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1 Alternative development standards Affordability and Choice Today A guide for practitioners

2 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards Overview of presentation What are alternative development standards? Benefits Barriers and success strategies Key themes: Building lots Streets and parking Stormwater and servicing Key themes: Building lots Streets and parking Stormwater and servicing Resources

3 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards What are alternative development standards? Alternative development standards Support quality of life Reflect change and replace outdated standards Reflect change and replace outdated standards Development standards for residential planning, design and construction influence: Lot size and arrangement Street design Amount of parking Methods of managing stormwater Location of sewer, water and utility lines Flexible and innovative

4 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards What are alternative development standards? Different types Different scales Planning policies and regulations Planning policies and regulations Individual lots Subdivisions Communities Engineering standards

5 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards Benefits Alternative development standards Increased housing choice Increased housing choice Reduced municipal costs Reduced municipal costs Increased housing affordability Increased housing affordability Reduced environmental footprint Reduced environmental footprint Increased marketability Increased marketability Increased quality of life Increased quality of life ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

6 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards Barriers and success strategies Alternative development standards Lack of understanding and support Lack of understanding and support Aversion to risk Aversion to risk Conflicting financial perspectives Conflicting financial perspectives Complex & costly municipal approval processes Piecemeal application Piecemeal application ? ?? ? ?

7 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards Key themes 1. Building lots 2. Streets and parking 3. Stormwater and servicing City of Montreal Province of New Brunswick

8 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards 1. Building lots Lot size Reduced frontage, area and setbacks Reduced area of rural lots

9 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards 1. Building lots City of Surrey

10 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards 1. Building lots Lot size Lot shapes and arrangements Lot configuration Reduced frontage, area and setbacks Reduced area of rural lots

11 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards 1. Building lots

12 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards 1. Building lots

13 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards 1. Building lots Lot size Lot shapes and arrangements Lot configuration Reduced frontage, area and setbacks Reduced area of rural lots Clustered development Lot distribution

14 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards 1. Building lots Adapted from Province of New Brunswick

15 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards 2. Streets and parking Street layout Grid-based street layouts Grid-based street layouts

16 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards 2. Streets and parking Adapted from Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation

17 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards Grid-based street layouts 2. Streets and parking Street layout Reduced road width Reduced road width Reduced boulevard width Reduced boulevard width Right-of-way dimensions

18 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards 2. Streets and parking Reduced boulevard width Reduced boulevard width Adapted from City of Montreal

19 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards 2. Streets and parking Street layout Right-of-way width Streetscape design Environmentally sensitive design Grid-based street layouts Reduced road width Reduced road width Reduced boulevard width Reduced boulevard width

20 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards 2. Streets and parking City of Vancouver

21 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards 2. Streets and parking Street layout Right-of-way width Streetscape design Parking for single-family dwellings Parking for single-family dwellings Rear lanes Flexible parking location Unbundled parking Environmentally sensitive design Grid-based street layouts Reduced road width Reduced road width Reduced boulevard width Reduced boulevard width

22 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards 2. Streets and parking Banff Housing Corporation

23 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards 2. Streets and parking Street layout Right-of-way width Streetscape design Parking for single-family dwellings Parking for single-family dwellings Parking for multiple- family and mixed-use developments Reduced parking requirements Shared parking Travel options Rear lanes Flexible parking location Unbundled parking Unbundled parking Environmentally sensitive design Grid-based street layouts Reduced road width Reduced road width Reduced boulevard width Reduced boulevard width

24 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards 2. Streets and parking District of Saanich

25 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards 3. Stormwater and servicing Stormwater management Permeable surfaces Stormwater collection and detention

26 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards 3. Stormwater and servicing Dockside Green

27 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards 3. Stormwater and servicing Aqua-Tex Scientific Consulting

28 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards 3. Stormwater and servicing

29 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards 3. Stormwater and servicing Stormwater management Stormwater management Utilities and services Shared trenches Trench location Permeable surfaces Stormwater collection and detention

30 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards 3. Stormwater and servicing Adapted from City of Ottawa

31 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards 3. Stormwater and servicing Stormwater management Stormwater management Alternative treatment systems Utilities and services Sewage treatment Shared trenches Trench location Permeable surfaces Stormwater collection and detention

32 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards 3. Stormwater and servicing

33 Affordability and Choice Today Alternative development standards Resources Affordability and Choice Today (ACT) Canada Mortgage And Housing Corporation (CMHC) Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) Green Municipal Fund TM (GMF) of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Canadian Standards Association (CSA)


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