum inside dimensions shall be 5.4 metres wide and 6.0 metres long; 
  3. All dwellings require a minimum of two different exterior building materials on the front elevation, with each material being no less than 75 square feet in area, or a minimum of three exterior building materials being no less than 40 square feet in area; and 

 

Highly Visible Lots
Lots 1, 68 & 69, Block 214
Lots 1, Block 219
Lots 1 & 11, Block 220
Lots 1, 16, 17 & 32, Block 221
Lots 1, 16, 17, & 33, Block 222
Lots 1 & 20, Block 223
Lots 1 & 11, Block 224

In order to improve the pedestrian streetscape and break up the monotony of a featureless side building wall, all corner lots and lots that are highly visible from a public area have the following building restriction caveats (BRC's) registered on title

  1. On the side building wall, closest to the flanking street or park space, a secondary exterior building material is required, being no less than 40 square feet in area; and
  2. On the side building wall, closest to the flanking street or park space, window and/or door placement shall be provided at an area no less than five percent of the area of the side building wall.
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50 square feet of stone is provided along the building facade, which faces the flanking street. Three windows are provided along the side building wall having a total area of 32 square feet. 80 square feet of cedar plank is provided along the side building elevation, which faces the flanking street. Five windows are provided resulting in a total window placement area of 75 square feet.

 

 

Kensington, Saskatoon Phase 4 (McArthur Crescent, Lane, and Diefenbaker Drive)

Phase 4 Area

Kensington, Saskatoon

MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS - FRONT BUILDING FACADE

Standard Lots

All dwellings require a minimum of two different exterior building materials on the front elevation with each material being no less than 50 square feet in area or a minimum of three exterior building materials with each material being no less than 25 square feet in area.

Large Lots

All dwellings require a minimum of two different exterior building materials on the front elevation with each material being no less than 75 square feet in area or a minimum of three exterior building materials with each material being no less than 40 square feet in area.

kENSINGTON, sASKATOON Kensington, Saskatoon
This home utilizes cedar shakes along the roofline and stone accent features near the garage edges, with the balance of the facade consisting of Hardie Board siding This home features board and batten siding along the dormers, stone accents along the veranda columns, with the balance of the front facade consisting of vinyl siding.
  • Trim features may not be counted as material. In order to be included towards the required material amount, the material must be visible from the front street. Material wrapped around a column or architectural feature, facing a side or rear yard will not count towards the required material total.

  • The materials being used should be distinctly different and discernible from each other. Contrast with the trim materials and exterior building material being used is also encouraged.

  • Where builders have purchased multiple adjacent lots, a minimum of two different house models with different colour schemes and material types are encouraged.

 

REPE​TITION

The same elevations should not be repeated on adjacent properties or directly across the street. For adjacent properties, a change in architectural form and detailing is required. Examples of acceptable changes include, but are not limited to, the following: roof and dormer orientation and slope, front attached garage roof style or orientation, the size and location of windows and doors, colours and finish materials.

kENSINGTON, SASKATOON
Example of variation in elevations.

 

Lot Specifics Architectural Controls

Phase 4 of Kensington features four lot types: Narrow Lot - Rear Lane Access, Standard Lot - Attached Garage, Walk-Out Basement Lot - Attached Garage, and ​Large Lot - Attached Garage

Narrow Lot - Rear Lane Access

Narrow Lot - Rear Lane Access

Highly Visible Lot

(see Highly Visible Lot section below)

Lots 25 to 64, Block 228
Lots 7 to 29, Block 229
NA
Lots 17 & 18, Block 229

These lots have rear lane access and are generally less than 10.4 metres (34 ft) in width. They require a smaller minimum house size and the construction of front porches and concrete garage pads. The architectural controls for these lots are as follows:

  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which have an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:
    1. 1,000 square feet in the case of a bungalow or bi-level
    2. 1,200 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling
  2. All dwelling units shall be bungalows, raised bungalows, bi-levels, or two-storeys. Split-level dwellings are not permitted;
  3. All dwellings must be constructed with a concrete garage pad with access from the rear lane only. The concrete garage pad must be constructed at the same time the dwelling is built with a minimum dimension of 6 metres wide and 6 metres long. The concrete pad shall be located at a minimum of 1.2 metres from the rear property line, and include a paved apron that connects it to the rear property line. Note: Any garage or garage pad greater than 55 square metres is required to have their foundation drawings signed and sealed by a licensed Saskatchewan design professional; 

  4. Approval of roof pitches will be at the discretion of Saskatoon Land, with the intent of ensuring the roof pitch complements the architectural style of the dwelling and fits with adjacent housing forms;
  5. All dwellings shall be constructed with front verandas. The minimum width of the front verandas for bungalows and bi-levels shall be half the width of the house façade. Two-storey dwellings shall have front verandas across the entire width of the house façade. Verandas shall be partially enclosed with railings and spindles or other type of partial enclosure; and
  6. All dwellings require a minimum of two different exterior building materials on the front elevation, with each material being no less than 75 square feet in area, or a minimum of three exterior building materials with each material being no less than 40 square feet in area.

Standard Lot - Attached Garage

Standard Lot - Attached Garage

Highly Visible Lot

(see Highly Visible Lot section below)

Lots 1 to 18, Block 228
NA

These lots are generally less than 14 metres (46 ft) in width and require a smaller minimum house size and single-wide attached garage. The architectural controls for these lots are as follows:

  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which have an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:
    1. 1,000 square feet in the case of a bungalow or bi-level; 
    2. 1,200 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling
  2. All dwellings must be constructed with a minimum single-wide attached garage. The garage must be constructed at the same time as the dwelling is built. Minimum inside dimensions shall be 3.5 metres wide and 6.0 metres long; 
  3. Approval of roof pitches will be at the discretion of Saskatoon Land, with the intent of ensuring the roof pitch complements the architectural style of the dwelling and fits with adjacent housing forms; 
  4. All dwellings require a minimum of two different exterior building materials on the front elevation, with each material being no less than 50 square feet in area, or a minimum of three exterior building materials with each material being no less than 25 square feet in area.

Walk-Out Basement Lot

Walk-Out Basement Lot

Highly Visible Lot

(see Highly Visible Lot section below)

Lots 4 to 15, Block 227
Lot 15, Block 227

These lots require a larger minimum house size and double-wide attached garage. These lots have also been graded to accommodate the design of a walk-out basement into the dwelling. The architectural controls for these lots are as follows:

  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which have an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:
    1. 1,200 square feet in the case of a bungalow, bi-level or split-level dwelling;
    2. 1,500 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling;
  2. All dwellings must be constructed with a minimum-double wide attached garage. The garage must be constructed at the same time as the dwelling is built. Minimum inside dimensions shall be 5.4 metres wide and 6.0 metres long;
  3. Approval of roof pitches will be at the discretion of Saskatoon Land, with the intent of ensuring the roof pitch complements the architectural style of the dwelling and fits with adjacent housing forms;
  4. All dwellings require a minimum of two different exterior building materials on the front and rear elevation with each material being no less than 75 square feet in area or a minimum of three exterior building materials with each material being no less than 40 square feet in area; and 
  5. All dwellings shall be constructed with direct access from the basement level to the backyard (“walkout units”); 

Large Lot - Attached Garage

Large Lot - Attached Garage

Highly Visible Lot

(see Highly Visible Lot section below)

Lots 1 to 3, Block 227
Lots 19 to 24, 65 to 70, Block 228
Lots 1 to 6, Block 229
Lot 1, Block 227
Lots 19,24, 65 & 70, Block 228
Lots 1 & 6, Block 229

These lots require a larger minimum house size and double-wide attached garage. The architectural controls for these lots are as follows:

  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which has an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:
    1. 1,200 square feet in the case of a bungalow, bi-level or split-level dwelling;
    2. 1,500 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling;
  2. All dwellings must be constructed with a minimum double-wide attached garage. The garage must be constructed at the same time as the dwelling is built. Minimum inside dimensions shall be 5.4 metres wide and 6.0 metres long; 
  3. Approval of roof pitches will be at the discretion of Saskatoon Land, with the intent of ensuring the roof pitch complements the architectural style of the dwelling and fits with adjacent housing forms; and
  4. All dwellings require a minimum of two exterior building materials on the front elevation, with each building material being no less than 75 square feet in area, or a minimum of three exterior building materials with each material being no less than 40 square feet.

 

Highly Visible Lots
Lots 1 & 15, Block 227
Lots 19,24, 65 & 70, Block 228
Lots 1,6,17 & 18, Block 229

In order to improve the pedestrian streetscape and break up the monotony of a featureless side building wall, all corner lots and lots that are highly visible from a public area have the following requirement: 

  1. On the side building wall, closest to the flanking street or park space, a secondary exterior building material is required, being no less than 40 square feet in area; and
  2. On the side building wall, closest to the flanking street or park space, window and/or door placement shall be provided at an area no less than five percent of the area of the side building wall.
Kensington, Saskatoon Saskatoon, Kensington
50 square feet of stone is provided on the side building facade, which faces the flanking street. Three windows are provided along the side building wall having a total area of 32 square feet.​ 80 square feet of cedar plank is provided along the side building elevation, which faces the flanking street. Five windows are provided resulting in a total window placement area of 75 square feet.​

 

Although the development controls for each respective lot are listed in this Lot Information package, please review the development controls listed in your “Agreement for Sale” prior to initialling the section. This will help to ensure that your understanding of the development controls as listed in the Lot Information Package is in agreement with the development controls as listed in your “Agreement for Sale”.

 

Please be advised that if the dwelling is constructed in violation of the Development Controls set out in the Sales Agreement and as registered on Title as a  Building Restrictive Covenant, the City may take legal action to require compliance. Issuance of a Building Permit will not absolve the Purchaser from meeting this requirement. Such action could result in the demolition or partial demolition of the building at the expense of the Purchaser. 

 

 

PLAN APPROVAL PROCESS

Saskatoon Land’s approval of dwelling plans is required prior to the submission of a building permit application. Builders are encouraged to meet with Saskatoon Land during the design stage to avoid potential delays.

The following information must be submitted to Saskatoon Land prior to the submission of a Building Permit Application:

  • Completed Application Form with garage door image or brochure for attached garages and highly visible garages.
  • One hard or digital copy of the working drawings, including site plan, floor plan, and dwelling elevations. All exterior dwelling materials and square footage must be identified on the elevation plans.

**Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will NOT be accepting any hard copies of application forms or working drawings. All documents must be submitted digitally.

To avoid delays, application forms and dwelling plans should be submitted to Saskatoon Land well in advance of applying for a Building Permit. Incomplete submissions will be held until the complete application is submitted. Plans will be reviewed for adherence to the architectural controls, and Saskatoon Land may contact the applicant to discuss any required revisions. Plans which do not meet all the architectural controls will be reviewed by Saskatoon Land’s Design Review Committee. The Design Review Committee’s decision is final and any revisions will be required to be made before approval.

Upon approval of the drawing set, Saskatoon Land will issue an approval letter to the applicant. Following this, builders may apply for their respective Building Permit. At the building permit stage, Saskatoon Land may review the Building Permit drawings again to ensure they are substantially consistent with the plans submitted during the review process.

Periodically, Saskatoon Land will inspect the project to ensure it is in substantial accordance with the approved plans. Builders/homeowners will be responsible for correcting any deficiencies to dwelling elevations which deviate from the approved plans.

Please fill out the Architectural Control Form and use the submit button within the PDF or send applications via email to:

   landarchcontrols@saskatoon.ca