(DC2) Site Specific Development Control Provision

Part IV Edmonton Zoning Bylaw

Section DC2.258 (Area A)

Bylaw 9914

October 8, 1991

DC2.258.1.          General Purpose

To establish a Site Specific Development Control District to accommodate low to medium density residential development consisting of semi-detached housing, linked housing and row housing and to establish sensitive site development regulations to ensure that development will be compatible with the surrounding residential development.

DC2.258.2.          Area of Application

This area shall apply to Lot 30, Block 11, Plan 912 2242, located on the north side of 38 Avenue, and shown as Area A on the sketch plan attached to the Bylaw adopting this District, Larkspur, The Meadows.

DC2.258.3.          Uses

  1. Semi-detached Housing, Row Housing and Linked Housing

  2. Offices-in-the-Home

  3. Homecrafts

  4. Residential Sales Centre

DC2.258.4.          Development Criteria

  1. Development of this site shall be substantially in accordance with the site plan attached as Appendix l.

  2. The maximum total site density shall not exceed 20 units per hectare.

  3. The maximum height shall not exceed 5 m (16.4 ft.) nor 1 storey.

  4. The minimum site area shall be 300 sq. m (3,230.0 sq. ft.) for each Dwelling Unit.

  5. The minimum site width shall be 10 m (32.8 ft.) for each Dwelling Unit.

  6. The minimum site depth shall be 25 m (82 ft.) for each Dwelling Unit.

  7. The maximum total site coverage shall not exceed 40% with a maximum of 12% for garages or car ports. Garages shall be designed as an integral part of the principal building.

  8. A landscaped yard, a minimum of 7.5 m (24.0 ft.) in width, shall be provided adjacent to the west property line, with the exception of that portion of the yard adjacent to the RF1 districted land which shall be a minimum of 3.0 m (9.8 ft.) in width. The entire yard adjacent to the west property line shall be landscaped with mature coniferous trees a minimum of 3.0 m (9.8 ft.) in height with one tree for every 4.0 m (13.1 ft.) of linear yard. A berm/retaining wall a minimum of 0.61 m (2.0 ft.) in height and solid screen fencing a minimum of 1.8 m (6.0 ft.) in height shall be provided in that portion of the west yard abutting the recreational vehicle storage compound. A 1.0 m (3.3 ft.) high berm centred on the property line and solid screen fencing a minimum of 1.8 m (6.0 ft.) in height shall be provided along the balance of the west yard.

  9. A landscaped yard, a minimum of 7.5 m (24.6 ft.) in width, shall be provided adjacent to the east property line, together with solid screen fencing a minimum of 1.8 m (6.0 ft.) in height.

  10. A landscaped yard, a minimum of 6.0 m (19.7 ft.) in width shall be provided adjacent to the north property line, except that this yard shall be reduced to a minimum of 4.5 m (14.7 ft.) if buildings are sited in a flanking manner which reduces their perceived massing when viewed from the north. Private Outdoor Amenity Areas and their associated fencing, and perimeter fencing for the site shall not extend into this landscaped yard. That portion of the north yard abutting the recreational vehicle storage compound shall be a minimum of 4.5 m (14.7 ft.) in width and a berm/retaining wall a minimum of 0.61 m (2.0 ft.) in height and solid screen fencing a minimum of 1.8 m (6.0 ft.) in height shall be provided within this yard. The entire yard adjacent to the north property line shall be landscaped with a minimum of three mature coniferous trees (a minimum height of 3.0 m) and three mature deciduous trees (a minimum caliper of 7.5 cm), together with a minimum of 20 shrubs for each 30 m of linear yard.

  11. A minimum building setback of 4.5 m (14.7 ft.) shall be provided adjacent to the south property line.

  12. A 1.8 m (6.0 ft.) high solid screen fence shall be provided along the south private property line, with the exception of the opening required for access to 38 Avenue. This fence shall be set back to provide a minimum yard of 1.0 m adjacent to the south property line and shall be indented near the east and west property lines and within the centre portion, as shown on Appendix l, to provide an additional area for landscape treatment. Landscaping treatment within these set back areas shall consist of a minimum of two coniferous trees (a minimum of 3.0 m in height) and one deciduous tree (a minimum caliper of 7.5 cm) and ten shrubs. The balance of the 1.0 m yard shall be landscaped with cluster planting of shrubs, with 20 shrubs provided for each 30 m of linear yard.

  13. A minimum landscaped yard of 6.0 m (19.7 ft.) shall be provided for all dwelling units fronting on an internal roadway and not more than 50 percent of the yard shall be used for parking and driveways.

  14. Landscaping consisting of three deciduous trees, three coniferous trees and a minimum of 20 shrubs shall be provided opposite the driveway access to 38 Avenue. This landscaping shall be required to provide a landscaped transition from the Private Outdoor Amenity Areas and row house units to 38 Avenue. The deciduous trees shall have a minimum caliper of 7.5 cm and the coniferous trees shall have a minimum height of 3.0 m.

  15. Landscaping for the balance of the site shall consist of an equal mix of mature deciduous and coniferous trees. The deciduous trees shall have a minimum caliper of 7.5 cm and coniferous trees shall have a minimum height of 3.0 m. Two trees per dwelling unit shall be provided together with a mixture of deciduous shrubs. The main intent of this landscaping shall be to screen the Private Outdoor Amenity Areas from abutting sites and to create a landscaped transition between development on the site and adjacent sites.

  16. To ensure that a high standard appearance and a sensitive transition to the surrounding land uses are achieved, detailed landscaping plans shall be submitted with the initial development permit application for approval by the Development Officer which, in the opinion of the Development Officer, comply with the landscaping requirements specified by Clauses h, i, j, l, m, n and o of this district.

  17. The Development Officer shall require, as a condition of approval, that the applicant provide an irrevocable letter of credit, in the amount of 100% of the established landscaping cost, the conditions of the security being that:

  1. if the landscaping is not completed in accordance with the provisions of this district and the landscaping plan, within one growing season after the completion of the development, then the amount fixed shall be paid to the City, for its use absolutely; and

  2. the Development Officer shall not release the Letter of Credit until an inspection of the site has demonstrated that the landscaping has been well maintained and is in a healthy condition, two growing seasons after completion of the landscaping.

  1. There shall be no vehicular access to the site along 39 Avenue.

  2. A Private Outdoor Amenity Area, at grade, a minimum of 30 sq. m (322.9 sq. ft.) per dwelling unit shall be provided.

  3. Separation Space shall be provided between two or more dwellings in accordance with Section 58 of the Land Use Bylaw.

  4. No parking, loading, storage or trash collection shall be permitted within a required yard. Storage and trash collection shall be located in such a manner as to be screened from view from adjacent residential sites and public roadways in accordance with the provisions of Section 69.3 of the Land Use Bylaw.

  5. Signs may be allowed in this District as provided for in accordance with Schedule 79A and in accordance with the general provisions of Section 79.l to 79.9 inclusive of the Land Use Bylaw.

  6. Development shall comply with the following architectural guidelines to the satisfaction of the Development Officer:

  1. exterior building finishes shall be of durable quality, attractive in appearance, be limited to muted earth tones with strong colour limited to use as accents; and

  2. roofs shall be sloped and of a residential character.

  1. Vehicular parking shall be provided adjacent to each dwelling or designed as an integral part of the dwelling. Recreational vehicles shall be stored in the storage compound as shown on Appendix l.

  2. Development in this District shall be evaluated with respect to compliance with the General Development Regulations of Section 50-79 inclusive of the Land Use Bylaw.

  3. The Development Officer may grant relaxations to Section 50-79 of the Land Use Bylaw and the provisions of this District, if, in his opinion, such a variance would be in keeping with general purpose of this District and would not affect the amenities, use and enjoyment of neighbouring properties.

DC2.258.5.           Additional Development Criteria for Specific Uses

  1. Offices-in-the-Home shall be developed in accordance with Section 84 of the Land Use Bylaw.

  2. Homecrafts shall be developed in accordance with Section 85 of the Land Use Bylaw.

  3. Residential Sales Centres shall be developed in accordance with Section 85 of the Land Use Bylaw.

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