Agenda Index City of Vancouver


TO: Vancouver City Council
FROM: Director of City Plans
SUBJECT: Rezoning: Five Areas Zoned RS-1A or RS-2




RS-1 zoning amendments in 1986, 1988, and 1990, addressing suites, building envelope above basement FSR, detached garages, and selected external design issues. RS Rezonings in 1990's (RS-3, RS-5, RS-6, RS-3A) addressing building design control, site landscaping, and impermeable materials site coverage; and

In 1996 Council approved the RS-Interim Zoning Program (1996 - 1998) for RS-1 and RS-1S areas which offered interested residents/property owners of neighbourhoods an opportunity to consider being rezoned to RS-5/5S or RS-6/6S.


RS-1A and RS-2 are single-family dwelling zones, essentially unchanged since the 1950's. Residents and property owners in the RS-1A and RS-2 areas requested a zoning review during the RS-1/RS-1S Interim Zoning Program conducted between 1996 and 1998. This report addresses five areas (Douglas Park RS-2, Grandview/Woodland RS-1A, Kitsilano RS-1A, Riley Park/Sunnyside RS-2, and Turner-Ferndale RS-2), none of which have yet been part of a CityPlan Community Visioning Program.

The results of a survey identified four specific zoning issues important to the residents/property owners of these areas. These issues include the administration of suites, greater control on the maximum building envelope, controls on the external design of development, and site landscaping guidelines. All four of these issues are consistent with zoning changes made in other RS zones in past years.

Following four information open houses, both a post returned and a random sample phone survey were conducted regarding these four issues. The results indicated strong general support for revising the zoning. Based upon this, staff have drafted the RS-7S District Schedule (named RS-X during the drafting process), the RS-7S Guidelines, and amendments to related policy and guideline documents.


This report recommends that Council refer to Public Hearing a new RS-7S District Schedule and RS-7S Guidelines, along with making consequential amendments to related Sections of the Zoning & Development By-law, the Land Use and Development Policies and Guidelines, the Parking By-Law, and the Sub-division By-law.


The RS single-family zoning, dates back to the 1930's. The RS-1 zone, which was the original single family zone, was revised in 1954 for some areas of the city to permit one-family dwellings on an outright basis and Multiple Conversion Dwellings (MCDs) on a conditional basis. This new zone was named RS-2. It also permitted, on a conditional basis, two-family dwellings on lots 668 m¾ (7 190 sq. ft.) or larger and multiple dwellings (and later infill development was added) on lots 929 m¾ (10 000 sq. ft.) or larger. The zone was applied in areas where some untypically larger lots existed.

The RS-1A zone enacted in 1977 is similar to the RS-2 except that it does not permit two-family, infill or multiple dwellings. It does permit multiple conversion dwellings provided there are no building additions, which has created an inequity between large older houses (sometimes well above the allowable FSR) and smaller ones. The zone was originally created to permit `secondary suites' in a single family zone.

In the 1980's and 1990's, Council made several changes to the RS-1 zone which, initially, applied to the vast majority of single-family neighbourhoods in the City. Later RS Programs created new RS zones for specific areas of the City. These changes included:

… Allowing legal for-rent suites in areas where residents/property owners supported this option, creating the RS-1S zone (1988).
… Revising the floor space ratio and building envelope controls in an attempt to address resident/property owner concerns about the bulk of new houses relative to adjacent houses and the provision of back yard space (1988 & 1990).

… Creating the RS-3 zone in response to a resident initiated neighbourhood-specific proposal. This new RS zone addressed the unique characteristics of a small area (approx. 185 sites) initially developed in the 1920's-1930's which had urban design, architectural, and landscaping qualities which the residents wished to preserve as redevelopment occurred (1990). The RS-3 zone included a District Schedule but, at the time of adoption, did not include any design guidelines.

… Approving the South Shaughnessy/Granville Zoning Review Program (1990-1996) which addressed the concerns of residents/property owners about the design of new houses in terms of their compatibility with the established character of their surrounding streetscape. This program resulted in the creation and adoption of two new zones, RS-5 and RS-6, which were applied to sub-areas within South Shaughnessy/Granville. RS-5 included a District Schedule and site context based design guidelines. RS-6 provided external design regulations and landscaping guidelines. Also, during this program, one additional sub-area was rezoned to RS-3 as requested by area residents/property owners.
… Adopting the RS-5 Design Guidelines (1994), as requested by the residents/property owners of both RS-3 zoned areas, for their areas. Also, the original RS-3 area requested some modifications to its floor space ratio regulations which were approvedby Council, thereby creating the RS-3A zone.
… Responding to the requests from several other RS-1 or RS-1S zoned areas outside of South Shaughnessy/Granville for design control amendments for their areas by directing staff to offer interested neighbourhoods an opportunity to consider being rezoned to either RS-5/5S or RS-6/6S. This City wide program, named the RS-1/RS-1S Interim Zoning Program, carried out a two stage referendum-type consultation within neighbourhoods where residents/property owners expressed interest in being rezoned. Approximately 16 areas went through the consultation process resulting in 10 areas being rezoned to RS-5 or RS-5S and one area being rezoned to RS-6.


1. Study Areas

While the RS-1A and RS-2 zones occur in seven areas of the City, this report addresses only five of these areas. The RS-1A and RS-2 zoned areas of Kensington/Cedar Cottage completed their CityPlan Community Visions Program in 1998 and are being addressed in separate planning studies as noted below. The Kitsilano RS-2 zoned area, which is along the waterfront on Point Grey Road, has quite unique conditions and, therefore, is also not addressed herein. Therefore, staff has approached this RS-1A and RS-2 zoned areas work as follows:

2. Process

In the Spring of 1999, staff undertook a survey of all residents/property owners in the five study areas (plus the Cedar Cottage areas that will be addressed under separate planning programs) to identify which of the zoning issues addressed in other RS zoned areas were of interest (see the Spring 1999 survey results summary chart in Appendix D1). The surveys asked questions regarding the general level of satisfaction with recent development, the location of new buildings within their sites, building form, garage placement and retention of rear yards, controls on the design of new development, site landscaping, controls on site paving, and the administration/regulation of suites within single-family dwellings.

The results of this zoning issue's survey were varied amongst the five study areas. However, the response rates were above average for post return surveys. In general, all five areas supported revising/simplifying the suites regulations (similar to the RS-1S zone) while mostareas wanted some type of control on impermeable materials (like paving) site area coverage similar to those currently in RS-5/5S and RS-6 zones. (Impermeability is the subject of the separate Engineering/Planning Report to Council addressing the addition of regulations to all the RS zones currently without impermeability controls). The responses to other zoning issues were quite varied.

In the Fall of 1999, staff prepared a zoning information package (in English and Chinese) and a second survey that asked more specific questions about the issues which received some interest in the initial survey (see sample Fall 1999 survey results summary chart in Appendix E1). Included in the information package sent to all residents and property owners in the five study areas was an announcement of four Public Information Open Houses held in November and December, 1999, where staff were available to discuss the zoning revision options and answer specific questions. These Open Houses were held in the Kitsilano, Douglas Park, Riley Park/Sunnyside, and in Grandview/Woodland (including Turner-Ferndale) neighbour-hoods. Attendance varied from light to moderate.

Following the open houses, the post returned surveys were received and analysed for the five areas. In general, the responses showed significant support for amending the current zones to address issues of suite regulation, building envelope, building design, and site landscaping. However, the response rates were relatively low (12-17%, averaging approx.13%). Therefore, staff decided to implement a random sample phone survey (as was done in the RS-1/RS-1S Interim Zoning Program) to obtain more statistically reliable information on resident/property owner opinions on the zoning changes offered.

The survey firm of McIntyre & Mustel Research Associates was commissioned to conduct these phone surveys in January and February 2000. Residents/property owners were sent notices (in English and Chinese) of this phone survey and, upon request, were provided with an additional zoning information package.

Each of the five study areas were asked the same four questions on zoning issues. The results of the phone survey, reliable + or - 3 percent, showed a clear majority in favour of zoning revisions (see Appendix F for a summary of the phone survey results; McIntyre & Mustel's complete report is available from the City Clerk). Although a few of the areas indicated only modest support for some of the proposed zoning revisions, there were no revisions opposed by any area.


When staff initiated this zoning review, it was anticipated that at least two new zones would have to be created to address the interests of the RS-1A study areas versus the RS-2 study areas. However, further analysis of the RS-1A and RS-2 zones indicated that the primary difference between these two zones is that RS-2 allows Two-Family dwellings on lots 668 m¾ and larger and Multiple dwellings or Infill on lots 929 m¾ or larger, while RS-1A does not. The RS-1A zoned study areas (Grandview/Woodland and Kitsilano) have no existing lotsbigger than 668 m¾except sites currently occupied by conditional uses such as schools or parks which are unlikely to be redeveloped into dwellings. Therefore, should the RS-2 use and minimum site area criteria be applied to those areas under a new RS-7S district schedule, few existing sites are available that would accommodate new two-family dwellings, multiple dwellings, or development.

Further, the RS-2 Infill and Multiple Dwelling Guidelines which will be amended to add the RS-7S zone (see Appendix C) prohibits the approval of multiple dwellings or infill on sites 929 m¾ or larger if they result from assembling smaller lots after the date of zoning adoption, except in specific circumstances. Lastly, given that the minimum site area in RS-2 for a (strata title) two-family dwelling is 668 m¾, twice the minimum of 334 m¾ (typically 33 ft. by 122 ft. site) for a single-family house, and the clear market preference for single-family over two-family dwellings (duplexes), it is quite unlikely that two 334 m¾ contiguous sites would be assembled on which to develop a two-family dwelling.

Therefore, staff concluded that it is possible to combine the current RS-1A and RS-2 zones into one single new RS zone for all five of these study areas without significant concern new two-family dwellings, multiple dwellings, or infill development will be built on existing lots in the former RS-1A zoned areas. This use/lot size analysis and the clear survey results support staffs' recommendation to replace the current RS-1A and RS-2 zones in these five subject areas with a single new zone, RS-7S.

3. Summary of New RS-7S District Schedule and Related Policies and Guidelines

Based upon the results of the two mail-back surveys and the recent random sample phone survey, staff recommend zoning changes to the five study areas currently zoned RS-1A or RS-2 including:

… Replacement of the existing RS-1A or RS-2 zones with the new RS-7S District Schedule; (Appendix A)
… Adoption of the new RS-7S Guidelines (which include the RS-7S Explanatory Notes; see Appendix B)
… Amending other Land Use & Development Policies and Guidelines related to RS-1A, RS-2, and RS-7S; (Appendix C) and
… Making consequential amendments to other City by-laws as appropriate. (Appendix C)

These recommended zoning revisions involve:

A. Adopting the new RS-7S District Schedule which include:

B. Adopting the RS-7S Guidelines

The RS-7S Guidelines that accompany the RS-7S District Schedule are provided to assist applicants and staff in designing/reviewing proposed developments. Guidelines Section 4 provides information on how selected District Schedule regulations are to be applied to conditional uses. Section 5 describes architectural components and Section 7 discusses open space for new developments. Section 8, Landscaping, is mandatory for multiple dwellings, infill, and sites with two or more principal residential buildings, and optional (with a floor space ratio increase) for other residential uses.

C. Amending other Land Use & Development Policies and Guidelines

D. Making consequential amendments to other City By-laws related to the adoption of the RS-7S zone including:

4. Conclusion

The RS-1A and RS-2 Zoning Review has provided the five study areas with planning services equivalent to those provided to RS-1 and RS-1S zoned areas of the City under the former Interim Zoning Program. The remaining RS-1A and RS-2 areas in Cedar Cottage are or will be receiving planning services under separate planning programs and the Kitsilano RS-2 area will only be addressed if requested by residents/property owners and as approved by Council.

The proposed new RS-7S District Schedule, Guidelines and related amendments respond to the residents' and property owners' general support for zoning changes addressing the administration of suites, building envelope, building design, and site landscaping. All of the proposed zoning changes are similar to zoning changes made in at least one other RS zone in recent years.

For zoning and planning issues not included in this RS-1A and RS-2 Zoning Review Program, all of the study areas will eventually be included in a CityPlan Community Visions Program, or receive equivalent area planning services scheduled within the next five years.


The RS-7S District Schedule restricts building depth (front to rear dimension) and encourages garages to be located at the rear of sites where lane access is available. For new houses, this will reduce the occurrence of driveways in rear yards and leave more area for landscaping. The regulations on maximum impermeable materials site coverage will limit site paving. Both these district schedule Sections will, to some degree, increase the City's area of landscaping (less paved surface) and contribute to reducing the problems of excessive storm water run-off and air pollution.

The RS-7S District Schedule offers a floor area increase incentive that will encourage applicants for new single-family, two-family, and multiple conversion dwellings to comply with the RS-7S Guideline Section 8 Landscaping. For multiple dwellings and infill developments, compliance with the Landscaping Guidelines is mandatory. Provision of site landscaping including ground covers, shrubbery, and trees will not only enhance the streetscape but provide a contribution to cleaner air and micro-climate moderation in the City.


a) Revisions to the regulations regarding suites in single family houses will make the application/review process more efficient in some cases (primarily for new houses with rental or family suites). However, these revisions will not significantly influence the number of suites created and/or available or will they affect other suite-related issues such as the Vancouver Building By-law standards or enforcement.

b) RS-7S District Schedule Sections 4.17.6 to 4.17.38 External Design regulations may modestly increase the cost of new single-family and two-family dwellings in some cases. However, the residents and property owners generally support establishing minimum external design standards in response to some developments which reflect little design effort and/or provide marginal quality exterior building materials.

c) Under the existing RS-1A and RS-2 zones, multiple conversion dwellings, multiple dwellings, and infill are all subject to some existing Land Use and Development Policies and Guidelines and are typically subject to design review. The new RS-7S Guidelines provide greater clarity for applicants and staff on the design expectations for these development types but will not significantly impact construction cost over the current requirements.

d) The RS-7S zone will have no significant implications with respect to the Council adopted Children's Policy and Statement of Children's Entitlement.


1. For the review of single-family, two-family, and multiple conversion dwelling applications including addition/renovation work, the RS-7S District Schedule Sections 4.17.6 to 4.17.38 External Design regulations and, where elected by the applicant, the RS-7S Landscaping Guidelines, will increase the staff work load in Development Services and Permits & Licenses. However, given the current general low application rate for these building types, existing staff will be able to absorb these increased responsibilities.

2. For the review of multiple dwellings and infill, the RS-7S zone should not significantly increase the work load of staff for these building types over that required under the existing RS-2 zone and associated policies and guidelines. With the RS-7S Guideline's clarification of existing applicable guidelines and policies, staff may find even less time is required for the design review of conditional applications for these development types.

3. The Director of Development Services notes that very rarely does the addition of a single, new, regulatory requirement bring such additional work to warrant a request for additional staff. Commonly, additional work is added in five areas of by-law administration as a consequence of additional regulation:

… measured experience with previous, similar regulations, in order to better advise of the anticipated impact in each of the areas of by-law administration;


The adoption of this RS-7S zone for the five study areas will have no major associated costs. Given the current relatively low rate of applications, the increase in staff time required for the administration of the RS-7S zone (landscaping guidelines and external design regulations primarily) can be absorbed by existing staff. Should the application rate increase significantly in the future, Planning and Permits & Licenses will report back to Council seeking additional staff.

For Single Family Dwellings, Two-Family Dwellings, and Multiple Conversion Dwellings, planning application fees will increase, from the current RS-1A or RS-2 rate of $697.00, to $850.00 for typical applications. This reflects the additional staff review time for the Section 4.17 External Design regulations and the Landscaping Guidelines. Fees for Multiple Dwellings and Infill developments will remain unchanged from those charged under the RS-2 zone.


Aside from the input by the public noted in the Discussion Section and included in the appendices, there have been few letters received by Planning staff. These letters are available from the City Clerk.


Should Council approve this referral report and set a date for a Public Hearing, property owners will be notified and the required media advertisements of the Public Hearing will be placed.


This report recommends that Council rezone five areas currently zoned either RS-1A or RS-2 to RS-7S, adopt the associated RS-7S Guidelines, and make other consequential changes to policies, guidelines, and by-laws. The RS-7S zone combines the use controls of the former RS-1A and RS-2 and includes new regulations on suites, building envelope, external design, and landscaping, that provide these five study areas with zoning controls already existing in other RS zones. Residents and property owners generally support these proposed rezonings.

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A. Area Map and Proposed RS-7S District Schedule (on file in City Clerk's Office)

B. RS-7S Guidelines (including RS-7S Explanatory Notes) (Limited Distribution - copies available from City Clerk)

C. Consequential Amendments

D. Spring 1999 Survey Summary Chart

E. Fall 1999 Survey Summary Chart

F. Summary of McIntyre & Mustel Research Associates Phone Survey



1. Strata Title Policies for RS-1S, RS-5S, RS-7S, and RT-Zones (see attachment).

2. RS-2 Infill and Multiple Dwelling Guidelines:

3. Multiple Conversion Dwelling Guidelines (RS-1A, RS-2, RS-4, RT-1, RT-2, AND RT-3 Districts):

4. Parking By-law No. 6059:

5. Subdivision By-law No. 5208:

6. Sign By-law:


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These guidelines apply to strata titling of units in Multiple Conversion Dwellings, Multiple Dwellings, Infill, and Two-Family Dwellings in the RS-1S, RS-5S, RS-7S, and RT Districts.

In the RS-1S and RS-5S zones:
Adopted by City Council July 31, 1990
Amended July 29, 1997
Amended by Council (date)
Council will not entertain any applications to convert previously occupied dwellings to strata title ownership.
New Construction
As a condition of development permit approval for a new Two-Family Dwelling , new Infill, or new Multiple Dwelling, a covenant must be registered against the title of the property that prohibits registration of a strata plan.

In the RS-7S zone:
Adopted by City Council (date).
Council will not entertain any applications to convert previously occupied dwellings to strata title ownership where:

New Construction
As a condition of development permit approval for a new Two-Family Dwelling on a site less than 668m¾ in area, a covenant must be registered against the title of the property that prohibits registration of a strata plan.

In RT zones:
Adopted by City Council (date).
Applications to convert previously occupied buildings to strata title ownership will be subject to approval by city Council and the process outlined in the City's Strata Title and Cooperative Conversion Guidelines.

New Construction
A covenant restricting registration of a strata plan will not be required as a precondition of development permit approval.

* Subject to conditions, a Family Suite may be occupied by a family member or a full time employee providing support services to the head of household. See Zoning & Development By-law Section 11.12 for more complete information on Family Suites.


Regarding residential uses, the RS-1S and RS-5S zones generally only permit suites where they are rented or Family Suites ( multiple conversion dwelling or two-family dwelling). A suite in an existing or new house may not be strata titled. The same policies apply in the RS-7S zone except where sites are 668m¾ (approx. 7191 Sq. Ft.) or larger in area.

Within an existing house in the RT-zones, a rental or Family Suite, OR a strata titled suite (multiple conversion dwelling) is permitted. However, the construction and safety requirements of the Vancouver Building By-Law for a rental or Family Suite (neither of which may be strata titled) within an existing single-family house are less demanding than for a strata titled suite.

Terms regarding suites are not the same in the Vancouver Building By-Law (VBB) and the Vancouver Zoning & Development By-Law (Z&D). The VBB terms include Secondary Suite , Moratorium Suite, and Group "C" Residential Occupancy Classification. The Z&D By-law terms include Multiple Conversion Dwelling , Two-Family Dwelling, Infill, Family Suite, and Phase-Out Suite. Contact Permits & Licenses staff (VBB) or Planning staff (Z&D) for how these two by-laws apply to your specific situation.

Appendix D
RS-1A and RS-2 Zoning Review

Summary of Spring 1999 Survey Results

Do you wish to change your current zoning to:


Zoning Issues

Study Area Simplify the regulations on suites within single-family houses Limit the amount of a site that may be covered by buildings, paving and other impermeable materials Make front yard setbacks of new houses similar to setbacks of adjacent houses Limit the front to rear dimension of houses resulting in some rear yard open space
RS-1A Grandview-Woodland _ _ _ _
RS-2 Douglas Park _ _ _ _
RS-1A Cedar Cottage _ _ _ _
RS-2 Cedar Cottage _ _ _ _
RS-1A Kitsilano _ _ _ _
Riley Park
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
RS-2 Kitsilano NR NR NR NR


_ majority of responses for change
_ majority of responses for NO change
__ equal number of responses
NA not applicable
NR next round
  Zoning Issues Continued
Study Area Further limit the height and volume of new houses and development Encourage garages to be detached and near the rear property line where land access exists Create minimum standards of external architectural design on new houses and development Encourage a minimum standard of site landscaping for new development Encourage retention of character houses (in Cedar Cottage only)
RS-1A Grandview-Woodland _ _ _ _ NA
RS-2 Douglas Park _ _ _ _ NA
RS-1A Cedar Cottage _ _ _ _ _
RS-2 Cedar Cottage _ _ _ _ _
RS-1A Kitsilano _ _ _ _ NA
RS-2 Riley Park _ _ _ _ NA
RS-2 Turner-Ferndale _ __ _ _ NA
_ majority of responses for change
_ majority of responses for NO change
__ equal number of responses
NA not applicable
NR next round

Appendix E
RS-1A and RS-2 Zoning Review Program

Summary of Fall 1999 Survey Results

Delivery and Returns Summary:

Area Zone Delivered by Hand Delivered by Mail Total Delivered Total Returned Response Rate
Kitsilano RS-1A 123 28 151 19 13%
Douglas Park RS-2 388 113 501 100 20%
Riley Park -Sunneyside RS-2 1705 278 1983 263 13%


RS-1A 538 77 615 54 13%


RS-2       25  
unknown         8  
  Totals 2754 496 3250 469 14%

* delivered together


Response rate by residential status:

Area Resident Owner Renter Absentee Owner Unclear
Kitsilano 63% 5% 5% 26%
Douglas Park 59% 4% 17% 20%
Riley Park - Sunnyside 71% 6% 8% 15%
Grandview/Woodland 81% 7% 0% 11%
Turner/Ferndale 84% 0% 0% 16%


Survey Results Summary

Do you wish to change your zoning to:

  Q1: Simplify the regulations on suites within single-family houses Q2: Restrict the siting, building depth, height and envelope of new houses and encourage garages to be located near the rear lane
Area Yes No Undecided Unclear Yes No Undecided Unclear
Kitsilano 84% 5% 5% 5% 47% 42% 11% 0%
Douglas Park 66% 29% 4% 1% 68% 26% 6% 0%
Riley Park -Sunneyside 67% 28% 5% 0% 73% 21% 5% 0%
Grandview/Woodland 58% 38% 4% 0% 72% 23% 6% 0%
Turner/Ferndale 71% 13% 17% 0% 50% 33% 17% 0%
  Q3: Create minimum standards of external architectural design on new development Q4: Encourage a minimum standard of site landscaping for new development
Area Yes No Undecided Unclear Yes No Undecided Unclear
Kitsilano 63% 32% 5% 0% 68% 26% 5% 0%
Douglas Park 60% 34% 5% 1% 68% 29% 3% 0%
Riley Park -Sunneyside 72% 24% 4% 0% 73% 22% 5% 0%
Grandview/Woodland 62% 30% 8% 0% 62% 34% 4% 0%
Turner/Ferndale 58% 33% 4% 4% 67% 17% 17% 0%

Appendix F
RS-1A and RS-2 Zoning Review

Summary of Phone Survey Results (by McIntyre and Mustel Research Assoc.), Jan-Feb 2000

  Kitsilano Douglas Park Riley Park/Sunnyside Turner/Ferndale Grandview/Woodlands TOTAL Weighted Total
(all areas combined)

Reviewed material *

Yes 52 142 303 33 124 657.22 #
% 83% 70% 74% 69% 69% 0.73 73%
No 10 42 91 10 43 197.37 #
Not received 1 20 17 5 12 50.94 #

Q.1 Suites *

Yes 47 128 291 33 105 612.75 #
% 75% 62% 71% 69% 58% 0.68 68%
No 14 60 101 13 63 244.70 #
Don't know 2 17 18 2 11 47.55 #

Q.2 Building envelope *

Yes 41 134 267 25 93 566.28 #
% 66% 65% 65% 52% 52% 0.68 63%
No 18 55 107 13 74 260.21 #
Don't know 4 16 35 10 12 77.22 #

Q.3 Exterior design *

Yes 42 104 256 28 85 526.48 #
% 67% 51% 62% 58% 48% 0.58 58%
No 20 82 129 18 84 321.99 #
Don't know 1 18 25 2 9 54.99 #

Q.4 Site landscaping *

Yes 41 122 277 30 98 578.00 #
% 66% 60% 68% 62% 55% 0.64 64%
No 18 60 101 16 70 255.49 #
Don't know 3 23 32 2 11 70.77 #

Q.1 Suites: do you wish to change the current zoning to permit legal for-rent or family suites within new and existing single family houses, with or without building additions?

Q.2 Building Envelope: do you wish to change the current zoning to require new houses be subject to tighter building envelope controls and to encourage garages to be detached and located at the lane?

Q.3 Exterior Design: do you wish to add new regulations to your zoning that establish minimum standards for the external design and exterior materials of new houses, major renovations, and additions?

Q.4 Site Landscaping: Do you wish to change your current zoning to offer an optional 4% times the lot area in extra floor space as a means of encouraging compliance with a minimum standard of site landscape planting for new houses, duplexes and multiple conversion dwellings?

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