What Does RF3 Zoning Mean?
In Edmonton, RF3 zoning is a residential zoning that permits the building of houses and duplexes (and sometimes triplexes and fourplexes) on a lot. RF3 zoning is also known as Low Density Development Zoning.
The minimum lot size for RF3 zoned lots is 360m² (3875ft²) for houses, 300m² for semi-detached homes, 150m² row houses that are between other rows houses and 200m² for row houses that are end units.
The minimum lot size for an apartment building to be built on an RF3 zone is 800m² (8611ft²).
Real Estate Agent Explains RF3 Zoning
RF3 zoning allows all sorts of discretionary uses, too: duplexes, group homes, minor home businesses, extra suites in houses, houses, signage on the outside of the building and also apartment and stacked houses (no more than 4 units, though). Even boarding houses and child care services are allowed. Garage and garden suites are also allowed as are major home based businesses, religious assemblies, sales centres (usually for selling condos nearby), row houses and free standing signage, too.
RF3 zoning is a lot like RF2 zoning, but a little more lax on the things you can build. Duplexes are much easier to build here than in RF2 zoned areas. Also, fraternity and sorority houses are allowed under RF3 zoning (provided the houses are in the Garneau area).
At the time of writing, there are over 300 properties listed with RF3 zoning in Edmonton. See the City of Edmonton Zoning Bylaw page on RF3 zoning to learn more.
Why Does It Matter?
As with all kinds of zoning, there are many rules that need to be followed. Be sure to know what you’re getting into when you buy property, and what can be built on the land and near it. RF3 zoning is perfect for some uses, impossible for others and just OK, for still more kinds of uses. If you’re planning to rezone an area, make sure the zoning will fit your needs now and in the future.
(Zoning is not a searchable field on the public MLS® system. If you’re looking for RF3 zoned properties, please give me a call or contact me online, and I can provide you with a list of all the Edmonton real estate zoned RF3 available today – it’s just a quick search for me. Although RF3 Zoned lots are not easy to find, there may be a lot value property that would be suitable for infill development)
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