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Architectural guidelines

A. Prestige Lots

Each phase of the development features several lots which are larger or back onto green spaces and/or environmental reserve areas. These lots will be referred to as “Prestige” lots throughout this document as certain guidelines are unique to these lots.

B. Home size, lot coverage, siting and grading

Minimum floor areas are as follows:

a. Bungalow on typical lot: 1200 sq. ft.
b. Bungalow on “Prestige” lot: 1400 sq. ft.
c. Two storey on typical lot: 1600 sq. ft.
d. Two storey on “Prestige” lot: 2000 sq. ft.
e. Garage: Two covered spaces are required either attached or detached. Three car garages are permitted.

Setbacks are as follows:

a. Front yard – 6.0 meters (19.66 ft.)
b. Side yard -1.2 meters (3.93 ft.)
c. Rear yard – 5.0 meters (14.6 ft.)
d. Site grading must conform to the grading plan as provided by The Developers.
e. Surface storm water to be directed to street, or rear yards where applicable.

C. Garages and parking

The effect of the garage on the streetscape, whether a 2 or 3 car size, is an important element in the overall appearance of the subdivision. We encourage designs where the garages are recessed past the front of the house face and projecting garages would not project more than 3.0 meters past the main house plane or face of adjacent verandah columns. The garage location must conform to the location indicated on the grading plan as provided by The Developer. Single garage doors in a staggered setback are preferred. For three car garages facing the street, at least one door must have a staggered setback. If the plan has a side entry garage, architecturally designed front elevations, complete with windows to match main house style and proportion, are required. Three car side entry garages on standard lots are not permitted. No driveway is permitted within one (1) meter from the adjacent, side property line to ensure an area for planting. See attached examples for site.

D. Front entrances and façade

a. Emphasis is to be put on the front entrance to enhance the look and downplay the garage. A minimum of 10 feet is to be visible of the front of the house on bungalows on the main floor and minimum 8 feet is to be visible of the front of the house on two-storey’s. This can include in combination the entrance and rooms at the front.

b. The front entrance must be visible on the front elevation.

c. Minimizing the number of front steps is also strongly encouraged. Please refer to attached examples regarding front entrances.

d. It’s important to minimize the amount of bare space from the top of the garage door to soffit above. This can be accomplished by: lowering the roof over the garage, adding more detailing like buildouts, taller garage doors, decorative features, or any combination.

E. Architectural style

The following guidelines are intended to assist in creating a cohesive neighbourhood, rich with controlled creativity, variety and style. Rather than identify certain architectural styles, emphasis is placed on the importance of the front entry, as opposed to the garage, including a well detailed door, window trims, and an attractive palate of materials and colors.

Permitted wall finishes:

a. Acrylic stucco, cementitious stucco
b. Cement fiber siding – horizontal, vertical or shingle profile
c. Brick, stone or cultured stone must be implemented on each home. As suggested, minimum of 25% of the front elevation should be clad in these materials. In addition, the use of these materials must wrap a minimum of 20” on the flanking sidewalls at a similar height as the front elevation.
d. Wood accents will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Not permitted wall finishes:

a. Wood siding, hardboard pre-finished siding, metal siding.
b. Vinyl siding.

Permitted wall colors:

a. The use of earth tone colors is recommended for the main body and trim color. Stark White wall finishes will not be permitted. Off-whites will be reviewed on an individual basis.
b. Primary colors are not permitted for body or trim colors. Alternate colors will be reviewed on an individual basis, after color samples are submitted with the approval process.

Permitted windows and garage doors:

a. Prefinished metal clad wood or PVC and white or colored PVC windows are permitted.
b. Primary colors will be reviewed on an individual basis.
c. White garage doors are discouraged and will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Permitted door types:

a. Wood, fiberglass, or painted metal doors are permitted.
b. The use of transoms and sidelights are recommended.
c. Paint colors to be submitted for review.

Permitted roof materials:

a. Asphalt shingles with a design feature (such as Cathedral XL from Iko), fiberglass, Enviro-shake, and cedar shakes are permitted.
b. Prefinished metal roofs are permitted in dark neutral colors in a standing seam type only.
c. Other roof types will be permitted on an individual basis.

Not permitted roof materials:

a. Standard flat “3-tab” asphalt shingles with no shading or architectural design feature.
b. Concrete roof tiles (i.e. Spanish style)

Permitted exterior trims:

a. The use of trims is required for doors and windows on the street side of the home. Certain architectural styles lend themselves better to no trims. These will be reviewed on an individual basis.
b. The use of trims is recommended for doors and windows on all sides of the home.
c. Trims may be stained wood, painted concrete, stucco build-outs, or alternate stucco textures.
d. The type, size, and color of these trims should be in keeping with the style and aesthetic of the structure.
e. The sides of homes facing streets located at intersections, street ends or corner lots must be finished to the same degree as front elevation requirements.
f. Houses with elevations facing open or green space require same the same level of detailing as the front elevation.
g. All garage doors on “Prestige” lots require trim packages to compliment front facing doors and windows.

Permitted soffit, fascia and eaves trough:

a. Prefinished metal, stained wood, and painted cement board soffits and fascia are permitted. b. Prefinished aluminum eaves trough and downspouts are permitted. Permitted roof slopes: a. Roof pitches shall be a minimum of 4 in 12 and a maximum of 12 in 12.
b. Certain architectural styles lend themselves to a roof pitch less than 4 in 12 and a single pitch. These will be reviewed on an individual basis.
c. Flat roofs are not permitted.
d. Curved roofs will be reviewed on an individual basis.


a. Chimneys must be finished consistent with the finish of the house.
b. Corbelling is required. No exposed prefinished metal chimneys will be permitted.

F. Driveways

a. Driveways must be broom-finished concrete, stamped concrete, paving stone, colored concrete, or exposed aggregate.
b. Asphalt driveways are not permitted.
c. Driveways are not permitted to extend to within 1 meter of property line.
d. Driveway grades to be noted on site plan, to confirm compliance with The Developers’ grading plan.
e. Driveway location to be noted on site plan for approval.

G. Address sign feature

a. All front yards must have a decorative address feature in shrub beds to highlight planting bed, create visual interest and develop a focal point.
b. The height of the decorative feature must not exceed the sill height of first floor windows.
c. Final address sign feature design is not required for the building permit approval, but must be approved by The Developers prior to installation.

H. Fencing

a. Fences separating properties shall be a maximum of 6’ high.
b. For lots backing development perimeter fencing, lot fences must transition to the height of the perimeter fence within 8’. Lot fencing cannot be attached to development perimeter fencing.

I. Site Drainage

a. In order to allow for the most efficient relief of surface water run-off, it is important to respect the grading plan for your home site that has been pre-designed for all lots. The Builder/Home Owner is responsible for containing surface drainage on their lot.
b. Final site plans submitted for approval must include the finish grades as noted on the grading plan as well as the proposed main floor elevation. Refer to attached drawings for clarification.
c. All downspouts must be installed at locations to prevent any drainage onto adjacent properties, and in accordance to The Developers’ overall site drainage scheme.
d. Weeping tile sump discharge must be directed to surface drainage. No sewer connections are permitted. Please note this is a City of Regina Bylaw. Please refer to Landscape Guidelines for sump pump discharge guidelines.

J. Conservation

a. All homes must incorporate low flow, or two-stage toilets to minimize the usage of water.
b. The use of low flow faucets and shower heads is encouraged.