Town of Jasper Zoning Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1111)

Regulations are current to 2016-09-18

Moving of Structures

  •  (1) No person shall move any structure or part thereof to any other location unless that structure or part thereof is made to conform to the provisions of these Regulations applicable to the district to which it is to be moved.

  • (2) Before moving a building or portion thereof from one location to another, the owner thereof shall enter into a performance agreement with the director-general containing an undertaking of the owner to pay all damages arising out of the move and such other terms and conditions as the director-general deems necessary.

  • SOR/92-61, s. 8.

Uses Incidental to Construction

  •  (1) No person shall erect any temporary structures on land other than a tool shed, scaffold or other structure required during any period of construction of a main or accessory building and such temporary structures shall be removed by the holder of the building permit or his agents immediately following completion of such main or accessory building.

  • (2) Where any construction on a lot is discontinued or abandoned, all temporary structures on that lot shall immediately be removed by the holder of the building permit and in default thereof the director-general may remove all temporary structures and charge the costs of such removal to the holder of the building permit.

  • (3) No person shall use an accessory building prior to the erection of the main building unless

    • (a) a building permit has been obtained for the main building; and

    • (b) the accessory building is necessary for the storage of tools and materials for use in connection with the construction of the main building or as a construction office.

  • (4) Nothing in this section prohibits the use of part of a lot for the storage of building supplies or equipment for any reasonable period required for the construction of a building or buildings on the lot if permission is first obtained from the director-general.

  • SOR/92-61, s. 8.

Noxious or Offensive Uses

 Notwithstanding anything in these Regulations, no person shall use land in any district if that use is, in the opinion of the director-general, noxious or offensive by reason of the production and emission of odour, dust, refuse matter, waste, vapour, smoke, gas, fumes, glare, vibration or noise.

  • SOR/92-61, s. 8.

Projections into Yards

 No person shall erect a structure on which

  • (a) the cornices, caves (including troughs), belt courses, sills or other similar architectural features other than bay windows or vertical projections, extend more than three feet into any front or side yard required by these Regulations or are closer than three feet to any side lot line;

  • (b) the chimneys extend more than three feet into any front or side yard required by these Regulations or are closer than three feet to any side lot line;

  • (c) any unenclosed stairways or balconies extend more than four feet into any rear yard required by these Regulations or more than 30 inches into any front yard required by these Regulations; or

  • (d) any unenclosed porches, platforms or landing places, not extending above the level of the first floor of the building, extend more than six feet into any yard required by these Regulations.

Fences and Hedges

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall locate any fence or hedge of a height in excess of six feet above the grade of a lot and no fence or hedge shall be located in any front yard.

  • (2) A person may erect or maintain in any front yard an openwork ornamental fence or hedge, any landscape, architectural feature or guard railing for safety protection around depressed ramps, if the height of such fence, hedge, landscape feature or railing does not exceed 3 1/2 feet above the grade of the lot.

Storage and Display in Yards

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), no person shall store or display any goods or materials in any yard.

  • (2) The lessee of a lot, other than a lot in a Mobile Home District, may

    • (a) store in the rear or side yards of that lot, garden equipment, garden furniture, trailers, boats, firewood and other goods or materials normally associated with the enjoyment of residential property; and

    • (b) with the approval of the Superintendent,

      • (i) store building materials during periods of construction, and

      • (ii) store or display any goods or materials in any front yard or side yard abutting a street in any non-residential, commercial, storage or service lot.

  • (3) The occupier of a lot in a Mobile Home District may

    • (a) store in the rear or side yards of that lot, garden equipment, garden furniture and other goods or materials normally associated with the enjoyment of a mobile home; and

    • (b) with the approval of the Superintendent, store building materials during periods of construction.

  • SOR/92-61, s. 9(F);
  • SOR/2004-314, s. 8(F).

One Dwelling per Lot

  •  (1) No person shall erect more than one dwelling or one boarding, rooming or lodging house or hostel on any residential lot in any One-Family Dwelling District, Two-Family Dwelling District or Multiple-Family Dwelling District where the erection of such a structure is permitted by these Regulations.

  • (2) For the purpose of the requirements of these Regulations with regard to side yards in any district, two-family or multiple-family dwellings with common party walls shall be considered to be one building occupying one lot.

Minimum Building Area of Dwelling

 No person shall build

  • (a) a one storey one-family dwelling or a row house that provides a building area of less than 900 square feet for each dwelling unit;

  • (b) a one and one-half or two-storey one-family dwelling or a row house that provides a building area of less than 550 square feet for each dwelling unit;

  • (c) a one storey two-family dwelling that provides a building area of less than 800 square feet for each dwelling unit;

  • (d) a dwelling divided vertically into two two-storey dwelling units that provides a building area of less than 550 square feet for each dwelling unit; or

  • (e) a dwelling divided horizontally into two dwelling units that provide a building area of less than 800 square feet for each dwelling unit.

Area Requirements

 No person shall

  • (a) reduce the size of a parcel of land in any manner below the minimum lot area, side yard width, rear yard depth or front yard depth required by these Regulations; or

  • (b) add to or reconstruct any building or reduce the area of any lot upon which a building stands or alter the boundaries of such lot if such additions, reconstruction, reduction or alteration would violate these Regulations.

Through Lots

  •  (1) The front yard of a through lot shall be as designated by the director-general.

  • (2) No person shall erect an accessory building that projects into the front yard required by these Regulations for the main building.

  • (3) An accessory building not exceeding one storey or 15 feet in height, whichever is the lesser, may be located in the rear yard of a through lot if such building is set back from the rear lot line a distance of not less than 10 per cent of the lot depth and at least three feet from any side lot line.

  • SOR/92-61, s. 8.

Trailers

  •  (1) No person shall use a trailer as a place of permanent or temporary residence unless it is located in a Mobile Home District.

  • (2) No person shall park a trailer in the front yard of any lot.

  • SOR/92-61, s. 5(F).

Off-street Parking Facilities

  •  (1) No person shall

    • (a) erect a structure in any district without providing off-street automobile parking spaces; or

    • (b) provide off-street automobile parking spaces within a front yard or within a side yard abutting a street in any R1, R2, R3, C1, C2 or S district.

  • (2) Each parking space in an off-street automobile parking area shall be not less than 20 feet by nine feet.

  • (3) Off-street parking areas shall be screened from adjoining residential areas and shall be lit, drained and laid out to provide vehicular ingress and egress, internal traffic circulation and parking, to the satisfaction of the director-general.

  • SOR/92-61, s. 8.
  •  (1) No person shall erect any structure described in Column I of the table to this section without providing off-street parking accommodation indicated in Column II of that table:

    TABLE

    Column IColumn II
    (a)one-family dwelling, two-family dwelling or multiple-family dwelling at least one space per dwelling unit
    (b)staff hostel or boarding house at least one space for every three beds
    (c)hospital at least one space for every five patient beds
    (d)church, lodge, club, hall, community centre, arena, auditorium or other place of assembly

    at least

    • (i) one space for every 15 seats, or

    • (ii) one space for every 500 square feet of floor area not occupied by fixed seats, whichever is the greater

    (e)school at least one and one-half spaces for each school classroom
    (f)retail store at least one space for every 500 square feet of floor area used by the general public
    (g)bank, business, personal service facility or administrative office at least one space for every 500 square feet of floor area within the building
    (h)restaurant, cocktail bar and beer parlour at least one space for every 10 seats
    (i)industrial building at least one space for each five employees on a maximum working shift
    (j)storage building including a warehouse at least one space for each 2,000 square feet of floor area within the building
    (k)hotel or motel at least one space for each accommodation unit
  • (2) This section does not apply to structures existing on March 28, 1968, but shall apply in respect of all enlargements and additions to such structures constructed after March 28, 1968.

 
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