Proposed amendments for Amendment Package Four will be presented to the Municipal Planning Commission on June 28, 2022.
The Zoning Bylaw is a regulatory document that facilitates implementation of the City of Saskatoon's Official Community Plan. All land in the City of Saskatoon is assigned a zoning district and subject to development standards associated with the zoning district. Parking, permitted uses, and setbacks are included in these regulations. The Zoning Bylaw Review project will undertake a review of the Zoning Bylaw to ensure that it meets the current and desired trends in commercial, residential and community development. It will also ensure that the Zoning Bylaw aligns with the City's sustainability goals and that it follows best practices.
Zoning Bylaw Review - Amendment Package Four
Changes to the Zoning Bylaw are being considered as part of the Zoning Bylaw Review and we are asking for your feedback!
Feedback may be provided by emailing email@example.com. Comments are requested no later than June 3, 2022. Amendments are anticipated to be presented to the Municipal Planning Commission on June 28, 2022.
The proposed changes include:
- Definitions will be added for pergolas, gazebos and three season rooms.
- The definition for attached covered patios or decks will be changed to provide clarity of the difference between an attached covered patio or deck and a three season room.
- Clarify that pergolas, gazebos, residential day cares and the keeping of boarders do not require a development permit.
- The maximum area of a pergola, gazebo or similar structure must not exceed 14m2 in area. If the structure is larger, a development permit will be required.
- Allow for additional site coverage for three season rooms and attached covered entries in residential districts, and in the M2 and M3 districts.
- A new general provisions section be added for three season rooms which will:
- Clarify that three season rooms may be enclosed and up to 50% of the walls must be openings;
- Three season rooms shall not be integrated into the dwelling by removal of an exterior door;
- Three season rooms shall be unconditioned and not have a permanent heating source; and,
- No basement shall be constructed under a three season room.
- Clarify how a rear yard corner cut-off is measured when the site is adjacent to Municipal Reserve.
- For situations where a utility constraint exists on a site, provide flexibility for the location of required tree plantings by allowing trees to be located on-site within the required yard setback. Where this is not feasible, trees may be planted in the boulevard or in a Municipal Reserve provided appropriate approvals are granted.
- Clarify that the landscaping requirement in the B4MX district applies to the required front yard as well as other clarification amendments for landscaping provisions.
Contact the City
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