Zoning Provisions Encyclopedia

Chapter: Regulatory Zone Provisions

Density

The maximum and/or minimum number of residential dwelling units permitted and/or required is determine by the Density regulatory zone. Each Density-D regulatory zone permits a maximum and/or number of dwellings per hectare calculated as follows: (number of dwelling units / lot area) = dwelling units/hectare The maximum and/or minimum number of dwelling units permitted and/or […]

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Explanation

The I, D, F, L, H and O regulatory zones provide individual regulations with respect to maximum floor space index (I), maximum density in units per hectare (d), minimum frontage (F), minimum lot area (L), holding (H), outside storage and waste disposal area (O). These regulatory zones are used in conjunction with one or more […]

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Floor Space Index

The maximum floor space index permitted on any lot unless otherwise specified, is determine by the FLOOR SPACE INDEX regulatory zone and is calculated as follows: (gross floor area / lot area) = floor space index Each Floor Space Index – I regulatory zone permits a maximum floor space index indicated by the numeral following […]

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Front Yard Requirements

Unless specified in the regulations, the minimum front yard requirements of any lot are determined by the front yard regulatory zone. If the front yard setback has not been noted as a regulatory zone on the Schedule, the regulations of the zone in which the lot is located are applicable. Where the symbol ‘S’ follows […]

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Frontage

Unless otherwise specified, the minimum frontage of any lot is determine by the frontage regulatory zone. If the lot frontage is not noted on the Schedule, the regulations of the zone in which the lot is located are applicable. Where the symbol ‘F’ follows the zoning on certain lands on the Schedule, the number following […]

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Height

The maximum height on any lot unless otherwise specified is determine by the HEIGHT regulatory zone. If no height zone is noted on the zoning schedules, the general regulations of the applicable use zone apply. Each Height – T regulatory zone permits a maximum building height expressed in m and indicated by the number following […]

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Historic Preservation District

All uses permitted in the zoning district which the “HP” Historic Preservation District overlays shall be permitted subject to terms, conditions and standards in that zoning district provided, however, that such permitted uses shall be subject to the Historical Preservation Commission, and Standard and Certificate of Appropriateness.

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Holding

The City will pass an amendment to this By-law to utilize the Holding Zone on lands where development is premature. Only existing buildings and structures will be permitted on these lands until such time as the holding symbol is removed. Where the symbol ‘H’ follows the zoning on the Zoning Schedule, the lands identified shall […]

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Lot Area

Unless specified in the regulations, the minimum lot area is determined by the lot area regulatory zone. If the minimum lot area is not noted as a regulatory zone on the Schedule, the regulations of the zone in which the lot is...

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Outdoor Storage

No land may be used for the purposes of outdoor storage except those lands located in any Commercial or Industrial Zone within an Outdoor Storage – O regulatory zone. The lands which may be used for the purposes of outdoor storage are indicated on the Schedules to this By-law by the letter O.

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