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What is a corner lot?

There are two (2) different types of corner lots identified in the Land Use Bylaw:Corner Lots inside and outside

A CORNER LOT means a lot located at the intersection of two (2) public roads, other than lanes, where at least one (1) vehicle is required to stop, yield or otherwise give right-of-way.

An INSIDE CORNER LOT means a lot that has public roadways adjacent to the Front and Side lot lines on which vehicles are not required to stop, yield or otherwise give the right-of-way.

Corner Visibility Triangle

What is the Visibility Triangle?

The Visibility Triangle is a space on your corner lot property where you may not plant or have trees or bushes that exceed a specific growing height. Pedestrians and motorists passing through intersections must see clearly around corners in order to avoid collisions. The ability to see around corners can be impaired by the growth of trees, plants, vehicle parking and even fence installations. Property owners must take responsibility to trim trees, plants and grass on their property.

How to measure the Corner Visibility Triangle

Residential corner visibility triangles are determined as follows:

Corner lot visability trianglesA visibility  triangle is comprised of two (2) sides which are 6.0m long, as measured from the corner of the corner lot along the boundaries of the lot which meet at the said intersection, and a third side the length of which is a straight line connecting the two (2) points along the said boundaries; or,


If the corner lot is at the intersection of a lane and a street in a Residential District, or if a corner lot is located in a commercial or industrial district, a visibility triangle is comprised of two (2) sides which are 3.0m long, as measured from the corner of the corner lot along the boundaries of the lot which meet at the said intersection, and a third side the length of which is a straight line connecting the two (2) points along the said boundaries.

 

No object, structure, fence, wall, tree, hedge, or shrub shall be erected or maintained exceeding 1.0m in height in a corner visibility triangle.

Vegetation within the Corner Visibility Triangle

The City of Grande Prairie may contact a property owner and request that vegetation be trimmed or obstructions be removed from the corner visibility triangle.

For more information on corner lots, please contact Planning and Development at 780-538-0325 or visit us in person:

Planning & Development
9505 – 112 Street
Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V 6H8

Office Hours: 8:30AM – 4:30PM, Monday to Friday

This is a general guide and has no legal status. It cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various bylaws and policies currently in effect. The City of Grande Prairie accepts no responsibility to persons relying solely on this information.
Last updated: 3/7/2018 2:22:47 PM