Zoning Dictionary

Letter: U

Undertaking Establishment

Any premises where preparation of the dead human body for interment or cremation is undertaken. The business premises of an undertaker or funeral director whether or not the same includes a crematorium or a school of instruction in embalming or preparation for burial of human remains.

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Undeveloped

Any area which remains free of buildings, structures or human activities, except for agricultural or conservation purposes.

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Unenclosed Storage

A use which provides for the storage of goods or things on a lot when such storage is not within a building.

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Units Per Hectare

The ratio of units of usable built space in an area to the number of hectares in the same area.

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Unorganized Areas

Any lands not within the jurisdiction of any form of local government.

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Unsightly Storage

The storage of goods or materials that by their nature cannot be stored neatly, such as salvaged vehicles, machinery or building materials, or piles of sand, gravel, or coal.

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Unstable Slopes

Slopes which are or may be subject to erosion such as mass movement, slumping, landslides, mudflows or rock falls. Slope or land which has a potential to collapse or slide if development occurs on, or adjacent to, such an area.

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Urbanlimit Line/Urban Service Area

An area, identified through official public policy, within which urban development will be allowed during a specified time period.

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Usable Lot Area

The area of a lot taken in a horizontal plane between the lot boundaries, excluding land in excess of twenty-five percent slope and natural bodies of water comprising in excess of ten percent of the total lot area.

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Usable Open Space

A compact, level, unobstructed area or areas available for sale and convenient use by all the building’s occupants, having no dimension of less than six metres and no slope greater than ten percent providing for greenery,...

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