Edmonton Zoning Bylaw 12800

220     (RA8) Medium Rise Apartment Zone

220.1     General Purpose

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The purpose of this Zone is to provide for medium rise Multi-unit Housing.

220.2      Permitted Uses

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  1. Child Care Services

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  1. Convenience Retail Stores

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  1. General Retail Stores

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November 13, 2012

  1. Group Homes

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  1. Health Services

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  1. Limited Group Homes

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  1. Lodging Houses

  1. Minor Home Based Business

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  1. Multi-unit Housing

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  1. Professional, Financial and Office Support Services

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  1. Secondary Suites

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  1. Specialty Food Services

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October 19, 2015

Effective date: February 1, 2016

  1. Urban Gardens

  1. Fascia On-premises Signs

  1. Projecting On-premises Signs

220.3       Discretionary Uses

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  1. Business Support Services

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  1. Duplex Housing that existed prior to August 26, 2019

  1. Fraternity and Sorority Housing

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  1. Garden Suites

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  1. Major Home Based Business

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June 20, 2011

  1. Personal Service Shops

  1. Religious Assembly

  2. Residential Sales Centre

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  1. Restaurants

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  1. Semi-detached that existed prior to August 26, 2019

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  1. Single Detached Housing that existed prior to August 26, 2019

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  1. Special Event

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October 19, 2015

Effective date: February 1, 2016

  1. Urban Outdoor Farms

  1. Freestanding On-premises Signs

  2. Temporary On-premises Signs

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220.4     Development Regulations for Permitted and Discretionary Uses

  1. The minimum Density shall be 75 Dwellings/ha.

  2. The maximum Floor Area Ratio shall be 3.0. The maximum Floor Area Ratio may be increased to 3.3 where:

  1. a minimum of 10 percent of Dwellings have a Floor Area greater than 100 m2; and

  2. The average number of bedrooms in these Dwellings is at least 3.

  3. The maximum Height shall not exceed 23.0 m, in accordance with Section 52.

  4. The minimum Front Setback shall be 4.5 m, except:

  1. where the Site is located within the boundaries of the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay and Abuts a Site zoned to allow Single Detached Housing as a Permitted Use, the minimum Front Setback shall be 6.0 m, or 1.5 m less than the average Front Setback on Abutting Lots, whichever is less. Where an Abutting Lot is vacant, the vacant Lot shall be deemed to have a Front Setback of the next Abutting Lot; or

  2. where the Site is located within the boundaries of the Main Streets Overlay, does not Abut a Site zoned to allow Single Detached Housing as a Permitted Use, and the proposed development includes Commercial Uses at ground level, the minimum Front Setback shall be 1.0 m and the maximum Front Setback shall be 3.0 m.

  1. The minimum Rear Setback shall be 7.5 m, except that individual buildings that are 6.5 m or less in Height may have a minimum Rear Setback of 1.2 m.

  2. The minimum Side Setback shall be 1.2 m, except:

  1. for buildings over 10.0 m in Height, the portion of the building above this Height shall require a minimum Setback of 3.0 m from the Side Lot Line; and

  2. for all buildings, the minimum Side Setback shall be 3.0 m Abutting a flanking public roadway other than a Lane.

  1. Notwithstanding the other regulations of this Zone, for buildings on a Site larger than 1.0 ha Abutting a Site zoned to allow Single Detached Housing as a Permitted Use, the following shall apply:

  1. The minimum Setback along that Abutting property line shall be 7.5 m. This minimum Setback is permitted to be a minimum of 3.0 m where an acceptable landscaped buffer is provided. In no case shall the Setback be reduced where the proposed building Abuts the south property line of a neighbouring site;

  2. For buildings over 10.0 m in Height, the portion of the building above this Height shall require a minimum Setback of 10.0 m from that Abutting property line, except that:

  1. This minimum Setback is permitted to be a minimum of 1.0 m per Storey, plus 2.5 m where variations in Yards and Stepbacks, recessed balconies, or other design techniques minimize building massing and/or shadow impacts, provide architectural interest, and is complementary to the surrounding development. In no case shall this Setback be less than 5.5 m nor shall the Setback be reduced where the proposed building Abuts the south property line of a neighbouring site.

  1. Surface parking is not permitted to be located between any building and a public roadway, other than a Lane.

  2. Parking, loading, storage, or trash collection may be permitted within the Side Setback, provided a minimum 1.5 m wide landscaping buffer, including vegetation such as trees or shrubs, is provided within the setback and that all parking and service areas are screened from view from any Site zoned to allow Single Detached Housing as a Permitted Use.

  3. Side and front Façades shall include design techniques including, but not limited to, the use of varied rooflines, variations in building Setbacks and articulation of building Façades, in order to minimize the perception of massing, eliminate large uninterrupted expanses of wall and provide visual interest when the structure is abutting an adjacent roadway.

  4. Separation Space shall be provided in accordance with Section 48 of this Bylaw.

  5. Where the Site Abuts a Lane, vehicular access shall be from the Lane.

  6. Principal buildings adjacent to a public roadway, other than a Lane, shall have an entrance feature facing that public roadway.

  7. Where a building Façade with a length of 12.2 m or greater is adjacent to a public roadway other than a Lane, and has a minimum Setback between 3.0 m and 4.5 m from the Lot line adjacent to the public roadway, all principal Dwellings along this Façade with Floor Area at ground level shall have an entrance door that fronts onto the roadway. Up to two Dwellings may share one of these entrance doors. Sliding patio doors shall not serve as this entrance.

  1. This is not required for Façades with a Setback greater than 4.5 m from the lot line adjacent to the  public roadway, except for Sites located within the boundaries of the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay.

  1. Upgrading of public pedestrian Walkway systems, roads, or lanes adjacent to the Site may be required to the satisfaction of the Development Officer and the applicable City department. 

  2. Soil above underground parking facilities shall be of sufficient depth to accommodate required landscaping, including trees, shrubs, flower beds, grass, and ground cover.

  3. Amenity Area shall be provided in accordance with Section 46 of this Bylaw.

  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.

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

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

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

220.5      Special Height Regulation

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  1. On any Site in this Zone which was zoned RA8h under the Edmonton Land Use Bylaw 5996, at the Effective Date of this Bylaw, and which is designated as such on the Zoning Map, the maximum Height shall be 45 m.

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220.6     Additional Development Regulations for Commercial Uses

  1. The following regulations shall apply to Commercial Uses:

  1. Commercial Uses shall not be located above the ground floor;

  2. the total Floor Area of each commercial premises not fronting an arterial road shall not exceed 275 m2;

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

220.7   Additional Development Regulations for Multi-unit Project Development on Sites Greater than 1 ha

  1. Buildings shall address all street frontages, and may be configured in shapes such as an ”L” or ”U” in order to reduce the perceived massing of any particular elevation.

  2. On-Site pedestrian circulation shall be encouraged by ensuring that Walkways, Amenity Areas and parking areas are connected.

  3. Perceived massing shall be minimized through the following design elements:

  1. building setback variations, building orientation, window placement, awnings, articulation around entranceways, roof treatment, and the choice of exterior materials and colors;

  2. landscaping situated so as to mitigate the perceived mass of the street façade;

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  1. the total length of any building façade shall be limited to 80 m.