Zoning Diagrams Compendium

Category: Urban Design

Infill in Existing Neighbourhoods: Setbacks from Road

To the extent possible, new single-family development in existing neighbourhoods should be integrated with the housing units in the adjacent area. Site setbacks of residential projects should be either: Equal to the average setback of all residences on both sides of public streets within 100 feet of the property lines of the new project; or, […]

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Setback Guidelines

Varied Front Setbacks Placement of homes and garages close to or back from the street creates different patterns of visible open space. The structures themselves when close to the street, also add diversity to the view. Interruption of Straight Streets On straight roads, knuckles or cul-de-sacs can be introduced to limit the length of straight […]

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