What is a corner lot?

There are two different types of corner lots identified in the Land Use Bylaw:

  • A CORNER LOT means a lot located at the intersection of two public roads, other than lanes, where at least one 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.

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.

 

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.