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A review of municipal and CMHC requirements for space about residential buildings: NH15-597/1975E-PDF

“The Site Planning Handbook, which was written in 1967 and reissued in 1970, is again under review. Comments from those using the Handbook in the field indicate that detailed study is required of the sections pertaining to space around residential buildings. In particular, expanded site planning requirements are needed to permit the new building types which are appearing on the market to be financed under the National Housing Act. Also, the rationale for the Corporation's requirements needs to be made more explicit, and the allocation of amenity space made more specific. This paper is the result of one of the studies undertaken for the Site Planning Handbook revision. It discusses the methods used by Canadian municipalities to regulate the provision of space about residential buildings. The objectives are threefold: to analyze the principals and the methods of municipal space regulation, then to compare the municipal approach to the existing Site Planning Handbook requirements, and to the Corporation's newly developed criteria for site planning"--Introd., p. 7.

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Department/Agency Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Architectural and Planning.
Title A review of municipal and CMHC requirements for space about residential buildings
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Note "Working Paper No. 9." "February, 1975." Digitized edition from print produced 2015 [for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation].
Date 1975.
Number of Pages 36, [70] p. :
Catalogue Number
  • NH15-597/1975E-PDF
Subject Terms Housing, Municipalities, Planning