Infill housing behind a character home in Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant RT Zone Review

Encouraging more housing opportunities

We have been working with the Grandview-Woodland community to develop new zoning to provide more incentives for character home retention and to increase housing opportunities.

In Mount Pleasant, an RT Zone Review was recently launched with similar objectives.

In recognition of the significant overlap in the context and objectives of these two planning programs, they have been combined to produce a common and consistent approach for changes to the RT-5 and RT-6 zones.

Map of RT zones

This planning project covers lots zoned RT-5, RT-5N, RT-5A, RT-5AN, and RT-6.

Map of RT zones in Mount Pleasant

View a larger map PDF file (1.6 MB)

Find the zone for an address

What's happening

Open house

Thank you to everyone that came out to our open house on May 10 and June 21.

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Project timeline

Here is our process and anticipated milestones.

  • Apr 11 2017

    Design guideline changes approved by Council to reduce side yard, planning program begins

  • May 10 2017

    Open house to share ideas to create more housing opportunities

  • We are here
  • June 2017

    Develop proposals for changes based on feedback and technical work

  • Summer 2017

    Open houses to ask for feedback about proposed zoning and design guideline changes

  • Date coming

    Evaluate feedback and refine changes

  • Date coming

    Report to Council on changes

  • Fall 2017

    Public hearing on zoning changes

Past updates

April 2017

On April 11, City Council approved changes to design guidelines so that smaller properties in Mount Pleasant can be considered for infill housing. Lots must be in a RT-5, RT-5N, RT-5A, RT-5AN, or RT-6 zone (see the map), and must have an existing character house.

Read the Council report PDF file (200 KB)

Background

The Mount Pleasant Community Plan (2010) encourages housing on lanes (infill and laneway housing) to:

  • Increase the number of housing units
  • Make lanes more vibrant
  • Help homeowners pay mortgages
  • Improve housing affordability (with a smaller dwelling unit)