2.30 RSM - Small-Medium Scale Transition Residential Zone

To allow for a range of small to medium scale Residential development up to 3 or 4 Storeys in Height, in the form of Row Housing and Multi-unit Housing in developing and redeveloping areas. Single Detached Housing, Semi-detached Housing, and Duplex Housing are not intended in this Zone unless they form part of a larger multi-unit Residential development. The scale of development in this Zone may act as a transition between small scale Residential development and larger scale Residential development. Limited opportunities for community and commercial development are permitted to provide services to local residents. 

Residential Uses
3.1. Home Based Businesses must comply with Section 6.60.
3.2. Residential
3.2.1. The maximum number of Sleeping Units in a Lodging House is 8.
3.2.2. Backyard Housing must comply with Section 6.10.
3.2.3. Single Detached Housing, Semi-detached Housing and Duplex Housing are only permitted where: existing as of January 1, 2024; or developed on the same Lot as Row Housing or Multi-unit Housing.
Commercial Uses
3.3. Food and Drink Services, Health Services, Indoor Sales and Services, and Offices
3.3.1. These Uses are only permitted where an Interior Side Lot Line of a Site Abuts a Site in a non-residential Zone that permits Commercial Uses at the time of Development Permit application. 
3.3.2. Where one or more of these Uses are proposed in a building previously developed as Semi-detached Housing or Row Housing, the entire building must be converted for non-residential Uses
3.3.3. The maximum Floor Area is 300 m2 per individual establishment.
3.3.4. Where a building is greater than 12 m in Height or greater than 30 m in length, Commercial Uses are limited to the Ground Floor.
3.3.5. Developments must carry out their operations so that no Nuisance is created.
3.3.6. Outdoor business activity, storage, and outdoor speakers and amplification systems are not permitted.
3.3.7. Despite Subsection 3.3.6, outdoor seating areas are permitted, limited to a maximum area of 20 m2 and must only be located in the Front Yard or Flanking Side Yard
3.4. Residential Sales Centres may be approved for a maximum of 5 years. Subsequent Development Permits for Residential Sales Centres on the same Site may only be issued as a Discretionary Development.
Community Uses
3.5. Community Services and Child Care Services
3.5.1. These Uses are only permitted: on Corner Sites that Abut a Collector Road or Arterial Road in an existing non-residential building; or on a Lot that Abuts a Site in a non-residential Zone; or in a residential Zone that has a maximum Height greater than or equal to 16.0 m,
at the time of Development Permit application.
3.5.2. The maximum Floor Area for Community Services is 1,000 m2 per Site.
3.5.3. The maximum Floor Area for Child Care Services is 300 m2 per Site.
3.5.4. Child Care Services must comply with Section 6.40.
3.6. Special Events must comply with Section 6.100.
Agricultural Uses
3.7. Urban Agriculture must not be the only Use in a principal building.
Sign Uses
3.8. Signs are limited to On-premises Advertising
3.9. Signs must comply with Section 6.90.


4.1. The maximum Height must comply with Table 4.1:
4.1. Maximum Height
Subsection Modifier on Zoning Map Maximum Height
4.1.1. h12 12.0 m
4.1.2. h14 14.0 m
4.2. Development must comply with Table 4.2:
Table 4.2. Site and Building Regulations
Subsection Regulation Value Symbol
Site Width
4.2.1. Minimum Site Width 5.0 m A
Lot Width
4.2.2. Minimum Lot Width for Row Housing internal Dwellings where developed on separate Lots Abutting an Alley 3.6 m B
4.2.3. Minimum Lot Width for Semi-detached Housing or Row Housing end Dwellings where developed on separate Lots Abutting an Alley 4.8 m C
Diagram for Subsections 4.2.1, 4.2.2, and 4.2.3
Diagram for 2.30_4.2.1-4.2.3
Residential Density
4.2.4. Minimum Density 45 Dwellings/ha -
Site Coverage
4.2.5. Maximum total Site Coverage 60% -
Building Length
4.2.6. Maximum length of any building 45.0 m D
Diagram for Subsection 4.2.6
Diagram for 2.30_4.2.6
4.3. Setbacks must comply with Table 4.3:
Table 4.3. Setback Regulations
Subsection Regulation Value Symbol
Front Setback
4.3.1. Minimum Front Setback 4.5 m A
Unless the following applies:
4.3.2. Minimum Front Setback where a Treed Boulevard is provided and vehicle access is from an Alley 3.0 m B
Diagram for Subsections 4.3.1 and 4.3.2
Diagram for 2.30_4.
Rear Setback
4.3.3. Minimum Rear Setback 5.5 m C
Diagram for Subsection 4.3.3
Diagram for 2.30_4.3.3
Side Setbacks
4.3.4. Minimum Interior Side Setback 1.2 m D
Unless the following applies:
4.3.5. Minimum Interior Side Setback when Row Housing or Multi-unit Housing face an Interior or Flanking Side Lot Line 1.5 m E
Diagram for Subsections 4.3.4 and 4.3.5
Diagram for 2.30_4.3.4_-_4.3.5
4.3.6. Minimum Flanking Side Setback 2.0 m F
Diagram for Subsection 4.3.6
Diagram for 2.30_4.3.6
4.4. Driveway lengths must comply with Table 4.4:
Table 4.4. Driveway Length Regulations
Subsection Regulation Value Symbol
4.4.1. Minimum Driveway length between a Garage door and the back of an existing or approved public sidewalk 6.0 m A
Unless the following applies:
4.4.2. Minimum Driveway length between the Garage door and the Front Lot Line or Flanking Side Lot Line, where there is no existing or approved public sidewalk at the time of the Development Permit application  5.5 m -
Diagram for Subsection 4.4.1
Diagram for 2.30_4.4.1
Building Design Regulations
5.1. Where a building wall: 
5.1.1. faces a Street; or 
5.1.2. has a total length greater than 20 m facing a Site in a residential Zone
the Facade must be articulated using 2 or more design techniques or features to minimize the perception of massing, eliminate large blank walls, and provide visual interest. Design techniques or features may include: variations in rooflines; vertical or horizontal building wall projection or recessions; visual breaks of building Facades into smaller sections; features such as windows, balconies, or porches; use of a combination of finishing materials; or other similar features.
5.2. On Corner Sites, the principal building Facades facing a Street must use consistent exterior finishing materials and architectural features and include features such as windows, doors, or porches.
Entrance Design Regulations
5.3. All principal ground-oriented Dwellings and non-Residential Uses adjacent to a Front or Flanking Side Lot Line must have a main entrance door, porch, or landing facing either the Front or Flanking Side Lot Line, except: 
5.3.1. this regulation does not apply to Backyard Housing; and
5.3.2. this regulation does not apply to Cluster Housing or Multi-unit Housing with a building length less than or equal to 30.0 m.
5.4. All Cluster Housing and Multi-unit Housing principal buildings with a building length less than or equal to 30.0 m, adjacent to a Street must have at least 1 main entrance:
5.4.1. facing a Street; or
5.4.2. facing an internal courtyard that is visible from a Street.
5.5. Sliding patio doors must not serve as the main entrance of a Dwelling.
5.6. Main entrances for Multi-unit Housing must incorporate weather protection features in the form of canopies, awnings, overhangs, vestibules, recessed entrances or other architectural elements to provide all-season weather protection to pedestrians and to enhance the visibility of entrances.