Edmonton Zoning Bylaw 12800

150     (RF4) Semi-detached Residential Zone

150.1     General Purpose

The purpose of this Zone is to provide a zone primarily for Semi-detached Housing and Duplex Housing.

150.2      Permitted Uses

Bylaw 16271

March 18, 2013

  1. Duplex Housing

Bylaw 18115

July 10, 2017

Effective Date: September 1, 2017

  1. Garden Suites

  2. Limited Group Homes

  3. Minor Home Based Business

Bylaw 14750

December 12, 2007

Charter Bylaw 18484

August 20, 2018

  1. Secondary Suites, where developed within Single Detached Housing, Semi-Detached Housing or Duplex Housing

  2. Semi-detached Housing

  3. Single Detached Housing

Bylaw 17403

October 19, 2015

Effective date: February 1, 2016

  1.  
    1. Urban Gardens

    2. Fascia On-premises Signs

150.3        Discretionary Uses

  1. Child Care Services

Bylaw 15036

February 2, 2009

Bylaw 16223

September 10, 2012

Bylaw 16271

March 18, 2013

  1. Garden Suites

  2. Group Homes

Bylaw 15953

November 13, 2012

  1. Lodging Houses

  2. Major Home Based Business

  3. Religious Assembly

  4. Residential Sales Centre

Charter Bylaw 18613

November 26, 2018

  1. Special Event

Bylaw 17403

October 19, 2015

Effective date: February 1, 2016

  1. Urban Outdoor Farms

Bylaw 14750

December 12, 2007

  1. Freestanding On-premises Signs

  2. Temporary On-premises Signs

150.4       Development Regulations for Permitted and Discretionary Uses

Bylaw 16271

March 18, 2013

  1. Site regulations for Single Detached Housing:

  1. the minimum Site area shall be 250.8 m2;

Bylaw 18050

June 12, 2017

  1. the minimum Site Width shall be 7.5 m, where a Lane exists;

  2. the minimum Site Width shall be 12.0 m, where no Lane exists; and

  3. the minimum Site depth shall be 30.0 m.

  1. Site Regulations for Semi-detached Housing and Duplex Housing:

  1. the minimum Site area shall be 442.2 m2;

  2. the minimum Site Width shall be 13.4 m, where a Lane exists;

  3. the minimum Site Width shall be 15.0 m, where no Lane exists; and

  4. the minimum Site depth shall be 30.0 m.

Bylaw 17116

April 13, 2015

Bylaw 18115

July 10, 2017

Effective Date: September 1, 2017

  1. Garden Suites shall comply with Section 87 of this Bylaw.

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

  1. The maximum Height shall not exceed 10.0 m, in accordance with Section 52.

  2. Maximum Site Coverage shall be as follows:

 

Principal Dwelling/ building

Accessory building

Principal building with attached Garage

Total Site Coverage

a.  Single Detached Housing – Site area 300 m2 or greater

 

28%

 

12%

 

40%

 

40%

b. Single Detached Housing – Site area less than 300 m2

28%

14%

42%

42%

c. Semi-detached and Duplex Housing – Site area 600 m2 or greater

 

28%

 

12%

 

40%

 

40%

d. Semi-detached and Duplex Housing  – Site area less than 600 m2

 

32%

 

17%

 

45%

 

45%

e.  All other Uses

28%

12%

40%

40%

 

Bylaw 18303

February 26, 2018

  1. Notwithstanding subsection 150.4(5), the maximum Site Coverage for the Principal Dwelling/building and the maximum total Site Coverage shall be increased by up to 2% of the Site Area, in addition to any increase allowed under Section 87, to accommodate single Storey Unenclosed Front Porches.

Bylaw 18303

February 26, 2018

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

  1. the minimum Front Setback shall be 3.0 m when a Treed Landscaped Boulevard is provided at the front of the Lot and vehicular access is from a Lane; and       

  2. the minimum distance between the Front Lot Line and the door of an attached Garage shall be 5.5 m

  1. The minimum Rear Setback shall be 7.5 m, except on a Corner Site, where a Dwelling with an attached Garage faces the flanking public roadway, it may be reduced to 4.5 m.

  2. Side Setbacks shall be established on the following basis:

  1. Side Setbacks shall be a minimum of 1.2 m on each side;

  2. where there is no Lane abutting the Site, one Side Setback shall be at least 3.0 m for vehicular access, unless there is an attached Garage or a Garage that is an integral part of the Dwelling;

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

  1. on a Corner Site where the building faces the Front Lot Line or the Side Lot Line, the minimum Side Setback abutting the Side Lot Line flanking the public roadway shall be 20% of the Width of the Lot flanking the roadway, to a maximum of 4.5 m; and

  2. on a Corner Site where the building faces the flanking Side Lot Line and the Dwelling does not have an attached Garage also facing the flanking Side Lot Line, the minimum flanking Side Setback may be reduced to 3.0 m, in order to increase the Private Outdoor Amenity Area in the interior Side Yard.

  1. On-Site parking shall be located in accordance with Section 50 of this Bylaw. On-Site parking shall be provided by means of one of the following options:

Bylaw 18115

July 10, 2017

Effective Date: September 1, 2017

  1. on-Site parking may be provided within a Garage or Garden Suite. A mutual Garage may be constructed on the common property line to the satisfaction of the Development Officer;

  2. on-Site parking may be provided by means of a Garage pad. A Garage pad shall not be constructed over a common property line; or

  3. on-Site parking may be provided by means of a Parking Area, the dimensions of which shall conform to the off-street parking space requirements of subsection 54.2(4) of this Bylaw. The Parking Area shall include an underground electrical power connection with outlet on a post approximately 1.0 m in Height, located within 1.0 m of the Parking Area.

A hard surface Walkway is required between the Garage, Garage pad, or Parking Area and an entry to the Dwelling.

  1. General Site Landscaping shall be developed in accordance with the following:

Bylaw 18115

July 10, 2017

Effective Date: September 1, 2017

  1. one deciduous tree or one coniferous tree, and two shrubs shall be required in the Front Yard for each principal Dwelling, except where the Front Setback is 4.5 m or less, and a landscaped boulevard is provided in accordance with subsection 150.4(6)(b)(i) of this Bylaw, the tree may be placed within the Rear or Side Yard, rather than the Front Yard;

  2. all applications for a Development Permit shall include a Site plan that identifies the location, species and size of Landscaping required in subsection 150.4(10)(a) of this Bylaw; and

Bylaw 17672

June 27, 2016

  1. all required Landscaping shall be consistent with the relevant requirements of Section 55 of this Bylaw.

  1. Separation Space shall be provided in accordance with Section 48 of this Bylaw, except that it shall not be required:

Bylaw 18115

July 10, 2017

Effective Date: September 1, 2017

  1. between a Garden Suite and the associated principal Dwelling on the same Site; or

  2. where side walls of abutting buildings face each other and habitable windows are not located directly opposite each other, such that privacy is not impacted and:

  1. in the case of Dwellings on separate Sites, each development complies with the minimum Side Setback requirements for each Dwelling; and

  2. in the case of Dwellings on the same Site, the separation distance between Dwellings is at least equal to the total of the minimum Side Setback requirements for both Dwellings.

Charter Bylaw 18484

August 20, 2018

  1. The maximum number of Dwellings per Site shall be as follows:

  1. where Semi-detached Housing and Duplex Housing are allowed in this Zone, a maximum of two principal Dwellings per Site shall be allowed; and

Bylaw 18115

July 10, 2017

Effective Date: September 1, 2017

Charter Bylaw 18484

August 20, 2018

  1. where Single Detached Housing is developed in this Zone, a maximum of one principal Dwelling per Site.

  1. Notwithstanding subsection 150.4(13) of this Bylaw, for Multi-unit Project Development on Sites 750 m2 or greater, the maximum number of Dwellings shall be 34 Dwellings/hectare.

Charter Bylaw 18484

August 20, 2018

  1. Each Dwelling within Semi-detached Housing shall be individually defined through a combination of architectural features that may include variations in the rooflines, projection or recession of the façade, porches or entrance features, building materials, or other treatments.

  2. On Corner Sites the façades of a principal building abutting the Front Lot Line and flanking Side Lot Line shall use consistent building materials and architectural features, and shall include features such as windows, doors, or porches.

Bylaw 18115

July 10, 2017

Effective Date: September 1, 2017

Charter Bylaw 18381

May 7, 2018

 

  1. Except for Garden Suites and Secondary Suites, each Dwelling that has direct access at ground level shall have an entrance door or entrance feature facing a public roadway, other than a Lane. On Corner Sites, the entrance door or entrance feature may face either the Front Lot Line or the flanking Side Lot Line.

  2. Secondary Suites shall comply with Section 86 of this Bylaw.

  3. Notwithstanding the other regulations of this Zone, where a Multi-unit Project Development abuts a Site zoned to allow Single Detached Housing as a Permitted Use or the RF5 Row Housing Zone, the following regulations shall apply along the said property line:

  1. a minimum Setback of 7.5 m shall be required. The Development Officer may reduce this Setback to a minimum of 3.0 m only where the proposed façade is a flanking wall and where an acceptable landscaped buffer is provided;  

  2. no outdoor parking, garbage collection, common amenity areas, or outdoor storage areas shall be developed within 3.0 m;

Bylaw 17727

August 22, 2016

  1. a solid screen Fence, 1.83 m in height, shall be installed, except for along common flanking Front Yard boundaries;

  2. design techniques including, but not limited to, the use of sloped roofs, variations in building Setbacks and articulation of building façades, shall be employed in order to minimize the perception of massing of the building when viewed from adjacent residential areas and roadways;

  3. building finishes shall be compatible with the exterior finishing materials and colours typical of adjacent development; and

  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.  

  1. Signs shall comply with the regulations found in Schedule 59A

Bylaw 17403

October 19, 2015

Effective date:  February 1, 2016

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

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