Special Residential Facilities
For the purpose of this section, Fraternity and Sorority Housing, Group Homes, Limited Group Homes, and Lodging Houses shall be collectively referred to as Special Residential Facilities. Group Homes developed in combination with Apartment Housing either in one building or on one Site, and which meet the criteria of Section 94, Supportive Community Provisions, shall be exempt from the requirements of subsection 96(3)(b) and (c) of this Bylaw.
The purpose of the Fraternity and Sorority Housing, Limited Group Homes, Group Homes, and Lodging Houses Thresholds is to:
ensure that the capacity of any neighbourhood to accommodate Special Residential Facilities is not exceeded;
ensure that Special Residential Facilities are available in all neighbourhoods; and
protect existing Special Residential Facilities from concentration that could impair their proper functioning.
Special Residential Facilities shall comply with all thresholds contained in this Section in addition to any other regulations in this Bylaw including any relevant Special Land Use Provisions that apply. In all cases, the most restrictive threshold shall apply.
When determining the threshold for the number of Special Residential Facilities per neighbourhood, a maximum of 3 facilities per 1000 persons shall be allowed in any neighbourhood.
When determining the threshold for the number of Special Residential Facilities by Use per block.
a maximum of 2 Special Residential Facilities shall be allowed on a single block in a residential Zone;
a maximum block length of 150 m measured from the nearest intersection shall be used to determine this threshold.
When determining the threshold for the number of residents of Special Residential Facilities per opposing block face;
accommodation for a maximum of 12 residents shall be allowed on an opposing block face in Special Residential Facilities in any residential Zone where either Group Homes or Lodging Houses are a Discretionary Use;
accommodation for a maximum of 30 residents shall be allowed on an opposing block face in Special Residential Facilities in any residential Zone where either Group Homes or Lodging Houses are a Permitted Use; and
a maximum block face length of 150 m measured from the nearest intersection shall be used to determine this threshold.
For the purposes of calculating Density for a Group Home or Lodging House each Sleeping Unit shall be considered a Dwelling when a development contains seven or more Sleeping Units.
For the purpose of applying these regulations the Development Officer shall maintain a register of all approved Special Residential Facilities. The register shall include the address of the facility, maximum occupancy of the facility, and any other necessary information.