Example of a proposed style of home for three new neighbourhoods (contributed by City of Red Deer).

New look proposed for three future Red Deer neighbourhoods

Less prominent front attached garages favoured

Future Red Deer neighbourhoods could have a different visual aesthetic, with a street view that takes in the entire home, instead of mostly a prominent attached garage.

Council approved first reading of a land use bylaw for three new neighbourhoods that stipulates that front-facing attached garages can’t be built closer to the street than the residences they are connected to.

This means in Timberlands North, Evergreen, and a yet-unnamed residential area east of Rosedale, the garages can’t stick out past a home’s living space. According to images presented by the city, if a house is slightly recessed, its front porch must still be flush with the front of the garage.

“The home can’t be behind the garage,” explained the city’s senior planner Dayna Facca.

She noted some of the existing residential neighbourhoods with prominent attached garages have been very popular, but a newer planning model is being sought as a standard for these three future neighbourhoods.

Not everybody likes seeing a row of front attached garages, with the living portion of the homes barely visible from the road. “It’s thought that there’s a better look and feel if you don’t have garages sticking out,” she explained.

However, this doesn’t mean the other model will be phased out. Facca said, “This is just one residential district out of many.”

Some of the other changes being proposed for these new neighbourhoods is that side yards be reduced to 1.25 metres from 1.5 metres, and that wider garages be allowed, as long as 40 per cent of the space over the garage be developed into living area.

A public hearing on these bylaw changes will be held on July 9.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Rebels drop home opener to Oil Kings

The Edmonton Oil Kings were simply better than the Red Deer Rebels… Continue reading

RDC Kings topple Medicine Hat College Rattlers

Kings Matheus Alves scores twice in the win

Grassroots movement to clean up Red Deer is gaining momentum

Homeless people need more attention than shopping carts, says former councillor Cindy Jefferies

Improving life for people with Alzheimer’s and their families is a priority for Raitt

The federal Conservatives deputy leader is dealing with the disease in her own home

PHOTO: International Peace Day

Visitors broke bread, made crafts and trading cards at a gathering marking… Continue reading

RDC Kings topple Medicine Hat College Rattlers

Kings Matheus Alves scores twice in the win

Saskatchewan RCMP charge man in abduction that sparked Amber Alert last Sunday

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — Saskatchewan RCMP have arrested a man following an… Continue reading

One dead following police-involved shooting in Burlington, Ont.

BURLINGTON, Ont. — Ontario’s police watchdog says a 32-year-old man was shot… Continue reading

Several injured as Tornado tears through Ottawa and Gatineau, Que.

OTTAWA — A tornado ripped through the Ottawa area Friday afternoon, damaging… Continue reading

B.C. wildfires burned large areas affected by mountain pine beetles: Experts

VANCOUVER — Clearing or burning beetle ravaged forests may be costly but… Continue reading

Dustin Byfuglien scores in overtime, Jets beat Flames 4-3 in pre-season

WINNIPEG — Bryan Little tied the game late in the third and… Continue reading

Mistrial denied in Calgary murder trial over jury’s visit to hotel Denny’s

CALGARY — A Calgary judge has denied a request for a mistrial… Continue reading

Former Canadian astronaut says space shuttle is a vehicle of hope

OTTAWA — Sending messages of hope from space is a big part… Continue reading

Canada requests trade panel on uncoated groundwood paper ruling by U.S.

OTTAWA — Canada has requested a NAFTA trade panel review a U.S.… Continue reading

Most Read