Edmonton Zoning Bylaw 12800

46.        Amenity Area

Bylaw 18303

February 26, 2018

 

  1. Unless otherwise specified in this Bylaw, Amenity Area shall only be required for Row Housing, Stacked Row Housing, and Apartment Housing.

  2. Unless otherwise specified in this Bylaw, Amenity Area shall be provided in accordance with Table 46(2)

 

Table 46(2) Amenity Area Requirements

 

 

Minimum Amenity Area provided on Site per Dwelling

Minimum percentage of total required Amenity Area provided on Site at grade

Maximum percentage of total required Amenity Area provided on Site in a Yard abutting a public roadway other than a Lane at grade,

a. Row Housing

15 m2

50%

50%

b. Row Housing facing flanking Side Lot Line

15 m2

50%

100%

c. Stacked Row Housing

7.5 m2

50%

100%

d. Apartment Housing

7.5 m2

0%

50%

  1. Amenity Area shall:

  1. have a minimum length and width of 3.0 m, except that if it is provided above the first Storey the minimum length and width shall be 1.5 m;

  2. where provided outdoors, be permanently retained as open space, unencumbered by enclosed Accessory Buildings or future additions; and

  3. with respect to Non-residential Use Classes, access to the Amenity Area shall be at no cost to the public during the hours which the development is open to the public.

  4. When provided at grade, Amenity Area shall be defined either through a Fence or landscaped elements including but not limited to planters, hedges, hard and soft surface treatment, or raised structures.

  5. Amenity Area may be provided in any Yard, except:

  1. with respect to Residential Uses, required Amenity Area provided at grade in a Yard Abutting an arterial road, as identified in Bylaw 15101, being a Bylaw to Establish the Transportation System for the City of Edmonton, shall be Setback a minimum of 1.0 m from the Lot line Abutting the arterial road.

  1. Amenity Area may be located within a required Separation Space, but only if it is intended for the private use of the Dwelling for which the Separation Space is provided.      

  2. For the purposes of calculating required Amenity Area for Group Homes or Lodging Houses with seven or more Sleeping Units, each Sleeping Unit shall be considered a Dwelling and Amenity Area shall be provided in accordance with the requirements in Table 46(2) for Apartment Housing.

  3. Occupants of each Dwelling shall have access to at least the minimum amount of Amenity Area prescribed for the Dwelling type in which they reside, either as private or Common Amenity Area. 

  4. Where required Amenity Area is provided outdoors as Common Amenity Area, it shall be provided in areas of at least 50 m2 and, to the satisfaction of the Development Officer:

  1. be conveniently located and accessible from the building(s) by all occupants;

  2. where provided at grade, be clearly visible from above-grade windows;

  3. have access to sunlight; and

  4. include seating and artificial lighting.

  1. Notwithstanding subsection 46(9)(a), where the total Amenity Area required on Site is less than 50 m2, outdoor Common Amenity Area shall be provided in areas of at least 30 m2.

  2. Where required Amenity Area is provided indoors as Common Amenity Area, it shall, to the satisfaction of the Development Officer:

  1. be provided in areas of at least 15 m2;

  2. be separate from common circulation areas, including but not limited to lobbies, corridors, and vestibules; and

  3. include furniture and fixtures that accommodate active or passive recreation.

  1. Common Amenity Area provided indoors shall not be included in the calculation of Floor Area Ratio.