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REPORT TO:Community and Infrastructure ServicesCommittee <br />DATE OF MEETING: June 17, 2019 <br />SUBMITTED BY:Alain Pinard, Director of Planning, 519-741-2200 ext. 7319 <br />PREPARED BY:Eric Schneider, Junior Planner, 519-741-2200 ext. 7843 <br />WARD(S) INVOLVED:ALL <br />DATE OF REPORT:May 21, 2019 <br />REPORT NO.: DSD-19-075 <br />SUBJECT:Fence Regulationson Corner Lots- By-law Review <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />That the Fence By-law be amended to align with the regulations of other local <br />municipalities and allow a fence of up to 1.82 metres in height in an exterior side yard <br />with no setback (on the lot line) <br />BACKGROUND: <br />In November 2017, Council directed Staff to review the height and setback regulations for fences <br />on corner lots. Specifically, it asked that the review includea comparison of corner lot regulations <br />for fences in other municipalities. Staff also conducted public engagement to hear from residents <br />on this neighbourhood topic. <br />REPORT: <br />Kitchener’s Current Regulations for Fences on Corner Lots <br />(Article 5.1(c) of the Fence By-law) <br />The City’s current regulations for fences on corner lots (as shown on next pagein figure 1) are <br />structured so that two regulations vary dependent on each other (Fence Height and Setback <br />from Property Line). Fence height is dependent on setback to the street line, setback to the <br />street line is dependent on fence height. In short, privacy fences of 1.82 metres (6 feet) and 2.44 <br />metres (8 feet) must be set back a minimum of 1.5 metres (5 feet) and 4.5 metres (15 feet) <br />respectively from the side lot line flanking a street.Theintent ofrequiring increased setbacks for <br />*** This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994 for assistance. <br />8 - 1 <br />