Residential Development

New Dwelling for a Single FamilyResidential Development

Any building to be used as a dwelling requires a development permit.  This means any building that contains a kitchen, sleeping areas, and a bathroom, and is capable of year-round occupancy. For additional clarity, buildings referred to as “cabin”, “cottage”, “lake house”, etc. that meet the above description are considered a dwelling.

Types of dwellings include:

  • Detached Dwelling – House constructed on site.
  • Moved in Dwelling – House moved from another site.
  • Mobile Dwelling – Mobile home constructed and certified in accordance with the CSA-Z240 standards for foundations such as blocking and steel piles with an enclosed and insulated joist space.
  • Modular Dwelling – Factory constructed home with modular parts assembled on or transported to a site. Home has CSA-A277 certification as a ‘Modular’ and cannot be built to CSA-Z240 standards and must be set on a subgrade foundation, such as a grade beam, with a heated crawl space or basement. 
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Residential Accessory BuildingsAccessory Building 1

An accessory building is one that is separated from the main building on a property, in this case a dwelling. If the accessory building is less than 108 ft² (10 m²) in size and meets the setback requirements of the zoning district, a development permit is not required. In all other cases, a development permit is required. For further clarity, any accessory building 108 ft² (10 m²) or larger, with or without a permanent foundation (ie. on skids), requires a development permit.  

Typical Accessory Buildings include but are not limited to:

  • Garages
  • Sheds
  • Shops
  • Gazebos
  • Sea can containers
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