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Bylaw 16271

Text Amendment to the Zoning Bylaw to implement Residential Infill Guidelines and allow Subdivision of 50 Foot Lots
Purpose To implement Residential Infill Guidelines design recommendations for infill housing in low density zones, as well as to allow subdivision of 50 foot lots for Single Detached Housing in the (RF2) Low Density Infill, (RF3) Low Density Development, and (RF4) Semidetached Residential Zones, and for Semi-detached Housing in certain locations in the (RF1) Single Detached Residential Zone. Readings Bylaw 16271 is ready for three readings after the public hearing has been held. If Council wishes to give three readings during a single meeting, then prior to moving third reading, Council must unanimously agree That Bylaw 16271 be considered for third reading. Advertising and Signing This Bylaw has been advertised in the Edmonton Journal on Friday, October 12, 2012, and Saturday, October 20, 2012. The Bylaw can be signed and thereby passed following third reading. Position of Administration Administration supports this Bylaw. Previous Council/Committee Action At the June 11, 2011, Executive Committee meeting, the following motion was passed:

That Administration return to a future City Council Public Hearing with proposed amendments to the Zoning Bylaw 12800 and the Residential Infill Guidelines, to allow for the subdivision of 50 foot lots. Report Bylaw 16271 amends the (RF1) Single Detached Residential Zone, (RF2) Low Density Infill Zone, (RF3) Low Density Development Zone, (RF4) Semidetached Residential Zone, the (RF5) Row Housing Zone, and the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay. Bylaw 16271 increases opportunities for infill development, ensures that impacts of infill development are adequately mitigated, and encourages welldesigned, compact new neighbourhoods. Bylaw 16271 will not allow additional Dwellings to be constructed on a small lot once subdivision has occurred: The Zoning Bylaw does not allow Secondary Suites, Garage Suites or Garden Suites to be built on small Single Detached Housing lots. The Zoning Bylaw does not allow Secondary Suites to be built in conjunction with attached housing forms, including Semi-detached Housing and Duplex Housing. Bylaw 16271 is summarized as follows: Residential Use Class Definitions Row Housing and Stacked Row Housing definitions amended so that they include three or more Dwellings, rather than two or more Dwellings. This change differentiates Row Housing and Stacked Row Housing

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ROUTING City Council Public Hearing | Delegation S. Mackie WRITTEN BY C. Jersak | October 29, 2012 Sustainable Development 2012SCP561 Page 1 of 4

Bylaw 16271 Text Amendment to the Zoning Bylaw to implement Residential Infill Guidelines and allow Subdivision of 50 Foot Lots from Semi-detached Housing and Duplex Housing, which, by definition, each contain two Dwellings. Changes to (RF1) Single Detached Residential Zone Location criteria for Semi-detached Housing and Duplex Housing moved to the Development Regulations section of the RF1 Zone. Development regulations for Semidetached Housing added to the RF1 Zone: minimum lot width proposed to be 14.8 metres for the building (7.4 metres per Dwelling). Maximum total site coverage for Semi-detached Housing on sites smaller than 600 m2 proposed to be 42%, rather than 40%. This will allow adequate coverage for a double-car garage. The maximum site coverage for the Dwelling remains at 28%. Aesthetic criteria from the Residential Infill Guidelines added to the RF1 Zone. 15 metres for the building to 13.4 metres for the building (7.5 metres per Dwelling to 6.7 metres per Dwelling). Maximum total site coverage for Single Detached Housing and Semidetached Housing on small sites proposed to be 42%, rather than 40%. This will allow adequate coverage for a double-car garage. The maximum site coverage for the Dwelling remains at 28%. Aesthetic criteria from the Residential Infill Guidelines added to the RF2 Zone.

Changes to the (RF3) Low Density Development Zone Name of the Zone changed to (RF3) Small Scale Infill Zone Apartment Housing, Row Housing and Stacked Row Housing moved from Discretionary to Permitted Uses. Location criteria will apply, following the recommendations of the Residential Infill Guidelines. Minimum lot width for Singledetached Housing and Duplex Housing decreased from 12 metres to 7.6 metres. Minimum lot width for Semidetached Housing decreased from 15 metres for the building to 13.4 metres (7.5 metres per Dwelling to 6.7 metres per Dwelling). Maximum total site coverage for Single Detached Housing and Semidetached Housing on small sites proposed to be 42%, rather than 40%. This will allow adequate coverage for a double-car garage. The maximum site coverage for the Dwelling remains at 28%.

Changes to the (RF2) Low Density Infill Zone Location criteria for Duplex Housing moved to the Development Regulations section of the RF2 Zone. Location criteria will now apply to Semi-detached Housing in the RF2 Zone, following the recommendations of the Residential Infill Guidelines. Minimum lot width for Singledetached Housing and Duplex Housing decreased from 12 metres to 7.6 metres. Minimum lot width for Semidetached Housing decreased from

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Bylaw 16271 Text Amendment to the Zoning Bylaw to implement Residential Infill Guidelines and allow Subdivision of 50 Foot Lots Maximum total site coverage for Row Housing increased to 45%, to align with the RF5 (Row Housing) Zone. Aesthetic criteria from the Residential Infill Guidelines added to the RF3 Zone. Front setback regulation amended to add greater flexibility. New development must be within 2 metres of development on adjacent lots, rather than 1 metres. Aesthetic regulations have been removed and added into each individual zone so as to apply to newly developing areas as well as mature neighbourhoods. Regulation added to prevent rear attached garages in the MNO. Flexibility added to the regulations for front access, Garage protrusion, and Rear Setbacks. Design criteria added for housing forms with attached Garages. Regulation added to restrict the faade length of Row Housing, Stacked Row Housing, or Apartment Housing to 48 metres. Side Setbacks will default to the underlying zone on sites less than 18.3 metres in width, so that infill development will not be impeded. Consultation requirement modified so as to require the consultation to occur after the development permit application has been made, rather than before.

Changes to the (RF4) Semi-detached Residential Zone Duplex Housing moved from Discretionary to Permitted Uses. Minimum lot width for Singledetached Housing and Duplex Housing decreased from 12 metres to 7.6 metres, where a Lane exists. Minimum lot width will remain at 12 metres where no Lane exists. Maximum total site coverage for Single Detached Housing and Duplex Housing on small sites proposed to be 42%, rather than 40%. This will allow adequate coverage for a double-car garage. The maximum site coverage for the Dwelling remains at 28%. Attached garage regulations have been removed because they are not in step with current development practice or with regulations in other zones. Aesthetic criteria from the Residential Infill Guidelines added to the RF4 Zone.

Ancillary Changes Garage and Garden Suites: Minimum lot size changed so that it is not calculated using the lot size in the underlying zone. Regulations that were formally included within lists of Permitted and Discretionary Uses have been moved to the regulations section of each zone.

Changes to the (RF5) Row Housing Zone Aesthetic criteria from the Residential Infill Guidelines added to the RF5 Zone.

Mature Neighbourhood Overlay (MNO)

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Bylaw 16271 Text Amendment to the Zoning Bylaw to implement Residential Infill Guidelines and allow Subdivision of 50 Foot Lots Policy Bylaw 16271 implements Policy C551, The Residential Infill Guidelines, and supports The Way We Grow direction to provide broad and varied housing choices and to make efficient use of infrastructure. Corporate Outcomes This report relates to the strategic goal of improving Edmontons liveability as described in The Way Ahead City of Edmonton Strategic Plan, 2009-2018. Public Consultation March 24, 2011 - A webpage was posted on the city website describing the proposed amendments. April 11, 2011 - One member of the Urban Development Institute and three members of the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues met with Administration to discuss options and implications of decreasing the minimum lot widths and implementation of the Residential Infill Guidelines. Participants were generally in support of the proposed amendments. April 13, 2011 - Two members of the Canadian Home Builders Association met with Administration to discuss options and implications of decreasing minimum lot widths and implementation of the Residential Infill Guidelines. Participants were generally in support of the proposed amendments. January 23, 2012 - Administration met with six representatives of the Canadian Home Builders Association, three representatives of the Urban Development Institute, two representatives of the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, and three general stakeholders to discuss draft amendments. August 29, 2012 - The proposed text amendments were circulated to the Urban Development Institute, the Edmonton chapter of the Canadian Home Builders Association, the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, adjacent municipalities, civic departments and utility providers. Transportation Services indicated that they would prefer if the minimum setback for Dwellings facing the flanking roadway on Corner Sites was increased to 5.5 metres, from the current 4.5 metres. This change has not been made, as it would impede development on small lots and thus work at crosspurposes with the intent of Bylaw 16271. There were no other concerns raised regarding the passage of the proposed text amendment. September 12, 2012 - Administration met with two members of the Canadian Home Builders Association, one member of the Urban Development Institute, two representatives of the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues and two stakeholders involved with infill development, to discuss revisions to the draft amendments. Suggested revisions have been incorporated into Bylaw 16271. Stakeholders generally supported the proposed amendments. Attachments 1. Bylaw 16271 2. Mark-up Showing Proposed Amendments

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