3.81 OLD - Orchards Low Density Residential Zone

Residential Uses
4.1. Home Based Businesses must comply with Section 6.60.
4.2. Residential
4.2.1. Backyard Housing must comply with Section 6.10, except that: There is no maximum Floor Area. The maximum Height is 10.0 m. Backyard Housing is not included in the calculation of maximum Dwelling units.
Commercial Uses
4.3. Residential Sales Centres
4.3.1. May be approved to remain for a period of up to 8 years; and
4.3.2. Where a Residential Sales Centre is located on a Site, a Hard Surfaced Parking Area may be provided on the same or an Abutting Site.
Community Uses
4.4. Child Care Services must comply with Section 6.40
Agricultural Uses
4.5. Urban Agriculture is not permitted in a standalone principal building.  
Sign Uses
4.6. Sign Uses must comply with the regulations found in Subsections 3 and 4 of Section 6.90.


5.1. Development must comply with Table 5.1:
Table 5.1. Site and Building Regulations
Subsection Regulation Value
Site Regulations - Single Detached and Duplex Housing
5.1.1. Minimum Site area 206.0 m2
5.1.2. Minimum Site Width 7.6 m
5.1.3. Minimum Site Depth 26.0 m
Site Regulations - Semi-detached Housing
5.1.4. Minimum Site area 165.0 m2
5.1.5. Minimum Site Width 5.5 m
5.1.6. Minimum Site Depth 26.0 m
5.1.7. Maximum Height 12.0 m
Site Coverage
5.1.8. Maximum total Site Coverage 73%
5.1.9. Maximum Site Coverage for Accessory buildings 22%
Maximum Dwellings
5.1.10. Maximum Dwellings 2 du/lot
5.1.11. Maximum Single Detached Housing Dwellings 1 du/lot
5.2. Setbacks must comply with Table 5.2:
Table 5.2. Setback Regulations
Subsection Regulation Value
Front Setback
5.2.1. Minimum Front Setback 4.0 m
Unless 1 or more of the following applies: 
5.2.2. Minimum Front Setback for a front attached Garage 5.5 m
5.2.3. Minimum Front Setback for Reverse Housing 3.0 m
5.2.4. Minimum Front Setback where a Treed Boulevard is provided and vehicle access is from an Alley 3.0 m
Rear Setback
5.2.5. Minimum Rear Setback 6.0 m
Unless the following applies: 
5.2.6. Minimum Rear Setback where vehicle access is from an Alley and a rear attached Garage or Hard Surfaced parking pad is provided 1.2 m
Interior Side Setback
5.2.7. Minimum Interior Side Setback 1.2 m
Unless 1 or more of the following applies: 
5.2.8. Minimum Interior Side Setback - Zero Lot Line Development  1.5 m
5.2.9. Minimum Interior Side Setback between one Interior Side Lot Line and a detached Garage for Reverse Housing 1.5 m
Flanking Side Setback
5.2.10. Minimum Flanking Side Setback 2.4 m
Unless the following applies: 
5.2.11. Minimum Flanking Side Setback for a front attached Garage 4.5 m 
5.2.12. Minimum Flanking Side Setback where a Treed Boulevard is provided - Zero Lot Line Development 3.0 m
5.3. The minimum Setback to the corner cut for Corner Lots is 0.3 m, as specified in the following illustration:
Diagram for Subsection 5.3
Diagram for


Parking, Loading, Storage and Access
7.1. The width of a front attached Garage must not exceed 70% of the Site Width.
7.2. Where the Site Abuts an Alley, vehicle access must be from the Alley.
7.3. Where a Site has vehicle access from an Alley, the following regulations apply:
7.3.1. a Garage or Hard Surfaced parking pad must be provided;
7.3.2. a Hard Surfaced Pathway between the Garage or Hard Surfaced parking pad and an entry to the Dwelling must be provided;
7.3.3. where no Garage is proposed, a Hard Surfaced parking pad to support a future Garage with a minimum width of 4.8 m and depth of 5.5 m must be constructed; and
7.3.4. any Hard Surfaced parking pad must include an underground electrical power connection with an outlet on a post approximately 1.0 m in height, located within 1.0 m of the Hard Surfaced parking pad.
7.4. Tandem parking may be considered and may include one Garage space and one Driveway space.
Zero Lot Line Development Regulations
7.5. Zero Lot Line Development is only permitted where: 
7.5.1. all roof drainage from principal and Accessory buildings is directed towards a Street, Alley, or drainage system, and no roof leader discharge is directed to the easement area required in Subsection 7.5.2; and
7.5.2. the owners of impacted Lots register on title a restrictive covenant and a minimum 1.5 m private easement along the entire distance of the shared Lot line that requires: construction of a drainage swale and an unobstructed drainage path with a minimum width of 0.3 m to be free and clear of all objects; protection of drainage of the Site, including the right for water to flow across Lots and the requirement not to inhibit the flow of water across Lots; a 0.3 m eave encroachment easement with the requirement that the eaves must not be closer than 0.9 m to the eaves of a building on an Abutting Lot; a 0.6 m footing encroachment easement; permission to access the easement area for maintenance of the properties; adequate access for utility maintenance, where applicable; and that an Accessory building must not encroach on the easement.
Other Regulations
7.6. Despite Section 5.90, an unenclosed front porch or Platform Structure may project into the required Front Setback a maximum of 1.5 m and may project into the Flanking Side Setback a maximum of 1.5 m. Steps and eaves may project beyond the front porch providing they are at least 0.4 m from the Lot line and do not extend over a registered utility easement. Eaves may project to the Lot line in a corner cut as shown in Subsection 5.3 provided they do not extend over a registered utility easement.
7.7. All roof leaders from a Dwelling must be connected to the individual storm sewer service for each Lot or common low impact development (LID), and no roof leader discharge may be directed to the maintenance easement area.