This planning application (map) is to rezone a 1.7 ha lot to allow for medium rise apartments. The current zoning is Low Rise Apartment Zone (RA7). The proposed zoning is Medium Rise Apartment Zone (RA8).
If approved by Council, key changes to the zoning regulations would be:
Maximum number of units allowed per hectare:
Existing RA7 Zone: 125
Proposed RA8 Zone: 224
Maximum number of units allowed on the site (considering overall gross site area):
Existing RA7 Zone: 213
Proposed RA8 Zone: 381
Maximum height allowed (metres):
Existing RA7 Zone: 16 metres or approximately 4 storeys
Proposed RA8 Zone: 23 metres or approximately 6 storeys
There are site and building design guidelines in the Zoning Bylaw that apply to development proposals on RA8 Zoned sites adjacent to land zoned for low density residential uses (including RMD and RF5), which address land use compatibility.
Associated Amendment Application
There is also an associated amendment to the Secord Neighbourhood Structure Plan. The amendment is needed to facilitate the rezoning.
The amendment changes the land use statistics and land use concept map to reflect the change in zoning. No changes are proposed to the objectives of the plan. The application conforms with the Lewis Farms Area Structure Plan that designates the site for residential uses.
City Council Public Hearing Date: Monday September 11, 2017
City Council Referred Back Date: January 22, 2018, Agenda Items 5.1 and 5.2, Bylaws 18132 and 18139
Reference File Number: LDA17-0317
Planner: Email Tina Lee or call 780-496-1758 for more information.