Edmonton Zoning Bylaw 12800

155 (RMD) Residential Mixed Dwelling Zone

Bylaw 16476

July 15, 2013

155.1.     General Purpose

The purpose of this Zone is to provide for a range of dwelling types and densities including Single Detached, Semi-detached and Row Housing that provides the opportunity for more efficient utilization of land in developing neighbourhoods, while encouraging diversity in built form.

155.2     Permitted Uses

Bylaw 18115

July 10, 2017

Effective Date: September 1, 2017

  1. Garden Suites

  2. Limited Group Homes

  3. Minor Home Based Business

  4. Row Housing

  5. Secondary Suites

  6. Semi-detached Housing

  7. Single Detached Housing

Bylaw 17403

October 19, 2015

Effective date: February 1, 2016

  1. Urban Gardens

  2. Fascia On-premises Signs

155.3.      Discretionary Uses

  1. Child Care Services

  2. Group Homes

  3. Major Home Based Business

  4. Residential Sales Centre

Bylaw 17403

October 19, 2015

Effective date: February 1, 2016

  1. Urban Outdoor Farms

  2. Temporary On-premises Signs

155.4.     Development Regulations for Permitted and Discretionary Uses

  1. This Zone shall only be applied to a contiguous area of at least 1.0 ha.

  2. Row Housing Dwellings shall not exceed 25% of the total estimated number of Dwellings within each contiguous area of this Zone.

  3. Row Housing shall not exceed five Dwellings per building.

Bylaw 18055

June 12, 2017

  1. Single Detached Housing, Semi-detached Housing and Row Housing may be developed as a Zero Lot Line Development.

  1. The maximum block face Frontage shall be 150 m per Permitted Use, except that:

  1. it shall be 300 m if the adjacent public roadway forms a corner that is at least 60 degrees and at most 90 degrees; or if a Treed Landscaped Boulevard is provided; or if the Lot Width is greater than 7.6 m.

Bylaw 17617

April 18, 2016

  1. it shall be 80 m for a Zero Lot Line Development consisting of Semi-detached Housing or Row Housing; and

  2. it shall be 35 m for a Zero Lot Line Development consisting of Semi-detached Housing or Row Housing where a front attached Garage is developed.

Bylaw 17617

April 18, 2016

Bylaw 18055

June 12, 2017

  1. Except for Zero Lot Line Development, the minimum Site Area per Dwelling shall be in accordance with Table 155.4(6) as follows:

Table 155.4(6) – Minimum Site Area

 

Primary vehicular access is not from a Lane

Primary vehicular access is from a Lane

(a) Single Detached Housing

247 m2

247 m2

(b) Semi-detached Housing

221 m2

201 m2

(c) Row Housing – internal Dwelling

150 m2

150 m2

(d) Row Housing – end Dwelling

186 m2

186 m2

Bylaw 17617

April 18, 2016

Bylaw 18055

June 12, 2017

  1. The minimum Site Area per Dwelling in a Zero Lot Line Development shall be in accordance with Table 155.4(7) as follows:

Table 155.4(7) – Minimum Site Area in a Zero Lot Line Development

 

Primary vehicular access is not from a Lane

Primary vehicular access is from a Lane

(a) Single Detached Housing

247 m2

247 m2

(b) Semi-detached Housing –Dwelling on a Lot with Side Site Setback reduced to 0 m  

183 m2

165 m2

(c) Semi-detached Housing –Dwelling on a Lot Abutting a Lot with Side Site Setback reduced to 0 m

228 m2

210 m2

(d) Row Housing – internal Dwelling  

150 m2

150 m2

(e) Row Housing – end Dwelling on a Lot with Side Site Setback reduced to 0 m 

150 m2

150 m2

Bylaw 17617

April 18, 2016

Bylaw 18055

June 12, 2017

  1. Except for Zero Lot Line Developments, the minimum Site Width per Dwelling shall be in accordance with Table 155.4(8) as follows:

Table 155.4(8) – Minimum Site Width

 

Primary vehicular access is not from a Lane

Primary vehicular access is from a Lane

(a) Single Detached Housing

7.6 m

7.6 m

(b) Semi-detached Housing

7.5 m

6.7 m

(c) Row Housing – internal Dwelling  

5.0 m

5.0 m

(d) Row Housing – end Dwelling

6.2 m

6.2 m

Bylaw 17617

April 18, 2016

Bylaw 18055

June 12, 2017

  1. The minimum Site Width per Dwelling in a Zero Lot Line Development shall be in accordance with Table 155.4(9) as follows:

Table 155.4(9) – Minimum Site Width in a Zero Lot Line Development

 

Primary vehicular access is not from a Lane

Primary vehicular access is from a Lane

(a) Single Detached Housing

7.6 m

7.6 m

(b) Semi-detached Housing –Dwelling on a Lot with Side Site Setback reduced to 0 m   

6.1 m

5.5 m

(c) Semi-detached Housing –Dwelling on a Lot Abutting a Lot with Side Site Setback reduced to 0 m  

7.6 m

7.0 m

(d) Row Housing – internal Dwelling  

5.0 m

5.0 m

(e) Row Housing – end Dwelling on a Lot with Side Site Setback reduced to 0 m  

5.0 m

5.0 m

(f) Row Housing – end Dwelling on a Lot Abutting a Lot with Side Site Setback reduced to 0 m  

6.5 m

6.5 m

Bylaw 17617

April 18, 2016

  1. For Single Detached Housing, the Site Width on pie shaped lots shall be measured 9.0 m into the Site from the Front Lot Line.

  1. The minimum Site Depth shall be 30 m.

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 in the case of a Corner Site, it may be reduced to 4.5 m.

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

  1. The maximum building Height shall not exceed:

  1. 12.0 m for Row Housing, and

  2. 10.0 m for all other uses;

in accordance with Section 52.

  1. A maximum differential of one Storey shall be allowed between the principal buildings on Abutting Sites or between principal buildings on the same Site.

Bylaw 18055

June 12, 2017

  1. Except for Zero Lot Line Development, the maximum Site Coverage per dwelling shall be in accordance with Table 155.4(16) as follows:

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

Bylaw 17617

April 18, 2016

 

Table 155.4(16) – Maximum Site Coverage

 

Total Maximum Site Coverage

Principal building

Accessory building

Principal building with attached Garage

(a) Single Detached Housing

47%

35%

17%

47%

(b) Semi-detached Housing

45%

32%

17%

45%

(c) Row Housing – Internal Dwelling

55%

35%

20%

55%

(d) Row Housing – End Dwelling

45%

30%

15%

45%

Bylaw 18303

February 26, 2018

Notwithstanding Table 155.4(16), the maximum Site Coverage for the Principal 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 17617

April 18, 2016

Bylaw 18055

June 12, 2017

  1. The maximum Site Coverage per Dwelling in a Zero Lot Line Development shall be in accordance with Table 155.4(17) as follows:

Table 155.4(17) – Maximum Site Coverage in a Zero Lot Line Development

 

Total Maximum Site Coverage

Principal building

Accessory building

Principal building with attached Garage

(a) Single Detached Housing

53%

38%

17%

53%

(b) Semi-detached Housing –Dwelling on a Lot with Side Site Setback reduced to 0 m

55%

38%

20%

55%

(c) Semi-detached Housing –Dwelling on a Lot Abutting a Lot with Side Site Setback reduced to 0 m

45%

32%

17%

45%

(d) Row Housing – internal Dwelling

55%

35%

20%

55%

(e) Row Housing – end Dwelling on a Lot with Side Site Setback reduced to 0 m 

55%

35%

20%

55%

(f) Row Housing – end Dwelling Abutting a Lot with Side Site Setback reduced to 0 m in a Zero Lot Line Development

45%

30%

15%

45%

Bylaw 18303

February 26, 2018

Notwithstanding Table 155.4(17), the maximum Site Coverage for the Principal 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 17617

April 18, 2016

Bylaw 18055

June 12, 2017

  1. Excluding Zero Lot Line Development, the Side Setback shall be in accordance with Table 155.4(18) as follows:

Table 155.4(18) – Minimum Side Setback

Interior Sites

Corner Sites where the principal building

faces the Front Lot Line

Corner Sites where the principal building faces the flanking Side Lot Line

 1.2 m

1.2 m for the interior Side Setback

1.2 m for the interior Side Setback

2.4 m for the Side Setback Abutting a

flanking public roadway, other than a Lane

3.0 m for a Side Setback Abutting a Treed Landscaped

Boulevard

1.2 m for the Side Setback Abutting a Lane

In all other cases, 4.5 m

Bylaw 17617

April 18, 2016

Bylaw 18055

June 12, 2017

  1. Site Side Setbacks for Single Detached Housing, Semi-detached Housing, and Row Housing where vehicular access is not from the Lane, shall be reduced to 0 m only on one side of a public roadway, other than a Lane, and shall not be allowed on collector roadways.

  2. A Zero Lot Line Development of Row Housing with vehicular access to a Lane shall only be permitted on one side of a Lane within a block.

  3. A Zero Lot Line Development shall only be permitted where:

  1. The other Site Side Setback is a minimum of 1.5 m, except that:

  1. the minimum Site Side Setback Abutting a public roadway other than a Lane shall be 20% of the width of the Lot abutting the flanking public roadway or 2.4 m, whichever is greater;

  2. where a Garage is attached to the principal building, and the vehicle doors of the Garage face a flanking public roadway other than a Lane, the distance between any portion of these vehicle doors and the flanking public roadway shall not be less than 4.5 m;

  3. the minimum Side Setback Abutting a Lane shall be 1.2 m; or

  4. the minimum Side Setback Abutting a Treed Landscaped Boulevard, where the principal building faces the flanking Side Lot Line, shall be 3.0 m

  1. all roof leaders from the Dwelling are connected to the individual storm sewer service for each Lot;

  2. no roof leader discharge shall be directed to the maintenance easement; and

  3. the owner of a Lot within a development proposed for the Zero Lot Line Development and the owner of the adjacent Lot shall register, on titles for all adjacent lots, a 1.5 m private maintenance easement that provides for:

  1. a 0.30 m eave encroachment easement with the requirement that the eaves must no be closer than 0.90 m to the eaves of the building on an adjacent parcel;

  2. a 0.60 m footing encroachment easement; and

  3. permission to access the easement area for maintenance of the properties.

  1. except for Sites proposed for a Zero Lot Line Development of Single Detached Housing, the owner of the Site proposed for the Zero Lot Line Development shall register on all titles within the Zero Lot Line Development Site as well as all titles on the adjacent Site a restrictive covenant and easement that:

  1. requires a drainage swale constructed to City of Edmonton Design and Construction Standards; and

  2. provides for the protection of drainage of the Site, including the right for water to flow across Lots and the requirement not to inhibit the flow of water across Lots.

  1. except for Sites proposed for a Zero Lot Line Development of Single Detached Housing, the owner of the Site proposed for the Zero Lot Line Development shall register a utility easement(s) on, where necessary, all Lots within the Zero Lot Line development and the Abutting Lots to ensure adequate access for utility maintenance.

Bylaw 17617

April 18, 2016

  1. The Site Side Setback for a Garage in a Zero Lot Line Development may only be reduced to zero where:

  1. a 1.5 m  private maintenance easement identical to that registered for the principal building is provided;

  2. all roof leaders from Accessory buildings are connected to the individual storm sewer service for each Lot or directed to drain directly to an adjacent Lane; and

  3. no roof leader discharge shall be directed to the maintenance easement.

  1. On-Site parking shall be provided in accordance with the following regulations:

Bylaw 17617

April 18, 2016

Charter Bylaw 18387

May 7, 2018

 

  1. Where the Site or a lot within a Zero Lot Line Development has primary vehicular access not from a Lane, a front or side attached Garage shall be provided.

Bylaw 18303

February 26, 2018

  1. Where a Site or a Lot within a Zero Lot Line Development has primary vehicular access from a Lane, the following regulations shall apply:

  1. a Garage, or a Hardsurfaced parking pad shall be provided;

  2. the minimum distance from the Rear Lot Line to a Garage or Hardsurfaced parking pad shall be 1.2 m;

  3. a Hardsurfaced Walkway between the Garage or Hardsurfaced parking pad and an entry to the Dwelling shall be provided;

  4. where no Garage is proposed, a Hardsurfaced parking pad to support a future Garage with a minimum width of 4.88 m and depth of 6.10 m shall be constructed a minimum distance of 1.2 m from the Rear Lot Line;

  5. for Semi-detached Dwellings or Row Housing, where no Garage is proposed, a Hardsurfaced parking pad to support a future Garage with a minimum width of 4.88 m and depth of 5.49 m shall be constructed a minimum distance of 1.2 m from the Rear Lot Line; and

Bylaw 17062

July 9, 2015

  1. any Hardsurfaced parking pad shall include an underground electrical power connection with an outlet on a post approximately 1.0 m in Height, located within 1.0 m of the Hardsurfaced parking pad.

Bylaw 17617

April 18, 2016

  1. Notwithstanding subsection 54.1(4), a front attached Garage for Row Housing and Semi-Detached Housing as part of a Zero Lot Line Development shall be developed with the following regulations:

  1. The width of the Garage shall not exceed 65% of the width of the front of the dwelling; and

  2. Driveway widths shall be no wider than the width of the Garage.

Bylaw 17617

April 18, 2016

  1. For Abutting Lots, including Lots within a Zero Lot Line Development Site, with Semi-detached Housing and Row Housing an Accessory building or structure shall be located not less than 0.60 m from the Side Lot Line, except where a Garage may be erected on the common property line to the satisfaction of the Development Officer.

Bylaw 17617

April 18, 2016

  1. For Row Housing Sites, including a Zero Lot Line Development Site, with detached rear Garages, the maximum width of the building containing the Garage(s) shall not exceed 30 m and the building shall not contain more than five separate Garages.

Bylaw 17617

April 18, 2016

  1. Each Dwelling within Semi-detached Housing and Row Housing, including a Zero Lot Line Development Site, 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.

  1. Dwellings on Corner Sites shall have flanking side treatments similar to the front elevation of the principal building.

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

Bylaw 17672

June 27, 2016

Bylaw 18055

June 12, 2017

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

  2. notwithstanding 155.4 (29)(a), where primary vehicular access is from a Lane, General Site Landscaping shall be developed in accordance with the following:

  1. one deciduous, one coniferous tree and four shrubs shall be required for each principal dwelling; and

  2. all applications for a Development Permit shall include a Site Plan that identifies:

  1. the location, species and size of the required landscaping; and

  2. the proposed Landscaping and screening for any required Private Outdoor Amenity that does not have access from a Lane, Site Setback or passageway through a Garage.

Bylaw 18303

February 26, 2018

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

  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.

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

Bylaw 18115

July 10, 2017

Effective Date: September 1, 2017

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

Bylaw 18115

July 10, 2017

Effective Date: September 1, 2017

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