With many thanks to (Field Deputy) Liz Carlin and Council President Wesson – who responded to community members’ requests, Faircrest Heights is one of the neighborhoods included in the ICO.
Our ICO permits new construction - and allows homeowners to remodel or reasonably expand their homes - but places limits on new or remodeled structures, relative to the lot size. We hope the ICO will prevent proliferation of the “out-to-the-lot-line” McMansions that tower over other homes, block neighbors’ air and sunlight, ruin their privacy, and destroy the scale and character of existing neighborhoods.
The ICO can be found at:
Faircrest Heights’ ICO is modeled after the Beverly Grove RFA, which can be found at:
We have included in the newsletter a flyer that may help you better understand the ICO.
See Comparison of BMO vs ICO based on
Beverly Grove RFA (Residential Floor Area) formula
On separate document attached.