As part of the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw Review Project (Zoning Bylaw Project), Administration is reviewing regulations specific to infill development for primary dwellings in Established Neighbourhoods. The purpose of the review is to evaluate, inconsideration of the Neighbourhood Infill Objectives in the Official Community Plan, the effect that regulations have had on the built form of infill dwellings and do a technical analysis of regulations. It is anticipated that there will be amendments to some of the regulations as a result of the review.
The Neighbourhood-Level Infill review will include:
- Looking at the Established Neighbourhood Map to ensure neighbourhoods in Category 1 and 2 are in the appropriate category (details in Background tab);
- Reviewing maximum sidewall area regulation that determines massing, whether it is appropriate for corner sites and whether a simpler regulation would achieve the same result;
- Evaluating minimum front yard setbacks in historic areas where the existing housing pattern does not match the current regulations to accommodate a consistent pattern of development;
- Assessing options to allow verandas or similar structures to encroach into required front yards in Category 1 neighbourhoods;
- Review of regulations pertaining to height-from-grade of the front door in Category 1 neighbourhoods to ensure the regulation is practical for construction practices; and
- Reassessing minimum site width requirements for one-unit dwellings in Category 2 neighbourhoods to maintain a consistent development pattern while accommodating a gradual increase in residential density.
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