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Table of Contents Frontage of Lots

Frontage of Lots

If a parcel being created by a subdivision fronts on a highway, Section 512 of the Local Government Act requires that the minimum frontage on the highway be the greater of the following:

  • 10% of the perimeter of the lot, or
  • The minimum frontage required by a bylaw

In general, the 10% rule is a good rule of thumb for avoiding parcel shapes that would be too small for a building envelope (building site, access, and so on) and for any further development of the parcel.