Edmonton Zoning Bylaw 12800

210     (RA7) Low Rise Apartment Zone

210.1     General Purpose

To provide a Zone for Low Rise Apartments.

210.2      Permitted Uses

Bylaw 15998

August 27, 2012

  1. Apartment Housing

Bylaw 15953

November 13, 2012

  1. Group Homes

Bylaw 15953

November 13, 2012

  1. Limited Group Homes

Bylaw 15953

November 13, 2012

  1. Lodging Houses

  1. Minor Home Based Business

  2. Row Housing

  3. Stacked Row Housing

Bylaw 17403

October 19, 2015

Effective date: February 1, 2016

  1. Urban Gardens

  2. Fascia On-premises Signs

  3. Projecting On-premises Signs

210.3      Discretionary Uses

Bylaw 15998

August 27, 2012

  1. Child Care Services

  2. Convenience Retail Stores

  3. Conversion of Single Detached, Semi-detached and Duplex Dwellings to Professional, Financial and Office Support Services

  4. Duplex Housing

  5. Fraternity and Sorority Housing

Bylaw 15036

February 2, 2009

  1. Garden Suites

Bylaw 15953

November 13, 2012

  1. Health Services

  2. Major Home Based Business

  3. Personal Service Shops

  4. Religious Assembly

  5. Residential Sales Centre

  6. Secondary Suites

  7. Semi-detached Housing

  8. Single Detached Housing

Bylaw 17403

October 19, 2015

Effective date: February 1, 2016

  1. Urban Outdoor Farms

  2. Freestanding On-premises Signs

  3. Temporary On-premises Signs

210.4      Development Regulations for Permitted and Discretionary Uses

Bylaw 18083

August 28, 2017

Effective Date: September 1, 2017

  1. Notwithstanding the other regulations of this Zone, Single Detached Housing, Semi-detached Housing, Duplex Housing, Secondary Suites, and Garden Suites in this Zone shall be developed in accordance with the provisions of the RF4 Zone.

  2. The maximum Density shall be 125 Dwellings/ha.

  3. The minimum Site Area shall be 800 m2.

  4. The minimum Site Width shall be 20.0 m.

Bylaw 13117

July 8, 2002

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

  1. The maximum Height shall not exceed 14.5 m for flat, mansard and gambrel roofs, or 16.0 m for a roof type with a pitch of 4/12 (18.4 degrees) or greater, in accordance with Section 52.

  2. The maximum Floor Area Ratio shall be 1.3. The maximum Floor Area Ratio may be increased to 1.4 when underground parking is provided. In such a case, the application will be a Discretionary Development.

Bylaw 15735

June 20, 2011

  1. The minimum Front Setback shall be 6.0 m.

Bylaw 15735

June 20, 2011

  1. The minimum Rear Setback shall be 7.5 m.

Bylaw 15735

June 20, 2011

  1. The minimum Side Setback shall be 1.0 m for each Storey or partial Storey, except that a total of at least 2.0 m shall be provided in all cases. A Side Setback shall be not less than 4.5 m when it abuts a flanking public roadway other than a Lane.

Bylaw 14750

December 12, 2007

Bylaw 15036

February 2, 2009

Bylaw 15998

August 27, 2012

Bylaw 18115

July 10, 2017

Effective Date: September 1, 2017

  1. Separation Space shall be provided in accordance with Section 48 of this Bylaw, except that it shall not be required:

  1. between a Garden Suite and the associated principal Dwelling on the same Site; or

  2. where side walls of abutting buildings face each other and habitable windows are not located directly opposite each other, such that privacy is not impacted and:

  1. in the case of Dwellings on separate Sites, each development complies with the minimum Side Setback requirements for each Dwelling;

  2. in the case of Dwellings on the same Site, the separation distance between Dwellings is at least equal to the total of the minimum Side Setback requirements for both Dwellings.

  1. A minimum Amenity Area of 7.5 m2 per Dwelling shall be provided.

Bylaw 15359

March 23, 2010

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

Bylaw 17062

July 9, 2015

  1. Notwithstanding the other regulations of this Zone, where any building exceeds 10.0 m in Height, or is a Multi-unit Project Development, and abuts a Site zoned to allow Single Detached Housing as a Permitted Use, or the RF5 Row Housing Zone, the following regulations shall apply along the said property line:

Bylaw 15735

June 20, 2011

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

  1. a minimum Setback of 7.5 m shall be required except that:

Bylaw 17062

July 9, 2015

  1. where a building exceeds 10.0 m in Height, the portion of the building exceeding the said Height shall have a minimum 10.0 m Stepback from the property line;

  2. the Development Officer may reduce this Setback to a minimum of 1.0 m per Storey or partial Storey only where the proposed façade is a flanking or end wall, and an acceptable landscaped buffer is provided. In no case, shall the Setback be less than 3.0 m, nor shall the Setback be reduced where the proposed building abuts the south property line of a neighbouring site;

  3. where a Stepback is provided, it shall be a minimum of 2.5 m;  

  1. The Development Officer may reduce the minimum Stepback where:

  1. a sun shadow study, prepared by a qualified, registered Professional Engineer or Architect, demonstrates the shadow impact is minimal, using March 21 and September 21 as the benchmark; or  

  2. variations in Setbacks and Stepbacks, recessed balconies, or other design techniques minimize building massing and/or shadow impacts, and provide architectural interest, complimentary to the surrounding development;

  3. no outdoor parking, garbage collection, common amenity areas, or outdoor storage areas shall be developed within 3.0 m;

Bylaw 17062

July 9, 2015

Bylaw 17727

August 22, 2016

  1. a solid screen Fence, 1.83 m in Height, shall be installed, except along common flanking Front Yard boundaries;

  2. design techniques including, but not limited to, the use of sloped roofs, variations in building setbacks and articulation of building façades, shall be employed in order to minimize the perception of massing of the building when viewed from adjacent residential areas and roadways;

  3. building finishes shall be compatible with the exterior finishing materials and colours typical of adjacent development; and

  4. the Development Officer may require information regarding the location of windows and Amenity Areas on adjacent properties to ensure the windows or Amenity Areas of the proposed development are placed to minimize overlook into adjacent properties.

  1. Signs shall comply with the regulations found in Schedule 59B.

Bylaw 15998

August 27,2012

Bylaw 15953

November 13, 2012

  1. Apartment Housing, Group Homes, Lodging Houses, Row Housing and Stacked Row Housing shall be located on Sites of 1.4 ha or less. The Development Officer may exercise discretion in those cases in which Apartment Housing, Boarding and Lodging Houses, Row Housing and Stacked Row Housing would be located on Sites greater than 1.4 ha, having regard for Site design, building massing and scale.

Bylaw 15953

November 13, 2012

  1. Apartment Housing, Group Homes, Lodging Houses, Row Housing and Stacked Row Housing shall not isolate another Site within this Zone of less than 800 m2. The Development Officer may exercise discretion in those cases which would isolate another Site within this Zone of less than 800 m2, having regard to the location, age and nature of the Use or Uses on the Site that would be isolated.

Bylaw 15953

November 13, 2012

  1. Fraternity and Sorority Housing, Limited Group Homes, Group Homes and Lodging Houses shall comply with Section 96 of this Bylaw.

Bylaw 17403

October 19, 2015

Effective date:  February 1, 2016

  1. Urban Outdoor Farms shall comply with Section 98 of this Bylaw.

  2. Urban Gardens shall comply with Section 98 of this Bylaw.

210.5      Additional Development Regulations for Discretionary Uses

Bylaw 15998

August 27, 2012

  1. The following regulations shall apply to Personal Service Shops, Convenience Retail Stores and Health Services:

  1. the total Floor Area of these Uses on any Site shall not exceed 275 m2; and

  2. these Uses shall not be permitted in any freestanding structure separate from a structure containing Residential Uses. Their principal entrance shall be a separate, outside entrance.

  1. Conversion of Single Detached, Semi-detached and Duplex Dwellings to Professional, Financial and Office Support Services shall be in accordance with Section 77 of this Bylaw.