Edmonton Zoning Bylaw 12800

165      (UCRH) Urban Character Row Housing Zone

Bylaw 15633

December 13, 2010

165.1     General Purpose

The purpose of this Zone is to provide for medium density Row Housing in a manner that is characteristic of urban settings and can include more intensive development in the form of, but not limited to, smaller yards, greater Height, orientation to a public street, and greater attention to architectural detail. This Zone is intended as a transition zone between low and higher density housing. 

165.2     Permitted Uses

  1. Limited Group Homes

  2. Minor Home Based Business

  3. Row Housing, except those with a rear attached Garage in neighbourhoods located within the boundaries of the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay

  4. Semi-detached Housing

Bylaw 17403

October 19, 2015

Effective date: February 1, 2016

  1. Urban Gardens

  2. Fascia On-premises Signs

165.3     Discretionary Uses

  1. Child Care Services

  2. Group Homes

Bylaw 15953

November 13, 2012

  1. Lodging Houses

  1. Major Home Based Business

  2. Residential Sales Centre

  3. Row Housing with a rear attached Garage in neighbourhoods located within the boundaries of the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay

  4. Stacked Row Housing

Bylaw 17403

October 19, 2015

Effective date: February 1, 2016

  1. Urban Outdoor Farms

  2. Freestanding On-premises Signs

  3. Temporary On-premises Signs

165.4     Development Regulations for Permitted and Discretionary Uses

  1. Density Regulations

  1. In the case of lotted subdivisions on Sites 1,700 m2 or  smaller, Density shall be determined by individual Site Area regulations for individual Dwellings as indicated in Table 165.4(2).

  2. In the case of lotted subdivisions with a Site Area exceeding 1,700 m2, and in the case of Multi-unit Project Developments not served by a private roadway, the density shall be a minimum of 35 Dwellings/hectare, to a maximum of 63 Dwellings/hectare.

  3. In the case of Multi-unit Project Developments served by a private roadway, the density shall be a minimum of 30 Dwellings/hectare, to a maximum of 54 Dwellings/ha with a private, shared common roadway.

Bylaw 18303

February 26, 2018

  1. The maximum Density shall be increased by 10 Dwellings/ha where Common Amenity Area of at least 2.5 m2 per Dwelling is provided in addition to Amenity Area required by subsection 46(2) and is developed in accordance with Section 46.

  2. Site Area, Site dimensions, building Height shall be in accordance with Table 165.4(2).

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

 

Table 165.4(2) Site Area, Site Dimensions

Building Height and Building Storeys

 

(i) minimum

Site Area1

(ii)

minimum

Site Width

(iii)

minimum

Site Depth1

(iv)

maximum building Height

(a) Row Housing internal

Dwelling

150 m2

5.0 m

30.0 m

 

12.0 m

 

(b) Row Housing

end Dwelling

186 m2

6.2 m

30.0 m

 

12.0 m

 

(c) Semi-detached

Housing, per Dwelling

210 m2

6.7 m

30.0 m

 

12.0 m

 

(d) Stacked Row Housing

Development

740 m2

20.0 m

30.0 m

 

12.0 m

 

1. Note: exceptions may apply to Bare Land Condominium Units as part of a Multi-unit Project Development.  See Section 165.5.

Bylaw 15735

June 20, 2011

  1. Front Setbacks shall be in accordance with Table 165.4(3).

Table 165.4(3) Front Setback Regulations

 

(a) rear Lane access

 

(b) no rear Lane access

(i) Treed Landscaped Boulevard

(ii) No Treed Landscaped Boulevard

(iii) front attached Garage

A. public roadway

B. private roadway

Front Setback, subject to 165.4(4)

 

3.0 m minimum

6.0 m maximum

4.5 m

minimum

6.0 m maximum

5.5 m minimum

6.5 m maximum

6.0 m  minimum

6.5 m maximum

 

Bylaw 15735

June 20, 2011

  1. Notwithstanding Table 165.4(3), the Development Officer, having regard for the siting and appearance of adjoining residences and other residences within the block face, may increase the Front Setback requirement to improve sunlight exposure, views, privacy and to add general interest to the streetscape.

Bylaw 15735

June 20, 2011

  1. Side Setbacks shall be in accordance with Table 165.4(5).

Table 165.4(5) Minimum Side Setback Regulations

 

 

(i) Side Setback -

building up to two Storeys, not to exceed

8.6 m in Height1

 

(ii) Side Setback - building

exceeding two Storeys, not to exceed 8.6 m in Height

(iii) Side Setback - flanking public roadway

(A) internal Side Setbacks

(B) Side Setback abutting a Zone with Single Detached as Permitted Use or RF5 Row Housing Zone1

(A) Without Treed Landscaped Boulevard

(B) With Treed Landscaped Boulevard, subject to 165.4(6)

(a) Side Setback

1.2 m

2.2 m

3.0 m

4.5 m

3.0 m

 

(b) Option to (a) above: Side Setback and Stepback

option

1.2 m first two Storeys not to exceed 8.6 m in Height

1.2 m first two Storeys up to 8.6 m in Height plus

1.0 m Stepback above two Storeys  or exceeding 8.6 m in Height

1.2 m first two Storeys up to 8.6 m in Height plus 1.8 m Stepback above two Storeys or exceeding

 8.6 m in Height

4.5 m

3.0 m

 

1. Note: Increased Setback requirement applies to Multi-unit Project Developments, whether or not the Height exceeds two Storeys, in accordance with 160.4(14) of the RF5 Row Housing Zone

Bylaw 15735

June 20, 2011

  1. Notwithstanding 165.4(5)(a)(ii) in Table 165.4(5), a reduced Side Setback flanking a Public Roadway shall be allowed where:

  1. the depth of the Side Setback would be consistent with other development on the flanking block face; and

  2. the flanking side of the building is not a Blank Wall, and is articulated through architectural elements such as recesses or projections, including but not limited to, windows, a side entrance, a porch, or other architectural element that would be compatible with adjacent development.

Bylaw 15735

June 20, 2011

  1. Rear Setbacks shall be in accordance with Table 165.4(7).

Table 165.4(7) Minimum Rear Setback Regulations

 

(a) Rear Setback

(b) Rear Setback - Corner Lot

(c) Rear Setback with

attached rear Garage1

(d) Rear Setback in neighbourhoods located within, or abutting, a Site within, the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay (except with an attached rear Garage, where (c) applies)

Rear Setback

7.5 m

4.5 m

5.5 m

 

30% of lot depth

 

1.  Notes:

a.  Row Housing with a rear attached Garage: this Use is a Discretionary Development in neighbourhoods located within the boundaries of the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay.

b.  Increased Setback requirement applies to Multi-unit Project Developments, whether or not the Height exceeds two Storeys, in accordance with 160.4(14) of the RF5 Row Housing Zone.

  1. Site Coverage shall be in accordance with Table 165.4(8).

Table 165.4(8) Site Coverage Regulations

Site Coverage - Individual Units

 

 

 

 

(i) Principal Dwelling/

building

(ii) Accessory building

(iii) Principal building with attached Garage or where parking is provided below

Grade

(a) Row Housing - internal Dwelling

35%

20%

55%

(b) Row Housing - end Dwelling

28%

17%

45%

 

(c) Row Housing or Semi-detached Housing - corner Dwelling

28%

15%

40%

(d) Semi-detached Housing - internal (non corner) Dwelling

30%

17%

45%

(e) Stacked Row Housing Development

28%

 

15%

 

40%

Site Coverage - Multi-unit Project Developments

Site Coverage for Project Site

(f) Bare Land Condominium

Projects

The Development Officer will calculate Site Coverage for individual Units at the standards indicated in Table 165.4(5)(a) to (e) above.

(g) Standard Condominium Project (not Bare Land)

The Development Officer will calculate on a project basis:  the maximum total shall not exceed 40%, with maximum of 28% for the principal buildings and 15% for Accessory buildings.  Where parking is provided in an attached Garage, or parking is provided below Grade, the maximum for the principal building shall be 40%.

 

Bylaw 18303

February 26, 2018

 

Notwithstanding Table 165.4(8), 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

  1. On-Site parking shall be accessed from a rear or side Lane only, in accordance with subsection 165.4(10), except as follows:

  1. where there is no Lane access, parking may be located at the rear of the building, provided that where three or more Dwellings are attached, access from the public roadway shall be via a single common driveway;

  2. where there is no Lane access and the Dwelling has a width of 6.5 m or greater, a front attached Garage may be developed  in accordance with subsection 165.4(11);

  3. notwithstanding 165.4(9)(a) and (b) above, in no case shall parking be accessed directly from a collector roadway, or accessed via the front of lots or Dwellings that front onto a road located directly across from or adjacent to a school or public park Site.

  1. Where the required off-street parking spaces are located at the rear of any Dwelling the following requirements apply:

Bylaw 16312

January 21, 2013

  1. one Garage, or Site for one Garage shall be clearly demarcated both on the Site and on the plan accompanying any application for a principal building, located in accordance with the regulations of this Bylaw. A Hardsurfaced Walkway is required between the Garage or Garage Site and an entry to the Dwelling;

  2. where detached rear parking Garages are developed, the maximum width of the building containing the Garage(s) shall not exceed:

  1. 24 m, provided that the building does not contain more than four separate Garages, outside of neighbourhoods located within the boundaries of the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay (MNO), unless exempted under subsection 165.5(5) of this Zone;

  2. 12 m, provided that the building does not contain more than two separate Garages, in neighbourhoods located within the boundaries of the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay (MNO);”

  3. parking area shall be developed in accordance with the following:

  1. where no Garage is developed, a Hardsurfaced parking area to accommodate required parking to a minimum depth of 4.88 m, and otherwise in accordance with the requirements of subsection 54.2 and Schedule 55.4 of this Bylaw, shall be constructed at the rear of each Lot;

  2. Tandem parking shall be allowed in accordance with Section 54.2 Schedule 1, provided that at least one tandem parking space has a minimum depth of 5.5 m;

  3. Such hard surface parking area shall include an underground electrical power connection with outlet on a post 1.0 m in Height, located within 1.0 m of the parking area.

  1. Where a front attached Garage is allowed in accordance with subsection 165.4(9)(b), it shall be developed in accordance with the following regulations: 

  1. the width of the Garages shall be developed in accordance with Table 165.4(11):

Table 165.4(11) Maximum Front or Side Garage widths

 

Width of front of Dwelling at ground-level:

Maximum width front or side attached Garage

(i) ≥ 6.5m < 8.0 m

3.7 m, except that it may be increased, provided that it does not exceed 50 percent of the width of the front of the Dwelling

(ii) ≥ 8.0m < 9.2 m

4.2 m, provided that it does not to exceed 50 percent of the width of the front of the Dwelling

(iii) ≥ 9.2 m

6.0 m, provided that it does not to exceed 45 percent of the width of the front of the Dwelling

  1. the Garage may protrude a maximum of 1.5 m beyond the front wall of the Dwelling and a maximum of 1.5 m beyond the front entry, or, where there is a front porch, a maximum of 1.5 m beyond the extent of the front porch;

  2. in the case of a side attached Garage, the Garage may protrude a maximum of 1.5 m beyond the side wall of the Dwelling;

  3. the maximum Height of a front or side attached Garage Door shall be 2.45 m.

  4. front attached Garages must be designed such that the Garage is attached to a shared common wall and includes adjoining shared driveway aprons, unless, in the case of a Row Housing or Stacked Row Housing end unit, the abutting Dwelling already has a driveway shared with another abutting Dwelling;

  5. driveway widths, including abutting Walkways, shall be no wider than the width of the Garage, and subject to the following additional limitations:

  1. single wide Garage: the width of the driveway including abutting Walkway where it meets a public or private roadway shall not exceed 3.1 m;

  2. double Garage: the width of the driveway including abutting Walkway where it meets a public or private roadway shall not exceed 5.2 m.

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

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

Bylaw 18303

February 26, 2018

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

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

  1. Row Housing, Stacked Row Housing attached horizontally (front to back as well as to the side) and Semi-detached Housing:  one deciduous tree or one coniferous tree, and two shrubs shall be required in the Front Yard of each Dwelling, except where the Front Yard is 4.5 m or less, and a Treed Landscaped Boulevard is provided in accordance with Table 165.4(3), the tree may be placed within the rear or Side Yard, rather than the Front yard;

  2. Stacked Row Housing attached vertically (two deep, where Dwellings are placed over others):one deciduous tree or one coniferous tree, and two shrubs shall be required for each 6 m of linear Site Frontage, except where the Front Yard is  4.5 m or less, and a Treed Landscaped Boulevard is provided in accordance with Table 165.4(3), the trees may be placed within the rear or Side Yard, as applicable, rather than the Front yard; 

Bylaw 17672

June 27, 2016

  1. all applications for a Development Permit shall include a Landscape Plan in accordance with the requirements of Section 55.4 of this Bylaw that identifies the location, species and size of Landscaping required in subsection 165.4(14)(a) or (b) as applicable; and

  2. all required Landscaping shall comply with the relevant requirements of Section 55 of this Bylaw.

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.

165.5     Multi-unit Project Development Regulations

Where a Multi-unit Project Development is proposed within this Zone, it must adhere to all the regulations in the following subsection, as well as all other regulations within this Zone, unless exempted within this subsection, as follows.

  1. All Dwellings must front onto a public roadway.

  2. Notwithstanding Table 165.4(2), the minimum Site Area for individual Bare Land Condominium Units may be reduced, provided that the Multi-unit Project Development complies with the density regulations contained in subsection 165.4(1) of this Zone.

  3. Notwithstanding Table 165.4(2), the minimum Site Depth may be reduced to not less than 22.5 m for Bare Land Condominium Units.

Bylaw 15735

June 20, 2011

  1. Notwithstanding the Setback 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, any increased Setback requirements in subsection 160.4(14) of the RF5 Zone shall apply.

Bylaw 17727

August 22, 2016

  1. 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, a solid screen Fence, a minimum of 1.83 m in Height, shall be installed along all shared property lines, except for common flanking Front Yard boundaries.

  2. Notwithstanding Section 165.4(10)(b)(i), a building containing rear detached Garages may exceed the maximum width and total number of Garages specified outside of the boundaries of the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay (MNO).

  3. Notwithstanding Section 165.4(14), the Landscape Plan shall address the entire Multi-unit Site Project Development, including individual Bare Land Condominium Units and common areas in accordance with the regulations of Section 55 of this Bylaw.

165.6     Additional Regulations for Specific Uses

  1. Row Housing, Stacked Row Housing and Semi-detached Housing shall be developed in accordance with the following regulations:

  1. each Dwelling shall have individual front door access to a public roadway, except in the case of Stacked Row Housing access to Dwellings above the first Storey may be shared by two Dwellings;

  2. each Dwelling shall be oriented toward the street such that front and flanking facades and yards include design elements such as windows, covered porches, varied building articulation and landscaping as the dominant elements facing the public streetscape;

Bylaw 17727

August 22, 2016

  1. a transition area between the public street and semi-private area in front of dwellings should be defined using landscape features such as decorative Fencing, change in Grade, shrub beds or rock gardens and/or built elements such as stairs, private entrance features and verandas or porches;

Bylaw 15735

June 20, 2011

  1. notwithstanding subsection 44(1)(a) of this Bylaw, unenclosed steps leading to a front entry way may project into a Front Setback, up to the Front Lot Line.

  1. Row Housing and Stacked Row Housing shall be developed in accordance with the following regulations:

  1. the maximum width of the front façade of a building containing Row Housing shall be 48 m, with no more than eight attached Dwellings along any one block face;

  2. the maximum width of the frontage of the front façade of a building containing Stacked Row Housing shall be 48 m;

  3. a generally similar unit form and design shall not be repeated more than six times on a block face;

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

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

  6. maintenance and/or drainage and utility easement(s) may be required between abutting buildings and/or through private yards of one or more Dwellings to ensure adequate access for property, drainage and utility maintenance.

  1. Semi-detached Housing shall be developed in accordance with the following regulations:

  1. Dwellings within a single building may include symmetrical and asymmetrical designs, provided that a consistent architectural style applies to both Dwellings;

  2. where there are more than two buildings along a block face, design elements such as varied roof lines, articulation of building facades, and variations of window and door treatments shall be employed so as to prevent more than two identical building facades. 

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

Bylaw 15953

November 13, 2012

  1. Limited Group Homes, Group Homes, and Lodging Houses shall comply with Section 96 of this Bylaw.