Request by North West Community Council to amend the measurement of height for buildings in the Sackville Drive Land Use By-law.
On July 12, 2021, North West Community Council made a motion that
directed staff to commence the planning process to amend the Sackville Drive Land Use By-law to allow for the height of a building to be based on the mean grade of the building, not the lowest grade of the curb.
The Sackville Drive LUB currently regulates building height under Part 6 General Provisions for all Zones, as follows:
“27 (a) The height of a building in all zones shall be not more than 50ft (15.24m) in height measured from the established grade at front property line.
On corner lots where there is a difference in established grade on each lot frontage at the street line, the height requirement shall be measured from the street frontage with the lower grade.
On lots where there is a difference in established grade, the height requirement shall be measured from the lower grade.
Notwithstanding the aforementioned, chimneys, antennae, flag poles, bell towers, spires, steeples, vents or other roof or building appurtenances extending from the surface of a roof shall not be measured in calculating building height; however, such appurtenances shall not:
- be habitable living space,
- extend more than ten (10) feet above the building height.
Further, any such building appurtenance shall be integrated with the architectural treatments of the buildings and roof structure.”
A change to the definition above would impact all properties within the Sackville Drive Secondary Planning Strategy area.
The application will be considered under the Land Use By-law Amendment Process
This application is currently in the beginning stages. Municipal staff are undertaking a detailed review of the application. The application will be brought to North West Planning Advisory Committee in the coming months and there will also be community engagement where members of the public can provide comments and ask questions regarding the proposal. This website will be updated with information regarding community engagement once it is scheduled.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
View the staff report, submitted to North West Community Council on July 12, 2021, which has detailed information on the request.