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Requirements for commercial, industrial, multi-family residential developments and parking lots

1. Lot grading plan(s) prepared and sealed by a Professional Engineer, Manitoba Land Surveyor (MLS), Landscape Architect, or Architect licensed to practice in the Province of Manitoba in accordance with the Lot Grading By-law 7294/98 and must include the following:

  • Drawing scale in metric, with North arrow
  • Civic address and legal description of the subject property, with addresses of adjacent properties
  • Existing lot grade elevations (in metric) on the subject site, adjacent properties and right-of-ways
  • Proposed elevations at property corners, along lot lines, swales and other drainage features (include details and cross-sections as required)
    • Mark drainage patterns with flow arrows and percent slope
  • Location of downspouts, rainwater leaders and sump pump discharge outlets. Downspouts, rainwater leaders and sump pump outlets are not permitted to discharge onto neighbouring properties, sidewalks, boulevard, lanes or streets
  • Locations of all retaining walls/curbs as required to contain stormwater on property. Retaining walls/curbs near property lines shall be located a minimum 0.15m from the property line
  • Locations of all existing and proposed manholes and catch basins on private property complete with rim and invert elevations
  • 25-year ponding limit and elevation, with spill out (overflow)
    • 25-year ponding is not permitted over top of wastewater sewer manholes
  • All City and/or private easements on the subject property
  • Garbage enclosure(s) must be 3m in width for front end bin collection and meet requirements for collection vehicle accessibility. If not applying for City collection services, this requirement does not apply

If property is located within Designated Floodway Fringe Area (DFFAR 266/91) or backing on to a stormwater retention basin (SRB), an additional review for flood protection will be required.

2. Site Servicing Plan(s) prepared and sealed by a Professional Engineer experienced in municipal design works and licensed to practice in the Province of Manitoba. This plan must include the following:

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Last updated: February 11, 2022

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