RM-9A Zoning Compared

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               Key to Abbreviations in Comparison

 
        ATARP = Norquay Apartment Transition Area Rezoning Policy (May 2013)

        RM-7 = Norquay RM-7/RM-7-N Districts Schedule and Guidelines (May 2013)

        RM-9 = Marpole RM-9/RM-9N Districts schedule and Guidelines (June 2014)

        RM-9A = Norquay RM-9A — No schedule or guidelines available

 


 
 
 
Comparison of Current Zoning Guidelines in Norquay and Marpole

 
Building Form

ATARP   4-storey apartment

RM-7    Stacked townhouse / Traditional rowhouse  (both 3.5 storey)
        [compared below]    [excluded from comparison]

RM-9    Low-rise apartment (4-storey) / Stacked townhouse / Rowhouse  (all 4 storey)

RM-9A   Low-rise apartment / Stacked townhouse  (both 4 storey)


 
Number of Buildings on Site

ATARP   One per site

RM-7    One or more per site, side by side (maximum width of building 22 m / 72 ft)

RM-9    More than one if site wider than 45.7 m / 150 ft  (Apartment)
        Multiple buildings on sites larger than 670 sq m / 7212 sq ft  (Stacked townhouse)
              (generally with buildings along the front and rear of the site)

RM-9A   Multiple buildings on sites with minimum depth of 45.7 m / 150 ft  (Apartment)
        Multiple buildings on sites larger than 670 sq m / 7212 sq ft  (Stacked townhouse)
              [e.g. site measuring 66 ft x 109.5 ft]


 
Amenity Contribution

ATARP   CAC $162 per sq m ($15.00 per sq ft) for FSR increase between 0.70 and 2.0

RM-7    None

RM-9    Affordable housing or amenity share
        $108 per sq m ($10 per sq ft) for FSR increase between 0.75 and 1.2
        $592 per sq m ($55 per sq ft) for FSR above 1.2

RM-9A   $162 per sq m ($15 per sq ft) for FSR increase between 0.70 and 2.0


 
Type of Parking

ATARP   Underground

RM-7    Uncovered surface spaces at lane

RM-9    Underground or surface spaces at lane

RM-9A   Underground


 
Required Parking Spaces

ATARP   Unspecified

RM-7    2 for every 3 principal dwelling units

RM-9    *** See footnote below ***

RM-9A   Minimum of 1, maximum of 2 spaces for each principal dwelling unit


 
Bicycle Storage

ATARP   Unspecified

RM-7    2.25 spaces per principal dwelling unit; .75 spaces per lock-off unit

RM-9    1.25 spaces per principal dwelling unit; .75 spaces per lock-off unit

RM-9A   1.25 spaces per principal dwelling unit; .75 spaces per lock-off unit


 
Elevator

ATARP   Yes

RM-7    No

RM-9    For apartment only

RM-9A   For apartment only


 
Maximum Height

ATARP   13.7 m  /  45 ft

RM-7    11.5 m  /  37.5 ft

RM-9    13.7 m  /  45 ft

RM-9A   13.7 m  /  45 ft


 
Minimum Frontage

ATARP   15.2 m / 50 ft   —  except orphan lots
        [proposals so far have assembled 3 or 4 lots]

RM-7    12.8 m / 42 ft
        [12 of 14 proposals so far for 1 or 2 lots]

RM-9    12.8 m / 42 ft

RM-9A   15.2 m / 50 ft


 
Building Setback

ATARP   Front setback of 3.0 m / 10 ft facing street (4th storey)
        Rear setback of 6.1 m / 20 ft facing lane (for 2nd, 3rd, 4th storey)

RM-7    Not applicable

RM-9    Inner setback of 1.2 m / 4 ft facing "garden courtyard" (3rd, 4th storey)
              (Stacked townhouse)

RM-9A   Front setback of 2.4 m / 8 ft facing street (4th storey)
        Rear setback of 6.1 m / 20 ft facing lane (2nd, 3rd, 4th storey)


 
Front Yard Setback

ATARP   3.7 m / 12 ft

RM-7    6.1 m / 20 ft

RM-9    4.9 m / 17 ft   or LESS

RM-9A   3.7 m / 12 ft   or LESS


 
Side Yard Setback

ATARP   2.1 m / 7 ft

RM-7    1.2 m / 4 ft

RM-9    2.1 m / 7 ft   or LESS

RM-9A   2.1 m / 7 ft   or LESS


 
Rear Yard Setback

ATARP   3.7 m / 12 ft

RM-7    Not applicable

RM-9    1.2 m /  4 ft   or LESS

RM-9A   3.7 m / 12 ft   or LESS


 
Courtyard Width

ATARP   9.1 m / 30 ft

RM-7    Not applicable

RM-9    7.4 m / 24 ft for Apartment with entry courtyard to single building
                wider than 45.7 m / 150 ft
        Unspecified for Stacked townhouse

RM-9A     8 m / 26 ft for Apartment — front or rear courtyard for single building
        7.3 m / 24 ft for Stacked townhouse — "garden courtyard"
                between 2 buildings at front and rear of site


 
Maximum Site Coverage

ATARP   Unspecified

RM-7    55%

RM-9    55%   or MORE

RM-9A   Unspecified


 
Maximum Floor Space Ratio (FSR)

ATARP   1.2 for single orphan lots only
        1.5 for frontage of 15.2 m / 50 ft
        2.0 for frontage of 27.4 m / 90 ft

RM-7    1.2

RM-9    1.2 for frontage of 12.8 m / 42 ft
        1.5 for frontage of 15.2 m / 50 ft
        2.0 for frontage of 27.4 m / 90 ft

RM-9A   1.5 for frontage of 15.2 m / 50 ft (1.75 for corner site)
        2.0 for frontage of 27.4 m / 90 ft


 
Maximum Unit Density

ATARP   180 units per hectare for 1.5 FSR
        240 units per hectare for 2.0 FSR

RM-7    132 units per hectare at permitted 1.2 FSR

RM-9    132 units per hectare for 1.2 FSR
        180 units per hectare for 1.5 FSR
        240 units per hectare for 2.0 FSR

RM-9A   180 units per hectare for 1.5 or 1.75 FSR — Apartment
        240 units per hectare for 2.0 FSR — Apartment
        140 units per hectare for Stacked townhouse



*** Footnote for RM-9 Required Parking Spaces ***

Section 4.2.1.4 of Vancouver’s Parking Bylaw states that the
parking space requirement for RM-9 is

   a minimum of 0.5 space for every dwelling unit with less 
   than 50 sq m of gross floor area, and, a minimum of 0.6 
   space for every dwelling unit with 50 sq m or more of gross
   floor area, plus one space for each 200 sq m of gross floor
   area, except that, for every dwelling unit which has a gross
   floor area of 80 sq m or greater, there need be no more than
   1 space for every dwelling unit.  

 


 

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Written by eyeonnorquay

24 September 2015 at 11:42 pm

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