Edmonton Zoning Bylaw 12800

210     (RA7) Low Rise Apartment Zone

210.1     General Purpose

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To provide a Zone for low rise Multi-unit Housing.

210.2      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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  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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  1. Urban Gardens

  1. Fascia On-premises Signs

  1. Projecting On-premises Signs

210.3      Discretionary Uses

 

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  1. Business Support Services

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

  3. Fraternity and Sorority Housing

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  1. Garden Suites

  1. Major Home Based Business

  1. Personal Service Shops

  2. Religious Assembly

  3. Residential Sales Centre

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  1. Restaurants

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

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

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  1. Special Event

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  1. Urban Outdoor Farms

  2. Freestanding On-premises Signs

  3. Temporary On-premises Signs

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210.4      Development Regulations for Permitted and Discretionary Uses

  1. The minimum Density shall be 45 Dwellings/ha.

  2. 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.

  3. The maximum Floor Area Ratio shall be 2.3. The maximum Floor Area Ratio may be increased to 2.5 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.

  1. 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 6.5m or less in Height may have a minimum Rear Setback of 1.2m.

  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 Side Setback of 3.0 m; 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 Section 210.4(5) and 210.4(6), 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. Where the Site Abuts a Lane, vehicular access shall be from the Lane.

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

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

  4. Parking, loading, storage, or trash collection may be permitted within the Side Setback, provided a minimum 1.5 m wide soft landscaping buffer 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.

  5. Side, front and rear 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 viewed from an adjacent Lot or roadway.

  6. Where a building Façade with a length of 12.2m or greater is adjacent to a public roadway other than a Lane, 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. This is not required for Sites outside the boundaries of the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay that have Façades with a Setback greater than 4.5m from the lot line adjacent to the public roadway.

  7. 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.

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

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

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

  11. 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.

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

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

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

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210.5      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 on an arterial road shall not exceed 275 m2; and

  3. 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.

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210.6      Additional Development Regulations for Specific Areas

  1. The following additional regulations shall apply to residential development abutting 109 Street between the north side of 69 Avenue and the east west Lane between 81 Avenue and Whyte Avenue:

  1. the Front Setback abutting 109 Street shall be a minimum of 3.0 m.

  2. the minimum Side Setback abutting 109 Street shall be 3.0 m;

  3. a pedestrian Walkway system shall be provided along the portion of the Lot adjacent to 109 Street with the following features:

  1. a sidewalk with a clear walking width of 2.0 m;

  2. a landscaped boulevard 2.0 m wide separating the sidewalk from 109 Street; and

  3. boulevard trees at a 6.0 m spacing.

The pedestrian Walkway system should maintain continuity with the design that has been constructed for other new developments along 109 Street. Utility relocation which may be required to construct the pedestrian Walkway system shall be at the expense of the developer.