Land Use

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Land Use Bylaw B-09/2005 Table of Contents

PART ONE
Section 1-1 Section 1-2 Section 1-3

INTERPRETATION AND DEFINITIONS
Short Title .......................................................................... Interpretation ..................................................................... Definitions ..........................................................................

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1-1 1-2 1-3

PART TWO
Section 2-1 Section 2-2 Section 2-3 Section 2-4 Section 2-5 Section 2-6 Section 2-7 Section 2-8

ADMINISTRATION
Applicability of Bylaws and Permits .................................... Administrative Agencies .................................................... Duties and Responsibilities of the Approving Authorities ... Issuance of Development Permits and Notices .................. Appeals ............................................................................. Enforcement ...................................................................... Amendments ..................................................................... Establishment of Districts ................................................... 2-1 2-8 2-9 2-13 2-19 2-20 2-22 2-23

PART THREE
Section 3-1 Section 3-2 Section 3-3 Section 3-4

GENERAL REGULATIONS
Setbacks and Site Dimensions .......................................... Parking and Loading Standards ......................................... Landscaping Standards ..................................................... Signs .… ............................................................................ 3-1 3-7 3-18 3-21

PART FOUR
Section 4-1 Section 4-2 Section 4-3 Section 4-4 Section 4-5 Section 4-6

RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS
General Rules for Residential Districts ............................... Residential Single Dwelling District (R-1) ........................... Residential Single Dwelling Small Lot District (R-1S) .......... Residential Single Dwelling Narrow Lot District (R-1N) ....... Residential Single Dwelling Small Lot Laned District (R-1SL) Residential Single Dwelling Suited District (R-1SS) ............ 4-1 4-11 4-14 4-17 4-20 4-23

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Section 4-7 Section 4-8 Section 4-9

Residential Single Dwelling Conservation District (R-1C) ...

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Residential Single Dwelling Wide Shallow Lot District (R-1W) 4-30 Residential Single Dwelling, Semi-Detached Dwelling and Attached Housing with Rear Attached Garage District (R-RA) 4-33 4-37 4-40 4-41 4-46 4-49 4-53 4-57

Section 4-10 Residential Back to Back Townhome District (R-BTB) ........ Section 4-11 Rural Residential District (RR-1) ......................................... Section 4-12 Residential Manufactured Home Park District (MH-P) ........ Section 4-13 Residential Two Dwelling District (R-2) ............................... Section 4-14 Residential Low Density Multi-Dwelling District (R-3) .......... Section 4-15 Residential Medium Density Multi-Dwelling District (R-4).... Section 4-16 Residential High Density Multi-Dwelling District (R-5) .........

PART FIVE
Section 5-1 Section 5-2 Section 5-3 Section 5-4 Section 5-5 Section 5-6 Section 5-7

COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS
General Rules for Commercial Districts ............................. Central Business District (CB) ........................................... Central Business Transition District (CBT) ......................... Convenience Commercial District (C-C) ............................ Neighbourhood Commercial District (C-1) ......................... Regional Commercial District (C-3) .................................... Commercial Mixed Use District (CMU) ............................... 5-1 5-5 5-8 5-11 5-14 5-16 5-24

PART SIX
Section 6-1 Section 6-2 Section 6-3 Section 6-4 Section 6-5

INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS
General Rules for Industrial Districts .................................. Industrial Business Park District One (IB-1) ....................... Industrial Business Park District Two District (IB-2) ........... Industrial Business Park District Three (IB-3) ..................... Railway Industrial District (M-3) ......................................... 6-1 6-6 6-10 6-14 6-17

PART SEVEN
Section 7-1 Section 7-2 Section 7-3 Section 7-4

OTHER DISTRICTS
Public Service District (P-1) ............................................... Quasi Public Service District (P-2) ..................................... Urban Holding District (UH) ............................................... Direct Control District (DC) ................................................ 7-1 7-3 7-6 7-8

PART EIGHT

DIRECT CONTROL SITES

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Section 8-1 Section 8-2 Section 8-3 Section 8-4 Section 8-5 Section 8-6 Section 8-7 Section 8-8 Section 8-9

Table of Direct Control Districts ……………………………… Direct Control District One (DC-1) ...................................... Direct Control District Two (DC-2)....................................... Direct Control District Three (DC-3) .................................... Direct Control District Four (DC-4) ...................................... Direct Control District Five (DC-5) ...................................... Direct Control District Six (DC-6) ........................................ Direct Control District Seven (DC-7) ................................... Direct Control District Eight (DC-8) .....................................

8-1 8-3 8-5 8-9 8-13 8-18 8-25 8-30 8-36 8-41 8-46 8-51 8-55 8-59 8-66 8-70 8-73 8-84 8-88 8-91 8-96 8-99 8-102 8-105 8-109 8-112 8-114 8-117 8-121 8-124 8-126 8-130 8-138

Section 8-10 Direct Control District Nine (DC-9) ...................................... Section 8-11 Direct Control District Ten (DC-10) ..................................... Section 8-12 Direct Control District Eleven (DC-11) ............................... Section 8-13 Direct Control District Twelve (DC-12) ................................ Section 8-14 Direct Control District Thirteen (DC-13) .............................. Section 8-15 Direct Control District Fourteen (DC-14) ............................. Section 8-16 Direct Control District Fifteen (DC-15) ............................... Section 8-17 Direct Control District Sixteen (DC-16) ............................... Section 8-18 Direct Control District Seventeen (DC-17) .......................... Section 8-19 Direct Control District Eighteen (DC-18) ............................ Section 8-20 Direct Control District Nineteen (DC-19) ............................. Section 8-21 Direct Control District Twenty (DC-20) ……………………. .. Section 8-22 Direct Control District Twenty-One (DC-21) ........................ Section 8-24 Direct Control District Twenty-Three (DC-23) .................. Section 8-25 Direct Control District Twenty-Four (DC-24) .................... Section 8-26 Direct Control District Twenty-Five (DC-25) ..................... Section 8-28 Direct Control District Twenty-Seven (DC-27) .................. Section 8-29 Direct Control District Twenty-Eight (DC-28) .................... Section 8-30 Direct Control District Twenty-Nine (DC-29) .................... Section 8-31 Direct Control District Thirty (DC-30) ............................... Section 8-32 Direct Control District Thirty-One (DC-31)........................ Section 8-33 Direct Control District Thirty-Two (DC-32)........................ Section 8-34 Direct Control District Thirty-Three (DC-33) ..................... Section 8-36 Direct Control District Thirty-Five (DC-35)........................

Section 8-23 Direct Control District Twenty-Two (DC-22) ........................ Defeated

Section 8-35 Direct Control District Thirty-Four (DC-34) ....................... Defeated

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PART NINE
Section 9-1

AMENDMENTS
Amendments ..................................................................... 9-1

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INTERPRETATION AND DEFINITIONS

Section 1-1

Short Title

(1)

This Bylaw may be called the City of Airdrie Land Use Bylaw B-09/2005.

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Section 1-2

Interpretation

(1)

In this Bylaw, words used in singular include the plural and wordings using the masculine gender include the feminine gender.

(2)

The Approving Authorities shall interpret this Bylaw.

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Section 1-3
(a) General Definitions

Balcony means a horizontal structure adjoining a building above the first storey floor level and intended for use as a private outdoor amenity space; Basement means the part of a building that is wholly or partly below grade. For further clarification, refer to the current Alberta Building Code; Bay means a self-contained unit or part of a building which can be sold or leased for individual occupancy; Bay Window means a window or series of windows forming a bay or recess in a room and projecting outward from the exterior wall; Bi-level means a detached or semidetached dwelling with two levels where the main entrance to the dwelling is between the two levels; Buffer means trees, shrubs, earth berming, open space, fencing or a combination thereof to provide visual screening, sound attenuation and/or separation between sites and districts; Building means a structure that is, in most cases, permanent in nature, usually consisting of a roof and walls, for the occupancy of people, animals or things; Building Area means the total floor area of a building at grade level, measured from the outside surface of the exterior walls; Building Height determined: (a) means the height

Accessory Building means a detached building which is greater than ten (10) square metres in area and is secondary to the principal building that is located on the same site; Adjacent Site means a site that is contiguous, or would be contiguous, if not for a highway, road, river, or stream, in accordance with the Municipal Government Act; Approving Authority means the person or group of people authorized to review, consider and approve applications pursuant to this Bylaw and the Subdivision and Development Authority Bylaw; Automobile means a motorized vehicle that is used for passenger transportation on public roadways and streets; Automobile, Commercial means a truck, trailer or semi-trailer from which sales of goods, wares, merchandise or commodities are made, and a motor vehicle that delivers goods, wares, merchandise or commodities to a purchaser or distributor as regulated by the Alberta Motor Transport Board; Awning means a cloth-like or lightweight metal shelter projecting from and supported entirely by the exterior wall of a building; Babysitting means to take charge of a child or children either in the parents home or one’s own home but does not include Day Care Facilities as defined in this Bylaw; Back of Curb means the edge of the curb that is closest to the property line;

In Residential Districts: the maximum vertical distance between the highest point of the building (excluding elevator housing, mechanical penthouse, chimney or other ancillary structure) and the elevation at the bottom of the front step, the elevation of which is as per
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the approved building grade slip, or the maximum number of storeys; (b) In all other Districts: the maximum vertical distance between the average of the lot corner design elevations and the eaveline of the building; (c) For accessory buildings: the vertical distance between the highest point of a building and the average of the 2 lot corner elevations closest to the accessory building; Bungalow means a detached or semidetached dwelling which contains no habitable floor space above the first storey; Canopy means a non-retractable solid projection extending from the wall of a building, or freestanding, which is intended to be used as protection against weather, other than normal architectural features such as lintels, sills, mouldings, architraves and pediments and includes the structure known as a theatre marquee; Cantilever means a structural portion of a building floor, excluding eaves and roof projections, bay windows and fireplace chases, which extends beyond the foundation wall and is not structurally supported from below; Carport means a structure usually attached to the principal building and enclosed not more than 60% of the total of the 4 elevations; City means the Municipal Corporation of the City of Airdrie, and where the context requires, means the area of land contained within the boundaries of the Municipality's corporate limits; City Property means Municipal Reserve, Municipal Road Right-of-Way, Environmental Reserve, other Public Utility Lots and any other land that the Municipality has title to;
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Clearance means the shortest vertical distance between the underside of an object and grade; Condominium means the individual ownership of a unit in a multi-unit structure as defined in the Condominium Property Act; Corner Visibility Triangle means a triangular area formed on a corner site by the two curb lines and a straight line which intersects them 7.5 meters from the corner where they meet;

Corner Parcel means a parcel that abuts two streets which intersect at an angle not exceeding 135 degrees Council means the elected Council of the City of Airdrie; Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) means design and use of the built environment that leads to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime and an overall improvement of quality of life; Deck means an uncovered horizontal structure with a surface height greater than 0.6 metres above grade at any point, but generally no higher than the first storey floor level, and intended for use as a private outdoor amenity space; Density means the number of dwelling units on a site expressed in units per acre or hectare;
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Development means: (a) (b) An excavation or stockpile and the creation of either of them, or A building or an addition to, or replacement of repair of a building and the construction or placing in, on, over or under any land of any of them, or A change of use of land or a building or an act done in relation to land or a building that results in or is likely to result in a change in the use of the land or building, or a change in the intensity of use;

being safely operated, partially or fully dismantled or substantially damaged and no longer adequate for the purpose or use for which it was originally intended; Driveway means that portion of a lot used to provide access from the street to a parking space or spaces and which has been graded, constructed and maintained with concrete, asphalt or other hard surface and dustless materials; Dwelling Accommodation means the use of a building or portion of a building as a dwelling unit; Dwelling Unit means habitable space used or intended to be used by 1 or more persons which contains cooking, eating, living, sleeping and sanitary facilities and is accessed by a separate locked entrance or serviced by 1 or more separate utility connections or accounts, or both; Easement means a negotiated interest in the land of another which allows the easement holder specified uses or rights without actual ownership of the land; Eaveline means the horizontal line on a building that marks the extreme edge of the overhang of a roof and where there is no overhang, the eaveline shall be the horizontal line at the intersection of the wall and roof; Enclosed means a space or structure surrounded by two or more walls, plus a roof or beam structure or other enclosing devise above 1.2m in height as measured from the floor. Environmental Reserve or ER means the land specified to be Environmental Reserve by the Approving Authority in accordance with the Municipal Government Act; Equipment, Heavy means tools and equipment designed to be hauled or
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(c)

Development Agreement means an agreement required as a condition of approval of a Development Permit pursuant to the Municipal Government Act and this Bylaw; Development Completion Certificate or DCC means a certificate issued by the Approving Authority confirming that the requirements and conditions of a Development Permit have been satisfactorily completed; Development Officer means the Chief Administrative Officer or his delegate who is responsible for carrying out the duties listed in this Bylaw and the Subdivision and Development Authority Bylaw; Development Permit means a document issued by the Approving Authority authorizing a development pursuant to this Bylaw and includes plans and conditions of approval; Discretionary Use means those uses of land, buildings or structures for which Development Permits may be issued only at the discretion of the Approving Authority; Dilapidated Vehicle means a vehicle; interpreted by the Development Authority; in a state of disrepair or ruin incapable of
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driven for the purposes of commercial and industrial use; Equipment, Light means power-driven tools which are designed to be carried by not more than 2 persons, or power-driven tools which are typically owned and operated for home use; Escarpment means an extended linear topographical feature of relatively steep slope and significant change in elevation; Existing means in place as of the date of adoption of this Bylaw or any amendments to the Bylaw; Fence means a vertical physical barrier constructed to provide visual screening or to prevent access, and excludes golf ball barrier nets on private lots which abut a golf course; Fire Separation means a construction assembly that acts as a barrier against the spread of fire constructed in accordance with the current Alberta Building Code; Flood Elevation 1 in 100 or 1:100 Year means the water level reached during a flood which has a 1% probability of being equalled or exceeded in any year as determined in accordance with technical criteria established for the Canada-Alberta Flood Damage Reduction Program; Flood Fringe means that portion of the flood risk area between the floodway and the outer boundary of the flood risk area; Flood Risk Area means the area of land below the 1 in 100 year flood elevation of Nose Creek as shown on the flood risk map. Any flood mitigation measure undertaken in accordance with requirements of the City and Alberta Environment shall be deemed to be amendments to the flood risk area; Flood Risk Map means the map which identifies the flood risk areas designated
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under the Canada-Alberta Flood Damage Reduction Program; this map may be amended by Alberta Environment from time to time to reflect actual flood risk conditions; Flood-Proofing means with respect to a new structure, building or building extension, a design, manner of construction or siting thereof for the purpose of preventing damage by floods of a specified magnitude, and may include earthworks, filling or dyking carried out in accordance with guidelines or recommendations submitted by Alberta Environment; Floodway means that portion of the flood risk area which contains the stream channel and adjacent areas of the floodplain where the flood waters are deepest, fastest and most destructive; Floor Area means any finished floor area intended for human occupancy; Floor Area Ratio means the gross floor area of all buildings on a lot divided by the lot area excluding the basement area used exclusively for storage or service, parking areas below grade, and areas devoted exclusively to mechanical or electrical equipment; Floor Area, Gross means the total floor area of each floor of a building measured from the outside surface of the exterior walls, and includes all floors totally or partially above grade level except parking levels; Floor Area, Gross Useable means the total horizontal area of every enclosed floor and mezzanine used exclusively by a single use in a building, and is measured from the exterior face of the exterior wall and the centre line of an interior partition wall that separates at least two uses, but does not include elevator shafts, stairwells, crawl spaces, mechanical or electrical rooms,
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indoor garbage or recycling storage, areas used for parking and loading, areas below grade used for storage and not accessible to the public; and common corridors and halls available to more than one use; Floor Area, Net means the gross floor area defined by the inside dimensions for each floor minus the horizontal floor area on each floor used for corridors, elevators, stairways, mechanical rooms, workrooms, washrooms, lobbies, and other nonrentable areas; Frontage means the linear distance measured along the front property line parallel to and along a street, but does not include a lane; Frontage, Business means the length of the property line of any 1 business use, parallel to and along each legally accessible public street, excluding a lane, that it borders; Garage, Common Wall means a residential accessory building containing 2 semi-detached single or double width garages, with a common wall constructed in conformity with the current Alberta Building Code; Garage, Private means a freestanding or attached structure, designed with the intent for the storage or shelter of automobiles, whether or not it is so used; Garage, Single Width means a private garage not to exceed 4.3 metres in width; Garden Room see Solarium; Golf Ball Barrier Net means a structure designed in accordance with City specifications, and erected on a lot to prevent golf balls from striking all or part of the lot or any building on that lot; Grade means

(a) In Residential Districts: the average elevation of the natural or finished level of the ground adjoining a building at all exterior walls; (b) In all other Districts: the elevation, established by the Municipal Engineer, of the crown of the abutting street. In the event that 2 grades are involved, the average of the 2 shall be used as the grade for the site; Gradient means the relationship of the vertical distance of a slope to its horizontal distance; Greenhouse means a building or structure intended for the cultivation of plants, shrubs and trees; Hard-Surfaced means the construction of parking pads and/or driveways using materials that, for example, may consist of the following substances for finishing the surface: (a) (b) Residential Districts: paving stones, asphalt, and concrete; Commercial and Industrial Districts: asphalt and concrete;

House/Garage Ratio means the ratio between the front face exposure of the garage and the total width of the principal building; Illumination means lighting by artificial means; Intensity means the relative degree of utilization or capacity of a site or building; Issuance means the date a Development Permit or order is issued by the Approving Authority; Landing means an uncovered platform extending horizontally from a building adjacent to an entry door and providing direct access to grade or stairs;
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Landscaped Area means that portion of a site which is required to be landscaped and may not be used for parking, storage, or display of items for sale; Landscaping means the modification and enhancement of a site through the use of any or all of the following elements:
(a)

Major Arterial means a road which is designed to serve as a regional collector and has a volume near or above 10,000 vehicles per day; Manufacturing means the use of land, buildings or structures for the purpose of assembly, making, preparing, inspecting, finishing, treating, altering, repairing, storing or adapting for sale of any goods, substance, article, thing or service; Marquee see Canopy; Mobile Home means a movable dwelling designed and constructed to be transported (by road) on its own chassis to a site and placed on a temporary foundation such as blocks, posts or a prepared pad. It should be capable of being moved to a new location; Manufactured Home means a factorybuilt detached or semi-detached transportable home placed on a permanent foundation and designed to be used by itself or to be incorporated with similar units as a building site into a modular structure and intended for year round habitation; the term is intended to apply to major assemblies and does not include prefabricated panels, trusses, plumbing trees, and other prefabricated sub-elements which are to be incorporated into a structure at the site; Movable Structure means a building, structure, or object less than 10 square metres in area that is not attached to a permanent foundation and is designed to be removed, relocated, or transferred within 24 hours without structural alteration; Municipal Boulevard means the area of a municipal road right-of-way that is not paved; Municipal Government Act means the Municipal Government Act RSA 2000, Chapter M-26, and amendments thereto;
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(b)

(c)

Soft landscaping consisting of vegetation such as trees, shrubs, hedges, grass and ground cover; Hard landscaping consisting of nonvegetative materials such as brick, stone, concrete, tile and wood, excluding monolithic concrete and asphalt; Architectural elements consisting of wing walls, sculpture and the like;

Lane means a public thoroughfare typically located to the side or rear of a lot which provides a secondary means of access to a site or sites; Loading Bay means a space for accommodating a vehicle while being loaded or unloaded; Local Authority means an authority as defined in the Hospitals Act, the Public Health Act, the Regional Health Authorities Act, or the School Act; Lodger means an individual who pays for accommodation in a Lodging Home; Lot means a lot as defined in the Municipal Government Act; Lot Area means the area contained within the boundaries of a lot as shown on a plan of subdivision or described in a Certificate of Title; Lot Width means the distance between the side property lines of the lot measured at right angles from the mid-point of the shortest side property line;

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Municipal Reserve (MR) means land specified to be Municipal Reserve by the Approving Authority in accordance with the Municipal Government Act; Municipality see City; Non-Conforming Building means a building that is lawfully constructed or lawfully under construction at the date this Bylaw or any amendment to this Bylaw affecting the building or land on which the building is situated becomes effective, and that on the date this Bylaw or any amendment to this Bylaw becomes effective does not, or when constructed will not, comply with the requirements of this Bylaw; Non-Conforming Use means a lawful specific use being made of land or a building or intended to be made of a building lawfully under construction, at the date this Bylaw or any amendment to this bylaw affecting the land or building becomes effective, and that on the date this Bylaw or any amendment to this Bylaw becomes effective does not, or in the case of a building under construction will not, comply with this Bylaw; Overland Flow Area means those lands abutting the floodway or the flood fringe, the boundaries of which are indicated on the Floodway/Flood Fringe Maps that would be inundated by shallow overland floodwater in the event of a flood of a magnitude likely to occur once in one hundred years. Owner of a Sign means a person or his authorized agent in lawful control of, or having a vested interest in, the sign in question; Owner of Land means a person who controls the property under consideration, holds himself as the person having the powers and authority
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of ownership or who for the time being exercises the powers and authority of ownership, is registered under provincial legislation as the owner of a freehold estate in possession of land, or has purchased or otherwise acquired land, whether he has purchased or otherwise acquired the land directly from a previous owner or from another purchaser, and has not yet registered his ownership; Parapet means a low wall or railing that runs along and extends above the edge of a roof, balcony or bridge; Parcel means the aggregate of 1 or more areas of land described in a Certificate of Title by reference to a plan filed or registered in a Land Titles Office; Parking Lot means an area of land used principally for the parking of vehicles; Parking Structure means a structure designed and erected to provide space for the parking of automobiles; Patio means an uncovered horizontal structure with a surface height no greater than 0.6 metres above grade at any point and which is adjacent to a residential dwelling and intended for use as a private outdoor amenity space; Permanent Structure means a building that is permanently fixed to a foundation below grade and is connected to utility services such as electrical, gas and plumbing. Permitted Use means the use of land or of a building for which, when it meets the applicable provisions of this Bylaw, a Development Permit shall be issued; Porch means an unenclosed, covered structure forming an entry to a building; a porch shall be included in site coverage calculations;

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Portico means a porch or entrance to a building consisting of a covered and often columned area; Principal Building means the largest building on the site or the building which houses the primary purpose for which the site is used; Principal Use means the use of a site or of a building which constitutes the primary purpose for which the site or building is used; Promotion or Display means an activity associated with furthering or contributing to the growth and prosperity of a business enterprise and located in areas such as shopping malls, private buildings, yards and parking areas; Public Area, means the floor area of a use that allows access to the public, but does not include washrooms, hallways accessing washrooms or entrance vestibules; Public Transportation means publiclyowned, operated and/or funded transit and transportation facilities; Recreational Vehicle means a portable structure designed and built to provide temporary living accommodation and to be transported on its own wheels or carried by another vehicle or a vehicle designed and intended to be used for recreational purposes; examples include motor homes, campers, travel trailers, tent trailers, snowmobiles, jet skis, boats or similar types of vehicles but do not include mobile homes; Removable Structure; Structure see Movable

Shared Parking means a site's parking supply may service more than 1 use on the site, the total supply being less than the sum of the Bylaw parking requirement for the total of all uses on the site and may occur through the proponent providing detailed information and analysis of 1 or more uses on the site having its peak demand at times other than the peak for the other uses; employees/customers of 1 use on the Site utilizing another use on the site; a customer coming to several different uses on the site; Side Entry Garage means an attached garage in which the overhead doors face a side yard; Sign means a lettered board or other public display intended for the advertising or calling attention to any person, business, matter, object or event; Sign, Alteration means the structural modification of a sign but does not include routine maintenance, painting or change in face, copy or lettering; Sign, Animated means a sign where action or motion occurs, including lighting changes, special effects or pictures; Sign, Automatic Changeable Copy means a sign on which the copy changes automatically and may include such features as an electric message centre or time and temperature unit; Sign, Auxiliary means a smaller sign that is attached to any part of a larger sign; Sign, Awning means a sign which is painted on or affixed flat to an awning; Sign, Banner means a temporary sign that is of lightweight material, and moves freely with wind movement;

Screening means the total or partial concealment of a building, structure, or activity by a fence, wall, berm, soft landscaping, or other screening device;
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Sign, Canopy means a sign attached to or constructed in or on a face of a canopy or marquee; Sign, City Direction means a sign that is erected in accordance with the Municipal direction sign program; Sign, Community Identification means a sign which states the name of the community and may contain a logo or symbol which is related to the community name which is permanently placed at the entrance to a community; Sign, Construction means a sign, which is placed on a site to advertise items such as the provision of labour, services, materials or financing on a construction project; Sign, Copy Area means the area of the sign covered by a single figure drawn around the extremities of the copy contained on the sign and shall include, but is not limited to, graphics related to the specific nature of the copy, and, in the case of a sign which has copy on more than one side of the sign, the average of the total area of all sides of the sign will be used in the calculation of copy area Sign Corridor, Non-profit, means the areas as identified in the sketches below: Sign, Developer Direction means a sign that is internal to a new development area and is controlled by the developer of that area; Sign, Developer Marketing means a temporary sign promoting vacant lots or show homes within a subdivision. Bylaw B44/2009

Sign, Facia means a sign that is mounted on and parallel to the face of a building; Sign, Flashing means a sign which contains intermittent or a flashing light source or which includes the illusion of intermittent or flashing lights by means of animation or an externally intermittent light source but does not include automatic changeable copy signs; Sign, Freestanding means a sign supported independently of a building, wall, or other structure by way of columns, uprights, braces, masts or poles mounted in or upon grade; Sign, Highway Bulletin means a freestanding structure constructed to provide a medium for advertising which is intended to be viewed from a primary highway and is distinguished from other signs in accordance with Section 3-4(17) of this Bylaw;

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Sign, Highway Bulletin, Cut Out means a minor extension of the copy face that protrudes from the standard copy area of a highway bulletin; Sign, Land Use Classification means a sign which is intended to provide prospective home buyers in new and developing areas with the approved land uses, the overall design and layout of the subdivision, and the hierarchy of streets serving the area; Sign, Light Standard Panel means an individual and removable sign that is attached to a light standard that contains the name of the destination and a direction arrow; Sign, Municipal Direction means a sign which is located within a major arterial in proximity to where such road intersects with a collector street and directs traffic to their destination; Sign, Portable means a sign which is not permanently attached to or anchored in the ground, and does not include sandwich board signs as defined in this Bylaw; Sign, Projecting means a sign other than a canopy or awning sign which is attached to and projects from a structure or building face; Sign, Real Estate means a sign advertising real estate that is for sale, for lease, or for rent or for real estate that has been sold; Sign, Roof means any sign erected upon, against, or directly above a roof or on top of or above the parapet of a building; Sign, Rotating means a sign or portion of a sign which moves in a revolving manner; Sign, Sandwich Board means a portable sign built of 2 similar pieces of material and attached at the top by hinges so as to
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be self supporting when the bottom edges are separated from each other and designed and built to be easily carried by 1 person; sandwich board signs are by definition erected on their intended site and removed from the site on a daily basis; Sign, Under Canopy means a Sign suspended below the ceiling or roof of a Canopy or Marquee; Sign, Vehicle means a sign attached to, painted on or installed on a vehicle other than a bus; Sign, Window means a sign painted on, attached to or installed inside a window intended to be viewed from outside the premises; Sign Height means the vertical distance measured from the highest point of the sign or sign structure to the finished grade; Sign Panel, Direction means an individual and removable portion of a direction sign that contains the name of the destination and a directional arrow; Sign Panel, Light Standard means an individual and removable sign that is attached to a light standard; Site means a lot, group of lots or portion of a lot on which a building or use exists or which is, in the opinion of the Approving Authority, the subject of an application for a Development Permit; Site Area means the area of land contained within boundaries of a site as shown on a site plan; Site Coverage means that portion of a site upon which covered buildings are located as measured from a point at grade directly below the outside surface of the exterior walls of the building at the first storey floor level, including any projections less than 2.4 metres above
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grade, but excluding moveable or temporary structures which in aggregate are less than 10.0 square metres; Site Depth means the mean horizontal distance between the front and rear boundaries of the site; Site Plan means a plan drawn to scale showing the boundaries of the site, the location of all existing and proposed buildings upon that site, and the use or the intended use of the portions of the site on which no buildings are situated, and showing fencing, screening, grassed areas, and the location, species and size of all existing and proposed shrubs and trees on the site; Site Width means the average horizontal distance between the side boundaries of a site measured at 8 metres from the front property line; Site, Corner means a site where the front and a side property line abut 1 or more streets; Site, Interior means a site which is bounded by 1 street; Solarium means a glass-enclosed room, often used to display flowers and other plants; solariums are also referred to as sunrooms or garden rooms; Sports Field means an area of land designed and developed for active organized sport activities, but does not include golf courses or firearms sports facilities; Storey means the space between the top of any floor and the top of the next floor above it, and if there is no floor above it, the portion between the top of the floor and the ceiling above it; Structure means anything constructed with a fixed location on the ground or attached to something having a fixed
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location on the ground, including, but not exclusive to walls, light standards, fences and signs; Studio Suite means a detached secondary dwelling unit situated on grade or above an enclosed parking structure or private garage that is located to the rear of the principle dwelling unit; Subdivision Servicing Agreement means an agreement required as a condition of subdivision approval pursuant to the Municipal Government Act; Suite means a single room or series of rooms of complementary use, operated for tenancy and including a dwelling unit; Sunroom see Solarium; Swimming Pools, Private means any privately owned pool constructed or prefabricated primarily for swimming or bathing and is more than 0.6 metres in depth; Temporary means a period of time up to 3 years; Tenancy Permit means a type of Development Permit required to occupy a building, or portion of a building, for which a Development Permit has been issued for the building shell and site development and all conditions of the Development Permit approval have been previously fulfilled; Terrace see Patio; Tourist Facility or Destination means a destination or attraction for the purposes of City owned direction signs and, in the opinion of the Approving Authority, which draws people regionally, for the purpose of entertainment, recreation, leisure, or cultural purposes; Townhouse see Attached Housing;
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Unenclosed means an outdoor space or structure which is surrounded by not more than 2 walls, nor a roof, lattice, or other enclosing device whatsoever above 1.2 metres in height, as measured from the floor; Unfinished Building means a building, or portion of a building, which is, in the opinion of the Approving Authority, incomplete as to structure or finish, or which lacks the proper installation of any of the normal provisions; Veranda means a porch along the outside of a building which is sometimes partly enclosed; Warehouse means a building, the principal use of which is storage, see Storage Facility; Yard means an open space on a site which is unoccupied and unobstructed by the principal building except as otherwise allows for in this Bylaw; Yard, Front means the area extending the full width of a site from the front property line of the site to the nearest building foundation and its depth shall be measured at right angles to the front property line; Yard, Rear means that area extending the full width of a site from the rear property line of the site to the rear of the principal building foundation and its depth shall be measured at right angles to the rear property line; Yard, Side means the portion of the site extending from the front yard to the rear yard between the side property line of the site and the closest side of the principal building foundation and its width shall be measured at right angles to the side property line;

Accessory Use means a use which occupies a space that is lesser in area and is secondary to the principal use that is located on the same site; Adult Entertainment means the use of a building or portion of a building for any consideration, live performances are held, the central feature of which is any specified act or specified body area; and cinema where motion pictures, videotapes, video disks, computer disks, or similar electronic, photographic, or computer software reproduction are shown or displayed, the central feature of which is any specified act; or any Development where the main feature of more than 50% of the inventory of the business is used to display nudity. Typical uses are adult mini theatres, strip clubs or shows, peepshows, adult massage parlours, exotic lounges, escort services and adult video stores; Agriculture, Commercial means the use of land, structure, or building for the purposes of buying and selling or the processing, storage and supply of commodities and services that support agricultural operations; Agriculture, Extensive means the use of large areas of land to raise crops or livestock either separately or in conjunction with one another and includes buildings and other structures incidental to the operations; Agriculture, Intensive means the use of proportionately small areas of land to raise crops or livestock, poultry, or other animals, or their products for market and includes buildings and other structures incidental to the operations; Amusement Arcade means the use of a building or portion of a building where 3 or more electronic or mechanical games are kept for the purpose of providing entertainment to the public for a fee, except in a Neighbourhood Commercial
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(C-1) District which means a facility containing more than 1 electronic or mechanical game; Antenna Structure means equipment designed to transmit or receive electronic signals; Apartment means a building designed and built to contain 3 or more separate dwelling units with shared services, facilities and 1 common entrance; Assisted Living Facility means the use of a building for living arrangements that may contain individual rooms having a washroom, bedroom and sitting area that accommodates residents; where there is one or more communal kitchens and dining rooms, where meals may be cooked in a communal kitchen and delivered to a resident for consumption, where there may be limited on-site health care facilities for the exclusive use of the residents, where residents may receive limited human health services from onsite health care providers, where communal social and recreation activities are provided within the building or outside and may include a manager’s suite and administration office; Attached Housing means a building designed and built to contain 3 or more dwelling units separated from each other by a fire-rated wall, with each unit having separate entrances from grade; for the purposes of this Bylaw, garden-linked, row and townhouse units which meet these criteria are considered to be attached houses; Auction Establishment means the use of a building, structure, or lands for the storage of limited goods and materials which are to be sold on the premises by public auction on an occasional basis; does not include livestock and automobiles or recreational vehicles;

Auto Body and Paint Shop means the use of a building, or portion of a building, where motor vehicle bodies are repaired or painted or both; Automotive and Equipment Repair Shop means the use of a building, or a portion of a building, for the servicing and mechanical repair of automobiles, motorcycles, snowmobiles and similar vehicles or the sale, installation or servicing of related accessories and parts, which includes transmission shops, muffler shops, tire shops, automotive glass shops, and upholstery shops, and does not include auto body and paint shops; Automotive Sales means the use of a building, or a portion of a building, for the retail sales of new or used automobiles and motorcycles, and does not include recreational vehicle sales. Bed and Breakfast Facility means the use of a building for the provision of overnight accommodation provided to guests, in a bedroom in a single detached residence containing up to a maximum of 4 bedrooms that are rented out short term on an overnight basis for 1 or more persons and is occupied by its owner or operator who may provide breakfast but no other meals to guests, and that may not provide liquor; does not include Lodging Home; Bottle Depot means the use of a building or portion of a building, as a business for the collection of empty recyclable beverage containers regulated by the Province of Alberta; Bus Depot means the use of a building, or portion of a building, as a terminal for passengers or light freight for either public or private bus service; Business Support Service means the use of a building, or a portion of a building, for the provision of services used
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by the commercial sector; typical uses include printing shops, courier operations, publishing services and stenographical services; Car Rental Facility means the use of a building, or a portion of a building, for the lease or rental of motor vehicles and where such vehicles may be dropped off or picked up; does not include sales Car Wash means the use of a building for the washing of motor vehicles; Cemetery means land that is set apart or used as a place for the interment of the dead and which may include a structure for the purpose of the cremation of human remains and facilities for storing ashes of human remains that have been cremated or the interment of the dead in sealed crypts or compartments; Child Care Facility – see Day Care Facility definition. Cinema means the use of a building or portion of a building where motion pictures are viewed by the public for a fee, and may include the incidental sales of food products, but does not include Adult Entertainment; Commercial Mixed Use means a variety of commercial, office, and residential that serve the local community and that are integrated vertically and horizontally within a comprehensively-designed development area that emphasizes street-oriented, compact, and pedestrianoriented urban development; Community Club/Facility means the use of a building, or a part of a building, operated by, or on behalf of, an organization whose membership is voluntary and generally serves the residents of a specific neighbourhood with the purpose of providing programs, public facilities or services, providing non-profit sporting, educational, social, recreational
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or other activities; or where members of the facility and the public participate in recreation and leisure activities that has recreation space within a building and may have outdoor sports fields and equipment on the same parcel as the building; Cremation and Interment Facility means the use of a building or portion of a building for those operations relating to the disposal of human remains as a support service to, but distinct from, funeral services; Cultural Establishment means the use of a building, or portion of a building, for the display of cultural, historical, scientific, artistic exhibits or performances or such activities as meetings and administration ancillary to these uses; may include but not be limited to, libraries, museums, play theatres, art galleries, and concert halls. Day Care Facility means the use of a building, or portion of a building, for the provision of care, instruction, maintenance, or supervision of 7 or more children under the age of 13 years or adults with special needs, by persons other than those related by blood or marriage, for periods not exceeding 24 consecutive hours and includes all day care centres, early childhood services, nurseries and after school or babysitting programs which meet this definition; Drinking Establishment – Major means the use of a building or portion of a building that may include the preparation and sale of food for consumption on the premises; where liquor is sold for consumption on the premises, where a licence for the sale of liquor, that prohibits minors on the premises at any time, is issued by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission; that has a public area of 300.0 square metres or greater; that may have a maximum of 10.0 square metres of public area used for the purpose of providing entertainment;
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Drinking Establishment – Minor means the use of a building or portion of a building that may include the preparation and sale of food for consumption on the premises; where liquor is sold for consumption on the premises, where a licence for the sale of liquor, that prohibits minors on the premises at any time, is issued by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission; that has a public area greater than 75.0 square metres but less than 300.0 square metres; that may have a maximum of 10.0 square metres of public area used for the purpose of providing entertainment; Drive Through means a use where services are provided to patrons who are in a motor vehicle and may have outdoor speakers provided. This use will be an accessory to a primary use. Duplex means a building containing 2 dwelling units, one above the other, each with a separate entrance; Dwelling Unit, Secondary means a use where an additional dwelling unit on a lot designated for a single-detached dwelling; Dwelling, Semi-Detached means a building designed and built for and containing 2 dwelling units side-by-side separated by a wall conforming to the current Alberta Building Code; Dwelling, Single-Detached means a building which contains only 1 dwelling unit and, except as otherwise allowed in this Bylaw, is used for no other purpose; Equipment, Rental means the use of a building or site, or a portion of a building or site, for the rental of equipment including but not limited to tools, appliances, office machines, furniture, light construction equipment, or similar items; Equipment, Rental and Sales (Light) means the use of a building or site, or a
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portion of a building or site, for the rental and or sale of equipment including but not limited to tools, appliances, office machines, office furniture, light construction equipment, or similar items that can be carried by no more than two (2) people; Equipment, Rental and Sales (Heavy) means the use of a building or site, or a portion of a building or site, for the rental and or sale of equipment including but not limited to tools and equipment designed to be hauled or driven for the purposes of commercial and industrial use, does not include Car Rental Facility or Recreational Vehicle Sales; Essential Public Services means the use of a building for a fire station, police station or similar service; Farmer’s Market see retail sales; Financial Institution, Primary means the use of a building or portion of a building for a central Airdrie branch of a full-service bank, trust company, credit union or similar banking establishment located in the Central Business District of the City; Financial Institution, Secondary means the use of a building or portion of a building for a full service bank, trust company, credit union or similar banking establishment, that is a secondary outlet to a primary financial institution; Fitness Centre means a space where equipment or instruction is provided for people to pursue physical fitness or skills relating to physical activities, and that may include the incidental sale of products relating to the service provided; Food and Beverage Processor – Class 1 means the use of a building or portion of a building where food and nonalcoholic beverages, for human or animal consumption, are made; where all of the processes and functions associated with
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the use are entirely within the building; where the gross floor area containing the use is greater than 465.0 square metres; that may have the functions of packaging, bottling, or shipping the products made as part of the use; that may have administrative functions associated with the use; where the building does not have conveyor belts, cooling towers, cranes, piping, silos, stacks, tubing or any other machinery necessary for the processing of the use visible outside of the building and that does not create dust, vibration or smells felt, seen or smelled outside of the building containing the use. Food and Beverage Processor – Class 2 means the use of a building or portion of a building where food and nonalcoholic beverages, for human or animal consumption, are made; where part of the processes and functions associated with the use are located outside of a building including the function of using trailer units to keep the product on the parcel prior to shipping; where the gross floor area containing the use is greater than 465.0 square metres; that may have the functions of packaging, bottling, or shipping the products made as part of the use; that may have administrative functions associated with the use; where there is equipment or mechanical systems located outside of the building, in addition to the systems required for air conditioning, heating, or ventilation; where there may be conveyor belts, cooling towers, cranes, piping, silos, stacks, tubing, or any other machinery necessary for the processing of the use visible outside of the building and where dust, vibrations or smells may be felt, seen or smelled beyond the parcel. Fourplex means a single building comprised of 4 dwelling units, each having a separate direct entrance from grade; Funeral Home means the use of a building or portion of a building for the
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purpose of furnishing funeral supplies and services to the public and includes facilities intended for the preparation of human remains for interment or cremation; Gaming Establishment, Bingo means the use of a building for the purposes of bingo games on three or more days in one calendar week and that occurs entirely within a building that has the capacity to accommodate more than 250 persons at any one time; Gaming Establishment, Casino means the use of a building for the purposes of gambling, but does not include Gaming Establishment, Bingo; Garden Centre means the use of a permanent building, or structure, for the sale of plants, shrubs, trees or similar vegetation together with gardening tools and implements which are sold from such building to the general public; Golf Course means a public or private area operated for the purpose of playing golf, including a club house and recreational facilities, accessory driving ranges, and similar uses; Health Services means the use of a building, or a portion of a building, for supplying physical and mental health services on an out-patient basis; typical uses include medical, dental, optometry offices, clinics, blood clinics and counselling services; Home Occupation means an occupation for gain or support, which shall be an incidental and subordinate use to the principal residential use and shall be restricted to the dwelling unit and/or garage; there shall be no outdoor business activity, or outdoor storage of materials or equipment associated with the business allowed on the Site. Indoor storage shall only be allowed inside the dwelling; there shall be no mechanical or
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electrical equipment used that creates external noise, or visible and audible interference with home electronics equipment in adjacent dwellings; the Home Occupation shall employ no more than 1 additional person on-site other than a resident of the dwelling; home occupations shall be limited to those uses which do not interfere with the rights of other residents to the quiet enjoyment of the residential neighborhood and may include personal service business, instruction, and other similar domestic activities; the business shall not be visible from the exterior of the home; Home Occupation, Office means a home occupation that has no clients coming to the residence, involves no delivery or storage of goods or supplies, no product is produced on site, no parking, noise or other impact on the neighbourhood and no renovations requiring a building permit, and shall not employ any person on-site other than a resident of the dwelling; the business shall not be visible from the exterior of the home; Hospital means the use of a building established for the maintenance, observation, medical and dental care and supervision and skilled nursing care for persons afflicted with or suffering from sickness, disease or injury or for convalescent or chronically ill persons; Hostel means the use of a building operated to provide temporary accommodation to transients for remuneration but does not include additional services such as room service; Hotel means the use of a building for sleeping accommodations provided for a fee on a daily basis, accessible only through a central lobby with on site parking; the building may also contain accessory commercial, and food and beverage service uses;
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Kennel means the use of a building or portion of a building, the primary purpose of which is the boarding of small animals for periods greater than 24 hours for a fee and does not include Pet Care, Veterinary Clinic or Veterinary Hospital, and that may provide for the incidental sale of products relating to the services provided by the use and may include outside enclosures, pens, runs or exercise areas; Laboratory means the use of a building, or part of a building for scientific or technical work which may be hazardous, including research, quality control, testing, teaching or analysis; such work may involve the use of chemicals including dangerous goods, pathogens and harmful radiation, or processes including electrical or mechanical work which could be hazardous; the laboratory includes such support areas as instrument and preparation areas, laboratory stores and any offices attached or adjacent to the laboratory; has no clients coming to the facility and does not include Health Services as defined in this Bylaw; Lodging Home means the use of a building where accommodation is provided for remuneration, with or without meals to four or more persons exclusive of the occupant and his immediate family on a month to month basis; does not include Residential Care, Special Care or Bed and Breakfast or Assisted Living Facility; Manufactured Home Park means a parcel of land under 1 title, which provides spaces for the long-term parking and occupancy of manufactured homes; Manufactured Home Sales means the sale of manufactured homes; Manufacturing, Class 1 means the use of a building where materials or
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components are combined to create a product; where all of the processes and functions associated with the use are completely contained within a building; where the product created is not made for human consumption; where an area within the building not more than 10% of the Gross Floor Area may be used for the display and sale of products produced by the use; that may have the functions of packaging, bottling or shipping the products made as part of the use; that may have administrative functions associated with the use; where the only mechanical systems that are not completely contained within the building are those systems and equipment required for air conditioning, heating or ventilation; where the building does not have conveyor belts, cooling towers, cranes, piping, silos, stacks, tubing, or any other machinery necessary for the processing of the use visible outside of the building and where no dust, vibration or smell can be felt, seen or smelled outside of the building containing the use Manufacturing, Class 2 means the use of a building where materials or components are combined to create a product; where part of the processes and functions associated with the use are located outside of a building to keep the product on the parcel prior to shipping; where the product created is not made for human consumption; where an area within the building not more than 10% of the Gross Floor Area may be used for the display and sale of products produced by the use; that may have the functions of packaging, bottling or shipping the products made as part of the use; that may have administrative functions associated with the use; where the only mechanical systems that are not completely contained within the building are those systems and equipment required for air conditioning, heating or ventilation; where the building does not have conveyor belts, cooling towers, cranes, piping, silos, stacks, tubing, or any
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other machinery necessary for the processing of the use visible outside of the building; where dust, vibration, or smells may be felt, seen or smelled outside of the building containing the use; Manufacturing, Class 3 means the use of a building where materials or components are combined to create a product; where part of the processes and functions associated with the use are located outside of a building to keep the product on the parcel prior to shipping; where the product created is not made for human consumption; where an area within the building not more than 10% of the Gross Floor Area may be used for the display and sale of products produced by the use; that may have the functions of packaging, bottling or shipping the products made as part of the use; that may have administrative functions associated with the use; where there is equipment or mechanical systems located outside of the building, in addition to the systems required for air conditioning, heating, or ventilation; where there may be conveyor belts, cooling towers, cranes, piping, silos, stacks, tubing, or any other machinery necessary for the processing of the use visible outside of the building; where dust, vibration, or smells may be felt, seen or smelled outside of the building containing the use; Modular Home Sales means the sale of modular homes; Motel means the use of a building or a group of buildings on a site designed to provide separate sleeping units provided for a fee on a daily basis, usually accessible other than through a central lobby, with on site parking; the site may also contain commercial and personal service uses and food and beverage rooms; Multi-Dwelling Residential Development means a development that
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consists of one or more buildings, each containing one or more Dwelling Units; Nightclub, means the use of a building where liquor is sold and consumed on the premises and a license for the sale of liquor, that prohibits minors on the premises at any time, is issued by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission and where entertainment is provided to patrons, in the forms of a dance floor, live music stage, live performances, or recorded music, in a Public Area greater than 10.0 square metres and where food may be prepared and sold for consumption on the premises; Nursery means use of land for the cultivation and sale of plants, shrubs and trees; Nursing Home – see Assisted Living Facility definition. Office means the use of a building or a portion of a building which is designed, intended, or used for the practice of a profession, the carrying on of a business, the conduct of public administration, or, where not conducted on the site thereof, the administration of an industry, and does not include Retail Sales, Health Services, Financial Institution (Primary or Secondary), Places of Amusement or Places of Assembly or similar uses, and for the purposes of this definition, may include 10.0 percent of the total cumulative gross floor area of an industrial building or bay when the function of administration or conduct of business is independent of all other uses in the same building or bay. Personal Service Business means the use of a building or portion of a building as a facility for providing a service to individuals on a commercial basis and includes such uses as but may not be limited to, photography studios, barber shops/salons, tailors, tanning studio, catering services, laundry/dry cleaning,
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and spas, and excluding parlours and escort services;

massage

Pet Care Service, means the use of a building or portion of a building to wash, groom, or board small animals during the day and that may have the incidental sale of products relating to the services provided by the use, must not board animals overnight; does not include Kennel, Veterinary Clinic, or Veterinary Hospital; Private Recreation Club means the use of a building or a part of a building used as the premises of a social, cultural or entertainment organization which is characterized by private and exclusive membership; Public or Quasi-Public Buildings, Utilities, Installations and Facilities means utility buildings, installations and/or facilities owned or operated by or for the municipality, the provincial government, the federal government or a corporation under federal or provincial statute for the purpose of furnishing services or commodities for the use of the residents of the municipality; Radio and Television Studio, means the use of a building where radio, television, motion pictures, or audio performances are produced and/or recorded; Recreation Facility, Indoor means the use of a building or portion of a building for facilities which are available to the public for sports and active recreation conducted indoors; typical uses include but may not be limited to, athletic clubs, health and fitness clubs, curling, roller skating and hockey rinks, swimming pools, bowling alleys, racquet clubs, arenas, billiard halls, amusement arcades; Recreation Facility, Outdoor means facilities which are available to the public for sports and active recreation conducted outdoors; typical uses include but may not
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be limited to, driving ranges, miniature golf courses, sports fields, outdoor tennis courts, outdoor ice surfaces or rinks, gocart tracks, amusement parks, athletic fields, boating facilities, outdoor swimming pools, bowling greens, and fitness trails; Recreational Vehicle Sales means the use of a building, or portion of a building, for the retail sales, lease or rental of recreational vehicles such as snowmobiles, tent trailers, boats, travel trailers or similar light recreational vehicles or crafts, together with incidental maintenance services and sale of parts. Religious Assembly means the use of land or buildings owned or operated by a religious organization as places of worship and related religious, charitable or social activities and includes accessory rectories, manses, meeting rooms, classrooms and other buildings; Residential Care means the use of a building, or a portion of a building, as a facility for which social, physical or mental care is provided to 5 or more persons who live full time in the facility and has at least 1 staff person at the facility at all times. The residential character of the development shall be primary with the occupants living together as a single housekeeping group and using cooking facilities shared in common. The Use Class does not include Assisted Living or Special Care Facilities; Restaurant, Major means the use of a building for an establishment that is equipped with a full kitchen and preparation area and provides prepared foods and beverages for consumption on the premises or by take-out, that has an Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission license permitting minors; does not include a drive through; Restaurant, Minor means the use of a building for an establishment that provides
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limited types of food and beverage for consumption on the premises or by takeout, that is not licensed by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission; and may incorporate a drive through; Retail Liquor Sales means the use of a building for retail sales where the primary income is derived from the sale of beer, wine, and spirits; must be located a minimum distance of 100m from any school; Retail Sales means use of a building, or part of a building, where goods, wares, merchandise, substances, articles, food, or things are stored and are for sale at retail price and includes storage on the premises of limited quantities of such goods, wares, merchandise, substances, articles, food, or things sufficient only to service such store and may include but not be limited to uses such as, department stores, hardware stores, registry services, convenience stores, video stores, pharmacies, grocery stores, clothing stores, shoe stores, and gift stores; does not include Retail Liquor Sales; Retirement Home – see Assisted Living Facility definition. School means the use of a building for publicly supported or subsidized public assembly for educational, training or instructional purposes, and includes the administration offices required for the provision of such services on the same site; typical uses include public and separate schools, community colleges, universities, and technical and vocational schools, and their administrative offices but do not include private and commercial schools; School, Commercial means the use of a building or portion of a building for a place of instruction operated for profit and does not include public, private or separate schools under the control of the Provincial Department of Education; typical uses may include but not be limited to, yoga /
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dance studios, martial arts and musical instruction facilities; School, Private means the use of a building or portion of a building for a school, other than a school operated by a school board under the School Act, that provides grade and secondary school instruction to pupils through courses prescribed or approved by the Minister of Learning; Seasonal Sales means a use where goods are displayed and offered for sale in an open area or partially contained within a building on a seasonal basis; Senior Citizen Home – see Assisted Living Facility definition. Service and Repair Shop means the use of a building, or portion of a building, used for servicing or repairing of articles, goods or materials, may include retail sales which are accessory to the principal repair and service activities; does not include Automotive Repair and Services; Service Station means the use of a building, or portion of a building, used for the servicing and repairing of motor vehicles and may include sale of fuel, lubricating oils, incidental food, and minor accessories for motor vehicles; Shopping Centre means a unified group of buildings with more than one commercial use being primarily retail and personal service and on a site comprehensively planned, developed, and managed as a single commercial operating unit with shared on site parking; where the intended uses comply with the subject district; Special Care Facility means the use of a building or portion thereof which provides for the care or rehabilitation of one or more individuals, with or without the provision of overnight accommodation and
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includes custodial care homes addiction treatment centres.

and

Special Function Tent means a use where a temporary collapsible shelter is erected on a parcel; this use would be accessory to the primary approved use; Sports Stadium means a large unroofed structure designed and developed for multi-level spectator seating for outdoor activities; Storage and Distribution Centre means the use of a building or portion of a building for shipping and receiving of goods and materials of an industrial nature and that may include the sale of products and/or services to the general public and may include a display area of not more than 30% of the Gross Floor Area; does not include Storage Yard; Storage Facility means the use of a building, or portion of a building, used exclusively for storage of goods and materials and does not include the sale of products and/or services on site; Storage Yard means land used exclusively for outdoor storage of goods and materials where such storage of goods and materials does not involve the erection of permanent structures or the material alteration of the existing state of the land; typical uses include pipe yards and vehicle or heavy equipment storage compounds; does not include the sale of products and/or services on site; Storage Yard, Recreation Vehicle means the use of a site, or a portion of a site, for the storage of recreational vehicles; does not include Recreational Vehicle Sales; Super Centre, see Retail Sales; Temporary Building means a building constructed or placed without any foundation below grade or any other
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building determined by the Approving Authority to be temporary; may include but is not limited to rigid tent structures and trailers; must comply with the uses listed in the subject district; Triplex means a single building comprised of 3 dwelling units each having a separate direct entrance from grade; Veterinary Clinic means the use of a building for a facility for the medical care and treatment of animals and includes provision for their overnight accommodation but does not include kennels, outdoor pens, runs or enclosures; Veterinary Hospital means the use of a building for a facility for the medical and emergency medical care and treatment of animals and includes provision for their overnight accommodation and confinement in outdoor pens, runs or enclosures and typically has extended hours of operation;

(c)

shrubs in a setback area are always rounded up to the next higher whole number;

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Unless otherwise specified in this Bylaw, proper mathematical rounding to the nearest significant digit is required for any rule in this Bylaw where a mathematical calculation is performed. For the purpose of calculating the following: (a) where density is calculated in units per hectare, it is always to be rounded down to the next lower whole number; trees in a setback area are always rounded up to the next higher whole number;

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Section 2-1
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Development Permits Required: Except as provided for in Section 2-1(2) of this Bylaw, no person shall undertake any development unless: (a) A Development Permit has been approved and issued in accordance with this Bylaw, The conditions of Development Permit approval have been met, and A building permit has been obtained when required by the Quality Management Plan under the Safety Codes Act.

(b) (c)

(2)

Development Permits Not Required: A Development Permit is not required for the following developments but they shall otherwise comply with this Bylaw: (a) Works of maintenance, repair and alteration of a structure, both internal and external, if in the opinion of the Approving Authority such work: (i) (ii) Does not include structural alterations, and Does not change the use or intensity of the use of the structure, and Is performed in accordance with legislation or other government regulations.

(iii)

(b)

The erection or installation of machinery needed in connection with construction of a building for which a Development Permit has been issued, for the period of the construction. The construction and maintenance of that part of a public utility placed in or upon a public thoroughfare or public utility easement. The construction or the maintenance of gates, fences, walls or other means of enclosures provided that the erection of such gate, fence, or wall complies with all the regulations of this Bylaw.

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(e)

The use of land by the Municipality, of which the Municipality is the legal or equitable owner, for a purpose approved by a simple majority vote of Council in connection with any public utility carried out by or for the Municipality. The construction of: (i) Detached and semi-detached single residential dwellings that meet the requirements of this Bylaw and that, where applicable, have been the subject of a plot plan review, and Accessory buildings and moveable structures that meet the requirements of this Bylaw, and that, where applicable, have been the subject of a plot plan review, and Private swimming pools in a district in which they are listed as a “Permitted Use” when they comply with this Bylaw.

(f)

(ii)

(iii)

(g)

The use of a building or part of a building as a temporary polling station for a Federal, Provincial, or Municipal election, referendum, or plebiscite. An official notice, placard or bulletin required to be displayed according to the provisions of Federal, Provincial or Municipal legislation. The construction, maintenance or repair of private walkways, private pathways, private driveways and similar works. Despite section 2-1(2)(i), the location and number of private driveways providing access to private property may be limited by the City. Stripping or stockpiling of topsoil, and rough grading of land, when such operations are performed in accordance with a valid Development Agreement made with the Municipality which authorizes such work. (i) Despite section 2-1(2)(j), where no development agreement for stripping or stockpiling of topsoil and rough grading of land exists, an application must be made in accordance with Section 21(3)(b)(x) of this Bylaw.

(h)

(i)

(i)

(j)

(k)

A recreational facility, including buildings less than 93 square metres, when constructed by the Municipality. A temporary building where, in the opinion of the Approving Authority, the sole purpose is incidental to the erection or alteration of a project for which

(l)

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a permit has been granted under the provisions of the Building Permit Bylaw. (m) Seasonal outside sales, activities and special events (eg. greenhouses, Christmas tree sales, midways, and beer gardens), if in the opinion of the Approving Authority, such sales, activities and special events would not adversely affect: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) Parking, Traffic flow, The appearance of the site, Public safety, and The seasonal outside sale, activity or special event is in operation for a period not to exceed 30 days.

(n)

Promotion or display, as defined in Section 1-3 of this Bylaw, provided that: (i) The proposed promotion or display would not unduly interfere with the amenities of the neighbourhood or materially interfere with or affect the use, enjoyment or value of the neighbouring properties, and The promotion or display proposed by a particular individual or company does not exceed a 21 day period and does not reoccur within 90 days, and The promotion or display is accessory to a use listed in the particular land use District.

(ii)

(iii)

(o)

The erection of antenna structures and cell towers in conformity with the requirements of this Bylaw. The erection of movable structures, as defined in Section 1-3 of this Bylaw, so long as they conform to this Bylaw. At the discretion of the Approving Authority, minor changes to approved Development Permits where there is no intensification to the use or site and site assessment is not affected.

(p)

(q)

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(r)

Home Occupation permits classified as home offices, as defined in Section 1-3 of this Bylaw, provided they conform to the requirements of this Bylaw.

(3)

Application for a Development Permit: (a) An application for a Development Permit (excluding signs, tenancy, and home occupations) shall be made by submitting to the Approving Authority the prescribed form, signed by the owner or his authorized agent, and accompanied by the following: (i) Copies of a site plan showing the following information:             (ii) A north arrow, The scale of plan, The legal description of the site, The municipal address, All property lines, shown and labelled, All setbacks, shown and labelled, The location of sidewalks and curbs, The location of any buildings, dimensions to property lines, and any structures including utility facilities, All retaining walls, trees, landscaping, and other physical features both existing and proposed on the Site and adjoining boulevards, A dimensioned layout of existing and proposed parking areas, entrances, and exits, abutting streets, avenues, and lanes shown and labelled, All easements shown and labelled, All fencing, screening, garbage and storage areas;

Plans showing the elevations and floor plan of the proposed development, including a description of the exterior finishing materials; Landscaping plans based on the site plan showing:   The layout of soft and hard landscaping, pedestrian circulation and open space systems, screening, berms, slopes, and retaining walls, The types, sizes, and numbers of plant material and the types of hard landscaping,

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 

At the request of the Approving Authority, a plan clearly identifying the existing topography and vegetation that is to be retained and that which is to be removed, and At the request of the Approving Authority, any other special site conditions;

(iv)

A copy of the Certificate of Title indicating ownership and any encumbrances; When an authorized agent submits the application, a letter granting that authorization from the owner of land shall be submitted; A plan showing site drainage and lot grade detail; For a site where existing buildings are to remain, a copy of a surveyor’s Certificate of Real Property; A plan showing site servicing, including the test manhole location; In areas where a flood risk is indicated, provisions for flood-proofing in accordance with Council’s Food Protection Policy.

(v)

(vi) (vii)

(viii) (ix)

(b)

In addition, the Approving Authority may require: (i) The site plan to show an outline, to scale, of adjacent buildings on adjoining sites, indicating building height, yard dimensions, the use of the building and any windows overlooking the new proposal; A vicinity map of appropriate scale, indicating the location of the proposed development in relation to nearby local access streets and other significant physical features which may have a bearing on the proposed project; A map showing the designated land use of the project site and all properties within 90 metres of the boundaries of the project site at a scale of 1:5000; Photographic prints showing the site in its existing state; Photographic prints, slides, or drawings which show, to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority, by way of superimposition, overlays, or otherwise, how the form, mass and character of the proposed development will relate to existing or planned facades of neighbouring developments;

(ii)

(iii)

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(vi)

Copies of a plan of survey prepared by an Alberta Land Surveyor showing the site to be developed; A detailed report showing, to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority, the impact of additional traffic resulting from the proposed development; A report showing the effect of wind and shadow produced by the proposed development; Samples of exterior finishing materials; In the case of an application for an excavation, stripping or grading operation:      A plan showing the location of the area of the operation relative to site boundaries and the depth of the excavation or the quantity of topsoil to be removed, A description of the excavation, stripping or grading operation proposed, A detailed timing and phasing program covering the length of the proposed operation, A plan showing the final site conditions following completion of the operation and any land reclamation proposals were applicable, and A description of the measures to be taken for the prevention or lessening of dust and other nuisances during and after the operation;

(vii)

(viii)

(ix) (x)

(xi)

When required for presentations to the Municipal Planning Commission, applicants shall submit high quality and legible graphic materials a minimum of 8 calendar days prior the Municipal Planning Commission meeting, which include:      A detailed coloured site plan, A detailed floor plan, Detailed coloured elevations, A detailed coloured landscaping plan, Detailed coloured perspectives;

(xii) (c)

An Environmental Site Assessment report.

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Approving Authority may approve and shall be fully dimensioned, accurately figured, explicit and complete. (i) In addition to Section 2-1(3)(c), the Approving Authority may require that all drawings be submitted in a digital format compatible with software systems utilized by the Municipality.

(d) (e)

A Development Permit fee as established in the Fees and Charges Bylaw. Such additional information as the Approving Authority may deem necessary.

(4)

Compliance with Other Bylaws and Regulations: (a) Compliance with the requirements of this Bylaw does not afford relief from compliance with the Municipal Government Act, or other Statutory Plans, Bylaws and Regulations affecting the Development in question.

(5)

Compliance with Uses as Listed: (a) An application for a Development Permit shall be deemed incomplete where the use specified on the application is not on the list of permitted or discretionary uses for that District.

(6)

Non-Conforming Uses and Non-Conforming Buildings: (a) Non-conforming uses and non-conforming buildings are governed by the Municipal Government Act.

(7)

Severability Provision: (a) If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this Bylaw is for any reason found invalid by the decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect validity of the remaining portions of this Bylaw.

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Section 2-2
(1)

Administrative Agencies

Development Officer: (a) The Development Officer, as established by separate Bylaw, is authorized to act as the Approving Authority on those matters prescribed in Section 23(1) of this Bylaw.

(2)

Municipal Planning Commission: (a) The Municipal Planning Commission, as established by separate Bylaw, is to act as the Approving Authority in those matters prescribed in Sections 2-3(2) of this Bylaw.

(3)

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board: (a) The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, as established by separate Bylaw, is authorized to perform such duties as specified in the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Bylaw.

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Section 2-3

Duties and Responsibilities of the Approving Authorities

(1)

Development Officer: The Development Officer: (a) Shall keep and maintain for the inspection of the public during office hours, a copy of this Bylaw and all amendments made to this Bylaw and ensure that copies of same are available to the public at a reasonable charge. Shall make available for inspection by the public during office hours a register of all applications for Development Permits and the decisions made for a minimum of 7 years. Shall receive all applications for Development Permits. Shall administer this Bylaw and decide upon all Development Permit applications unless an application is referred to the Municipal Planning Commission pursuant to Sections 2-3(1)(j) and 2-3(2). Shall collect fees according to the fee structure as outlined in the Fees and Charges Bylaw. Shall instruct the proponent of an application for use which is not listed as permitted or discretionary use in the district in which the building or land is situated, of his or her opinion of applying to Council for an amendment to this Bylaw. Shall sign and issue all Development Permits and shall issue all decisions and notices. Shall decide on time extensions, as referred to in Section 2-4(1)(l)(i) and Section 2-4(1)(l)(ii), for those Development Permits which were initially approved by the Development Officer. May issue an Order respecting a development or use of land in accordance with the Municipal Government Act. May refer his or her report to the Municipal Planning Commission for their consideration and decision on any Development Permit for a discretionary or permitted use.

(b)

(c) (d)

(e)

(f)

(g)

(h)

(i)

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(2)

Municipal Planning Commission: The Municipal Planning Commission shall consider applications for: (a) Development Permits which have been referred to it by the Development Officer. Time extensions, as referred to in Subsection 2-4(1)(l)(i) and 2-4(1)(l)(ii), for those Development Permits which were referred to it by the Development Officer. Rotating signs, automatic changeable copy signs, animated, or flashing illuminated signs. Freestanding signs in the Residential, Public Service and Urban Holding Districts. Highway Bulletins. All other signs proposed to be located on municipal property. For all signs proposed to be located on municipal property, the Municipal Planning Commission is granted the power of landowner approval.

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e) (f) (g)

(3)

Development Officer and the Municipal Planning Commission: (a) The Development Officer and the Municipal Planning Commission are collectively referred to as the Approving Authority and each may act in accordance with the provisions of this section and other relevant sections of this Bylaw and any other applicable Bylaws. When sufficient details of the proposed development have not been included with the application for a Development Permit as set out in Section 2-1(3) of this Bylaw, the Approving Authority may return the application to the applicant for further details. (i) Any application returned under Section 2-3(3)(b) shall be deemed not to have been in its complete and final form until all the required details have been submitted.

(b)

(c)

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variance does not unduly affect the neighbourhood which includes variances for non-conforming buildings. (d) In approving an application for a Development Permit for a permitted use, the Approving Authority may: (i) Approve the application with or without conditions upon the application conforming to the provisions of this Bylaw, and Require, as a condition of approval that the owner of the site enter into a Development Agreement with the City.

(ii)

(e)

In making a decision on an application for a Development Permit for a discretionary use, the Approving Authority may: Approve the application with or without conditions and restrictions considered appropriate or necessary, and Require as a condition of approval that the owner of the site enter into a Development Agreement with the City, or Refuse the application including reasons for the refusal. The Approving Authority shall not approve an application for a Development Permit that is not in conformity the City’s statutory plans. The Approving Authority may limit the hours of operation as a condition of Development Permit approval based on planning related concerns.

(i)

(ii)

(ii) (f)

(g)

(4)

Development Referrals: (a) The Approving Authority may refer to adjacent Municipalities for consideration and recommendation on any matter or any application for a Development Permit: (i) (ii) That is of interest to an adjacent municipality, or That is in accordance with an Intermunicipal Development Plan or policy.

(b)

The Approving Authority may refer for comment any matter or any application for a Development Permit to any authority they deem necessary.

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(c)

Having received a reply on a matter referred to any authority, the Approving Authority shall make a decision giving due consideration to the recommendations. After 30 days from the date the referral was sent, the application may be dealt with by the Approving Authority whether or not comments have been received.

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Section 2-4
(1)

Issuance of Development Permits and Notices

Development Permits: (a) A Development Permit issued in accordance with this Bylaw is not a building permit and although plans and specifications for buildings may have been submitted as part of an application for a Development Permit, neither work nor construction shall commence nor proceed until a building permit has been issued pursuant to applicable regulations. When an application for a Development Permit for a permitted use is approved, with or without conditions, the notice of decision shall be mailed to the applicant. When an application for a Development Permit for a discretionary use is approved, with or without conditions, the notice of decision shall be mailed to the applicant and a notice shall be published over a period of 14 days in a newspaper circulating the City stating the location of the property for which the application has been made and the use for which it was approved. (i) Despite Section 2-4(1)(c), the Approving Authority may waive the advertising required for an approved home occupation renewal and for approved sign permits provided the Bylaw was not varied.

(b)

(c)

(d)

When an application for a Development Permit is refused, the notice of decision, including the reason(s) for refusal, shall be mailed to the applicant. For purposes of this Bylaw, a notice of decision of the Approving Authority on an application for a Development Permit for an approved permitted use and a refused permitted use or a refused discretionary use is deemed to be given on the date the notice of decision is mailed to the applicant. For the purposes of this Bylaw, a notice of decision of the Approving Authority on an application for a Development Permit for an approved discretionary use is deemed to be given on the date the notice of development is first published in a newspaper circulating in the City. A Development Permit for a discretionary use shall not be issued: (i) Until 14 days after the notice of decision has been given pursuant to Section 2-4(1)(e) and Section 2-4(1)(f) of this Bylaw, and

(e)

(f)

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(ii)

Until all conditions of development approval have been met to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority.

(h)

When an appeal is made in accordance with the Municipal Government Act, a Development Permit which has been approved shall not be issued unless and until the decision of the Approving Authority has been upheld by the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board. An application for a Development Permit may, in the opinion of the applicant, be deemed to be refused when a decision thereon is not made within 40 calendar days after the receipt of the application in its complete and final form by the Approving Authority. The applicant may appeal in writing as provided in Section 2-5 of this Bylaw as though he had received a decision of refusal. The Approving Authority may deem an application incomplete and close the file on the same when additional or requested information or a reply has not been submitted within 30 calendar days from the date of the letter or verbal request. When an application for a Development Permit has been refused in accordance with this Bylaw or ultimately after an appeal, the submission of another application for a Development Permit on the same parcel of land, and for a similar use of the land, by the same or any other applicant, shall not be accepted by the Approving Authority for at least 3 months after the date of ultimate refusal. (i) Despite Section 2-4(1)(k), at the discretion of the Approving Authority, when the details of such an application are altered so as to materially change the circumstances of the refusal, a new application may be received at an earlier time.

(i)

(j)

(k)

(l)

If the development authorized by a Development Permit has not commenced within 12 months from the date of issuance, and completed within 24 months from the date of issuance, and unless an extension to this period has been granted by the Approving Authority, the permit is deemed to be invalid. (i) Despite Section 2-4(1)(l), the time period for commencement or completion of a development may be extended for an additional twelve (12) months at the discretion of the Approving Authority, and Despite Section 2-4(1)(l), the time period for the completion of landscaping required as part of a development project may be

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extended due to seasonal limitations, at the discretion of the Approving Authority. (m) When it appears to the Approving Authority that a Development Permit has been obtained by fraud or misrepresentation, the Approving Authority may suspend or cancel the permit. The Approving Authority shall not issue a Development Permit for a development which is to be serviced by a private sewer and water system until the systems have been approved by the appropriate Municipal and Provincial Departments.

(n)

(2)

Temporary Permits: (a) When considering an application for a temporary permit, the Approving Authority may allow reduced standards respecting paved parking, landscaping and site development. As a condition of approval for a temporary permit, the applicant may be required to provide security to the City in the amount of the value of the site improvements required by the permit. Security required as part of the approval of a temporary permit shall be in a form acceptable to the Approving Authority and shall be valid for a period of time equal to or greater than the term of the temporary permit.

(b)

(c)

(3)

Tenancy Permits: (a) A tenancy permit shall be obtained whenever a change of use or change in use intensity takes place, prior to the occupancy of a building or part of a building. Bylaw B-44/2009 Tenancy permit applications shall be made on the prescribed form, shall be signed by the owner or authorized agent, and shall be accompanied by the established fee and any other information deemed necessary by the Approving Authority. The Approving Authority may require that a tenancy permit be subject to an advertised appeal period or any other conditions deemed necessary. Where the Development Officer finds that the circumstances of the application or the state of existing site development are not in conformity with this Bylaw, or the approved Development Permit referred to in

(b)

(c)

(d)

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Section 2-4(3)(a), as the case may be, they may refer the application to the Municipal Planning Commission for direction and/or a decision.

(4)

Site Occupancy: (a) No person shall use or occupy a site or building without first obtaining approval for site occupancy from the Approving Authority. Where the Approving Authority is satisfied that all the conditions of the development approval have been met, occupancy of the site or building shall be permitted. (i) Despite Section 2-4(4)(b), when a request for site occupancy has been received and when the Approving Authority determines that all conditions of Development have not been met, the Approving Authority may:   Refuse to permit occupancy of the site or building, or Require that additional securities be provided to cover development deficiencies.

(b)

(5)

Development Completion Certificates: (a) An application for Development Completion Certificate shall be made in writing to the Approving Authority. When the Approving Authority is satisfied that all requirements and conditions of the Development Permit have been met, the Approving Authority shall issue a Development Completion Certificate. When the Approving Authority is not satisfied that all requirements and conditions of the Development Permit have been met, they shall. (i) Request that the owner/developer complete the development according to the requirements and conditions of approval and give a timeline for their completion, or Make use of any securities taken as part development approval to complete the development according to the requirements and conditions of approval.

(b)

(c)

(ii)

(d)

Prior to the issuance of a Development Completion Certificate, the Approving Authority may require:

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(i)

Digital and/or hard copies of as-built drawings for any services installed as part of the development, A letter from an Engineer, registered and certified to practice in the Province of Alberta, confirming that the site grading, drainage, and servicing has been constructed according to the approved design, and Digital copies of the approved Development Permit drawings.

(ii)

(ii)

(6)

Plan Revisions: (a) Revisions to approved Development Permit drawings prior to Development Permit issuance are permitted, subject to the discretion of the Approving Authority. Revisions to approved Development Permit drawings after Development Permit issuance are permitted, subject to the discretion of the Approving Authority. Applications for a plan revision after Development Permit issuance shall be made in writing to the Approving Authority and shall state the reasons for the revision. Applications for plan revision after Development Permit issuance shall be accompanied by the required fee, the amount of which is established by the Fees and Charges Bylaw. The decision on applications for plan revisions after Development Permit issuance shall be made by the original approving body. (i) Despite Section 2-4(6)(e), where the original approval was given by the Municipal Planning Commission and where the Development Officer determines the proposed changes to be minor in nature, the Development Officer may make the decision on the application for plan revision.

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f)

The approval of applications for plan revisions after Development Permit issuance may be subject to conditions, subject to the discretion of the Approving Authority.

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(g)

Requests for plan revisions made after Development Completion Certificate issuance require a new Development Permit application and accompanying fee.

(7)

Forms and Notices: (a) For the purpose of administering the provisions of this Bylaw, Council, by resolution, shall authorize the preparation and the use of such forms and notices as in its discretion it may deem necessary. Any such forms or notices are deemed to have the full force and effect of this Bylaw in execution for the purpose for which they were designed, authorized and issued. The forms and notices authorized by Council pursuant to the Bylaw may be posted, issued, served, or delivered.

(b)

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Section 2-5
(1)

Appeals

Appeals Procedure Where the Approving Authority: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) Refuses an application for a Development Permit, or Fails to render a decision on an application for a Development Permit, or Approves an application for a development, or Adds conditions to a development approval, or Issues an Order in accordance with Section 2-3(1)(i) of this Bylaw,

the person applying for the permit or affected by the issuance of decision or an Order may appeal to a Subdivision and Development Appeal Board by serving a written Notice of Appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board within 14 days after the date the decision or Order was mailed or first published.

(2)

For further information on the grounds for appeal and appeal procedures, refer to the Municipal Government Act.

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Section 2-6
(1)

Enforcement

Right of Entry: (a) The procedures that a Designated Officer may use to enter upon land or a building are governed by the Municipal Government Act. The Chief Administrative Officer, or his delegate, is the Designated Officer for the purposes of Section 2-6(1)(a) of this Bylaw.

(b)

(2)

Contravention: (a) If an Order given under Section 2-3(1)(i) of this Bylaw is not complied with, the Designated Officer or his designate may, in accordance with the Municipal Government Act and this Bylaw, enter on the land or building and take any necessary action to carry out the Order. In accordance with the Municipal Government Act, where the Designated Officer carries out an Order, Council shall cause the costs associated with the Order to be placed on the tax roll against the property concerned and shall be collected in the same manner as land taxes.

(b)

(3)

Offences and Penalties: (a) No person shall: (i) Develop any property or allow a development to continue on any property until a Development Permit and Building Permit have been issued for the development, Fail to comply with a Development Permit or the plans and conditions forming part of the Development Permit, or Make use of land in a manner contrary to the provisions of this Bylaw.

(ii)

(iii)

(b)

A person who does not comply with this Bylaw shall, if convicted, be liable to: (i) A fine of up to $10,000 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 1 year, or both, plus costs,

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(ii)

In addition to any fine or imprisonment, pay a penalty of up to $10,000 that relates to a fee, cost, rate, toll or charge that is associated with the conduct that gives rise to the offence, Imprisonment for a period not exceeding 1 year if the fine, or costs or penalties are not paid on time.

(iii)

(c)

The Approving Authority may suspend or cancel the Development Permit for the site on which the breach of this Bylaw has occurred.

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Section 2-7
(1)

Amendments

Amendment Procedure: (a) (b) Council may, by Bylaw, amend or repeal this Bylaw. Prior to granting second reading to a proposed Bylaw that amends or repeals this Bylaw, Council shall hold a public hearing in accordance with the Municipal Government Act. Any amendments to this Bylaw shall comply with the City’s statutory plans. An application to amend this Bylaw may be made by any person by submitting to the Approving Authority the following: (i) (ii) (iii) The prescribed application form, duly completed and signed, The fee, as established by the Fees and Charges Bylaw, In the case of a redesignating amendment:    (iv) (v) Plan(s) showing the lands which are the subject of the amendment, Written authorization from the registered owner(s) of the said lands, and A current copy of the Certificate of Title for the said lands;

(c) (d)

A written statement of the applicant’s reason for the application, Any other supporting information which, in the opinion of the Approving Authority, is necessary to assess the application, In the case of a redesignating amendment which does not comply with an approved Outline Plan or Neighbourhood Structure Plan or where there is no approved Outline Plan or Neighbourhood Structure Plan, onsite signage may be required in accordance with the City’s specifications.

(vi)

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Section 2-8

Establishment of Districts

(1)

Land Use Districts: (a) For the purposes of this Bylaw, the land within the boundaries of the City shall be divided into one or more of the Districts, as established in Section 2-8(2) of this Bylaw. Throughout this Bylaw and amendments to this Bylaw, a District may be referred to either by its full name or its abbreviation, as set out in Section 2-8(2) of this Bylaw.

(b)

(2)

Districts: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) Residential Single Dwelling District (R-1). Residential Single Dwelling Small Lot District (R-1S). Residential Single Dwelling Narrow Lot District (R-1N). Residential Single Dwelling Small Lot-Laned District (R-1SL). Residential Single Dwelling Suited District (R-1SS). Residential Single Dwelling Conservation District (R-1C). Residential Single Dwelling Wide Shallow Lot District (R-1W). Residential Single Dwelling, Semi-Detached Dwelling and Attached Housing with Rear Attached Garage District (R-RA). Residential Back to Back Townhome District (R-BTB). Rural Residential District (RR-1). Residential Manufactured Home Park District (M-HP). Residential Two Dwelling District (R-2). Residential Low Density Multi-Dwelling District (R-3). Residential Medium Density Multi-Dwelling District (R-4).

(i) (j) (k) (l) (m) (n)

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(o) (p) (q) (r) (s) (t) (u) (v) (w) (x) (y) (z) (aa) (bb) (cc)

Residential High Density Multi-Dwelling District (R-5). Central Business District (CB). Central Business Transition District (CBT). Convenience Commercial District (C-C). Neighbourhood Commercial District (C-1). Regional Commercial District (C-3). Commercial Mixed Use District (CMU). Industrial Business Park One District (IB-1). Industrial Business Park Two District (IB-2). Industrial Business Park Three District (IB-3). Railway Industrial District (M-3). Public Service District (P-1). Quasi Public Service District (P-2). Urban Holding District (UH). Direct Control District (DC).

(3)

Land Use Maps: (a) The City is hereby divided into Districts as provided in Section 2-8(2) of this Bylaw and the boundaries are delineated on the map referred to in Section 2-8(3)(b) of this Bylaw, which shall be known as the City of Airdrie Land Use Map. The City of Airdrie Land Use Map, as may be amended or replaced by Bylaw from time to time, is that map attached to and forming part of this Bylaw and among other things bearing the following identification: (i) City of Airdrie Land Use,

(b)

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(ii) (c)

Section 2-8(3) of Bylaw No. B-09/2005.

In the event that a dispute should arise over the precise location of a boundary of any district as shown on the City of Airdrie Land Use Map, Council shall decide.

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Section 3-1

Setbacks and Site Dimensions

(1)

Site Dimensions: (a) The Approving Authority may issue a permit if the minimum area or width of the site does not comply with the Bylaw, provided all other requirements of the Bylaw are met.

(2)

General Setback Requirements: (a) Sites other than corner sites which have frontage on two streets are recognized as having two front yards and the development shall comply with the setbacks for the respective District. The minimum distances required for yards do not apply to construction that is buried in its entirety. Despite other setback requirements, all buildings or structures adjacent to: (i) Water courses, as defined by Alberta Environment, shall be sited a minimum distance of 15 metres from the bank of the water course, unless otherwise supported by the Approving Authority. Utility corridors, such as high pressure gas lines, shall be sited a minimum of 15 metres from the line, or as determined by the Approving Authority.

(b)

(c)

(ii)

(d)

Despite other setback provisions in this Bylaw, all residential buildings located adjacent to railway lines shall comply with setback requirements as determined by the Approving Authority. Despite any other provision contained in this Bylaw, no person shall place or maintain any object, structure, driveway, fence, hedge, shrub, or tree, except municipal signs used to indicate street names and traffic control, in or on the area within a corner visibility triangle, unless otherwise permitted by the Approving Authority. (i) Despite Section 3-1(2)(e), consideration may be given to allow objects, structures, fences, hedges, shrubs and trees within the corner visibility triangle along collector, local residential roads, and residential streets intersecting with a higher standard of street designation, provided they do not exceed one metre in height

(e)

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measured from the top of the adjacent sidewalk or curb where no sidewalk exists.

(3)

Special Setback Requirements: (a) The basic right-of-way requirements contained in Table 3-1.1 in Section 31(3)(e) of this Bylaw shall not be relaxed. When considering an application for a site fronting on a street right-of-way described in Table 3-1-1 of Section 3-1(3)(e) of this Bylaw, it shall be required in addition to any yard requirement, that the building be set back from the basic right-of-way by the distance shown in the setback table. (i) The provisions of Section 3-1(3)(b) may be relaxed or modified at the discretion of Council only where:

(b)

The applicant can show, to the satisfaction of Council, how the proposed development provides for the setback should it be required at any time in the future, and The applicant enters into an agreement satisfactory to the Approving Authority, guaranteeing the future right-of-way;

(d)

Where a portion of a site is given at no cost to the City for street purposes, the reduction in site area resulting therefrom may be included for density calculation purposes. Special setbacks shall be provided in accordance with the following table:

(e)

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TABLE 3-1.1: SETBACK TABLE
On Roadway Main Street 1st Ave. N. Centre Ave. 1st Street. W Bowers Street Allen Street T & C Access Rd. T & C Access Rd. 1st Ave. N 1st Ave. N 1st Ave N 1st Ave N HWY 567 From 2nd Ave. N C.P.R C.P.P To Existing ROW (Metres) 20.117 20.117 20.117 Required ROW (Metres) 24.385 24.385 24.385 24.385 24.385 24.385 15.240 15.240 36.000 26.600 26.600 26.600 Required Setback (Metres / Side) 4.267 4.267 4.267 2.134 2.134 4.267 3.000 6.096 8.000 4.500 2.000 2.000 East South North East East West South North South South North North

1st Ave. N Smith St Smith St Centre 1st Ave. N 20.117 Ave Centre 1st Ave. N 20.117 Ave Acacia Dr. Main St 20.117 UFA Road T & C Lot 15.240 UFA Road T & C Lot 15.240 8th St. W Nose Cr Varies Nose Cr C.P. Rail 20.100 Nose Cr C.P. Rail 20.100 1st St C.P. Rail Varies See Special Setback Drawing Below

(f)

In addition to the setbacks referred to in Section 3-1(3)(e), corner cut-offs may be required at certain intersections. Standard corner-cut requirements having a dimension of 5 metres shall be required in both directions along the right-of-way between boundaries of all four corners of all streets intersecting with Central Business District arterial roads. In addition to Section 3-1(3)(f), special corner-cuts having a dimension of 10 metres in both directions along the right-of-way boundaries shall be provided in accordance with the following table:

(g)

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TABLE 3-1.2: SPECIAL CORNER-CUT LOCATIONS
Intersecting Streets 1 Ave. N / Main Street 1st Ave. N / Main Street Centre Ave. / Main Street Centre Ave. / Main Street 1st Ave. N / 1st Street W Centre Ave. / 1st Street W. 1st Ave. N / Bowers Street Centre Ave. / Bowers Street
st

Corner Northeast Northwest Southeast Southwest Southwest Northeast Southeast Northwest

(h)

Adult Entertainment establishments shall be located only on a site with a minimum radial separation distance of 150 metres from the property line of any site in a residential district, any site with public or private education service, any site with an existing religious assembly, public park, or other use which may have a playground as an ancillary element, and any site with another existing adult entertainment establishment.

(4)

Developments Encroaching on City Property: (a) No permanent structure or improvement other than a utility or municipal structure shall be built on or over City property with the exception of: (i) (ii) Private driveways and sidewalks, Private landscaping which is reasonable, in the opinion of the Approving Authority.

(b)

The owner of said encroaching structure or improvement shall be solely responsible for repairs and/or replacement necessitated due to utility or municipal operations. The owner of any encroaching structure shall maintain the said structure in a reasonable state of repair at all time, to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. In determining reasonable encroachments, the Approving Authority shall have due regard to policies and procedures as adopted by resolution of Council.

(c)

(d)

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(e)

The owner of such encroaching structures or improvements may be required to enter into an Encroachment Agreement in a form satisfactory to the City, respecting the said encroachment.

(5)

Land Near Water or Subject to Flooding or Subsidence: (a) Land which is subject to flooding or subsidence, or which is marshy or unstable, shall not be developed in any way except as it satisfies the provisions of this section, to the reasonable satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Applications for redesignation, subdivision, or development within a flood risk area, as defined in this Bylaw, shall provide such technical information in support of the application as may be required by the Approving Authority and/or Alberta Environment. Despite any other provision of this Bylaw, a permitted use for a site that is located in the flood risk area shall be deemed a discretionary use. A Development Permit application for a site that is partially or wholly located in a flood risk area shall be deemed a discretionary use. Development within the floodway shall be restricted to the following: (i) (ii) Structures and associated works for flood control, Public utilities, including bridges and pedestrian walkways, that do not obstruct the flow, Public parks and outdoor recreational land uses that do not obstruct the flow, Agricultural land uses which do not obstruct the flow, and Replacement of an existing structure or building on the same foundation.

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

(iii)

(iv) (v)

(f)

New development within the flood fringe area shall be subject to the following requirements: (i) Development shall be restricted to buildings or structures which can be adequately protected to minimize potential flood damage,

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(ii)

The first floor and all mechanical and electrical installations within any structures or building shall be a minimum of 0.5 metres above the 1:100 year flood elevation, and Buildings shall have no habitable floor space developed below the 1:100 year flood elevation.

(iii)

(g)

The applicant must provide information on the grade elevations of the proposed building site, the building, as well as the building openings, and mechanical or electrical equipment all referenced to geodetic elevations. Before a Development Permit is issued, the Approving Authority may require that the applicant provide a certificate containing the seal and signature of a registered professional engineer or architect indicating that the requirements listed under Section 3-1(5)(a) through Section 3-1(5)(f) have been met and that the building or structure is adequately protected against flood damage to the 1:100 year flood elevation.

(h)

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Section 3-2

Parking and Loading Standards

The following requirements shall apply to all parking and loading facilities unless otherwise provided for in this Bylaw: (1) General Regulations:
(a)

All parking stalls and loading spaces shall be clearly marked and maintained to ensure legibility to users. On-site parking and loading shall be constructed in the manner shown on the approved site plan and the entire area is to be graded and hardsurfaced to ensure that drainage will be disposed of to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. In the case of single and two-dwelling developments, on-site parking may be gravelled in the rear yard if contained within a constructed border, unless a hard-surfaced parking area is required by other sections of this Bylaw. Curbs, concrete bumpers, fences, curb cuts, and flares shall be provided to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Areas designated as parking or loading spaces on an approved site plan shall not be used for storage or display of vehicles, goods, or materials. Developments containing or providing for more than 1 use shall provide parking and loading facilities equal to the sum of the requirements for all of the individual uses. For apartment development, a parking area shall not be located in the front yard unless otherwise allowed by the Approving Authority. Where a Development proposes deficient parking and/or loading spaces, the Approving Authority shall determine how the deficiency shall be provided in order to have the development conform to the parking requirements of this Bylaw. In deciding on development proposals deficient in parking, the Approving Authority may: (i) Accept a payment in lieu of the number of on-site parking spaces deficient, which payment shall be based on the amount of money considered reasonable in lieu of the equivalent parking space to be

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f)

(g)

(h)

(i)

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provided by the City elsewhere in the District in which the development is proposed, or (ii) Require the developer to provide the required off-street parking on land other than that to be developed, providing that:   The alternate site is approved and within the same District, and The alternative parking site is under the absolute control of the developer of the principal development for a term of years equal to the life of the approved principal development and that the alternate parking site will be maintained and made available at all times in a like manner to an on-site parking space, and The absolute control is established to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority, and Should the developer to the principal development seek the consent of the City to discontinue the use of an approved parking site, they shall provide a substitute parking site that conforms to the criteria required for an on-site parking space, or cash in lieu, and When the developer is authorized by the City to provide 1 or more alternative parking sites, they shall enter into an agreement under seal with the City and the agreement may be required to be registered against the title or titles at the Land Titles Office, or

 

(iii)

Require that all parking and loading spaces be provided on-site.

(2)

Parking Space Requirements: (a) Parking spaces and aisles shall be designed and provided in accordance with Table 3-2.1 and Figure 3-2.1:

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TABLE 3-2.1: MINIMUM DIMENSIONS FOR THE DESIGN OF PARKING AREAS Parking Stall Stall Depth Angle Parking Unit Width Aisle Width (C) Perpendicular (in degrees) Depth (E) (A) to Aisle (D) (B) 3.5 m (one way) 6.4 m (one 0 7.0 m or 7.0 m (two 2.9 m way) or 12.8 m (Parallel) way) (two way) 2.7 m 4.0 m 16.2 m 2.9 m 45 3.8 m 6.10 m 16.0 m 3.05 m 3.65 m 15.85 m 2.7 m 4.0 m 16.8 m 2.9 m 60 3.8 m 6.4 m 16.6 m 3.05 m 3.65 m 16.45 m 2.7 m 7.32 m 18.92 m 2.9 m 90 7.01 m 5.8 m 18.61 m 3.05 m 6.70 m 18.3 m

FIGURE 3-2.1 - ILLUSTRATION OF PARKING STANDARDS DIMENSIONS RELATED TO COLUMN HEADINGS IN TABLE 3-2-1

(b)

Parking spaces shall be calculated on the basis of usable floor area, unless otherwise stated in this Bylaw, and shall be provided on-site in accordance with the following table:

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TABLE 3-2.2: USES PARKING REQUIREMENTS USE Amusement Arcades Assisted Living Attached Housing/Apartments Auto Body and Paint Shop Automotive and Equipment Repair Automotive Sales Banquet and Conference Facilities Bed and Breakfast Facility Bottle Depots Bus Depots Business Support Services Car Rental Facility Car Wash Cinema/theatre Community Club / Facility Cultural Establishment Day Care Facility Drinking Establishment – Major or Minor Duplex Dwelling Unit, Secondary Dwelling Unit, Semi-Detached Dwelling Unit, Single-Detached Equipment, Rental, Rental and Sales – Heavy and Light Essential Public Services Financial Institution, Primary or Secondary Food and Beverage Processor – Class 1 and Class 2 Funeral Home Gaming Establishment, Bingo Gaming Establishment, Casino MIN. NUMBER OF SPACES REQUIRED 1 stall per 28 m2 of GFA 0.5 stall per dwelling unit 1 stall per 1 bedroom unit, 1.5 stalls per 2 bedroom unit, 2 stalls per 3 or more bedroom unit plus 0.2 stalls per visitor parking per unit 1 stall per 46 m2 of GFA 1 stall per 46 m2 of GFA 1 stall per 40 m2 of GFA 1 stall per 5 seats 1 stall per sleeping unit 1 stall per 46 m2 of GFA 1 stall per 3 employees 1 stall per 45 m2 of GFA 1 stall per 46 m2 of GFA 1 stall per wash bay plus 1 per employee plus 2 per stack up bay 1 stall per 5 seats or 1 stall per 10 seats if in conjunction with a shopping centre 1 stall per 28 m2 of GFA 1 stall per 28 m2 of GFA 1.5 stalls per staff member 1 stall per 15 m2 of seating area plus 1 stall per employee 2 stalls per dwelling unit 1 stall per bedroom 2 stalls per dwelling unit 2 stalls per dwelling unit 1 stall per 37 m2 of GFA plus 1 stall per 93 m2 of storage area 1 stall per 37 m2 of GFA plus 1 stall per 2 employees 1 stall per 40 m2 of GFA 1 stall per 100 m2 of GFA for the first 2000 m2 , then 1 stall for each subsequent 500 m2 OR 1 stall per 3 employees 1 stall per 4 seats plus 1stall per funeral home vehicle 1 stall per 3 seating spaces 1 stall per 2.5 seating spaces

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Health Services Hospital Hotel Kennel Laboratory Lodging Home Manufacturing, Class 1, 2, or 3 Modular Home Sales Motel Multi-Dwelling Residential Development Multi-bay Industrial/Commercial Nightclub Office Personal Service Business Pet Care Service Private Recreation Club Radio and Television Studio Recreation Facilities, Outdoor Recreation Facilities, Indoor Recreational Vehicle Sales Religious Assembly Restaurant, Major or Minor Retail Liquor Sales Retail Sales School – Elementary and Junior High School – High School School, Commercial School, Private Service and Repair Shop Service Station

1 stall per 37 m2 of GFA plus 1 stall per 2 full time staff 2 stalls per 3 beds plus 1 per staff 1 stall per guest unit plus 1 stall per 2 units for ancillary uses 1 stall per 46 m2 of GFA 1 stall per 3 employees 1 stall per sleeping unit 1 stall per 61 m2 of GFA 1 stall per 45 m2 of GFA 1 stall per guest unit plus 1 per employee 1.4 stalls per dwelling plus 0.2 stalls per visitor parking per unit 1 stall per 65 m2 of GFA 1 stall per 3 m2 of public area 1 stall per 43 m2 of GFA 1 stall per 31 m2 of GFA 1 stall per 32 m2 of GFA 1 stall per 10 m2 of GFA 1 stall per 25 m2 of GFA 1 stall per 5 seats or 1 stall per 20 m2 of GFA whichever is greater 1 stall per 21 m2 of GFA or 1 per 5 seats whichever is greater 1 stall per 40 m2 of GFA 1 stall per 8 patrons or 1 stall per 12 patrons when alternate parking is available 1 stall per 4 seats or 1 stall per 5 m2 of seating area 1 stall per 25 m2 of retail floor area plus 1 stall per 61 m2 of storage area or 1/17 m2 if in conjunction with a shopping centre 1 stall per 37 m2 of retail floor area plus 1 stall per 93 m2 of storage area 1.6 stalls per classroom OR 1 stall per 15 students 4 stalls per classroom OR 1 stall per 5 students 5 stalls per classroom plus 1.5 stalls per 46 m2 of office and administration floor area 1 stall per 8.5 students 1 stall per 37 m2 of GFA 1 stall per 2 employees plus 2 stalls per service bay

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Shopping Centre Special Care Facility Sports Stadium Storage and Distribution Centre Storage Facility Veterinary Clinic Veterinary Hospital

1 stall per 17 m2 of leasable area 1 stall per 3 beds 1 stall per 5 seats 1 stall per 100 m2 of GFA 1 stall per employee 1 stall per 45 m2 of GFA 1 stall per 45 m2 of GFA

(c)

In the Central Business District, parking space requirements shall be provided in accordance with the following table:

TABLE 3-2.3: CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT PARKING REQUIREMENTS MIN. NUMBER USE OF BUILDING OF SPACES REQUIRED/STACKING LENGTH Amusement Arcade 1 stall per 15 m2 of GFA Car Rental Facility 1 stall per 35 m2 of GFA Drinking Establishment – Major and 1 stall per 15 m2 of GFA Minor Financial Institution, Primary and 1 stall per 45 m2 of GFA Secondary 1 stall per 3 seats plus 1 stall per funeral Funeral Home home vehicle Office 1 stall per 45 m2 of GFA 1 stall per 7 seats or 1 stall per 12 m2 of Private Recreation Club GFA, whichever is greater 1 stall per 7 seats or 1 stall per 12 m2 Recreation Facility, Indoor whichever is greater Restaurant, Major and Minor 1 stall per15 m2 of GFA Retail Liquor Sales 1 stall per 45 m2 of GFA Retail Sales 1 stall per 45 m2 of GFA Service Repair Shop 1 stall per 45 m2 of GFA 3 stall per classroom plus 1 stall per 57 m2 School, Commercial/Private of office and administration GFA Shopping Centre 1 stall per 30 m2 of GFA

(d)

Where there are a fractional number of parking spaces required by this Bylaw, the next higher number of spaces shall be provided.

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(e)

The number of parking spaces required may be reduced by the Approving Authority where the parking required by the various users on a site will vary according to time so that all needs as defined in this Bylaw can be met at any given time by a reduced number of stalls. When a building is enlarged, altered, or a change in use occurs in that building, provisions shall be made for the additional parking spaces required under Section 3-2(2)(b). In the case of a use not specified in Section 3-2(2) (b), the number of spaces required shall be the same as for a similar use as determined by the Approving Authority. A parking space shall be designed, located, and constructed to the City’s standards. Where the side of a parking stall is against any permanent structure greater than 0.2 metres in height, the minimum width shall be 0.3 metres wider than the normal width required. All multi-dwelling, commercial, industrial, and community developments which deal with the public shall designate 1% of the parking requirement as handicapped parking and shall be located close to an entrance and identified for the use of the physically handicapped.

(f)

(g)

(h)

(h)

(j)

(3)

Special Parking Regulations for the Central Business District: In addition to the requirements of Section 3-2, the following provisions shall apply to parking in the Central Business District: (a) The number of parking stalls on a site may be reduced based on shared parking where a site's parking supply may service more than one use on the site, the total supply being less than the sum of the Bylaw parking requirements for the total of all uses on the site. Cases for relaxations based on shared parking will be considered by the Approving Authority based on an evaluation prepared by a qualified professional, which may include a Traffic Engineer or Planner. The parking requirements for a use within an existing building in the Central Business District may be waived by the Approving Authority where the potential amount of parking on the site has been maximized to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority.

(b)

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(d)

The Approving Authority may accept cash-in-lieu for a deficiency in on-site parking stalls subject to the following: (i) Up to a maximum of twenty-five percent (25%) of the total required stalls may be provided as cash in lieu, at the discretion of the Approving Authority, Cash-In-lieu shall be calculated in accordance with the rate for the cost of land and construction per parking stall, as determined by the Approving Authority and approved by City Council from time to time.

(ii)

(e)

Required parking stalls may be provided off-site subject to the following: (i) The maximum distance of the off-site parking from the main door(s) of the Development shall be 90 metres, Comprehensive signage shall be provided at both the development and the off-site parking location to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority, The off-site parking location must be within the absolute control of the developer to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority.

(ii)

(iii)

(4)

Loading Space Requirements: (a) Loading spaces shall be provided on site in accordance with the following table:

TABLE 3-2.4: LOADING SPACE REQUIREMENTS USE OF BUILDING MIN. REQUIRED Auction Establishment 1 Banquet and Conference Facility 2 Community Club / Facility 1 Cultural Establishment 1 Drinking Establishment 1 Drive-in or Drive-thru Business 1 Equipment, Rental and Sales (Heavy) 1 Food and Beverage Processor, Class 1, 2 1 and 3 Funeral Home 1 Garden Centre 1 Hospital 2 Hotel 1

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Recreation Centre, Indoor Manufacturing ,Class 1, 2 and 3 Motel Nightclub Office Restaurant Residential Care Retail Liquor Sales Schools: Elementary Junior High Senior High Shopping Centre Sports Stadium Storage and Distribution Centre

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1

(b)

Where a proposed Development will require pick-up and delivery of commodities, space for loading and unloading shall be provided and maintained on the site to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. A loading space shall have minimum dimensions of 3.5 metres in width, 8 metres in length, and an overhead clearance of 4 metres and shall not alternately be used as a parking space. Loading spaces shall be designed and located so that all vehicles using those spaces can be parked and manoeuvred entirely within the bounds of the site before moving onto adjacent public thoroughfares. All loading spaces shall be concrete or asphalt-surfaced. All loading spaces shall be screened from adjacent residential properties to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. School sites shall provide a compound developed and designed to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority for the loading, unloading, and parking of school buses. All Funeral Homes shall provide an enclosed area for loading and unloading of caskets and/or cadavers.

(c)

(d)

(e) (f)

(g)

(h)

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(5)

Bicycle Rack Requirements: (a) Bicycle racks shall be provided and located to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Bicycle racks shall be provided entirely on the same site as the development. Adequate access to and exit from individual bicycle racks shall be provided to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority, with an aisle of not less than 1.52 metres in width to be provided and maintained beside or between each row of bicycle parking. Bicycle racks shall be separated from vehicle parking by a physical barrier or a minimum 1.52 metres of open space.

(b)

(c)

(d)

(6)

Parking Spaces and Loading Zones for Disabled Persons: (a) Location: (i) Handicapped parking spaces shall be located as close as possible to elevators, ramps, walkways, and building entrances. Handicapped parking spaces shall be designed and located in such a way that users of wheelchairs are not required to pass behind parked cars. In circumstances where 2 or more handicapped parking spaces are required, no more than 2 stalls shall be placed adjacent to each other. If there are several accessible building entrances, a stall shall be located near each entrance.

(ii)

(iii)

(b)

Design and Construction: (i) Handicapped parking spaces shall be designed in conformance to the Barrier Free Design Guidelines of the Alberta Building Code. Handicapped parking spaces shall be marked with a wheelchair symbol sign and contain the message “Permit Required” and shall be positioned so as to be easily seen by drivers who are attempting to park. Handicapped parking spaces shall be a minimum of 4 metres in width.

(ii)

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(iv)

Handicapped stalls are to be asphalt or concrete surfaced and shall have a curb cut of a minimum of 0.92 metres for wheelchair ramp access.

(c)

Number of Stalls Required: (i) The number of required parking stalls shall be determined by the Approving Authority. Parking for disabled persons shall be included as part of and not in addition to the applicable minimum parking requirement.

(ii)

(7)

Lighting Requirements: (a) Any artificial lighting proposed to illuminate off-street parking areas shall be located and arranged so that lighting is directed upon the parking area only and not on any adjoining properties. Where parking areas are illuminated, lighting fixtures shall be arranged so that no part of any fixture shall be more than 9.144 metres above the finished grade of the parking area. External lighting shall follow CPTED principles wherever possible, to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority.
Bylaw B-44/2009

(b)

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Section 3-3
(1)

Landscaping Standards

General Requirements: (a) The quality and extent of the landscaping established on a site shall be the minimum standard to be maintained on the site for the life of the development. Any area not constructed upon shall be developed or landscaped to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Landscaped areas shall be irrigated through the provision of underground irrigation systems. (i) Despite Section 3-3(1)(c), alternative irrigation systems may be utilized at the discretion of the Approving Authority.

(b)

(c)

(d)

A majority of the required landscaping shall be concentrated in those yards adjacent to streets unless the developer can show reasonable cause why this cannot occur. Any area required to be landscaped may be loamed, and may at the discretion of the Approving Authority, be planted with grass, trees, shrubs, flowers, or similar materials, or a combination thereof, which will enhance the appearance of the site and which complement the development thereon. Despite the minimum landscaping requirements in each District, all portions of a site not covered by structures, parking, or vehicular circulation areas shall be developed and maintained in an aesthetically pleasing manner, unless the developer can demonstrate that these areas are necessary for the day-to-day utilization of the site. The Approving Authority may require landscaping within a site that is intended for future development if, in the opinion of the Approving Authority, the lack of landscaping creates a potential negative visual impact, given the visibility of these areas from adjacent properties and public roadways. Existing vegetation shall be preserved and protected unless the need for removal is demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. A minimum 6.0 metre landscape buffer is required for all commercial, industrial, and multi-family residential projects located adjacent to municipal roadways, to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority.

(e)

(f)

(g)

(h)

(i)

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(j)

Landscape securities shall be provided to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority and shall be held until an inspection has been completed by the Approving Authority. As part of new Development projects, landscaping must be successfully maintained for two growing seasons. Despite Section 3-3(1)(k) above, a partial refund may be considered after one growing season, at the discretion of the Approving Authority. Landscaping of single and two dwelling residential sites (R-1, R-1S, R-1SL, R1SS, R-1C, R-2) shall be completed within two years of the date of occupancy.

(k)

(i)

(l)

(2)

Soft Landscaping Standards: (a) (b) All plant materials shall be planted according to good horticultural practice. Selection of plant varieties shall be based on regional climatic conditions, constraints of location, effectiveness in screening adjacent properties, resistance to disease and insect attack, cleanliness, appearance and ease of maintenance. The mixture of tree sizes at the time of planting shall be equivalent to a minimum of 50% larger trees. The mixture of trees and shrubs at the time of planting shall be a minimum of 2/3 trees with an option of providing 1/3 of the remaining with shrubs, with no less than 3.0 shrubs per tree, at the discretion of the Approving Authority. The minimum requirements for tree sizes at the time of planting shall be:
TREE TYPE Deciduous trees (small) Deciduous trees (large) Coniferous trees (small) Coniferous trees (large) Shrubs CALLIPER / HEIGHT 50 mm calliper 85 mm calliper 2 metres height 3 metres height 0.6 metres height or spread

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f)

The ratio of deciduous to coniferous trees shall be 3:1 with not more than 1/3 of the deciduous being poplar.

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Wherever space permits, trees shall be planted in groups.

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Section 3-4
(1)

Signs

Permits Required: Except as stated in Section 3-4(2), no sign shall be erected on land or affixed to any exterior surface of a building or structure unless a sign permit for this purpose has been issued by the Approving Authority.

(2)

Signs Not Requiring a Sign Permit: (a) The following signs do not require a sign permit, but shall otherwise comply with this Bylaw: (i) Banners and pennants not permanently installed and which are displayed for a period of time not exceeding 1 month. Signs, notices, placards, or bulletins required to be displayed:    In accordance with the provisions of federal, provincial, or municipal legislation; By or on behalf of the federal, provincial, or municipal government; On behalf of a department, a commission, a board, a committee, or an official of the federal, provincial, or municipal government.

(ii)

(iii)

Advertising signs displayed on bus shelters and seats located along streets that are subject to an agreement with the City. Signs located on public transportation or taxi-cabs. Signs located inside a building and not intended to be viewed from outside. The name and address of a building when it forms an integral part of the architectural finish of that building. Street numbers or letters displayed on a premises where together the total copy area is less than 1 square metre.

(iv) (v)

(vi)

(vii)

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(viii)

Signs placed on premises for the guidance, warning, or restraint of persons. Real estate signs, as defined in Section 1-3 of this Bylaw. Municipal road signs used for street name identification or traffic direction and control. Window signs painted on, attached to or installed inside a window. Vehicle signs, as defined in Section 1-3 of this Bylaw. Entrance or exit signs used for the purpose of directing traffic providing:    Those signs do not display any advertising message, other than a business logo, and The sign area does not exceed 1 square metre in area, and The sign height does not exceed 1.2 metres.

(ix) (x)

(xi) (xii) (xiii)

(xiv)

Fascia signs located on commercial and industrial designated lots which do not exceed 1.5 square metres in area and which state no more than:    The name and address of the building, The name(s) of the persons or corporate entities occupying the building, and The activities carried on in the buildings.

(xv)

Signs on a residential lot which state no more than the name of the persons occupying the lot, providing the total sign area does not exceed 0.25 square metres. Fascia signs, canopy signs, freestanding signs, and awning signs, where all relevant details of these signs are submitted as part of an application for a Development Permit.

(xvi)

(xvii) Sandwich board signs, as defined in Section 1-3 of this Bylaw, where the owner of the sign submits to the Approving Authority written authorization from the owner of land where the sign is to be located and where the sign is removed from that location on a daily basis. (xviii) The alteration of a sign which only includes routine maintenance, painting or change in face, copy or lettering.

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(xix)

Residential subdivision entrance signs that have been included on subdivision or Development Permit drawings. Developer direction signs placed within new a development area, the design and colour scheme of which have been approved by the Approving Authority. Election signs, not including party nomination signs, that comply with the following requirements:     Signs cannot emit sound, use video features or be illuminated; Signs shall be maintained in a condition that is neat and shall not be unsightly or dangerous; Signs shall not interfere with or be confused with a traffic control device; Signs shall not interfere with the safe and orderly movement of pedestrians or vehicles, or restrict the sight lines for pedestrians or drivers; Signs shall not be posted for more than 60 days and shall be removed within 24 hours of the closing of the polling stations; Signs shall be a minimum of 3 metres from any access and at least 5 metres from any intersection; Signs shall not exceed 1.1 square metres in area, 1.2 metres in height, and shall be self-supporting; Election signs shall not be posted within the property boundaries of any existing or future City owned land or facility or any sidewalks or road right of way adjacent to City owned land or facilities including but not limited to: City Hall Main Street Square Plainsman Arena Genesis Place Ron Ebbesen Arena Any Parks and Public Works building

(xx)

(xxi)

  •

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Recycling depot Any Fire Hall locations

but may be posted on boulevards and road rights of way adjoining such facilities as parks and playing fields;  Signs shall not be posted for more than 60 days and shall be removed within 72 hours of the closing of the voting stations.
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(xxii) Garage sale signs located on municipal property, excepting medians, in accordance with City of Airdrie Guidelines. (xxiii) Land use classification signs provided the relevant details and location have been reviewed and approved by the Approving Authority.

(3)

Sign Permit Application Requirements: (a) A Development Permit for a sign shall be made to the Approving Authority by the lawful owner of a sign or his authorized agent, on a completed application form. The Approving Authority may refuse to accept a Development Permit application for a sign where the information provided by Section 3-4(3)(c) has not been supplied or where, in the opinion of the Approving Authority, the quality of the material supplied is inadequate to properly evaluate the application. The Approving Authority may require any additional information deemed necessary to evaluate a Development Permit application for a sign, but generally the information required to be submitted with the application should include: (i) The name and address of:    (ii) The sign manufacturer or company, The lawful sign owner, The installation contractor.

(b)

(c)

A copy of the Certificate of Title and a letter of authorization from the affected registered property or building owner.

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(iii)

Photographs of the proposed site showing adjacent properties and signs within approximately 30 metres of the proposed sign location. Two (2) or more copies of a site plan with a scale of not less than 1:100 showing where applicable:         The proposed sign location dimensioned to property lines and/or building edges, The scale of the plan, A north arrow, The property lines, Sidewalks and curbs, Utility rights-of-way and access easements, The existing buildings on the site, and Any signs within 30 metres of the proposed sign.

(iv)

(v)

Two (2) or more copies of detailed sign plans showing:       The sign dimensions, The sign area, The colour and design scheme, The structural support system, Material specifications, and The sign height and clearance from grade.

(4)

General Rules for Signs: (a) All signs shall be compatible with the general character of the surrounding streetscape and the architecture of nearby buildings. The size, location, illumination and materials of all signs and outdoor advertising structures and features shall not detract from the design of proposed and existing buildings and structures and the surrounding properties. Any sign which, in the opinion of the Approving Authority, creates a traffic or a pedestrian hazard either due to its design or location shall not be permitted. A sign shall be located totally within the site unless prior written approval granting permission for the sign to overhang another property is submitted by the affected property owner.

(b)

(c)

(d)

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(e)

A sign shall not be erected on any property unless permission is granted in writing from the registered property owner. Sign alterations shall not be made without first obtaining the required permits or permission from the Approving Authority, as the case may be. The lawful owner of a sign, or where applicable the property owner, shall be responsible for the maintenance of that sign to an acceptable standard, to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Any rotating signs, automatic changeable copy signs, animated, or flashing illuminated signs require approval from the Municipal Planning Commission. A person shall not attach or hang an auxiliary sign or other material to, on, above or below a sign without first obtaining the applicable permits or permission from the Approving Authority, as the case may be, unless otherwise provided for in this Bylaw;. The required distance from overhead power and service lines, as set forth in the Electrical Protection Act, shall be maintained. A sign shall not be attached to a public bench without prior authorization in writing from the Approving Authority. A sign shall not be attached to a light standard or utility pole unless a permit has been granted by the Approving Authority. Non-compliance with any regulation of this Bylaw may result in the City removing a sign without notice and any cost associated with its removal may be charged to the sign owner. A sign recovery charge of double the permit fees as determined by the sign type (excluding election signs) will be required prior to the return of the sign to the owner. For any signs described in Section 3-4 (2), the permit fee for “all other types” will be used. Bylaw B-44/2009 Any signs removed by the City may be held for 30 days after removal at the owner’s risk. Should the signs not be claimed by the owner after 30 days from the date of removal, the signs will be disposed of at the discretion of the City. Bylaw B-44/2009 The City shall not be held liable for any injury, loss or damage suffered by any person or corporate body which is caused by any sign located in the City whether or not the sign is in accordance with the requirements of this Bylaw.

(f)

(g)

(h)

(i)

(j)

(k)

(l)

(m)

(n)

(o)

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(p)

The following rules apply to all types of signs on municipal property: (i) No signs shall be located on, erected on, or attached to municipal property, buildings or structures unless permission is granted in writing from the City, If permission is granted for a sign to be located on, erected on, or attached to municipal property, buildings or structures, the sign type shall comply with all applicable sign regulations contained within this Bylaw, and Any sign located on, erected on, or attached to municipal property without authorization from the City, may be removed without notice.

(ii)

(iii)

(5)

Fascia Signs: (a) All fascia signs require a Development Permit, in accordance with Section 3-4(1) of this Bylaw except those fascia signs exempted by Section 3-4(2) of this Bylaw. The total maximum sign area permitted for fascia signs is 20% of the area formed by each building face or bay. A fascia sign shall not be located above any portion of a street, or project over public property, unless the fascia sign maintains a minimum clearance from grade of 3 metres and the maximum projection shall be no greater than 0.4 metres.

(b)

(c)

(6)

Freestanding Signs: (a) All freestanding signs require a Development Permit in accordance with Section 3-4(1) of this Bylaw except those freestanding signs exempted by Section 3-4(2); Development Permits for freestanding signs in Residential, Public Service and Urban Holding Districts shall require the approval of the Municipal Planning Commission. Freestanding signs may be located within the Central Business District only where there is no alternative location available to provide reasonable opportunity for communication.

(b)

(c)

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(d) (e)

Freestanding signs shall have a minimum separation of 30 metres. Only 1 freestanding sign per business frontage may be erected. (i) Despite Section 3-4(6)(e), 1 freestanding sign per customer vehicle access is allowed for a shopping centre.

(f)

Freestanding signs shall be subject to the following maximum height and area restrictions: (i) In the CB and C-1 Districts, the maximum height shall be 7 metres and the maximum sign area shall be 7 square metres on each side of a multiple-sided sign, In the C-2, C-3 and IB-1 Districts, the maximum height shall be 9 metres and the maximum area shall be 15 square metres on each side of a multiple-sided sign, and In the C-HWY, IB-2, IB-3, and M-3 Districts, the maximum height shall be 7.2 metres and the maximum sign area shall be 18.6 square metres on each side of a multiple-sided sign. In the CMU District, free-standing signage shall comply with the approved Design Specifications / Guidelines.

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(7)

Roof Signs: (a) Roof signs are not permitted.

(8)

Projecting Signs: (a) All projecting signs require a Development Permit in accordance with Section 3-4(1) except those projecting signs exempted by Section 3-4(2). Projecting signs shall be placed: (i) (ii) At right angles to the building face to which they will be attached, or In the case of corner sites, placed at equal angles to the building faces that form the corner.

(b)

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(c)

Projecting signs shall have a minimum vertical clearance of 3 metres, measured between the lower sign edge and grade. On 1 and 2 storey buildings, the maximum allowable height for a projecting sign, measured from the top of the sign to grade, shall not exceed the lesser of: (i) (ii) The height of the eaveline, or Six (6) metres.

(d)

(e)

On a building more than 2 storeys, the maximum allowable height for a projecting sign measured from the top of the sign to grade, shall not exceed the lesser of: (i) (ii) (iii) The height of the eaveline, or The roofline, or Nine (9) metres.

(f)

Projecting signs are not permitted in any Residential, Urban Holding or Public Service District. One (1) projecting sign per business frontage may be allowed provided the following sign area requirements are complied with: (i) In CB, C-3, IB-2, and C-HWY Districts, projecting signs may have a maximum sign area of 5 square metres, In I-B1, IB-3, and M-3 Districts, projecting signs may have a maximum sign area of 9 square metres,

(g)

(ii)

(h)

Subject to Section 3-4(8)(g), businesses located in the same building may combine their allowable sign areas to form a single projecting sign whose sign area shall be based on the business frontages combined maximum sign areas. Visible means of support extending above the upper edge of the sign face shall be of an integrated design to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority.

(i)

(9)

Canopy Signs:

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(a)

All canopy signs require a Development Permit in accordance with Section 3-4(1) of this Bylaw except those canopy signs exempted by Section 34(2). A sign located on a canopy shall only be allowed if the projection of the canopy is more than 0.4 metres. Canopy signs: (i) (ii) Shall have a minimum clearance of 3 metres from grade, Are permitted to have a maximum projection of 0.2 metres out from the apron of the canopy, and Shall not extend beyond the lateral or vertical dimensions of the canopy or its apron.

(b)

(c)

(iii)

(d)

The vertical dimensions if the canopy sign shall not exceed 1.5 metres unless otherwise permitted by the Approving Authority.

(10)

Under Canopy Signs: (a) Under-Canopy Signs require a Development Permit in accordance with Section 3-4(1) of this Bylaw only if the under canopy sign is: (i) (ii) (b) Illuminated, or Overhangs public property.

The maximum vertical dimension of an under canopy sign shall be 0.3 metres.

(11)

Awning Signs: (a) Awning signs require a Development Permit in accordance with Section 34(1) of this Bylaw. Awning signs may be allowed provided the minimum projection of the awning is 0.6 metres. No sign shall be suspended from or below an awning or any awning support structure.

(b)

(c)

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(12)

Developer Marketing Signs: (a) (b) One Developer Marketing Sign per subdivision is permitted. The Developer Marketing Sign shall not exceed 5 metres in height and 7 square metres in size. Developer Marketing Signs shall be removed upon completion of the subdivision (defined by the sale of all lots in the subdivision). Developer Marketing Signs shall be set back 25 metres from any major arterial road.
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(c)

(d)

(13)

Developer Direction Signs: (a) The location of a developer direction sign internal to new development areas shall be regulated by the developer and shall: (i) (ii) (b) Be set back 25 metres from any major arterial road, and Be removed by the developer when requested to do so by the City.

The design and colour scheme of a developer direction sign located on City property and internal to new development areas shall be subject to the approval of the Approving Authority. No person shall: (i) Attach any auxiliary sign or any other material to a developer direction Sign, or Alter any developer direction sign for which a permit has been issued.

(c)

(ii)

(14)

City Direction Signs: (a) Only City direction signs owned by the City that use the chosen design and colour scheme shall be erected on City property in areas external to new development areas. A City direction sign shall only be placed at locations identified and approved by the City.

(b)

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(c)

A maximum of 1 City direction sign may be placed at each of the locations identified and approved by the City. No portion of a City direction sign shall be located or extend closer than: (i) (ii) Thirty (30) metres from an intersection, and Three (3) metres from an entranceway.

(d)

(e)

No person shall: (i) Attach any auxiliary sign or any other material to a City direction sign, or Alter any City direction sign for which a permit has been issued.

(ii)

(15)

Direction Sign Panels: (a) Direction sign panels require a Development Permit in accordance with Section 3-4(1) of this Bylaw. Direction sign panel applications shall be made to the Approving Authority and shall be accompanied by: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (c) A completed application form, The applicable permit application fee, The fee payment for the panel, The name of the community which is to be placed on the sign, and The direction of the arrow to be placed on the sign.

(b)

Permits for direction sign panels will only be issued for the purposes of: (i) (ii) (iii) Directing traffic to new development areas, or Directing traffic to tourist facilities or destinations, or Directing traffic to City facilities.

(d)

Direction sign panels used for other purposes will not be issued a permit.

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(e)

In issuing permits for direction sign panels, priority will first be given to new development areas, then to tourist facilities and destinations, and then to City facilities. The sequence of direction sign panels from the top to the bottom of the structure shall be given to new development areas, then to tourist facilities and destinations, and then to City facilities. Direction sign panels on a City direction sign will be placed in order of: (i) (ii) First turn, and then Alphabetically.

(f)

(g)

(h)

Permission must be obtained from the Approving Authority to place a direction sign panel on a City direction sign. Applications for placing a direction sign panel on a City direction sign will be evaluated and approved in the following manner: (i) Where the Approving Authority has more applications for direction sign panels than a City direction sign can accommodate, the Approving Authority shall give priority to those applications representing the new communities closest to such sign, When deemed necessary by the Approving Authority, additional direction sign panels may be erected.

(i)

(ii)

(j)

A direction sign panel for which a permit has been issued shall: (i) Be erected at the location and in a manner approved by the Approving Authority, Be of the type and size approved by the Approving Authority, and Contain the message approved by the Approving Authority.

(ii) (iii) (k)

At the discretion of the Approving Authority, a direction sign panel may be permitted at any location where a direction change is required to arrive at the new phase of development from the closest intersection of Highway 2.

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(16)

Light Standard Sign Panels: (a) Light standard sign panels require a Development Permit in accordance with Section 3-4(1) of this Bylaw. Light standard sign panels may be placed at locations where: (i) It is either unnecessary or not feasible to erect a direction sign structure, or There is a need to indicate an approaching entrance to the intended destination.

(b)

(ii)

(c)

When deemed necessary by the Approving Authority, an additional light standard sign panel may be erected.

(17)

Portable Signs (a) General Requirements: (i) All portable signs require a Development Permit in accordance with Section 3-4(1) of this Bylaw. Portable signs shall be allowed for the announcement of special events, sales, or circumstances where a sign is needed for short specified time periods. Portable signs shall not be allowed in any residential land use District unless placed on City boulevards and permission has been obtained from the Approving Authority. The location of portable signs shall be limited by the following restrictions:    Not more than 1 portable sign may be placed at 1 site, and Each portable sign permit issued shall be valid for a maximum of 30 days, and Once the permit has expired for a portable sign at a location address, re-application for another portable sign on the same site shall not occur until 30 days has elapsed from the expiration of the previously approved permit, and

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

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Permits for portable signs shall not be issued for locations where damage to municipal infrastructure may be caused;

(v)

Portable signs shall not exceed, inclusive of frame and support apparatus:   Three (3) metres in horizontal dimension, and Two (2) metres in vertical dimension.

(vi)

All parts of portable signs, including electrical cords, are prohibited from being placed on, or overhanging on municipal property, unless permission has been granted in writing from the authority having jurisdiction. All portable signs shall be located within the property lines of the location address shown on the permit application. The proposed advertising copy and/or business shall be indicated at the time of permit application. The Approving Authority may require the posting of a security with the City to ensure compliance with Section 3-4(16)(a)(iv) of this Bylaw, which shall be forfeited to the City should:   a portable sign be placed without the appropriate approvals being attained, or a portable sign remain on site beyond the period of its approval.

(vii)

(viii)

(ix)

(x)

A portable sign shall not be allowed to locate or remain on a site without a sign permit, whether the sign displays any advertising or not. All components of the portable sign, excluding the trailer frame, shall be Canadian Standards Association approved and shall bear the required Canadian Standards Association labels.

(xi)

(b)

Portable Sign Corridors: (i) Portable sign corridors are defined and designated in accordance with Section 1-3 of this Bylaw. Despite the provisions of Section 3-4(16)(a)(iv), a maximum of 5 portable signs shall be permitted in a portable sign corridor.

(ii)

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Portable signs are not permitted to be placed on adjacent sites within a portable sign corridor.

(c)

Non-Profit Portable Sign Corridors: (i) Non-profit portable sign corridors are defined and designated in accordance with Section 1-3 of this Bylaw. Permits issued for portable signs in non-profit portable sign corridors shall be valid for a maximum of 14 days. No fee shall be charged to non-profit organizations proposing to locate a portable sign in a non-profit portable sign corridor. Evidence of the status of non-profit organizations proposing to locate a portable sign in a non-profit portable sign corridor shall be provided at the time of application, to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Despite Section 3-4(16)(a)(iv), a maximum of 2 Portable Signs shall be permitted in non-profit portable sign corridor I (west) and a maximum of 3 portable signs shall be permitted in non-profit portable sign corridor II (east). No period of vacancy is required for portable sign permits approved in a non-profit portable sign corridor; Portable signs located in a non-profit portable sign corridor must be separated by a minimum distance of 30 metres.

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(v)

(vi)

(vii)

(17)

Highway Bulletins: (a) All highway bulletins require a Development Permit, which shall be applied for in accordance with Section 2-1(1) of this Bylaw. Applications for highway bulletins shall be referred to the Municipal Planning Commission. An application for a highway bulletin should include a proposal which increases the community and economic development potential of the City’s local businesses and events to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority which may include plans to market advertising space to Airdrie business owners, the use of advertising space for Airdrie community groups and events, and/or other initiatives.

(b)

(c)

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(d)

A highway bulletin shall be located entirely within the boundaries of the site upon which it is to be located. Except where no practical alternative is possible in the opinion of the Approving Authority, highway bulletins are to be serviced by underground electrical wiring. Highway bulletins shall be designed, located, and orientated taking into consideration the natural and man-made surroundings and maximizing visual appearance so they do not adversely affect neighbouring properties or create a traffic hazard, to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. In addition to Section 3-4(17)(f), highway bulletins shall incorporate design elements, to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority, that include but are not limited to:    the Airdrie arch, the Airdrie logo, approved Airdrie colours;

(e)

(f)

(g)

(h)

No trees shall be removed or damaged during the preparation of a site for a highway bulletin unless new trees or landscaping are introduced to improve the site. (i) Despite Section 3-4(14)(h), where trees must be removed or are damaged in the preparation of a highway bulletin site, new trees and landscaping shall be provided to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority.

(i)

A highway bulletin shall be designed, constructed and maintained so that: (i) It is structurally sound and does not present a safety hazard,

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(ii) (iii) (iv) (j)

Painting and copy face are not allowed to weather or peel, Metal parts do not become rusted or stained, and Lighting remains in proper working order.

No highway bulletin shall be erected within 800 metres of any other such bulletin on any side of the highway or highways from which the bulletin is visible. No highway bulletin shall be erected within 400 metres of any other such bulletin on the opposite side of the highway or highways from which the bulletin is visible. Highway bulletins shall be illuminated to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Highway bulletins shall not exceed 9 metres in height measured from grade to the top of the sign. No highway bulletin shall exceed 4.27 metres in copy face height or 14.63 metres in copy face width, except that the copy face may, at the discretion of the Approving Authority, include cut-out extensions which project over these basic dimensions but do not block or obscure the Airdrie arch and logo. All permits for highway bulletins are valid for a period of 3 years from the date of permit issuance, after which time a new permit is required. (i) Despite Section 3-4(17)(o), permits for highway bulletins may be issued for shorter periods, at the discretion of the Approving Authority.

(k)

(l)

(m)

(n)

(o)

(p)

Regardless of the highway bulletin permit expiry date, highway bulletins shall be removed by their owner, at the request the Approving Authority, once development commences on the subject site.

(18)

Land Use Classification Signs: (a) Land use classification signs do not require a sign permit, provided their design and location has been reviewed and approved by the Approving Authority.

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(19)

Community Identification Signs: (a) Community identification signs require a Development Permit in accordance with Sections 2-1(1) and 3-4(1) of this Bylaw. (i) Despite Section 3-4(19)(a), community identification signs do not require a Development Permit when they have been reviewed and approved by Approving Authority prior to their placement, as required in an executed Developer’s Agreement.

(20)

All Other Signs: (a) When a sign cannot be clearly categorized as one of the sign types defined in this Bylaw, the Approving Authority shall determine the sign type and applicable controls.

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Section 4-1
(1)

General Rules for Residential Districts

Projections Over Yards: The principal building shall not encroach in any required yard except as follows: (a) Front yard: (i) Eaves, fireplace chases, bay windows, unenclosed decks, balconies, porches and verandas may encroach a maximum of 0.6 metres. Unenclosed steps providing entry only to the basement or first floor may project a maximum of 1.5 metres. Service metres may encroach. Cantilevers not exceeding 40% of the front wall area may encroach a maximum of 0.6 metres.

(ii)

(iii) (iv)

(b)

Side yard (1.2 metres): (i) Eaves, fireplace chases, and unenclosed decks may encroach a maximum of 0.6 metres. Cantilevers may encroach a maximum of 0.6 metres where:   The projection does not exceed 40% of one side wall and 20% of the other, and The projection is not immediately beside a projection of an adjacent dwelling.

(ii)

(iii) (iv) (v)

Service metres may encroach. Any movable structure may encroach. Unenclosed steps and a landing providing entry only to the basement or first floor may encroach.

(c)

Side yard (street side of a corner site – 3 metres): (i) Eaves, fireplace chases, unenclosed decks, and bay windows may encroach a maximum of 0.6 metres.

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(ii)

Unenclosed steps and a landing providing entry only to the basement or first floor may encroach. Any movable structure may encroach. Cantilevers not exceeding 40% of the area of the street side building face may encroach a maximum of 0.6 metres. Service metres may encroach.

(iii) (iv)

(v) (d)

Side yard (laneless site - 3 metres): (i) (ii) (iii) Eaves may encroach a maximum of 0.6 metres. Any movable structure may encroach. Service metres may encroach.

(e)

Rear yard: (i) Eaves, fireplace chases, and bay windows may encroach a maximum of 0.6 metres. Unenclosed decks, balconies, porches, sunrooms, terraces and verandas may encroach a maximum of 2 metres on laneless sites and 3 metres on laned sites. Unenclosed steps and a landing providing entry only to the basement or first floor of a principal building may encroach a maximum of 2 metres. Cantilevers may encroach a maximum of 0.6 metres. Any movable structure may encroach. Service metres may encroach.

(ii)

(iii)

(iv) (v) (vi) (f) (g)

Unenclosed, at-grade decks may encroach in any yard. Enclosed decks, balconies, porches, and verandas above grade, shall be considered part of the principal building and shall not encroach. Projections proposed to be located over a utility right-of-way are to be approved by the utility provider.

(h)

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(2)

General Rules for Accessory Buildings, Private Garages, and Other Structures: (a) Accessory buildings, private garages, or other structures located on a site in any Residential District shall not be used or maintained as a dwelling, unless otherwise permitted in this Bylaw. Accessory buildings, private garages, or other structures shall be designed, constructed and finished in a manner compatible with the character and appearance of the principal building, including exterior building materials and roof style. For the purpose of calculating yard setbacks and site coverage requirements as provided in this Bylaw, where an accessory building, private garage, or other structure is attached to the principal building by a roofed structure, it shall be deemed to be part of the principal building. Any accessory building, structure, or detached garage located or proposed to be located on a site shall be a minimum of 1.0 metre from any principal building. (i) Despite Section 4-1(2)(d), when a building is located or proposed to be located closer than 1 metre to a principal building, it shall be connected to the principal building by a structural element, including for the purposes of example, but not limited to, a common foundation, a common roof, or a common wall.

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

An accessory building, structure, garage or carport shall not encroach into the area of a minimum required front yard for a principal building in that land use District except as provided for in Section 4-1(1)(a)(i).

(3)

Minimum Requirements for Accessory Buildings, Private Garages and Other Structures: (a) Side yard (street side of a corner site): 3 metres or greater where Section 41(6)(b)(i) applies. (i) Despite Section 4-1(3)(a), where the street side of a corner site abuts another street side of a corner site, the side yard setback for a two-car garage may be reduced to 1 metre, at the discretion of the Approving Authority.

(b)

All other yards: 1 metre.

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(i)

Despite Section 4-1(3)(b), in the case of a common wall garage, no setback is required on the common wall side where:    A Development Permit has been issued in accordance with this Bylaw, and A party wall agreement has been entered into between owners of the affected lots, and A surveyor has been employed to locate the common wall garage on the site and a Real Property Report has been provided upon completion.

(ii)

Despite Section 4-1(3)(b), a minimum 0.2 metre setback from the side property line is permitted where:

 

The wall of the accessory building nearest the property line is constructed of materials which do not require maintenance and comply with the current Alberta Building Code, and There is no overhang, footing or foundation encroachment onto the adjoining property, and All roof drainage is directed by means of eavestroughs, drainspouts or such other suitable means onto the property where the Accessory Building is located, and A surveyor has been employed to locate the accessory building on the site and a Real Property Report has been provided upon completion.

(c)

On laneless sites, a minimum 0.2 metre setback from the rear property line is allowed for detached garages and accessory buildings where the provisions of Section 4-1(3)(b)(ii) are adhered to. When a residential site abuts a lane 6.9 metres or less in width, the Approving Authority may require a rear yard setback for an accessory building or detached garage greater than required by Section 4-1(3)(e) of this Bylaw. In the case of a detached above grade deck, the Approving Authority may allow a rear yard setback of 1 metre. Building height (all sites): a maximum of 5 metres, except that in no case shall the accessory building exceed the height of the principal building, unless otherwise permitted in this Bylaw. Floor area: In no case shall the floor area or combined floor area of an accessory building, garage, carport or structure exceed the main floor area of the principal building.

(d)

(e)

(f)

(g)

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(4)

Carports: (a) Where a carport is or is proposed to be located in a 3 metre side yard, a minimum 0.2 metre side yard is permitted provided that: (i) (ii) The height does not exceed that of the principal building, and No eave or foundation encroachment occurs onto adjacent property, and All roof drainage is directed by means of eavestroughs, drainspouts, or other suitable means onto the property where the carport is located.

(iii)

(5)

Temporary Buildings: (a) A temporary Building shall not exceed 1 storey in height and shall not have a basement or a cellar. Temporary buildings shall be skirted or finished to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority and shall be maintained in good repair at all times. No temporary building shall be serviced by City sewage and/or water supply systems.

(b)

(c)

(6)

Driveways: (a) All front yard and street side of corner site driveways for residential single detached, semi-detached, and two dwelling developments shall be hard surfaced. The driveway connecting a private garage to a public thoroughfare shall be a minimum of: (i) Six (6) metres in length measured from the back of the sidewalk or from the back of curb where no sidewalk is provided, except as provided for in Section 4-1(3)(a)(i), or One (1) metre in length measured from the property line where the public thoroughfare is a lane.

(b)

(ii)

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(c)

The construction of a driveway from a site to an arterial street shall not be allowed unless: (i) There is no practical alternative method of vehicular access to the site, and Turning space is provided on the site to permit all traffic exiting there from to face the thoroughfare, and The location of such driveway is acceptable to the Approving Authority.

(ii)

(iii)

(7)

Landscaping: (a) Any area not constructed upon shall be landscaped to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Despite any other provision contained in this Bylaw, no person shall place or maintain any object, structure, driveway, fence, hedge, shrub, or tree, except City signs used to indicate street names and traffic control, in or on the area within a corner visibility triangle. (i) Despite Section 4-1(7)(b), consideration may be given to allow objects, structures, fences, hedges, shrubs and trees within the corner visibility triangle along collector, local residential roads, and residential streets intersecting with a higher standard of street designation, provided they do not exceed 1 metre in height as measured from the top of the adjacent sidewalk or curb where no sidewalk exists.

(b)

(c)

Parking or storing of vehicles or garbage bins on landscaped areas is not permitted. Boulevard trees and boulevard landscaping shall be provided in accordance with an approved landscape plan. In the R-3, R-4, and R-5 Districts, a minimum of forty 40% of the site area must be provided as landscaping.

(d)

(e)

(8)

Fencing: (a) Maximum height (front yard): 1 metre.

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(b) (c)

Maximum height (side and rear yards): 2 metres. No barbed wire or electric fences shall be permitted in or abutting a Residential District. All fences are to be maintained so as not to become unsightly or unsafe, to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. All fences shall be in compliance with the City’s fencing policy.

(d)

(e)

(9)

Screening, Outside Storage and Garbage Storage: (a) All mechanical equipment on a roof shall be screened from public view and designed to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Garbage shall be stored in weatherproof and animal proof containers, screened from adjacent sites and public thoroughfares, and be in a location easily accessible, to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Garbage shall not be stored in the front yard except on collection day. Outside storage areas shall be screened from adjacent sites and thoroughfares.

(b)

(c) (d)

(10)

Objects Prohibited or Restricted: (a) A motor vehicle which is in a dilapidated or dismantled condition shall not be allowed to remain outside a building in a Residential District. No more than one commercial vehicle shall be allowed to remain on a residential lot except while actively engaged in loading or unloading. A commercial vehicle of a gross vehicle weight in excess of 4000 kilograms shall not be allowed to remain on a lot except while actively engaged in loading and unloading. Any structure which is not finished or maintained in a manner compatible with the principal building, or any building, vehicle or object which by virtue of its location or appearance is, in the opinion of the Approving Authority, detrimental to the surrounding area, or is unsafe, is not permitted. School buses which are 6.8 metres in length or greater shall not be permitted to be parked or stored on a residential site.

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

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Building Design and Appearance: (a) The design, character and appearance of any building or series of buildings, structures or signs proposed to be erected or located in any Residential District, must be acceptable to the Approving Authority having due regard to the amenities and the character of existing development in the District, as well as its effect on adjacent Districts. Additions to the principal dwelling unit and any accessory building shall be constructed and finished with materials compatible with the principal building.

(b)

(12)

Lighting Requirements: (a) Any artificial lighting proposed to illuminate off-street parking areas shall be located and arranged so that light is directed upon the parking area only and not on any adjoining properties. Where parking areas are illuminated, lighting fixtures shall be arranged so that no part of any fixture shall be more than 9.14 metres above the finished grade of the parking area.

(b)

(13)

Home Occupations: (a) There shall be no more than 2 persons employed in a home occupation activity of which 1 person shall be a resident of the principal building on the lot in which the home occupation is being carried out. There shall not be any form of advertising placed either on the site or affixed onto a building located on the site related to the home occupation visible from the outside of buildings located on the site. Home occupations shall not create a nuisance by way of dust, noise, odour, or smoke. There shall be no mechanical or electrical equipment used which creates visual, audible or electrical interference to radio or television reception. Home occupations shall not generate vehicular traffic or parking, in excess of that which is characteristic of the District within which it is located.

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

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(f)

There shall be no outdoor business activity or outdoor storage of material or equipment associated with the home occupation. Home occupations shall not require any structural alterations to the principal and/or accessory buildings used. Home occupations shall be operated as a secondary use only and shall not change the principle character or external appearance of the dwelling involved. Home occupation permits which propose the use of unfinished or incomplete accessory buildings shall not be permitted. Home occupations shall not be permitted in a residence if, in the opinion of the Approving Authority it would be more appropriately located in a Commercial or Industrial District. A Development Permit, when first issued for a home occupation, shall expire 2 years from the date of permit issuance. Upon the expiration of a home occupation permit, a new permit must be applied for to continue operation of the home occupation. A home occupation permit may be reviewed for compliance with this Bylaw by the Approving Authority at any time. If, at that time, any of the requirements for a home occupation are not complied with, the Approving Authority may suspend or cancel a Development Permit for that home occupation. A home occupation permit does not exempt the applicant from compliance with federal or provincial health or licensing regulations or any other City permit requirements. When a permit holder moves to another location within City boundaries during the period for which the permit is valid, a new permit for that location is required, and the applicant shall submit with the new application the full normal fee, which would maintain the permit in good standing for a new approval period as specified in Section 16(13)(k) of this Bylaw. A home occupation shall occupy the lesser of: (i) A total of 30 square metres of floor area in the principal and accessory buildings, or

(g)

(h)

(i)

(j)

(k)

(l)

(m)

(n)

(o)

(p)

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(ii)

An area not to exceed one half of each and every accessory building in which the home occupation is located.

(q)

The Approving Authority may, at its discretion, require a probationary period of not less than 6 months for any home occupation, prior to the issuance of a full term permit. On-site parking stalls shall be provided and utilized for all business vehicles associated with a home occupation. Home occupations shall not permit any warehousing of saleable goods.

(r)

(s)

(14)

Bed and Breakfast Facilities: (a) Bed and Breakfast Facilities shall generally conform to the provisions set out for Home Occupations in Section 4-1(13) of this Bylaw. An application for a Bed and Breakfast Facility shall be made on the Home Occupation application form and such application shall include letters of support from adjacent landowners.

(b)

(15)

Golf Ball Barrier Nets: (a) All support structures for golf ball barrier nets shall be approved by a structural engineer, and shall be constructed of rust-resistant metal. Netting fabric shall be purpose-made mono-filament polyethylene, to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. All barrier net structures and components shall be constructed in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations. Support structures shall be fitted with halyards of similar devices so that the net panel(s) may be removed for winter storage and / or repair. Nets are to be removed from the supporting structure during the season when the golf course is not in operation.

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

(16)

Day Care Facilities (a) Day Care Facilities shall: (i) comply with the minimum provincial standards;

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(ii) (iii) (iv)

be located on a collector road; be located on a corner site and/or have access from a lane; screen all outdoor play areas when they are adjacent to another use; provide a drop-off area for the loading and unloading of patrons from vehicles which may be specified by condition of a development permit; and comply with Alberta Building Code requirements.

(x)

(xi) (b)

The Development Authority shall take the following into consideration when assessing site suitability: (i) the design and intensity of the facility being proposed relative to the density of the district; potential vehicle and pedestrian traffic generation; proximity to parks and other open space areas; the site’s relationship to surrounding residential lots; existing and proposed buffering to minimize impacts on surrounding residential properties and; adjacent landowner feedback.

(ii) (iii) (iv) (x)

(xi)

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Section 4-2

Residential Single Dwelling District (R-1)

(1)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for residential Development in the form of single-detached dwellings.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Dwellings, Single-Detached (excluding manufactured homes) Group Homes, Limited Modular Homes, Single-Detached Movable Structures Swimming Pools, Private

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Bed and Breakfast Facilities Garages, Common Wall Golf Ball Barrier Nets Group Homes Home Occupations Day Care Facility

(4)

General Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 4-1 of this Bylaw, the regulations contained in Sections 4-2(5) through 42(8) below shall apply to every development in this District.

(5)

Minimum Requirements: (a) (b) Area of site: 390.2 square metres. Width of site: 12.8 metres. (i) Despite Section 4-2(5)(b) above, all lots located on curves or culde-sacs shall have a minimum frontage of 6 metres.

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(c) (d) (e) (f)

Front yard: 5 metres. Side yards: 1.2 metres. Side yards (street side of a corner site): 3 metres. Side yard (when no garage or lane is provided): 3 metres for one side yard. Rear yard: 8 metres. (i) Despite Section 4-2(5)(g), a 1.2 metre setback for rear attached garages not exceeding one storey in height is required. Despite Section 4-2(5)(g)(i), where a rear attached garage exceeds 1 storey in height, setbacks required for the principal building shall be met.

(g)

(ii)

(6)

Maximum Limits: (a) Height of principal building: ancillary structures. 10 metres excluding chimney or other

(b) (c)

Number of residential buildings per site: 1. Coverage of site (bungalows): (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) Principal buildings (no garage attached): 40% Principal buildings (garage attached): 50% Accessory buildings: 15% Total principle and accessory buildings: 50%

(d)

Coverage of site (all other dwelling types): (i) (ii) (iii) Principal buildings (no garage attached): 35% Principal buildings (garage attached): 40% Accessory buildings: 15%

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(iv) (e)

Total principle and accessory buildings: 40%

Despite Sections 4-2(6)(c) and 4-2(6)(d), the following site coverages shall apply to all lots approved prior to October 4, 1993: (i) Lots greater than 13 metres in width:    (ii) Principal buildings: 35% Accessory buildings: 15% Total principal and accessory buildings: 45%

Lots less than 13 metres in width:    Principal buildings: 35% Accessory buildings: 17% Total principal and accessory buildings: 47%

(7)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: (a) The general requirements for landscaping contained in Sections 3-3 and 4-1(7) of this Bylaw apply to this District. In addition to Section 4-2(7)(a), a minimum of 2 trees shall be planted on each lot unless otherwise provided for on an approved landscaping plan.

(b)

(8)

Other Requirements: (a) (b) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw. House/Garage Ratio: The ratio between the front face exposure of the garage and the remainder of the front elevation wall of the principal building shall not exceed 2:1.

(c)

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Section 4-3

Residential Single Dwelling Small Lot District (R-1S)

(1)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for residential development in the form of single-detached dwellings.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Dwellings, Single-Detached (excluding Manufactured Homes) Group Homes, Limited Golf Ball Barrier Nets Modular Homes, Single-Detached Movable Structures Swimming Pools, Private

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Bed and Breakfast Facilities Common Wall Garages Group Homes Home Occupations Day Care Facility

(4)

General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 4-1 of this Bylaw, the regulations outlined in Section 4-3(5) through 43(8) below shall apply to every development in this district.

(5)

Minimum Requirements: (a) (b) Area of site: 361 square metres. Width of site: 11 metres. (i) Despite Section 4-3(5)(b), all lots located on curves or cul-de-sacs shall have a minimum frontage of 6 metres.

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(c) (d) (e) (f)

Front yard: 5 metres. Side yards: 1.2 metres. Side yards (street side of a corner site): 3 metres. Side yard (when no garage or lane is provided): 3 metres for one side yard. Rear yard: 8 metres. (i) Despite Section 4-3(5)(g), a 1.2 metre setback for rear attached garages not exceeding 1 storey in height is required. Despite Section 4-3(5)(g)(i), where a rear attached garage exceeds 1 storey in height, setbacks required for the principal building shall be met.

(g)

(ii)

(6)

Maximum Limits: (a) Height of principal buildings: ancillary structures. 10 metres excluding chimney or other

(b) (c)

Number of residential buildings per site: 1. Coverage of Site: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) Principal buildings (no garage attached): 40% Principal buildings (garage attached): 45% Accessory buildings: 15% Total principal and accessory buildings: 45%

(d)

Despite Section 4-3(6)(c), the following site coverages shall apply to all lots approved prior to October 4, 1993: (i) Lots greater than 13 metres in width:    Principal buildings: 35% Accessory buildings: 15% Total principal and accessory buildings: 45%

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(ii)

Lots less than 13 metres in width:    Principal buildings: 35% Accessory buildings: 17% Total principal and accessory buildings: 47%

(7)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: (a) The general requirements for landscaping contained in Sections 3-3 and 4-1(7) of this Bylaw apply to this District. In addition to Section 4-3(7)(a), a minimum of 2 trees shall be planted on each lot unless otherwise provided for on an approved landscaping plan.

(b)

(8)

Other Requirements: (a) (b) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw. House/Garage Ratio: The ratio between the front face exposure of the garage and the remainder of the front of the principal building shall not exceed 2:1.

(c)

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Section 4-4

Residential Single Dwelling Narrow Lot District (R-1N)

(1)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this district is to provide for Single-Detached Dwellings on narrow lots. All development in this district must conform to all relevant sections of the City of Airdrie Guidelines for the Preparation of Community Area Structure Plans, Neighbourhood Structure Plans and Area Redevelopment Plans.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Dwellings, Single-Detached Group Homes, Limited Golf Ball Barrier Nets Modular Homes, Single-Detached Movable Structures Swimming Pools, Private

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Bed and Breakfast Facilities Garages, Common Wall Group Homes Home Occupations Day Care Facility

(4)

General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 4-1 of this Bylaw, the regulations outlined in Sections 44(5) through 4-4(9) shall apply to every development in this District.

(5)

Development Design Guidelines: Development Design Guidelines shall be submitted for all development in this District in accordance with the relevant sections of the City of Airdrie

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Guidelines for the Preparation of Community Area Structure Plans, Neighbourhood Structure Plans and Area Redevelopment Plans.

(6)

Minimum Requirements; (a) (b) Area of site: 255 square metres. Width of site: 9.15 metres. (i) Despite Section 4-4(6)(b), all lots located on curves or culde-sacs shall have a minimum frontage of 6 metres.

(c)

Front yard: Both minimum distances of 5.0 metres from front property line and 6 metres from the closest edge of sidewalk to the garage door face, shall be adhered to. Side yard: 1.2 metres. Side yard (street side of a corner site): 3.0 metres. Side yard (when no garage or lane is provided): 3.0 metres for one side yard Rear yard: 7.5 metres. (i) Despite section 4-4(6)(g), a 3.0 metre setback for rear attached garages not exceeding 1 storey in height is required. Despite Section 4-4(6)(g)(i), where a rear attached garage exceeds 1 storey in height, setbacks required for the principal building shall be met.

(d) (e) (f)

(g)

(ii)

(7)

Maximum Limits: (a) Height of principal buildings: 10 metres excluding chimney or other ancillary structures. Number of residential buildings per site: 1. Coverage of site: (i) Principal buildings (no garage attached): 45%

(b) (c)

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(ii) (iii) (iv)

Principal buildings (garage attached): 60% Accessory buildings: 15% Total principal and accessory buildings: 60%

(8)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: (a) The general requirements for landscaping contained in Sections 33 and 4-1(7) of this Bylaw apply to this District. In addition to Section 4-4(8)(a), a minimum of 2 trees shall be planted on each Lot unless otherwise provided for on an approved landscaping plan.

(b)

(9)

Other Requirements: (a) Parking is to be provided in accordance with section 3-2 of this Bylaw. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw.

(b)

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Section 4-5

Residential Single Dwelling Small Lot Laned District (R-1SL)

(1)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this district is to provide for Single-Detached Dwellings on Lots which are accessed and serviced by lanes and where all development conforms to high standards of appearance and design as specified by the relevant sections of the City of Airdrie Guidelines for the Preparation of Area Structure Plans and Area Redevelopment Plans.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Dwellings, Single-Detached Group Homes, Limited Modular Homes, Single-Detached Movable Structures Swimming Pools, Private

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Bed and Breakfast Facilities Garages, Common Wall Group Homes Home Occupations Day Care Facility

(4)

General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 4-1 of this Bylaw, the regulations outlined in Sections 4-5(5) through 45(9) shall apply to every development in this District.

(5)

Development Design Guidelines: Development design guidelines shall be submitted for all development in this District in accordance with the relevant sections of the City of Airdrie Guidelines for the Preparation of Area Structure Plans and Area redevelopment Plans.

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(6)

Minimum Requirements; (a) (b) Area of site: 281 square metres. Width of site: 8.53 metres. (i) Despite Section 4-5(6)(b), all lots located on curves or cul-de-sacs shall have a minimum frontage of 5.36 metres at property line.

(c) (d) (e) (f)

Front yard: 3.5 metres. Side yard: 1.2 metres. Side yard (street side of a corner site): 3 metres. Rear yard: 8 metres.

(7)

Maximum Limits: (a) Height of principal buildings: ancillary structures. 10 metres excluding chimney or other

(b) (c)

Number of residential buildings per site: 1. Coverage of site: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) Principal buildings (no garage attached): 45% Principal buildings (garage attached): 60% Accessory buildings: 15% Total principal and accessory buildings: 60%

(8)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: (a) The general requirements for landscaping contained in Sections 3-3 and 4-1(7) of this Bylaw apply to this District. In addition to Section 4-5(8)(a), a minimum of 2 trees shall be planted on each Lot unless otherwise provided for on an approved landscaping plan.

(b)

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(9)

Other Requirements: (a) (b) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. All lots shall be developed with a double concrete parking pad accessed from a paved rear lane. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw. Bylaw No. B-04/2009

(c)

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Section 4-6
(1)

Residential Single Dwelling Suited District (R-1SS)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for blocks of single-detached dwellings that may be accompanied by studio suites located to the rear of the lots, behind the principal dwelling unit.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Dwellings, Single-Detached (excluding Manufactured Homes) Group Homes, Limited Movable Structures Studio Suites Swimming Pools, Private

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Bed and Breakfast Facilities Group Homes Home Occupations Day Care Facility

(4)

General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 4-1 of this Bylaw, the regulations outlined in Section 4-6(5) through 46(8) shall apply to every development in this District.

(5)

Minimum Requirements: (a) (b) Area of site: 435 square metres. Width of site: 12.2 metres. (i) Despite Section 4-6(5)(b), all lots located on curves or cul-de-sacs shall have a minimum frontage of 6 metres.

(c)

Front yard: 5 metres.

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(d) (e) (f) (g)

Side yard: 1.2 metres. Side yard (street side of a corner site): 3 metres. Rear yard: 1 metre. A studio suite shall be a minimum of 4 metres from the principal dwelling unit. The minimum floor area of a studio suite shall be 45 square metres. All lanes within this District shall be paved.

(h) (i)

(6)

Maximum Limits:
(a)

Height of principal buildings: 10 metres excluding the chimney or other ancillary structures. Height of studio suite: 9 metres excluding a chimney or other ancillary structure. (i) Despite Section 4-6(6)(b), in no case shall the height of the studio suite exceed the height of the principal building.

(b)

(c) (d) (e)

Number of principal buildings per site: 1. Number of dwelling units Per site: 2. The gross floor area of a studio suite shall not exceed 55.75 square metres plus allowance for a single parking space. Coverage of Site: (i) (ii) (iii) Principal buildings (no garage attached): 35% Principal buildings (garage attached): 45% Accessory buildings: 25% when a studio suite is provided, 15% when a studio suite is not provided Total principal and accessory buildings: 50% when a studio suite is provided

(f)

(iv)

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(7)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: (a) The general requirements for landscaping contained in Sections 3-3 and 4-1(7) of this Bylaw apply to this District. In addition to Section 4-6(7)(a), a minimum of 2 trees shall be planted on each lot unless otherwise provided for on an approved landscaping plan.

(b)

(8)

Other Requirements: (a) (b) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw. House/Garage Ratio: The ratio between the front face exposure of the garage and the remainder of the front of the principal building shall not exceed 2:1. Colour and Design: The colour, design, and finish of a studio suite shall be compatible with the colour and design of the principle building.

(d)

(e)

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Section 4-7

Residential Single Dwelling Conservation District (R-1C)

(1)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for single dwelling housing on existing lots of varying widths and areas; and, to protect lands within the District from new developments which are not in keeping with the character and appearance of existing development; and, to provide for the development of homes of traditional architectural character. The rules within this District shall apply to new construction commenced or applied for after December 17, 1990.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Dwellings, Single-Detached (excluding mobile homes) Movable Structures

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Bed and Breakfast Facilities Home Occupations Swimming Pools, Private Day Care Facility

(4)

General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary Uses In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 to 3-4 and 4-1 of this Bylaw, the regulations contained in Sections 4-7(5) through 4-7(9) shall apply to every development in this District.

(5)

Minimum Requirements (a) Area of site: 464.5 square metres. (i) In addition to Section 4-7(5)(a), no lot shall be created or reduced in area through re-subdivision which would create a new lot from the rear portion of any existing lot.

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(b)

Width of site: 15 metres. (i) In addition to Section 4-7(5)(b), no lot shall be created or reduced in area through re-subdivision which would create a new lot from the rear portion of any existing lot.

(c) (d) (e) (f)

Front yard: 5 metres. Side yards: 1.2 metres. Side yards (street side of a corner site): 3 metres. Side yard (laned sites): A minimum width of 2 metres for each side. (i) Despite Section 4-7(5)(f), the minimum side yard shall be decreased to 1.2 metres for buildings constructed prior to December 17, 1990.

(g)

Rear yard: 8 metres.

(6)

Maximum Limits: (a) (b) Height of principal buildings: 9 metres. Number of residential buildings per site: 1.

(7)

Additional Guidelines Respecting Design, Character and Appearance: (a) Front drive garages shall not be permitted. (i) Despite Section 2-3(3)(c) of this Bylaw, the Approving Authority shall not grant variances on yards or height.

(b)

Residential construction shall be, in the opinion of the Approving Authority, appropriate in character. The following architectural and design elements may be used to achieve this character.      Gabled or hip roofs, steeper pitches, Multi-paned or mullioned windows, Horizontal clapboard style siding, Front porches, Natural or traditional materials, examples include cedar shakes, brick, etc.,

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  

Bay or bow windows, arched windows, All mechanical roof apparatus to be contained within chimney structures, and Richness of detail as to trim, exposed structural and decorative elements, etc.

(c)

In addition, site plans shall show the continuation of the architectural theme. Elements which may contribute to this are:     Mature trees, Traditional fence and landscaping design, Screened parking areas, and Compatible design for accessory buildings.

(d)

For the purposes of illustration, the drawings below are intended to depict elements of the preferred architectural style:

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(8)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: The general requirements for landscaping contained in Sections 3-3 and 4-1(7) of this Bylaw apply to this District.

(9)

Other Requirements: (a) (b) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw.

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Section 4-8

Residential Single Dwelling Wide Shallow Lot District (R-1W)

(1)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for single detached residential development on a variety of both wide and shallow lots with front attached garages.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Dwelling, Single Detached Group Homes, Limited Modular Homes, Single Detached Movable Structures Swimming Pools, Private

(3)

List of Discretionary uses Bed and Breakfast Facilities Garages, Common Wall Group Homes Home Occupations Day Care Facility

(4)

General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 4-1 of this Bylaw, the regulations outlined in Section 4-8(5) through 48(8) below shall apply to every development in this District.

(5)

Minimum Requirements: (a) (b) Area of site: 240 square metres. Width of site: 9.15 metres (i) Despite Section 4-8(5)(b), all lots located on corners or cul-de-sacs shall have a minimum frontage of 6 metres at curb.

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(c)

Front yard: 3 metres (i) (ii) Notwithstanding the above, a front founded porch may encroach 1.5 m into the front yard. Notwithstanding the above, stairs from a founded porch are permitted to encroach into the required yard, but at no time shall encroach over the property line. Notwithstanding the above, bay windows may project a maximum of 0.6 m into the front yard with an additional projection of 0.4 metres for eaves and gutters.

(iii)

(d)

Side yard for lots less than 10.0 m in width: (i) (ii) (iii) 0.6 m on the garage side of the lot 1.2 m on the house side of the lot Garages cannot be paired on adjacent parcels where the side yard is 0.6 m

(e) (f)

Side yard for lots greater than 10.0 m in width: 1.2 m Side yard (street side of a corner site): 3.0 metres. (i) (ii) Notwithstanding the above, a founded porch may encroach 1.5 m into the side yard. Notwithstanding the above, stairs from a founded porch are permitted to encroach into the required yard, but at no time shall encroach over the property line. Notwithstanding the above, bay windows may project a maximum of 0.6 m into the side yard with an additional projection of 0.4 metres for eaves and gutters.

(iii)

(g)

Rear yard: 8.0 metres. (i) Notwithstanding the above, bay windows may project a maximum of 0.6 m into the rear yard with an additional projection of 0.4 metres for eaves and gutters.

(6)

Maximum Limits: (a) Height of principal buildings: 11 metres excluding chimney or other ancillary structures.

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(b) (c)

Number of residential buildings per site: 1. Coverage of Site: (i) Principal buildings (garage attached): 55%.

(7)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: (a) The general requirements for landscaping contained in Sections 3-3 and 4-1(7) of the Bylaw apply to this District. In addition to Section 4-8(7)(a), a minimum of two trees shall be planted on each lot unless otherwise provided for on an approved master landscaping plan.

(b)

(8)

Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. (a) Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw. House/Garage Ratio: The ratio between the front face exposure of the garage and the remainder of the front of the principal building shall not exceed 2:1. Garage doors are to be as unobtrusive as possible so they do not dominate the façade of the building. The garage door should be designed so that it complements the character of the dwelling and is either recessed or highly articulated (e.g. arcaded doors). In the case of front drive attached garage, at least one garage face must be setback a minimum of 6.0 metres from the back of the sidewalk to provide adequate parking space on the driveway.

(b)

(c)

(d)

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Section 4-9

Residential Single Dwelling, Semi-Detached Dwelling and Attached Housing with Rear Attached Garage District (R-RA)

(1)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for fee simple residential development with rear attached garages in the form of single detached dwellings, semi-detached dwellings and attached housing on smaller lots.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Attached Housing Dwelling, Single Detached Dwelling, Semi-Detached Group Homes, Limited Modular Homes, Single Detached Movable Structures Swimming Pools, Private

(3)

List of Discretionary uses Bed and Breakfast Facilities Common Wall Garages Group Homes Home Occupations Day Care Facility

(4)

General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 4-1 of this Bylaw, the regulations outlined in Section 4-9(5) through 49(11) below shall apply to every development in this District.

(5)

Development Design Guidelines:

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Development design guidelines shall be submitted for all development in this District in accordance with the relevant sections of the City of Airdrie Guidelines for the Preparation of Area Structure Plans and Area Redevelopment Plans.

(6)

Minimum Requirements (Dwellings, Single Detached and Modular Homes, Single Detached): (a) (b) (c) Area of site: 170 square metres. Width of site: 9.0 metres. Front yard: 1.2 metres. (i) Notwithstanding the above, stairs from a founded porch are permitted to encroach into the required yard, but at no time shall encroach over the property line. Notwithstanding the above, bay windows may project a maximum of 0.6 m into the front yard with an additional projection of 0.4 metres for eaves and gutters.

(ii)

(d) (e)

Side yards: 1.2 metres. Side yard (street side of a corner site): 3.0 metres. (i) (ii) Notwithstanding the above, a founded porch may encroach 1.5 m into the side yard. Notwithstanding the above, stairs from a founded porch are permitted to encroach into the required yard, but at no time shall encroach over the property line. Notwithstanding the above, bay windows may project a maximum of 0.6 m into the side yard with an additional projection of 0.4 metres for eaves and gutters.

(iii)

(f) (g)

Rear yard: 0.6 metres. Amenity area: A minimum of 19 square metres (including deck/balcony and porch).

(7)

Maximum Limits (Dwellings, Single Detached and Modular Homes, Single Detached):

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(a)

Height of principal buildings: 13 metres excluding chimney or other ancillary structures. Number of residential buildings per site: 1. Coverage of Site: (i) Principal buildings (including rear attached garage): 70%.

(b) (c)

(8)

Minimum Requirements (Dwelling, Semi-Detached and Attached Housing): (a) (b) (c) Area of site: 110 square metres. Width of site: 6.0 metres. Front yard: 1.2 metres. (i) Notwithstanding the above, stairs from a founded porch are permitted to encroach into the required yard, but at no time shall encroach over the property line. Notwithstanding the above, bay windows may project a maximum of 0.6 m into the front yard with an additional projection of 0.4 metres for eaves and gutters.

(ii)

(d) (e) (f)

Side yard (interior): 0 metres Side yard (between unit blocks): 1.2 metres. Side yard (street side of a corner site): 3.0 metres. (i) (ii) Notwithstanding the above, a founded porch may encroach 1.5 m into the side yard. Notwithstanding the above, stairs from a founded porch are permitted to encroach into the required yard, but at no time shall encroach over the property line. Notwithstanding the above, bay windows may project a maximum of 0.6 m into the side yard with an additional projection of 0.4 metres for eaves and gutters.

(iii)

(g)

Rear yard: 0.6 metres.

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(h)

Amenity area: A minimum of 19 square metres (including deck/balcony and porch).

(9)

Maximum Limits (Dwelling, Semi-Detached and Attached Housing): (a) Height of principal buildings: 13 metres excluding chimney or other ancillary structures. Number of residential buildings per site: 1. Coverage of Site: (i) Principal buildings (including rear attached garage): 91%.

(b) (c)

(10)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: (a) The general requirements for landscaping contained in Sections 3-3 and 4-1(7) of the Bylaw apply to this District. In addition to Section 4-9(10)(a), landscaping will be provided as indicated on an approved master landscaping plan.

(b)

(11)

Other Requirements: (a) (b) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw.

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Section 4-10
(1)

Residential Back to Back Townhome District (R-BTB)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for fee simple residential development with front attached garages in the form of front to back attached housing on smaller lots.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Attached Housing

(3)

List of Discretionary uses Bed and Breakfast Facilities Common Wall Garages Group Homes Home Occupations Day Care Facility

(4)

General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 4-1 of this Bylaw, the regulations outlined in Section 4-10(5) through 410(8) below shall apply to every development in this District.

(5)

Minimum Requirements: (a) (b) Area of site: 70 square metres. Width of site: (i) (ii) (iii) Interior Unit – 6.0 metres per unit End Unit – 7.2 metres per unit End Corner Unit – 8.4 metres per unit

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(c)

Front yard: 3.0 metres (i) (ii) Notwithstanding the above, a front founded porch may encroach 1.5 m into the front yard. Notwithstanding the above, stairs from a founded porch are permitted to encroach into the front yard, but at no time shall encroach over the property line. Notwithstanding the above, bay windows may project a maximum of 0.6 m into the front yard with an additional projection of 0.4 metres for eaves and gutters.

(iii)

(d)

Side yards: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) Interior Unit – 0 metres End Unit – 0 metres on one side, 1.2 metres on the other side. End Corner Unit – 0 metres on one side, 2.4 metres on the street side Notwithstanding the above, a founded porch may encroach 1.5 m into the side yard. Notwithstanding the above, stairs from a founded porch are permitted to encroach into the required yard, but at no time shall encroach over the property line. Notwithstanding the above, bay windows may project a maximum of 0.6 m into the street side of an end corner unit side yard with an additional projection of 0.4 metres for eaves and gutters.

(vi)

(e) (f)

Rear yard: 0 metres. Amenity area: A minimum of 13 square metres (including deck/balcony and uncovered porch.

(6)

Maximum Limits: (a) Height of principal buildings: 12.5 metres excluding chimney or other ancillary structures. Coverage of Site: (i) Principal buildings (including rear attached garage): 91%.

(b)

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(7)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: (a) The general requirements for landscaping contained in Sections 3-3 and 4-1(7) of the Bylaw apply to this District. In addition to Section 4-10(7)(a), landscaping will be provided as indicated on an approved master landscaping plan.

(b)

(8)

Other Requirements: (a) (b) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. House/Garage Ratio: The ratio between the front face exposure of the garage and the remainder of the front of the principal building shall not exceed 2:1. Garage doors are to be as unobtrusive as possible so they do not dominate the façade of the building. The garage door should be designed so that it complements the character of the dwelling and is either recessed or highly articulated (e.g. arcaded doors). In the case of front drive attached garage, at least one garage face must be setback a minimum of 6.0 metres from the back of the sidewalk to provide adequate parking space on the driveway. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw.

(c)

(d)

(e)

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Section 4-11
(1)

Rural Residential District (RR-1)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for existing rural residential development, related out-buildings, and other improvements.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Dwellings, Single Family Swimming Pools, Private

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Home Occupations Day Care Facility

(4)

General Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 4-1 of this Bylaw, the regulations contained in Sections 4-11(5) through 4-11(7) shall apply to every development in this District.

(5)

Minimum Requirements: (a) (b) Area of site: 390 square metres. All yards: 5 metres.

(6)

Maximum Limits: (a) Height of principal buildings: 10 metres.

(7)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: (a) (b) Parking is to be provided to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority; Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw.

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Section 4-12

Residential Manufactured Home Park District (MH-P)

(1)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for residential development in the form of manufactured home parks which are to achieve a high standard of design and development. There will be no negative impact on existing land uses and where there is access to the type of community services and facilities normally available in residential areas.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Antenna Structures Private Parks and Playgrounds

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Child Care Facilities Community Club / Facilities Home Occupations Laundry Facilities Manufactured Home Parks Public and Quasi-Public Buildings Public and Quasi-Public Utilities, Installations and Facilities Retail Sales Swimming Pools, Private

(4)

General Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 4-1 of this Bylaw, the regulations contained in Sections 4-12(5) through 4-12(9) shall apply to every development in this District.

(5)

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the proposed location and yards of manufactured homes and are as set out in the site plan. (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) Area of unit lot: 360 square metres. Width of unit lot: 9.8 metres. Frontage of unit lot: 6.5 metres. Front yard: 3.5 metres. Side yards: 1.2 metres for each side yard, except: (i) A minimum of 3 metres where the side yard abuts an internal access road or park boundary, and Manufactured homes, including any additions, shall be separated from each other by a minimum of 3 metres.

(ii)

(g)

Rear yard: 5 metres.

(6)

Maximum Limits: (a) (b) (c) Height of buildings: 4.5 metres. Number of principal buildings per unit lot: 1. Unit lot coverage: coverage of the manufactured home shall not exceed 35% percent of the lot upon which it is located. Total unit lot coverage shall not exceed 45%.

(7)

Special Requirements: (a) A manufactured home park shall comprise a minimum site area of 4 hectares, but not more than 8 hectares. (i) Despite Section 4-12(7)(a), the site area of a park may be increased to a maximum of 16.2 hectares at the discretion of the Approving Authority dependent on the provision of additional park amenities, development features, and design elements.

(b)

Maximum density shall be 20 units per hectare of the park site.

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(c)

Each manufactured home park shall be laid out so that a future subdivision of the park could be undertaken to provide freehold title to residential lots at the minimum dimensions of this Bylaw. Plans shall be submitted to show how this condition can be accommodated. Each unit lot in the park shall abut an internal access road and have an access way with a minimum width of 4.3 metres. Each unit lot in the park shall be clearly defined on the ground by permanent flush stakes or markers and permanently addressed with a number. A minimum of 10% of the total area of the park shall be provided in a suitable location for the common recreational use and enjoyment of park occupants. All areas of the park not developed or occupied by park roads, walkways, driveways, homes, buildings or other facilities shall be landscaped in accordance with the approved landscaping and site development plan. No manufactured home shall be located any closer than 3 metres to any park boundary. Each Development Permit application for a manufactured home park shall be accompanied by a landscaping and site development plan to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. No fences shall be erected, except as shown on the approved landscaping and site development plan. Manufactured home units shall be located so as to create an attractive visual pattern along the street based on unit orientation, colour, material, size and style.

(d)

(e)

(f)

(g)

(h)

(i)

(j)

(k)

(8)

Development Requirements: (a) Prior to the issuance of a Development Permit for a manufactured home park, the Developer shall enter into an agreement with the Municipality specifying the respective obligations to be assumed by the developer and the Municipality regarding: (i) The establishment, operation, and maintenance of service during the life of the park for:

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           

Storm sewers, surface drainage, Sanitary sewers, Water, Power, gas, telephone, cable television, Roadways, sidewalks, walkways, curbs, Landfill, Snow clearance, Garbage collection, Fire fighting equipment, Parks, playgrounds, and buffers, Sound attenuation facilities, and Any other service deemed necessary by the Municipality;

(ii) (iii) (iv)

The standards of construction for same, The manner in which costs of same are to be met or recovered, The periods of time for the completion of construction or installation, and Such other matters as deemed necessary by Council.

(v) (d)

The agreement referred to in 4-12(8)(a) may, at the discretion of the Approving Authority, be registered against the title of the park.

(9)

Other Requirements: (a) Manufactured homes shall have applicable Canadian Standard Association Certification and shall comply with the Alberta Building Code. All accessory buildings shall conform to Section 4-1(3) of this Bylaw and shall be located as shown on the site development plan. In addition to Section 4-12(9)(b), accessory buildings: (i) (ii) Shall not exceed 10 square metres in floor area, and Shall not be located in the area of the minimum required front yard, and Shall complement the appearance of the manufactured home.

(b)

(c)

(iii) (c)

All accessory structures such as steps, patios, porches, projections, additions, skirting, and storage facilities shall be factory pre-fabricated

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units, or a quality equivalent thereto, so that design and construction will complement the manufactured home. (d) The undercarriage of each manufactured home shall be suitably enclosed from view by skirting, or such other means, satisfactory to the Approving Authority. Adequate common storage areas separate from individual unit lots shall be provided for the storage of seasonal recreational equipment and other equipment not capable of storage on or adjacent to individual unit lots. Such storage areas shall be enclosed or screened by trees, landscape features, or fences, or a combination thereof. Each manufactured home must be placed upon a foundation of concrete blocks, poured concrete or a series of piers or as approved by the Approving Authority. Utilities shall be underground and road shall be hard surfaced, well drained and maintained. Identification signs may be located at the principal entrance to the park. Directional signs within the park shall be integrated in design and appearance and kept in scale with the immediate surroundings to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Every manufactured home park shall comply with the provisions of the Provincial Board of Health Regulations. A manufactured home park shall be provided with street lighting to City standards. Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. In addition to the requirements of Section 3-2, visitor parking shall be provided and designated as deemed necessary by the Approving Authority. Signs are regulated by Section 3-4 of this Bylaw. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw.

(e)

(f)

(g)

(h)

(i)

(j)

(k) (l)

(m) (n)

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Section 4-13
(1)

Residential Two Dwelling District (R-2)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for semi-detached and duplex dwelling types.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Duplexes Dwellings, Semi-Detached Movable Structures Swimming Pools, Private

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Dwellings, Single Detached (excluding Manufactured Homes) Garages, Common Wall Golf Ball Barrier Nets Home Occupations Modular Homes, Single Dwelling Day Care Facility

(4)

General Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 4-1 of this Bylaw, the regulations outlined in Sections 4-13(5) through 413(8) shall apply to every development in this District.

(5)

Minimum Requirements:
(a)

Area of site: (i) (ii) (iii) Single-detached dwellings: 390.2 square metres. Duplexes: 384 square metres. Semi-detached dwellings: 464 square metres with a minimum of 232 square metres for each dwelling unit.

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(b)

Width of site: (i) (ii) (iii) Single-detached dwellings: 13.5 metres. Duplexes: 12.8 metres. Semi-detached dwellings:   (iv) 10.5 metres for each dwelling unit with a side yard abutting a street, 7.5 metres for interior units.

Despite Section 4-13(5)(b), all lots located on curves or cul-de-sacs shall have a minimum frontage of 6 metres.

(c) (d) (e) (f)

Front yard: 5 metres. Side yard: 1.2 metres. Side yard (street side of a corner site): 3 metres. Side yard (when no garage or lane is provided): 3 metres for one side yard. Rear yard: 8 metres.

(g)

(6)

Maximum Limits: (a) (b) (c) (d) Height of principal buildings: 10 metres. Number of principal buildings per Site: 1. Number of dwelling units per site: 2. Coverage of site (bungalows): (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) Principal buildings (no garage attached): 40% Principal buildings (garage attached): 45% Accessory buildings: 15% Total principal and accessory buildings: 45%

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(e)

Coverage of site (all other dwelling types): (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) Principal buildings (no garage attached): 35% Principal buildings (garage attached): 40% Accessory buildings: 15% Total principal and accessory buildings: 40%

(f)

Despite the Sections 4-13(6)(d) and 4-13(6)(e), the following site coverages shall apply to all lots approved prior to October 4, 1993: (i) Lots less than 13 metres in width:    (ii) Principal buildings: 35% Accessory buildings: 17% Total principal and accessory buildings: 47%

Lots greater than 13 metres in width:    Principal buildings: 35% Accessory buildings: 15% Total principal and accessory buildings: 45%

(7)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: (a) The general requirements for landscaping contained in Sections 3-3 and 4-1(7) of this Bylaw apply to this District. In addition to Section 4-13(7)(a), a minimum of 2 trees shall be planted on each site unless otherwise provided for on an approved landscaping plan.

(b)

(8)

Other Requirements: (a) (b) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw.

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(c)

House/Garage Ratio: The ratio between the front face exposure of the garage and the remainder of the front of the principal building shall not exceed 2:1.

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Section 4-14
(1)

Residential Low Density Multi-Dwelling District (R-3)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for multi-dwelling residential developments with residential densities in the range of 9 to 13 units per net acre.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Apartments Attached Housing Swimming Pools, Private

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Child Care Facilities Home Occupations Signs

(4)

General Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Section 3-1 through 3-4 and 4-1 of this Bylaw, the regulations outlined in Sections 4-14(5) through 4-14(8) below shall apply to every development in this District.

(5)

Minimum Requirements: (a) Area of site: 223 square metres of site area shall be provided per dwelling unit including the unit, parking and landscaping. (i) Despite Section 4-14(5)(a), 279 square metres per dwelling unit is required for attached houses with a side yard abutting a street.

(b) (c) (d)

Width of site: no minimum requirement. Front yard: 5 metres. Side yard: 1.5 metres.

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(e) (f) (g) (h)

Side yard (street side of a corner site): 3 metres. Side yard (where no lane is provided): 3 metres for one side yard. Rear yard: 5 metres. Density: 9 units per net acre.

(6)

Maximum Limits: (a) (b) Height of principal buildings: 10 metres at the eaveline. Density: 13 units per net acre.

(7)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: (a) All dwellings shall have their own separate entry and every principal entry shall be directly accessible to ground level. When the development of an apartment building, attached housing complex or a dwelling group is proposed, areas for recreational and landscaping purposes, in addition to those areas needed for buildings, driveways, walkways, and parking spaces shall be provided on site. A minimum of 40% of the area of a site shall be provided for landscaping and recreational purposes. The areas of amenity and recreational facilities within the building including common patios, swimming pools, and communal lounges for the free use of the tenants may be used in the calculation of total requirements for landscaping. Each dwelling unit of a multi-dwelling complex shall be provided with a private outdoor amenity space and it shall be provided as follows: (i) Patios and Courtyards:  A minimum dimension of 2.4 metres and a minimum area of 7.4 square metres for each dwelling unit located at or below grade.

(b)

(c)

(d)

(ii)

Balconies and Terraces:

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A minimum dimension of 1.5 metres and a minimum area of 4.5 square metres for each dwelling unit located not more than 4 storeys above grade.

(iii)

Private outdoor amenity space shall be located immediately adjacent to and be accessible from the dwelling unit. Private outdoor amenity space shall be designed to provide visual privacy. Except for developments where all dwellings have frontage of public roadways, for those development with less than 20 dwelling units, in addition to required private outdoor amenity space, a minimum of 2.5 metres of amenity area per dwelling unit shall be provided as communal recreation space, and be aggregated into areas of not less than 50 square metres.

(iv)

(v)

(e)

Where a landscaped area is required, it shall be provided in accordance with a landscape plan and in conformity with the following requirements and standards: (i) All areas of a site not covered by buildings, parking or internal roadways shall be landscaped. Where a private outdoor amenity space is provided within a required minimum landscaped area, it shall be considered as satisfying both requirements. Existing soft landscaping retained on a site may be considered in fulfilment of the total landscaping requirement. Except for municipal boulevards, trees shall be planted in the overall minimum ratio of 1 tree per 35 square metres of landscaped area and 1 tree per 20 square metres of required parking area islands.  Despite Section 4-14(7)(e)(iv), a substitution of the tree requirement with a combination of trees and shrubs to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority may be permitted in accordance with Section 3-3(2)(d).

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(f)

The location of recreational and landscaping areas is subject to the approval of the Approving Authority.

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(8)

Other Requirements: (a) (b) (c) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. Signs are regulated by Section 3-4 of this Bylaw. There shall be no above grade decks encroaching in the required rear or side yards. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw.

(d)

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Section 4-15

Residential Medium Density Multi-Dwelling District (R-4)

(1)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for multi-dwelling residential developments with densities in the range of 13 to 26 units per net acre.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Apartments Attached Housing Parking Lots and Parking Structures Swimming Pools, Private

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Child Care Facilities Golf Ball Barrier Nets Home Occupations Signs

(4)

General Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Section 3-1 through 34 and 4-1 of this Bylaw, the regulations outlined in Sections 4-15(5) through 415(8) below shall apply to every development in this District.

(5)

Minimum Requirements (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) Front yard: 5 metres. Side yard: 1.5 metres. Side yard (street side of a corner site): 3 metres. Side yard (when no lane is provided): 3 metres for one side yard. Rear yard: 5 metres.
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(f)

Density: 13 units per acre.

(6)

Maximum Limits: (a) Height of principal buildings: a maximum of 3 storeys, not exceeding 10 metres at the eave line. Density: 26 units per acre.

(b)

(7)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: (a) Every dwelling unit shall have its own separate entry and every principal entry shall be directly accessible to ground level. When the development of an apartment building, attached housing complex or a dwelling group is proposed, areas for recreational and landscaping purposes, in addition to those areas needed for buildings, driveways, walkways, and parking spaces shall be provided on site. A minimum of forty 40% of the area of a site shall be provided for landscaping and recreational purposes. The areas of amenity and recreational facilities within the building including patios, swimming pools, and communal lounges for the free use of the tenants may be used in the calculation of total requirements for recreational landscaping. Each dwelling unit of a multi-dwelling complex shall be provided with a private outdoor amenity space and it shall be provided as follows: (i) Patios and Courtyards:

(b)

(c)

(d)

A minimum dimension of 2.4 metres and a minimum area of 7.4 square metres for each dwelling unit located at or below grade.

(ii)

Balconies and Terraces:

A minimum dimension of 1.5 metres and a minimum area of 4.5 square metres for each dwelling unit located not more than 4 storeys above grade, A minimum dimension of 1.8 metres and a minimum area of 5.6 square metres for each dwelling unit located more than 4 storeys above grade.

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(iii)

Private outdoor amenity space shall be located immediately adjacent to and be accessible from the dwelling unit. Private outdoor amenity space shall be designed to provide visual privacy. Except for Developments where all dwellings have frontage of public roadways or for those developments with less than 20 dwelling units, in addition to required private outdoor amenity space, a minimum of 2.5 metres of amenity area per dwelling unit shall be provided as communal recreation space, and be aggregated into areas of not less than 50 square metres.

(iv)

(v)

(e)

Where a landscaped area is required, it shall be provided in accordance with a landscape plan and in conformity with the following requirements and standards: (i) All areas of a site not covered by buildings, parking or internal roadways shall be landscaped. Where a private outdoor amenity space is provided within a required minimum landscaped area, it shall be considered as satisfying both requirements. Existing soft landscaping retained on a site may be considered in fulfilment of the total landscaping requirement. Except for municipal boulevards, trees shall be planted in the overall minimum ratio of 1 tree per 35 square metres of landscaped area and one 1 per 20 square metres of required parking area islands.  Despite Section 4-15(7)(e)(iv), a substitution of the tree requirement with a combination of tress and shrubs to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority may be permitted in accordance with Section 3-3(2)(d).

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(f)

The location of recreational and landscaped areas is subject to the approval of the Approving Authority.

(8)

Other Requirements: (a) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw.

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(b) (c)

Signs are regulated by Section 3-4 of this Bylaw. There shall be no above grade decks encroaching in the required rear or side yards on attached housing. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw.

(d)

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Section 4-16
(1)

Residential High Density Multi-Dwelling District (R-5)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for multi-dwelling residential developments with residential densities in the range of 26 to 48 units per net acre.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Apartments Attached Housing Swimming Pools, Private

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Child Care Facilities Home Occupations Offices Parking Structures Personal Service Businesses Retail Sales Signs

(4)

General Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Section 3-1 through 34 and 4-1 of this Bylaw, the regulations outlined in Sections 4-16(5) through 416(8) shall apply to every development in this District.

(5)

Minimum Requirements: (a) (b) Front yard: 6 metres. Side yards: 3 metres. (i) Despite Section 4-16(5)(b), no side yard is required for an attached parking structure provided it does not require external maintenance and it is located to the side or rear of the principal building.

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(ii)

Despite Section 4-16(5)(b)(i), additional setbacks may be required by the Approving Authority.

(c)

Rear yard: 8 metres. (i) Despite Section 4-16(5)(c), no rear yard is required for an attached parking structure provided it does not require external maintenance and it is located to the rear of the principal building.

(d) (e)

Site frontage: 15 metres. Density: 26 units per acre.

(6)

Maximum Limits: (a) Height of principal buildings: a maximum of 6 storeys, not exceeding 16 metres at an eaveline. Density: 48 units per acre.

(b)

(7)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: (a) Every dwelling unit shall have its own separate entry and every principal entry shall be directly accessible to ground level. When the development of an apartment building, attached housing complex or a dwelling group is proposed, areas for recreational and landscaping purposes, in addition to those areas needed for buildings, driveways, walkways, and parking spaces shall be provided on site. A minimum of 40% of the area of a site shall be provided for landscaping and recreational purposes. The areas of amenity and recreational facilities within the building including patios, swimming pools, and communal lounges for the free use of the tenants may be used in the calculation of total requirements for recreational landscaping. Each dwelling unit of a multi-dwelling complex shall be provided with a private outdoor amenity space and it shall be provided as follows: (i) Patios and Courtyards:

(b)

(c)

(d)

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A minimum dimension of 2.4 metres and a minimum area of 7.4 square metres for each dwelling unit located at or below grade.

(ii)

Balconies and Terraces:   A minimum dimension of 1.5 metres and a minimum area of 4.5 square metres for each dwelling unit located not more than 4 storeys above grade, A minimum dimension of 1.8 metres and a minimum area of 5.6 square metres for each dwelling unit located more than 4 storeys above grade.

(iii)

Private outdoor amenity space shall be located immediately adjacent to and be accessible from the dwelling unit. Private outdoor amenity space shall be designed to provide visual privacy. Except for developments where all dwellings have frontage of public roadways, for those developments with less than 20 dwelling units, in addition to required private outdoor amenity space, a minimum of 2.5 metres of amenity area per dwelling unit shall be provided as communal recreation space, and be aggregated into areas of not less than 50 square metres.

(iv)

(v)

(e)

Where a landscaped area is required, it shall be provided in accordance with a landscape plan and in conformity with the following requirements and standards: (i) All areas of a site not covered by buildings, parking or internal roadways shall be landscaped. Where a private outdoor amenity space is provided within a required minimum landscaped area, it shall be considered as satisfying both requirements. Existing soft landscaping retained on a site may be considered in fulfilment of the total landscaping requirement. Except for municipal boulevards, trees shall be planted in the overall minimum ratio of 1 tree per 35 square metres of landscaped area and 1 tree per 20 square metres of required parking area islands.

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

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Despite Section 4-16(7)(e)(iv), a substitution of the tree requirement with a combination of trees and shrubs to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority may be permitted in accordance with Section 3-3(2)(d).

(f)

The location of recreational and landscaping areas is subject to the approval of the Approving Authority. In addition to those requirements listed above, the following requirements shall apply to retail and/or office developments: (i) Retail and/or office uses shall be limited to the first and second storeys and shall have separate entry from that of the residential component of the building. Retail and/or office uses may be allowed only where a site fronts on a street classified as an arterial.

(g)

(ii)

(8)

Other Requirements: (a) (b) (c) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. Signs are regulated by Section 3-4 of this Bylaw. There shall be no above grade decks encroaching in the required rear or side yards on attached housing. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw.

(d)

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Section 5-1
(1)

General Rules for Commercial Districts

Temporary Buildings: (a) Temporary buildings shall not exceed one storey in height and shall not have a basement or a cellar. Temporary buildings shall be skirted and finished and shall be maintained at all times to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Temporary buildings shall not be connected to City sewer or water supply systems. Shall not exist beyond 3 years. Shall make up no more than 10% of a site.

(b)

(c)

(d) (e)

(2)

Driveways: (a) The construction of a driveway from a site to a public thoroughfare classified as a major street shall not be allowed unless: (i) There is no practical alternative method of vehicular access to the site, and Turning space is provided on the site to permit all traffic exiting therefrom to face the thoroughfare, and The location of such driveway is acceptable to the Approving Authority.

(ii)

(iii)

(3)

Screening: (a) All sites abutting a Residential District shall be screened from the view of the Residential District to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. All apparatus on the roof shall be painted or screened from view from adjacent sites and public thoroughfares to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Outside storage areas shall be screened from adjacent sites and public thoroughfares to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority.

(b)

(c)

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(4)

Garbage Storage: (a) Garbage and waste material shall be stored in weatherproof and animal proof containers in accordance with the Waste Bylaw and shall be located: (i) (ii) (b) Within the principal building, or To the side or rear of the principal building.

All outside garbage containers and garbage areas shall be visually screened from all adjacent sites and public thoroughfares in a manner compatible with the design and exterior finish of the principal building on the site. Recycling materials shall be stored in weatherproof containers, screened from adjacent sites and public thoroughfares, and be in a location easily accessible for pick-up, to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority.

(c)

(5)

Landscaping and Fencing: (a) Except in the CB and CBT Districts, a minimum of 10% of the total site area shall be landscaped. Except in the CB, CBT and CMU Districts, all development shall be buffered from major roads with a minimum 6 metre landscaped area. Parking lots exceeding 50 parking stalls shall provide parking lot islands, to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. All parking lot islands shall contain a minimum of 2 trees or 1 tree per 20 square metres of parking lot island area provided, which ever is greater. Parking lot islands shall be designed and located in such a way that the health of all landscaping associated with them can be maintained for the life of the principle development. Any area not constructed upon shall be developed or landscaped to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. If a landscaped area is provided, it must be in accordance with the plan approved by the Approving Authority.

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f)

(g)

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Except for municipal boulevards, trees shall be planted at the overall minimum ratio of 1 tree per 25 square metres of landscaped area provided. Any trees or shrubs, which do not exhibit healthy and vigorous growth, must be replaced during the next planting season. Despite any other provision contained in this Bylaw, no person shall place or maintain any object, structure, driveway, fence, hedge, shrub, or tree, except City signs used to indicate street names and traffic control, in or on the area within a corner visibility triangle, unless otherwise permitted by the Approving Authority. (i) Despite Section 5-1(5)(h), consideration may be given to allow objects, structures, fences, hedges, shrubs and trees within the corner visibility triangle along collector, local residential roads, and residential streets intersecting with a higher standard of street designation, provided they do not exceed one metre in height measured from the top of the adjacent sidewalk or curb where no sidewalk exists.

(i)

(j)

(k)

The height, type and location of a fence in a Commercial District shall be determined by the Approving Authority. (i) Despite Section 5-1(5)(i), barbed wire fences are not permitted in Commercial Districts.

(l)

Parking or storing of vehicles is not permitted on landscaped areas unless approved as a display area on approved Development Permit drawings. The applicant shall provide an estimate of the cost of landscaping, including all site work and irrigation work, to the Approving Authority, prior to Development Permit issuance. A Letter of Credit shall be provided for 150% of the established costs of landscaping, which shall be held by the City of Airdrie until such time that it has been determined that all landscaping has been provided and has survived at least two growing seasons.

(m)

(n)

(6)

Controlled Appearance: (a) The design, character and appearance of any building or series of buildings, structures or signs proposed to be erected or located in a Commercial District, must be acceptable to the Approving Authority having

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due regard to the amenities and the character of existing development in the District, as well as its effect on adjacent Districts. (b) All developments in Commercial Districts must be designed in accordance with the City of Airdrie’s statutory plans. The exterior finishing materials of the proposed development must be those as shown on the approved plans.

(c)

(7)

Special Requirements: (a) Where a proposed development is part of a larger area, the whole of which may eventually be developed and for which no overall development plan has been prepared, the Approving Authority may require the submission of a master site plan before dealing with the application. The Approving Authority may allow a building to be occupied by a combination of one or more of the uses listed for Commercial District and each use shall be considered a separate use.

(b)

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Section 5-2
(1)

Central Business District (CB)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for a wide range of commercial, retail, office, and entertainment uses serving the City and the surrounding region.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Antenna Structures

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Accessory Uses Amusement Arcades Assisted Living Facility Apartments Business Support Services Car Rental Facilities Car Wash Cinema Commercial Mixed Use Development Cultural Establishment Day Care Facility Drinking Establishment – Major Drinking Establishment – Minor Drive Through Multi-Dwelling Residential Development Financial Institutions, Primary Financial Institutions, Secondary Fitness Centre Funeral Homes Health Services Hostels Hotels Lodging Home Nightclub Offices Personal Service Business Pet Care Service Private Recreation Clubs

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Public and Quasi-Public Buildings, Utilities, Installations and Facilities Radio and Television Studio Recreation Facilities, Indoor Restaurants – Major Restaurants – Minor Retail Liquor Sales Retail Sales Schools, Commercial Schools, Private Seasonal Sales Service and Repair Shop Special Function Tent

(4)

General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 5-1 of this Bylaw, the provisions contained in Sections 5-2(5) through 52(8) below shall apply to every development in this District.

(5)

Minimum Requirements: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) Area of site: 140 square metres. Width of site: 4.5 metres. Front yard: none required. Rear yard: none required. Side yards (adjacent to a Residential District): 6 metres. Side yards: none required, but if a yard is provided it shall be a minimum of 1.2 metres.

(6)

Maximum Limits: (a) Height of buildings: to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority.

(7)

Landscaping Requirements:

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(a)

Landscaping is to be provided in accordance with Sections 3-3 and 5-1 of this Bylaw. In addition to Section 5-2(7)(a), landscaping must: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) Enhance store entryways, Ensure adequate screening, Enhance the pedestrian environment, and Provide a tree canopy along streets and parking facilities.

(b)

(8)

Other Requirements: (a) (b) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. Surface parking must be screened to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Signs are regulated by Section 3-4 of this Bylaw. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw.

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Section 5-3

Central Business Transition District (CBT)

(1)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for a range of commercial uses which do not conflict with existing single-dwelling residential uses, and which make use of existing residential buildings. The Approving Authority shall exercise full discretion to ensure that new uses shall not detrimentally affect existing residential uses.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Antenna Structures

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Accessory Uses Bed and Breakfast Facility Business Support Services Cultural Establishments Day Care Facility Dwellings, Single Detached (excluding Mobile Homes) Fitness Centre Health Services Hostel Multi-Dwelling Residential Development Offices Personal Service Business Pet Care Service Private Recreation Clubs Public and Quasi Public Buildings, Utilities, Installations and Facilities Radio and Television Studio Residential Care Restaurants – Minor Retail Sales Service and Repair Shop Special Care Facility Special Function Tent

(4)

General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary Uses:
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In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 5-1 of this Bylaw, the provisions contained in Sections 5-3(5) through 53(8) below shall apply to every development in this district.

(5)

Minimum Requirements: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) Area of site: 650 square metres. Width of site: 15 metres. Front yard: 5 metres. Rear yard: 8 metres. Side yards: 1.2 metres. (i) Despite Section 5-3(5)(e), where there is no vehicular access to the rear of the lot, and no provision has been made for a garage or carport, 3 metres is required.

(6)

Maximum Limits: (a) Height of buildings: 10 metres.

(7)

Landscaping Requirements: (a) Landscaping shall be provided in accordance with Sections 3-3 and 4-1 of this Bylaw. In addition to Section 5-3(7)(a), a minimum of 2 trees shall be planted on each lot unless otherwise provided for on an approved landscaping plan.

(b)

(8)

Other Requirements: (a) (b) (c) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. Signs are to be regulated by Section 3-4 of this Bylaw. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw.

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Outside storage is not permitted in this District.

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Section 5-4

Convenience Commercial District (C-C)

(1)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide a broad range of commercial uses to serve the convenience needs of the travelling public and local residents. Uses in this District incorporate high quality signage, landscaping, site design, and building appearance.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Antenna Structures

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Accessory Uses Amusement Arcades Auction Establishment Automotive and Equipment Repair Shops Automotive Sales Bus Depots Business Support Services Car Rental Facility Car Wash Cinema Day Care Facility Drinking Establishment – Major Drinking Establishment – Minor Drive Through Equipment Rental Financial Institution, Secondary Fitness Centre Gaming Establishment, Bingo Gaming Establishment, Casino Hostel Hotels Motels Nightclub Offices Personal Service Business Pet Care Service

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Private Recreation Club Public and Quasi Public Buildings, Utilities, Installations and Facilities Radio and Television Studio Restaurants – Major Restaurants – Minor Retail Liquor Sales Retail Sales Service and Repair Shop Service Station School, Commercial School, Private Shopping Centre Special Function Tent Veterinary Clinic

(4)

General Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 5-1 of this Bylaw, the provisions contained in Sections 5-4(5) through 54(8) below shall apply to every development in this District.

(5)

Minimum Requirements; (a) Area of site: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (b) For hotels and motels: 2,230 square metres. For service stations: 930 square metres. For gas bars: 280 square metres. For all other uses: 464 square metres.

Front yard: 10 metres. (i) Notwithstanding Section 5-4(5)(b), gas pumps shall have a front yard of 4.5 metres.

(c) (d)

Side yards (abutting a Residential District): 6 metres. Side yards (all other): none required, but if a yard is provided it shall be a minimum of 1.2 metres.

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(e) (6)

Rear yard: 8 metres.

Maximum Limits: (a) (b) Height of buildings (hotels and motels): 25 metres. Height of Buildings (all other): 10 metres.

(7)

Landscaping Requirements: (a) Landscaping is to be provided in accordance with Sections 3-3 and 5-1 of this Bylaw. In addition to Section 3-3 and 5-1, additional Landscaping for rear yards that are visible from Highway 2 may be required at the discretion of the Approving Authority.

(b)

(8)

Other Requirements: (a) (b) (c) (d) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. One hundred percent (100%) onsite parking shall be provided. Signs are regulated by Section 3-4 of this Bylaw. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw.

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Section 5-5
(1)

Neighbourhood Commercial District (C-1)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide sites for the retail sale of convenience goods and services to the surrounding neighbourhood.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Antenna Structures

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Accessory Business Support Services Car Wash Day Care Facility Drinking Establishment – Minor Drive Through Garden Centre Fitness Centre Health Services Offices Personal Service Business Pet Care Service Public and Quasi Public Buildings, Facilities, Installations and Facilities Radio and Television Studio Restaurants – Major Restaurants – Minor Retail Liquor Sales Retail Sales Schools, Commercial Schools, Private Seasonal Sales Service and Repair Shop Service Stations Special Function Tent Veterinary Clinic

(4)

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In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 5-1 of this Bylaw, the provisions contained in Sections 5-5(5) through 55(8) below shall apply to every development in this District.

(5)

Minimum Requirements: (a) (b) (c) Front yard: 6 metres. Side yards: 6 metres. Rear yard: 6 metres.

(6)

Maximum Limits: (a) (b) Area of site: 8,500 square metres. Height of buildings: 9 metres.

(7)

Landscaping Requirements: (a) Landscaping is to be provided in accordance with Sections 3-3 and 5-1 of this Bylaw.

(8)

Other Requirements: (a) (b) (c) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. Signs are regulated by Section 3-4 of this Bylaw. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw.

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Section 5-6
(1)

Regional Commercial District (C-3)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for large-scale single-tenant commercial uses and buildings and to provide for a limited supply of mediumscale and small-scale retail uses and buildings that provide goods and services to the City and its surrounding region. Development within this district shall be complimentary to other commercial districts; specifically the Central Business District (CB).The District primarily accommodates development that cannot feasibly locate in other commercial nodes of the City due to land area and access requirements. Uses in this District shall be comprehensively designed and incorporate superior and high quality signage, landscaping, site design, and building appearance. Additional performance-based design requirements will be required in accordance with the standards set forth in the City of Airdrie Regional Commercial Performance Criteria, prior to the commencement of development in this district.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Antenna Structures

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Accessory Amusement Arcades Bus Depots Business Support Services Car Rental Facility Car Wash Cinema Cremation and Interment Services Day Care Facility Drinking Establishments – Major Drinking Establishments – Minor Drive Through Equipment Rental Financial Institution, Secondary Fitness Centre Funeral Home Garden Centre Health Services

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Hostel Hotels Motels Nightclub Offices Personal Service Businesses Pet Care Service Private Recreation Club Public and Quasi Public Buildings, Utilities, Facilities and Installations Radio and Television Studio Restaurants – Major Restaurants – Minor Retail Liquor Sales Retail Sales Schools, Commercial Seasonal Sales Service and Repair Shop Service Station Shopping Centre Special Function Tent Veterinary Clinic Veterinary Hospital

(4)

General Requirements: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 5-1 of this Bylaw, the provisions contained in Section 5-7(5) through 57(8) below shall apply to every development in this District.

(5)

Minimum Requirements:

(a) (b)

Area of regional commercial site: 121,410 square metres (30 acres) Parcel may be subdivided as long as the purpose and intent of the Master Site Plan is not affected Front yard: 6 metres. Side yards: 1.2 metres. Rear yard: 6 metres.

(b) (c) (d)

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Floor area ratio: 0.25

(6)

Maximum Limits:
(a)

Area of regional commercial site: authority.

at the discretion of the Approving

(b)

Height of buildings: 10 metres, excepting hotels and motels which shall be 25 metres. Floor area ratio: 1.0 for all uses.

(c)

(7)

Design Standards:
(a)

Site and building design: i. All areas of a site shall be vehicle and pedestrian accessible, to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority; A comprehensive Master Site Plan shall be submitted and approved by Council prior to, or in conjunction with, applications for land use redesignation. (Note: Prior to development in existing C3 districted areas, developers are required to submit and receive approval for a Master Site Plan from Council); The Master Site Plan shall be prepared by the developer in accordance with the City of Airdrie Regional Commercial Performance Criteria; The Master Site Plan must illustrate how the site can integrate commercial retail and other buildings/uses internally over time and provide for an immediate enhanced pedestrian experience in site areas where proposed floor area sizes are less than 743 square meters (8000 square feet); All areas of a site that propose to provide for buildings and/or uses that occupy less than 743 square meters (8000 square feet) shall be designed in such a way to incorporate superior and high quality pedestrian-oriented design elements such as lighting, connectivity, outdoor sitting areas, signage, landscaping, building design and architecture, site design, internal/external streetscapes (notwithstanding other pedestrian-scale elements), to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority;

ii.

iii.

iv.

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Architectural Design Guidelines must be prepared for the development and submitted with the first development permit application, to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. The Architectural Design Guidelines should include elements (and details) such as entrance features, outdoor sitting areas, canopies, soft and hard landscaping and other features that lend visual interest and a pedestrian-scale to the development site, as well as, building placement and specific architectural requirements for exterior elevations and facades, building design and interface treatments, landscaping, and pedestrian circulation.

(b)

Landscaping is to be provided in accordance with Sections 3-3 and 5-1 of this Bylaw, the Regional Commercial Performance Criteria, Master Site Plan, and Architectural Control Guidelines.. (i) In addition to Section 5-7 (7)(a), landscaping shall be of a superior design and quality reflecting the highly visible nature and use of C-3 sites and the required incorporation of pedestrian-scale elements within certain portions of these sites, to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Surface parking shall be screened through the provision of low, decorative fencing or landscaping elements, to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority.

(ii)

(8)

Other Requirements: (a) (b) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. Signs are regulated by Section 3-4 of this Bylaw. (i) In addition to Section 5-7(8)(b), signs:   Shall be of a superior design and quality, and Shall be integrated with the building façade through colour and graphic style.

(c) (d)

No outside storage of materials is allowed in this District. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw.

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Regional Commercial Performance Criteria
General Purpose The purpose of this document is to provide developers with a set of guidelines from which a high quality, comprehensively designed commercial centre can be designed in compliance with the Regional Commercial (C-3) Land Use District. These criteria complement the land development regulations as contained in the Land Use Bylaw. A Master Site Plan is required as part of all applications that propose the Regional Commercial (C-3) Land Use District.

Master Site Plan Guidelines A Master Site Plan is required to accompany an application for re-designation to Regional Commercial (C-3) District (Note: Prior to development in existing C-3 districted areas, developers are required to submit and receive approval for a Master Site Plan from Council). The Master Site Plan shall outline the general design “concept” for the Regional Commercial site. The Master Site Plan shall accompany and include: a) a statement of design intent (describing the project – i.e. site context, history, opportunities / constraints, goals, objectives and any other relevant information); b) an assessment of the impacts on the City’s central business district (CB); and c) a set of design specifications that outline a proponent’s intent relative to the matters listed below. These guidelines shall present the overall design philosophy proposed for the site. Design specifications include the following: 1. Building placement / Design Principles a. Clustering of buildings should be considered in all multi-building developments. Clustering creates plazas or pedestrian malls and can prevent long “barracks-like” rows of structures. When clustering is impractical, a visual link between separate structures should be established. This link can be accomplished through the use of an arcade system, trellis, or other open structure and by pavement and landscape treatments. Public plazas and landscape areas should reflect careful planning and not simply be “left-over” areas. Such spaces shall enhance the pedestrian experience with the addition of strategically located amenity areas

b.

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containing pedestrian scale elements such as benches, tables, signage, lighting, landscaping (hard and soft), etc. Freestanding, singular commercial structures should be oriented with their major entry toward the street where access is provided, as well as having their major façade parallel to the street. Where this in not practical, the façade facing the street shall incorporate windows, trellises, wall articulation (i.e. projection, recesses, reveals or other feature), varying materials, landscape, or other animating features to lessen the impact of an otherwise blank wall. Consider orienting buildings to pedestrians in areas internal to the site (where appropriate). This can be done by placing buildings closer to the street and incorporating a storefront appearance with ample windows, transparent doors, and similar storefront techniques. Large Format (Anchor) Retail Sales (buildings or bays with greater than 473 square meters / 8,000 square feet of floor area) – Shall meet the requirements of the C-3 District and should be well designed and integrated into the overall plan for the site and shall provide for safety and ease of access by vehicles and pedestrians alike.

d.

e.

f.

2.

Height – Building heights should be designed with a combination of building heights in short block segments. A variation of uses can exist with buildings being a minimum of one and a half storeys and should not exceed the limits as set out in the C-3 District. Signage – All signage must be consistent with the overall design intent, architecture and theme of the commercial centre and in accordance with the Land Use Bylaw. Site access – Internal streets (public or private) that provide direct access to site areas, lots or buildings and do not create unnecessary breaks in street building façade, thereby encouraging pedestrian-oriented development should be incorporated into the site plan. Public / Private frontage areas - A combination of soft and hard landscaping shall be incorporated into the site development. Landscaping shall be of a superior quality, act as a unifying element and compliment the proposed architecture and site design of the commercial center. Elements that my be included in the design include: curbs, walkways, stamped / raised concrete crosswalks, planters, street trees, pedestrian scale street lights, street furniture and signage and any other features that lend visual interest and a human scale to development located along the internal/external streetscape areas of a site.

3.

4.

5.

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Exterior Elevations (including “shopfront standards”) - The front façade of a building shall be designed to break the appearance into short block sections or modules consistently sized with other buildings in the pedestrian-oriented areas of the site. Design elements may include: enhanced building entries, display windows, columns, canopies and other such features. The façade treatment of buildings on corners should wrap around the side of the building (where deemed appropriate) to provide a consistent profile facing both public and/or private roadways and internal site areas. Pedestrian connectivity/circulation – The Master Site Plan shall illustrate/demonstrate the pedestrian connectivity and circulation routes throughout the entire site area. Pedestrian connectivity and circulation shall be designed to be safe, easy to navigate and provide for good east/west and north/south pedestrian movement. Pedestrian connectivity and circulation through pedestrian-oriented site areas shall be visually enhanced through the use of hard and soft landscape elements. Design elements may include: curbs, walkways, stamped / raised concrete crosswalks, planters, street trees, pedestrian scale street lights, street furniture and signage and any other features that lend visual interest and a human scale to development located along the internal/external streetscape areas of a site. Parking - Parking shall be in accordance with the Land Use Bylaw. Parking on internal site areas in pedestrian-oriented site areas shall be oriented to achieve greater separation of vehicle and pedestrian environments through angle parking, wider sidewalks, landscaping or combination of the above. Any and all loading areas shall be optimally located at the rear of the buildings. Use of an opaque wall or landscape to screen any parking at the street periphery. Consider a combination of walls, berms and landscape material. Architectural Control Guidelines – Architectural Control Guidelines must be prepared for the development and submitted with the first Development Permit Application, to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Design elements may include: entrance features, outdoor sitting areas, canopies, soft and hard landscaping and other features that lend visual interest and human scale to development in pedestrian-oriented shopping areas. Sustainable development concepts – The proposal shall clearly describe, outline and illustrate (in some cases) any and all sustainable development concepts proposed for incorporation into the Master Site Plan and how they contribute to the sustainability of the overall development and the city as a whole. Sustainable development concepts may include any and all innovative concepts that have a positive impact on the site, the neighbourhood, the community and the city with respect to the environmental, social and fiscal impacts of the proposed development and Master Site Plan.

7.

8.

9.

10.

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Use and floor area statistical breakdown (overall site) – The Master Site Plan and Design Brief shall clearly delineate a land use and floor area statistical breakdown for the overall site. This should include (at a minimum), delineating on the Master Site Plan (map) where specific uses are proposed to be located within the overall site and the proposed floor areas for those proposed uses. A statistical table(s) should also be used to articulate all data associated with the proposed project (i.e. gross development area, total floor area, floor area analysis (large format retail versus medium and small format retail uses and other uses), land use and floor area breakdown statistics, etc.). Sequence of Development – A description of the overall direction and staging of the build-out period, timing and information in the proposed Master Site Plan area shall also be included (i.e. phasing plan). The phasing plan should describe and depict how the large format retail uses are to be implemented (within the development site) with any and all proposed small and/or medium retail uses and other uses. This section will allow for the City to better evaluate and understand how the proposed Master Site Plan meets the purpose and intent of the Land Use District and how the site plan will be successfully implemented over time. Other – An assessment of the site and other considerations that may be pertinent to site context and which support current City of Airdrie policies and priorities, is required.

12.

13.

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Section 5-7
(1)

Commercial Mixed Use District (CMU)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of the CMU District is to allow for and encourage a variety of commercial, office, residential and other uses that serve the local community and that are integrated vertically and horizontally within a comprehensively-designed development area that emphasizes street-oriented, compact, and pedestrian-oriented urban development patterns in accordance with standards set forth within the City of Airdrie Mixed Use Development Performance Criteria.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Antenna Structures

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Accessory Amusement Arcade Apartments Assisted Living Attached Housing Business Support Services Car Wash Cinema Commercial Mixed Use Development Cultural Establishment Day Care Facility Drinking Establishment – Minor Drive Through Equipment Rental Financial Institution, Secondary Fitness Centre Garden Centre Health Services Hotels Lodging Home Motels Multi-Dwelling Residential Development Office Personal Service Business

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Pet Care Service Private Recreation Club Public and Quasi Public Buildings, Utilities, Installations and Facilities Radio and Television Studio Restaurants – Major Restaurants – Minor Retail Liquor Sales Retail Sales School, Commercial School, Private Seasonal Sales Service and Repair Shop Service Station Shopping Centre Special Function Tent Veterinary Clinic

(4)

Minimum Requirements: (a) (b) Area of mixed use site: 20,234 square metres. Parcel may be subdivided as long as the intent of the Master Plan is not affected. Front yard: no minimum required. Side yards: at the discretion of the Approving Authority. Rear yard: at the discretion of the Approving Authority. Floor area ratio: at the discretion of the Approving Authority.

(b) (c) (d) (e)

(5)

Maximum Limits: (a) (c) (d) Site Size: 121, 406 square metres. Building Height: at the discretion of the Approving Authority. No single tenant building with a floor area greater than 10,000 square metres.

(6)

Other Requirements:

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A Master Site Plan shall be prepared by the developer in accordance with the City of Airdrie Mixed Use Performance Criteria. The Master Site Plan shall be submitted and approved by the Approving Authority prior to, or in conjunction with, applications for land use redesignation. The Master Site Plan must illustrate how the site can integrate commercial, office, civic and residential uses internally overtime and provides for an immediate enhanced interface between adjacent residential, commercial and/or industrial areas. At the time of the land use redesignation, the Master Site Plan must demonstrate the intent to introduce and the opportunity for residential development and include the following: (i) Commercial anchor store(s) sited to allow public accessible parking and pedestrian linkages to pedestrian oriented shopping areas. A minimum of 25% of the site as pedestrian oriented shopping areas designed to incorporate walkable streets, public gathering areas and, when appropriate, residential or office development above. Residential development within the pedestrian oriented shopping area, integrated horizontally around corners and up to the street and/or vertically above pedestrian oriented shopping areas, and has the opportunity to build out to a density of 10-25 upa.

(ii)

(iii)

(b)

Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. (i) Despite the minimum parking requirements set out by the Land Use Bylaw, the overall required parking may be varied in accordance with the approved Master Site Plan.

(c)

Landscaping is to be provided in accordance with Sections 3-3 and 5-1 of the Land Use Bylaw. Signs are regulated by Section 3-4 of this Bylaw. (i) In addition to Section 5-8(6)(d), signs shall:   be of superior design and quality reflecting the high visibility nature of the Highway 2 Corridor, and be integrated with the building façade through colour and graphic style in relation to the pedestrian oriented shopping area identified in the Master Site Plan.

(d)

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One storey buildings in the pedestrian oriented shopping area identified in the Master Site Plan shall be designed in such a manner that they take on the appearance of one and a half storeys.

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Section 6-1
(1)

General Rules for Industrial Districts

Temporary Buildings: (a) Temporary buildings shall not exceed one storey in height and shall not have a basement or a cellar. Temporary buildings shall be skirted and finished and shall be maintained at all times to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Temporary buildings shall not be connected to City sewer or water supply systems. Shall not exist beyond 3 years. Shall make up no more than 10% of a site.

(b)

(c)

(d) (e)

(2)

Driveways: (a) The construction of a driveway from a site to a public thoroughfare classified as a major street shall not be allowed unless: (i) There is no practical alternative method of vehicular access to the site, and Turning space is provided on the site to permit all traffic exiting there from to face the thoroughfare, and The location of such driveway is acceptable to the Approving Authority.

(ii)

(iii)

(3)

Garbage, Waste and Recycling: (a) Garbage and waste material shall be stored in weatherproof and animal proof containers, screened from adjacent sites and public thoroughfares, and be in a location easily accessible for containerized garbage pick-up to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Recycling materials shall be stored in weatherproof containers, screened from adjacent sites and public thoroughfares, and be in a location easily accessible for pick-up, to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority.

(b)

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Outside Storage: (a) All exterior work areas, storage areas and waste handling areas must be screened from view from roadways and park reserves to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. All sites abutting a Residential District shall be screened from the view of the Residential District to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. All industrial lots adjacent to Residential Districts shall screen or paint roof apparatus to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. All wrecked or damaged vehicles, or parts thereof, located on the property shall be screened to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority.

(b)

(c)

(d)

(5)

Landscaping and Fencing: (a) (b) Ten percent (10%) of the total site area shall be landscaped. Any area not constructed upon shall be developed or landscaped to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. The boulevard and the site shall be landscaped in accordance with the plan approved by the Approving Authority. Any trees or shrubs which do not exhibit healthy and vigorous growth must be replaced during the next planting season. Except for City boulevards, trees shall be planted in the overall minimum ratio of one tree per 45 square metres of landscaped area provided. Parking lots exceeding 50 parking stalls shall provide parking lot islands, to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. All parking lot islands shall contain a minimum of 2 trees or 1 tree per 20 square metres of parking lot island area provided, which ever is greater. Parking lots islands shall be designed and located in such a way that the health of all landscaping associated with them can be maintained for the life of the principle development. All parking lots shall be buffered from major roads with a minimum 6 metre landscaped area.

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f)

(g)

(h)

(i)

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(j)

The applicant shall provide an estimate of the cost of landscaping including all site work and irrigation work to the Approving Authority, prior to Development Permit issuance. A Letter of Credit shall be provided for 150% of the costs of landscaping, which shall be held by the City of Airdrie until such time that it has been determined that all landscaping has been provided and has survived at least two growing seasons. Despite any other provision contained in this Bylaw, no person shall place or maintain any object, structure, driveway, fence, hedge, shrub, or tree, except municipal signs used to indicate street names and traffic control, in or on the area within a corner visibility triangle unless otherwise permitted by the Approving Authority. (i) Despite Section 6-1(5)(j), consideration may be given to allow objects, structures, fences, hedges, shrubs and trees within the corner visibility triangle along collector, local residential roads, and residential streets intersecting with a higher standard of street designation, provided they do not exceed 1 metre in height measured from the top of the adjacent sidewalk or curb where no sidewalk exists.

(k)

(l)

(m)

The height, type and location of a fence in an Industrial District shall be determined by the Approving Authority. (i) Despite Section 6-1(5)(k): • • No fence constructed in an Industrial District shall be of barbed wire construction below a height of 2 metres, and Electric fences may be permitted only at the discretion of the Approving Authority.

(n)

Parking or storing of vehicles is not permitted on landscaped areas or in required yards.

(6)

Controlled Appearance: (a) Extensions to existing buildings, where these abut on a public street, shall be constructed with compatible materials to the existing buildings and be satisfactory to the Approving Authority. The exterior design of all buildings and structures shall be subject to approval by the Approving Authority.
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Where more than one use is to be carried on in a particular site, separation between buildings and construction of separating walls shall be in accordance with the current Alberta Building Code. The exterior finishing materials of the proposed development must be those as shown on the approved plan. The design, character and appearance of any building or series of buildings, structures or signs proposed to be erected or located in any Industrial District must be acceptable to the Approving Authority having due regard to the amenities and the character of existing development in the District, as well as its effect on adjacent Districts.

(d)

(e)

(7)

Dwelling Accommodation: (a) Dwelling accommodation is only allowed if: (i) (ii) It is accessory to the principal use of the building or site, and It is to be occupied by a caretaker or watchman of the premises and his family.

(8) (a)

Hazardous and Nuisance Uses: Industrial uses which emit airborne pollutants and/or noxious odours which have fire or explosive risks shall be required to meet minimum separation distances from residential areas and also from other industrial developments in accordance with the requirements of provincial legislation. The application shall supply relevant information describing any noxious, dangerous, or offensive features on the proposed development in relation to: (i) (ii) Airborne pollutants or odours, Release of any toxic, radioactive, or environmentally hazardous materials, Flammable or explosive materials,

(b)

(iii)

and describing their intensity and area of impact.

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(c)

Applications for developments, along with the information required in Section 6-1(8)(b), which must be referred to the Alberta Environmental and the Health Unit for their comments and recommendations prior to the decision being made thereon, include those which: (i) May produce excessive smoke, fumes, noise, vibration, dust and/or odours, or Involve the use of highly flammable chemical materials.

(ii) (d)

An application for approval of a use employing highly flammable chemical materials must be accompanied by the plan approved by the Fire Department.

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Section 6-2
(1)

Industrial Business Park One District (IB-1)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for a range of industrial and commercial uses that are characterized by exceptional design and site development. Operations shall not create nuisances and shall be compatible with adjacent non-industrial and non-commercial districts. The approving authority will, at its sole discretion, require each development within this District to meet high standards of landscaping, aesthetics and efficient, comprehensive site design.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Uses Antenna Structures

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Auction Establishments Auto Body and Paint Shop Automotive and Equipment Repair Automotive Sales Bus Depot Business Support Services Car Rental Facility Car Wash Cremation and Interment Services Day Care Facility Drinking Establishment – Major Drinking Establishment – Minor Drive Through Equipment Rental Equipment, Rental and Sales (Light) Financial Institutions, Secondary Fitness Centre Food and Beverage Processor – Class 1 Funeral Homes Gaming Establishment Garden Centre Health Services Hotels

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Kennel Laboratory Manufacturing – Class 1 Motels Nightclub Offices Private Recreation Clubs Public and Quasi-Public Buildings, Utilities, Installations and Facilities Radio and Television Studio Recreation Facilities, Indoor Religious Assembly Restaurants – Major Restaurant – Minor Retail Liquor Sales Schools, Commercial Service Station Special Function Tent Storage and Distribution Centre Storage Facility Veterinary Clinic Veterinary Hospital

(4)

General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 6-1 of this Bylaw, the provisions contained within Sections 6-2(5) through 6-2(8) below shall apply to every development in this District.

(5)

Minimum Requirements: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) Area of site: 0.4 hectares. Width of site: 30 metres. Front yard: 6 metres. Side and rear yards: 1.2 metres. Side yard (street side of a corner site): 6 metres. Rear Yard (where a yard abuts a Residential District or is laneless): 6 metres.

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(g)

Floor Area Ratio: 0.20

(6)

Maximum Limits: (a) Building Height: (i) (ii) (b) Hotels and motels: 26 metres. All other sites: 17 metres.

Floor area ratio: 1.0

(7)

Design Standards: (a) The design and placement of buildings shall be the subject of Architectural Controls, designed by the developer in conjunction with the Approving Authority, that include, but are not limited to: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) Building design, Building interface treatments, Site lighting, Outside storage, Landscaping, and Pedestrian circulation.

(8)

Other Requirements: (a) (b) (c) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. Signs are regulated by Section 3-4 of this Bylaw. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw. Garbage, waste, and recycling material shall be stored in weatherproof and animal-proof containers and shall be visually screened from all adjacent sites and public thoroughfares.

(d)

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Outside storage, including the storage of trucks and trailers, shall not be allowed except where: (i) (ii) (iii) Storage areas do not include any required minimum yards, The storage is visually screened from public thoroughfares, and All storage is related to the business or industry on the site.

(f)

Outside display shall be limited to examples of equipment or items sold by the business or industry on the site and located outside any required minimum yards. All display areas shall be shown on the approved Development Permit and shall be paved. All roof mechanical equipment shall be screened to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. External area lighting shall be designed such that glare over any adjacent residential areas is minimized. In addition to Section 5-7(7)(a), landscaping shall be of design and quality reflecting the highly visible nature of sites along the Queen Elizabeth 2 Highway corridor.

(g)

(h)

(i)

(j)

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Section 6-3
(1)

Industrial Business Park Two District (IB-2)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for light manufacturing, warehousing and service industrial uses that are carried on within the primary building and accessory buildings with limited outside storage. No industrial uses that are likely to become a nuisance by reason of the emission of odour, dust, smoke, gas, fumes, refuse matter, wastes, or water-carried waste; or by reason of vibration; or is likely to create a hazard to persons on the property, are to be carried on in this District.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Antenna Structures

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Accessory Uses Adult Entertainment Auction Establishment Auto Body and Paint Shop Automotive and Equipment Repair Automotive Sales Bottle Depots Bus Depot Business Support Services Car Rental Facility Car Wash Cremation and Interment Facility Drive Through Equipment, Rental Equipment, Rental and Sales (Heavy) Equipment, Rental and Sales (Light) Fitness Centre Food and Beverage Processor – Class 1 Funeral Home Garden Centre Health Services Hotel Kennel Laboratory

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Manufactured Home Sales Manufacturing – Class 1 Manufacturing – Class 2 Modular Home Sales Offices Public and Quasi Public Buildings, Utilities, Installations and Facilities Radio and Television Studio Recreation Facilities, Indoor Recreation Facilities, Outdoor Recreational Vehicle Sales Religious Assembly Restaurant – Minor Retail Liquor Sales Schools, Commercial Service Station Special Function Tent Storage and Distribution Centre Storage Facility Storage Yard, Recreation Vehicles Temporary Building Veterinary Hospital

(4)

General Requirements: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 6-1 of this Bylaw, the provisions contained in Sections 6-3(5) through 63(8) below shall apply to every development in this District.

(5)

Minimum Requirements: (a) Area of site: (i) (ii) (b) (c) (d) Hotels and motels: 2230 square metres. All other uses: 1860 square metres.

Width of site: 30 metres. Front yard: 6 metres. Side yard: 1.2 metres, except:

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(i)

None when a firewall is provided and the material would normally require a minimum amount of maintenance, and On a laneless site, one unobstructed side yard shall be a minimum of 6 metres excluding corner sites with an alternate rear access.

(ii)

(e) (f)

Side yard (street side of a corner site): 3 metres. Rear yard: 6 metres.

(6)

Maximum Limits: (a) Height of buildings: (i) (ii) Hotels and motels: 25 metres. All other sites: 14 metres.

(7)

Design Standards: (a) The design and placement of buildings shall be the subject of Architectural Controls, designed by the developer in conjunction with the Approving Authority, that include, but are not limited to: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) Building design, Building interface treatments, Site lighting, Outside storage, Landscaping, and Pedestrian circulation.

(8)

Other Requirements: (a) (b) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. Signs are regulated by Section 3-4 of this Bylaw.

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Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw.

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Section 6-4
(1)

Industrial Business Park Three District (IB-3)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for the manufacturing and processing of a range of industrial goods and for the provision of a limited range of services. Such industries are characterized by their requirements to carry out a part of their operations outdoors, or for outdoor storage. No industrial uses that are likely to become a nuisance by reason of the emission of odour, dust, smoke, gas, fumes, refuse matter, wastes, or water-carried waste, or by reason of vibration, or that are likely to create a hazard to persons on the property are to be carried on in this District.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Antenna Structures

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Accessory Uses Adult Entertainment Auction Establishment Auto Body and Paint Shop Automotive and Equipment Repair Automotive Sales Bottle Depots Business Support Services Car Rental Facility Car Wash Cremation and Interment Services Equipment Rental and Sales, (Heavy) Food and Beverage Processor – Class 2 Kennel Laboratory Manufacturing – Class 2 Manufacturing – Class 3 Offices Public and Quasi Public Buildings, Utilities, Installations and Facilities Radio and Television Studio Recreation Facilities, Outdoor Restaurants – Minor Service Stations

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Special Function Tent Storage and Distribution Centre Storage Facility Storage Yard Storage Yard, Recreational Vehicles Temporary Building

(4)

General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 6-1 of this Bylaw, the provisions contained in Sections 6-4(5) through 64(8) below shall apply to every development in this District.

(5)

Minimum Requirements: (a) (b) (c) (d) Area of site: 6070 square metres. Width of site: 60 metres. Front yard: 6 metres. Side yard: 1.2 metres, except: (i) None when a firewall is provided and the material would normally require a minimum amount of maintenance, On a laneless site, one unobstructed side yard shall be a minimum of 6 metres excluding corner sites with an alternate rear access.

(ii)

(e) (f)

Side yard (street side of a corner site): 3 metres. Rear yard: 6 metres.

(6)

Maximum Limits: (a) Height of buildings: (i) (ii) Hotels and motels: 25 metres. All other sites: 14 metres.

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(7)

Design Standards: (a) Landscaping is to be provided in accordance with Sections 3-3 and 6-1 of this Bylaw.

(8)

Other Requirements: (a) (b) (c) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. Signs are regulated by Section 3-4 of this Bylaw. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw.

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Section 6-5
(1)

Railway Industrial District (M-3)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to protect and provide for industrial uses which require the use of railway access for supplying and distributing goods.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Antenna Structures

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Accessory Buildings and Uses Freestanding Signs Manufacturing (fabricating, processing, assembly, disassembly, production and packaging of materials, goods or products) Public and Quasi Public Buildings Public and Quasi Public Utilities, Installations and Facilities Signs

(4)

General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 6-1 of this Bylaw, the provisions contained in Sections 6-5(5) through 6-5(8) shall apply to every development in this District.

(5)

Minimum Requirements: (a) (b) (c) Area of site: 560 square metres. Front yard: 6 metres. Side yard: 1.2 metres, except: (i) None when a firewall is provided and the material would normally require a minimum amount of maintenance, On a laneless site, one unobstructed side yard shall be a minimum of 6 metres excluding corner sites with an alternate rear access.

(ii)

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(d) (e)

Side yard (street side of a corner site): 3 metres. Rear yard: 6 metres.

(6)

Maximum Limits: (a) Height of buildings: to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority.

(7)

Design Standards: (a) Landscaping is to be provided in accordance with Sections 3-3 and 6-1 of this Bylaw.

(8)

Other Requirements: (a) (b) (c) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. Signs are regulated by Section 3-4 of this Bylaw. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw.

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Section 7-1
(1)

Public Service District (P-1)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for the development of public uses of a community, educational, or institutional nature.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Antenna Structures Arenas Cemeteries Environmental Reserve Parcels Exhibition Grounds Fire Stations Picnic Areas Playgrounds Public Parks

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Accessory Buildings and Uses Day Care Facility Golf Courses Hospitals Police Stations Post Offices Public Buildings and Facilities Public Schools Public Swimming Pools Religious Assembly Signs Sports Fields Sports Stadiums Tennis Courts

(4)

General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 of this Bylaw, the provisions of Sections 7-1(5) through 7-1(7) shall apply to every development in this District.

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(5)

Minimum Requirements: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) Site area: To the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Front yard: 5 metres. Side yard: 3 metres. Side yard (laned sites): 1.5 metres. Side yard (street side of a corner site): 3 metres. Rear yard: 5 metres.

(6)

Maximum Limits: (a) Building height: a maximum of 3 storeys, not exceeding 10 metres at the eaveline.

(7)

Other Requirements: (a) (b) (c) (d) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. Signs are regulated by Section 3-4 of this Bylaw. A minimum of 40% of the site shall be provided as landscaping. A minimum of 6 metres of landscaping shall be provided along all fronting roads. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw. Day Care Facility requirements see Section 4-1.

(e)

(f)

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Section 7-2

Quasi Public Service District (P-2)

(1)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for a limited range of quasipublic facilities which are complimentary to Residential Districts.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Antenna Structures

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Accessory Buildings and Uses Assisted Living Facilities Child Care Facilities Churches Community Clubs and Facilities Dwelling Accommodation (accessory to the Principal Use) Garden Centres Golf Courses Nursing and Lodging Homes Private Recreation Clubs Schools, Private Religious Assemblies Retirement Homes Service Clubs Signs

(4)

General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 of this Bylaw, the provisions contained in Sections 7-2(5) through 7-2(8) shall apply to every development in this District.

(5)

Minimum Requirements: (a) Site area: To the satisfaction of the Approving Authority.

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(b) (c) (d) (e) (f)

Front yard: 5 metres. Side yard: 3 metres. Side yard (laned sites): 1.5 metres. Side yard (street side of a corner site): 3 metres. Rear yard: 5 metres.

(6)

Maximum Limits: (a) Building height: a maximum of 3 storeys, not exceeding 10 metres at the eaveline.

(7)

Other Requirements: (a) (b) (c) (d) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. Signs are regulated by Section 3-4 of this Bylaw. A minimum of 40% of the site shall be provided as Landscaping. A minimum of 6 metres of landscaping shall be provided along all fronting roads. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw. With the exception of assisted living facilities, nursing and lodging homes, senior citizen and retirement homes, and dwelling accommodation is only allowed if: (i) (ii) It is accessory to the principal use of the building or site, and It is to be occupied by a caretaker or watchman of the premises and his family.

(e)

(f)

(8)

Special Requirements for Retirement Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, and Nursing and Lodging Homes:

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(a)

The design, character, and appearance of assisted living facilities, day care facilities and lodging homes shall be to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Parking for assisted living facilities, day care facilities and lodging homes shall be provided in accordance with Section 3-2. Landscaping for assisted living facilities and lodging homes shall be provided in accordance with Section 3-3 and 4-1(7). Signs for assisted living facilities, day care facilities and lodging homes are regulated by Section 3-4. Additional setbacks for assisted living facilities, day care facilities and lodging homes may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 and 4-1. Day Care Facility requirements see Section 4-1.

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f)

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Section 7-3

Urban Holdings District (UH)

(1)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to protect land from premature subdivision and development.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Antenna Structures

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Accessory Buildings Agriculture, Extensive Agriculture, Intensive Child Care Facilities Public and Quasi Public Buildings Public and Quasi Public Utilities, Installations and Facilities Recreation Facilities, Outdoor Residential Occupations Signs Single Detached Dwellings

(4)

Minimum Requirements: (a) Area of Site: 16.19 hectares.

(5)

Approvals: (a) The Approving Authority may impose any conditions they deem necessary to carry out the purpose and intent of this section.

(6)

Other Requirements: (a) (b) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. Signs are regulated by Section 3-4 of this Bylaw.

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(c)

Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw.

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Section 7-4

Direct Control District (DC)

(1)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this district is to provide for developments that, due to their unique characteristics, innovative ideas or because of unusual site constraints, require specific regulations unavailable in other land use districts. This District is not intended to be used in substitution of any other land use district in this Bylaw that could be used to achieve the same result.

(2)

Uses and Rules: All land use applications shall be evaluated on their merits by Council, which will establish the appropriate development standards.

(3)

The Effect of Direct Control Guidelines: Where a site is or has been at any time designated Direct Control DC), the guidelines approved by Council at the time of such designation to Direct Control (DC) shall continue until a further Land Use Bylaw amendment has been passed.

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Section 8-1

DIRECT CONTROL SITES
Table of Direct Control Sites

Section:
8-2 8-3 8-4 8-5 8-6 8-7 8-8 8-9 8-10 8-11 8-12

Direct Control Site Number:
Direct Control One (1) Direct Control Two (2) Direct Control Three (3) Direct Control Four (4) Direct Control Five (5) Direct Control Six (6) Direct Control Seven (7) Direct Control Eight (8) Direct Control Nine (9) Direct Control Ten (10) Direct Control Eleven (11) Direct Control Twelve (12) Direct Control Thirteen (13) Direct Control Fourteen (14) Direct Control Fifteen (15) Direct Control Sixteen (16) Direct Control Seventeen (17) Direct Control Eighteen (18)

Description:
Fletcher Village – CB Guidelines Totem – C-HWY Guidelines Canals Ph. 2 – R-1 Guidelines Canals Ph. 2 – R-2 Guidelines Yankee Valley - R-4 and C-2 Guidelines United Church Parking Lot – R-1C Guidelines Point of View Apartments - R-5 Guidelines Bayside Point – R-4 Guidelines Point of View Townhouses - R-3 Guidelines Coopers Crossing Townhouses – R-5 Guidelines Mckee Commercial – CB Guidelines Sagewood Phases 1 and 2 - R-1SL Guidelines (Site 1), R-1S Guidelines (Site 2), R-1S Guidelines (Site 3) Morningside – R-1 (Site 1), R-1S (Site 2) Guidelines

Legal Description:
Block X, Plan 4000R Pt. NE ¼ of 36-26-1W5M SE of 11-27-1-W5M SE of 11-27-1-W5M Block B, Plan 8103 JK Lots 1 and 2, Block D, Plan 4445K Pt. of SW ¼ of 12-271-W5M Pt. SE ¼ of 2-27-1W5M and Pt. NE ¼ of 2-27-1-W5M Pt. SW 12-27-1-W5M Pt. of NW ¼ of 36-261-W5M Block 2, Plan 7910119 Pt. of SW ¼ of-11-271-W5M Pt. of Lot 1, Block 4, Plan 0311839 SW ¼ of 11-27-29W5M, Pt. of Lot 1, Block 1, Plan 0410883, and water well site plan 6835 JK Lot 1, Block 1, Plan 0412591 (as shown on sketch) Pt. of Block 1, Plan 9510863 within NW ¼ of 36-26-1-W5M Lot 2, Block 1, Plan 0411653 within NE ¼ of 25-26-1-W5M

8-13

8-14

8-15

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8-16 8-17 8-18

Luxstone Assisted Living – R-4 Guidelines R-1X-AHC, R-1XY, R-MH, R-1X (all deleted) Guidelines Coopers Phase 11 – R-1 Guidelines

8-19

RV Storage Facility – Specific Guidelines

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Pt. Lot 2, Block 1, plan 0412940 within SE ¼ of 13-27-1-W5M Lot 2, Block 2, Plan 0010851 Lot 11 MSR, Block 7, Plan 831 0768

8-20

Direct Control Nineteen (19) Direct Control Twenty (20) Direct Control Twenty One (21) Direct Control Twenty Two (22) Direct Control Twenty Three (23) Direct Control Twenty Four (24) Direct Control Twenty Five (25) Direct Control Twenty Seven (27) Direct Control Twenty Eight (28) Direct Control TwentyNine (29) Direct Control Thirty (30) Direct Control Thirty-One (31) Direct Control Thirty-Two (32) Direct Control ThirtyThree (33) Direct Control Thirty-Four (34) Direct Control Thirty-Five (35)

Real Canadian Super Store – C-3 Guidelines Co-Op Site – C-2 Guidelines Tennis Court Site Defeated by Council Luxstone Commercial – C-1 Guidelines 105 Railway Ave Part of Luxstone Phase Six (6) Gateway Stage 2 Industrial - IB-1 and IB2 Guidelines Reunion Seniors Housing Complex – with P-2 Guidelines East Lake Multi-Family Project Residential High Density Multi-Dwelling (R-5) District Guidelines Temporary Home Assembly Plant R-1C to DC with CBT guidelines C-2 to DC UH to Site 1 (R-1S), Site 2 (R-1SS) Defeated by Council

8-21 8-22 8-23 8-24 8-25 8-26 8-28 8-29 8-30 8-31 8-32 8-33 8-34 8-35

Condominium 0510132 Lot A, Plan 0511583 and Lot 2, Plan 4000R
B-40/2005

Part of SW ¼ of 1-27B-43/2005 1-W5M Part of SE ¼ of 13-271-W5M B-47/2005 SW¼ of 14-27-1B-06/2006 W5M Plan 061 3904, Block B-06/2007 7, Lot 13 SE ¼ of 35-26-1 W5M Lots 7 and 8, Block 1, Plan 11270 B-18/2009 Lot 1, Block 2, Plan 981 3379 and SE ¼ of 2-27-1-W5M B-22/2009 NE ¼, NW ¼ and SW ¼ of 2-27-1-W5M
B-28/2009

8-36

IB-1 to DC with IB-1 Guidelines

051 4065, Block 1, Lots 2-6, part of NE ¼, NW ¼ and NW ¼ Section 33-26-29-4,
B-17/2010

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(1)

DIRECT CONTROL SITES
Direct Control One (1)

Effected Lands: Block X, Plan 4000R within a portion of the South West Quarter of Section 12, Township 27, Range 1, West of the 5th Meridian, containing 2.428 hectares (6 acres) more of less as generally illustrated on the sketch plan which follows:

2 AV NW

1 AV NW
1 S T N W

DC

CENTRE AV W
CENTRE AV W

DC

Direct Control

(2)

Direct Control Rules:

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a.

DIRECT CONTROL SITES

Development of the site is limited to an R-4 building, 10 units of attached housing (R-3), and 3 commercial buildings along 1st Avenue, and extensive site landscaping. While the site will contain primarily residential buildings, their use is limited to housing for seniors who may require some assistance in their day-today living, meals, housekeeping, maintenance of grounds, etc. While the proposal contemplates no dedication of Reserves, the integrity of the Nose Creek corridor as a public open space / pedestrian corridor must be maintained by subdividing Environmental Reserve and/or Municipal Reserve along Nose Creek, to be negotiated. The proposal contemplates a major reduction in the normal (2/uinit) parking requirements for conventional residential developments. This development will provide a minimum ratio of 1 stall per unit for the residential buildings, with normal requirements applying to the commercial portions of the site. As the site lies almost entirely within the currently designated Flood Risk Area, as per the Alberta Environmental Protection’s Flood Risk Map, the site’s development must be subject to approval of flood proofing measures by Alberta Environmental Protection, and to the satisfaction of the City. As the current proposal is not supported by a set of “Development Permitlevel” drawings, the development of the site shall be considered to be discretionary under the Land Use Bylaw. Parking must be provided in accordance with the Land Use Bylaw for any commercial or service component of the development which is open to the public. The site is to be designed to allow for the development of buildings fronting directly to 1st Avenue as generally illustrated on the site plan submitted to the City on December 3, 1997. This frontage shall be developed to allow for uses listed under the Central Business District in the Land Use Bylaw, and shall be supplied with vehicular access and parking appropriate to this commercial component, to the satisfaction of the Municipal Planning Commission.

b.

c.

d.

e.

f.

g.

h.

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(1)

DIRECT CONTROL SITES
Direct Control Two (2)

Effected Lands: A portion of the NE ¼ of Section 36, Township 26, Range 1, West of the 5th Meridian, containing 1.951 hectares (4.82 acres) more of less, as generally illustrated on the sketch below:
W A T E R S T O N E C R S E
E CR SE

300 WATERSTONE PL SE

MAIN ST S

SUMMERFIELD CL SW

1 0 W 0 A P T L E S R E S T O N E

2 0 W 0 A P T L E S R E S T O N E

2 Y A W H G I H

BIG HILL SPRINGS RD SW

BIG HILL SPRINGS RD SE

DC

DC

Direct Control

(2)

Direct Control Rules: (a) Prior to any Development Permit approval or any site work commencing, a revised Storm Water Management Plan is to be submitted (by an engineer of demonstrated expertise in this field) and approved by the City of Airdrie Engineering Department. This revised plan will address the storm water management scheme as a system. It will limit direct creek outfalls with sites
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combining their runoff facilities where appropriate. Where rights of way are needed they should be shown and surface “natural” drainage courses be incorporated wherever feasible to aid in improving runoff water quality. (b) A Parks Concept Plan is to be submitted to and approved by City of Airdrie Staff prior to any site work commencing. Several technical recommendations respecting soils and vegetation types found in the AXYS Environmental Report are to be addressed in a Parks Concept Plan. The primary purpose to the open space at the northern edge of the Plan is to be a buffer. Servicing details are to be submitted to and approved by the City of Airdrie Engineering Department prior to any Development Permit approval or to any site work commencing. These are location, at least schematically, of a sanitary sewer lift station and an alignment of water and sanitary service lines off site which connect this development cell to existing City of Airdrie services. Prior to any Development Permit approval or to any site work commencing, a Historical Resources Study is to be submitted to the City of Airdrie. The developer undertakes to abide by any recommendations contained within that study at the discretion of City of Airdrie staff. The applicant is advised that further details of construction of the buffer areas will be addressed at the Development Permit stage for adjacent commercial lots. The hawk nesting sites found in the treed area are to be moved or protected in accordance with the recommendations in the AXYS Environmental Report. The redesignation is subject to approval from Alberta Environmental Protection respecting the channelizing of Nose Creek as may be required to develop this site. Except for the above noted conditions, the Municipal Planning Commission will exercise full discretion in the approval of a Development Permit for this site. Highway Commercial District (C-HWY) guidelines apply.

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f)

(g)

(h)

(i)

(3)

Highway Commercial District (C-HWY) Development Guidelines are as follows: (a) Purpose and Intent:

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The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for a range of commercial uses for the benefit of the travelling public. This District shall have a high standard of appearance, facilities, and performance. (b) List of Permitted Uses: Antenna Structures Signs (c) List of Discretionary Uses: Accessory Buildings and Uses Amusement Arcades Ancillary Financial Services Automobile Sales and Rentals Automobile Repair and Services Bus Depot Freestanding Signs Highway Bulletins Hotels, Motels Parking Lots and Parking Structures Public and Quasi-Public Buildings Public and Quasi Public Utilities, Installations and Facilities Repair and Service Shops (excluding heavy equipment) Restaurants (Fast Food) Restaurants (Minor) Restaurant (Major) Retail Liquor Sales Service Stations, Gas Bars, Car Wash, and Key Lock Gas Services Tourist Information Centre (d) General Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, the following provisions as contained within this Section shall apply to every development in this District. (e) Minimum Requirements: (i) Area of Site: • • • •
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For hotels and motels: 2,230 square metres For service stations: 930 square metres For gas bars: 280 square metres For all other uses: 464 square metres
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(ii)

Front Yard: • • All sites: 10 metres Gas pumps shall have a front yard of 4.5 metres

(iii)

Side Yards: • • When it abuts a residential district: 6 metres All other locations: none required, but if a yard is provided it shall be a minimum of 1.2 metres

(iv) (v)

Rear Yard: 8 metres Landscaping: • • Landscaping shall be 10% of the total site area of which a minimum of 6 metres of landscape frontage shall be provided along fronting roads. Additional landscaping for rear yards that are visible from Highway 2 may be required at the discretion of the Development Officer or the Municipal Planning Commission.

(f)

Maximum Limits: (i) Height of Buildings: 10 metres, excepting Hotels and Motels which shall be 25 metres

(g)

Parking: (i) Parking is to be provided in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended. One hundred percent (100%) onsite parking shall be provided.

(ii) (h) Signs: (i)

Signs are regulated by the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(i)

Additional General and Special Setbacks: (i) Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.
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Section 8-4

DIRECT CONTROL SITES
Direct Control Three (3)

(1)

Effected Lands: A portion of SE ¼ 11-27-1-W5M, containing 24.13 hectares (59.62 acres) more or less, as generally illustrated on the sketch below:
WOODSIDE

W O O D S I D E R D N W

W N D R

AV W

W O G O A D S N I W D E

C A N A L S B V S W

C A N O E R D S W

DC
2 0 0 C A N O E

P L S W

1 0 0 C A N O E

20

0C

PL SW

AN

100 CANOE SQ SW

CANOE RD SW

DC
C A N A L S B V S W

CANOE CR SW
CANOE GA SW

CANALS DR SW

C A N A L S C I S W

C A N O E S Q S W

CANOE DR SW

8 S T S W

CANOE CI SW

OE S Q SW

C A N O E D R S W

C A N O E C V S W

WOODSIDE DR NW
CANOE CL SW

1 0 0

W O O D S I D E

P L N W

1 AV W

CANOE SQ SW

8 S T N W

200

MACKENZIE WY SW

W S I C S L A N A C
RAILWAY GA SW

DC

Direct Control

(2)

Direct Control Rules: (a) The following direct control rules apply specifically to those lots with side entry garages: (i) (ii) Front yard setbacks shall be a minimum of 3.5 metres. Rear yard setbacks shall be a minimum of 6.5 metres.
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(iii)

10 metre building height will be permitted for buildings, which incorporate a minimum 5:12 roof pitch. Under no circumstances will lot coverage exceed 40%. Raised rear decks will be allowed to encroach a maximum of 1 metre into the rear yard setback.

(iv) (v)

(b)

Except as outlined above, Residential Single Dwelling District (R-1) guidelines apply.

(3)

Residential Single Dwelling District (R-1) guidelines are as follows: (a) Purpose and intent: The purpose and intent of this district is to provide for residential development in the form of single-detached dwelling housing. (b) List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Antenna Structures Dwellings – Single Detached (excluding manufactured homes) Modular Homes – Single Detached Private Garages Private Swimming Pools Removable Structures (c) List of Discretionary Uses: Bed and Breakfast Facilities Common Wall Garages Residential Occupations Signs Golf Ball Barrier Nets (d) General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this District. (e) Minimum Requirements:

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Area of Site: 390.2 square metres Width of Site: A minimum of 12.2 metres where a minimum average site width of 13.5 metres is maintained for all lots within a plan of subdivision.

Despite the above, all lots located on curves or cul-de-sacs shall have a minimum frontage of 6 metres.

(iii) (iv)

Front Yard: 5 metres Side Yards for Principal Buildings: Laned Sites

A minimum width of 1.2 metres for each side, except street side of a corner site: 3 metres

(v)

Side Yards for Principal Buildings: Laneless Sites

A minimum width of 1.2 metres for each side, except a minimum of 3 metres for one side yard where no provision is made for a garage or carport Street side of a corner site: 3 metres

(vi)

Rear Yard for Principal Buildings:

Laned Sites: A minimum width of 8 metres except a minimum of 1 metre for rear attached garages not exceeding one storey in height. Laneless Sites: 8 metres

(vii)

Ground Floor Area per Principal Dwelling Unit (excluding basement):
• • •

79 square metres per unit: single storey dwelling unit which includes a bungalow and a bi-level. 79 square metres being the combined area of any two levels of a split level dwelling unit. 60 square metres of the first storey or ground floor area, with a combined area of 102 square metres for a two storey dwelling unit.

(f)
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(i)

Height of Principal Buildings: 9 metres excluding an elevator housing, mechanical penthouse, chimney or other ancillary structure, except; 10 metres on lots exceeding 13.5 metres in width with a maximum of 3 storeys including the basement. Number of Residential Buildings per Site: 1

(ii) (g)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: In addition to the general landscaping requirements of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, trees and/or shrubs shall be provided on site in the overall minimum ratio of 2 trees and/or shrubs per site, to be planted in accordance with an approved landscaping plan.

(h)

Parking: Parking is to be provided in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(i)

Signs: Signs are regulated by the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(j)

Additional General and Special Setbacks: Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(k)

Other requirements: The ratio between the front face exposure of the garage and the remainder of the front of the principal building shall not exceed 2:1.

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Direct Control Four (4)

(1)

Effected Lands: A portion of SE ¼ 11-27-1-W5M, containing 1.54 hectares (3.81 acres) more or less, as generally illustrated on the sketch below:
WOODSIDE

W O O D S I D E R D N W

W N D R

AV W

W O O D S I D E

C A N A L S B V S W

C A N O E R D S W

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100 CANOE SQ SW

CANOE RD SW

C A N A L S B V S W

CANOE CR SW
CANOE GA SW

CANALS DR SW

C A N O E S Q S W

CANOE DR SW

C I S W

C A N A L S

8 S T S W

CANOE CI SW

OE S Q SW

C A N O E D R S W

C A N O E C V S W

WOODSIDE DR NW
CANOE CL SW

1 0 0

G A N W

W O O D S I D E

P L N W

1 AV W

CANOE SQ SW

8 S T N W

200

MACKENZIE WY SW

W S I C S L A N A C
RAILWAY GA SW

DC

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(2)

Direct Control Rules: (a) The following direct control rules apply specifically to those lots with side entry garages: (i) Front yard setbacks shall be a minimum of 3.5 metres.
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Rear yard setbacks shall be a minimum of 6.5 metres. 10 metre building height will be permitted for buildings, which incorporate a minimum 5:12 roof pitch. Under no circumstances will lot coverage exceed 40%. Raised rear decks will be allowed to encroach a maximum of 1 metre into the rear yard setback. No minimum ground floor area for one of the two units. No eligibility for creation of separate titles.

(iv) (v)

(vi) (vii) (b)

Except as outlined above, Residential Two Dwelling District (R-2) guidelines apply.

(3)

Residential Two Dwelling District (R-2) guidelines are as follows: (a) Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this district is to provide for residential neighbourhoods in which single and two dwelling residential densities may be permitted. (b) List of permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Antenna Structures Dwellings – Single Detached (excluding mobile homes) Modular Homes – Single Family Private Garages Private Swimming Pools Signs (c) List of Discretionary Uses: Duplexes Dwellings – Semi-Detached Residential Occupations Golf Ball Barrier Nets (d) General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary uses:

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In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this District. (e) Minimum Requirements: (i) Area of Site for:
• • •

Single detached dwellings: 418 square metres Duplexes: 464 square metres Semi-detached dwelling:
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326 square metres for each dwelling unit with a side yard abutting a street; a minimum of 223 square metres provided that the combined area for adjoining dwelling units is a total of 557 square metres.

(ii)

Width of Site: 9.8 metres
• • •

Single detached dwellings: 13.5 metres Duplexes: 15 metres Semi-detached dwellings:
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10.5 metres for each dwelling unit with a side yard abutting a street; interior units: a minimum of 7.3 metres providing that the combined width for adjoining dwelling units is a total of 18 metres Notwithstanding the above, in laneless subdivision a street frontage of a minimum of 6 metres is required.

(iii) (iv)

Front Yard: 5 metres Side Yards for Principal Buildings (including single Family Dwellings, Duplexes, and Semi-detached dwellings): Laned Sites:
• •

street side of a corner site: 3 metres all other sites: 1.2 metres

(v)

Side Yards for Principal Buildings: Laneless Sites: a minimum width of 3 metres for each side, except:

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that the minimum of 1.2 metres for each side yard where provision is made for a garage or carport in accordance with this Bylaw; street side of a corner site – 3 metres

Rear Yards for Principal Buildings: 8 metres Ground Floor Area per Principal Dwelling Unit (excluding basement): Single detached dwellings and Duplexes:
• • •

79 square metres per unit: single storey dwelling unit which includes a bungalow and a bi-level 79 square metres being the combined area of any two levels of a split level dwelling unit; 60 square metres of the first storey or ground floor area, with a combined area of 102 square metres for a two storey dwelling unit.

Semi-detached Dwellings:
• •

79 square metres per unit: single storey dwelling unit which includes a bungalow and a bi-level 46 square metres of the first storey or ground floor area, with a combined area of 84 square metres for a two storey dwelling unit.

(f)

Maximum Limits: (i) (ii) Height of Principal Buildings: 9 metres Number of Principal Buildings Per Site: 1

(g)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: In addition to the general landscaping requirements of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, trees and/or shrubs shall be provided on site in the overall minimum ratio of 2 trees and/or shrubs per site, to be planted in accordance with an approved landscaping plan.

(h)

Parking: Parking is to be provided in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

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Signs are regulated by the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended. (j) Additional General and Special Setbacks: Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended. (k) Other requirements: The ratio between the front face exposure of the garage and the remainder of the front of the principal building shall not exceed 2:1.

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Direct Control Five (5)

(1)

Effected Lands: Plan 8103JK, Block ”B”, containing 7.88 hectares (19.49 acres) more or less, as generally illustrated on the sketch plan below:
S P R I N G S C R S E
SPRINGS CR SE

B I G S P R I N G S D R S E

100 SPRINGS PL SE

S P 2 R 0 I 0 N G S P L S E

BIG SPRINGS RI SE

S P R I N G H A V E N

C L S E

BIG SPRINGS CR SE

B I G M E S P S R E I N G S

AVEN

BIG SPRINGS DR SE

BIG SPRINGS DR SE

S P R I N G S C R S E

C R S E

S P R U C E G R O V E

1 0 S0 P

RI NG

S P R I N G H A V E N C R S E

DC
MARQUIS PL SE

YANKEE VALLEY RD SE

DC

Direct Control

(2)

Direct Control Rules: (a) Commercial land uses shall not exceed 66% of the total site area, inclusive of required parking and loading areas.

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M A R Q

VEN ME SE HA

S P R U C E G R O V E

R IN G H A V E N C O S E

C R S E

E A S T L A K E B V S E

B I G S P R I N G S R I S E

MEADOWBROOK DR SE

M O U N T A I N C

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Residential uses shall not exceed 50% of the total site area, inclusive of required parking and landscaped areas. Intensive soft landscaping shall be provided along the entire northern strip of the site to the satisfaction to the Development Officer to buffer adjacent residential development. The buffer shall be thirty (30) metres in width from the north property line to the foundation of the closest building. Access to the site shall be limited and subject to the approval of the Engineering services Department prior to Development Permit issuance. Residential Medium Density Multi Dwelling District (R-4) and Commercial Shopping Centre District (C-2) guidelines apply.

(c)

(d)

(e)

(3)

Residential Medium Density Multi Dwelling District (R-4) guidelines are as follows: (a) Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this district is to provide for a multi-dwelling residential neighbourhood with more than 6 residential dwelling units. The maximum net density of 63 units per net hectare (26 units per net acre) shall be permitted. (b) List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Parking Lots and Parking Structures Private Swimming Pools (c) List of Discretionary Uses: Apartments (more than 6 units) Attached Housing (more than 6 units) Child Care Facilities Lodging Homes (more than 6 units) Residential Occupations Signs Golf Ball Barrier Nets (d) General Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, the following provisions as

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contained within this Section shall apply to every development in this District. (e) Special Requirements for Apartment Buildings, Attached Housing Complexes, and Dwelling Groups: (i) Every dwelling unit shall have its own separate entry and every principal entry shall be directly accessible to ground level. When the development of an apartment building, attached housing complex or a dwelling group is proposed, areas for recreational and landscaping purposes, in addition to those areas needed for buildings, driveways, walkways, and parking spaces shall be provided on site. A minimum of 40% of the area of a site shall be provided for landscaping and recreational purposes. The areas of amenity and recreational facilities within the building including patios, swimming pools, and communal lounges for the free use of the tenants may be used in the calculation of total requirements for recreational landscaping. Each dwelling unit of a multi-dwelling complex shall be provided with a private outdoor amenity space and it shall be provided as follows:

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

Patios and Courtyards: A minimum dimension of 2.4 metres and a minimum area of 7.4 square metres for each dwelling unit located at or below grade. Balconies and Terraces: A minimum dimension of 1.5 metres and a minimum area of 4.5 square metres for each dwelling unit located not more than four storeys above grade; or a minimum dimension of 1.8 metres and a minimum area of 5.6 square metres for each dwelling unit located more than four storeys above grade.

(v)

Private outdoor amenity space shall be located immediately adjacent to and be accessible from the dwelling unit. Private outdoor amenity space shall be designed to provide visual privacy. For senior citizen housing projects, communal indoor amenity space at a minimum of 4.6 square metres per dwelling unit may be substituted for private outdoor amenity space.

(vi)

(vii)

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Where a landscaped area is required, it shall be provided in accordance with a landscape plan and in conformity with the following requirements and standards:
• •

• •

All areas of a site not covered by buildings, parking or internal roadways shall be landscaped; Where a private outdoor amenity space is provided within a required minimum landscaped area, it shall be considered as satisfying both requirements; Existing soft landscaping retained on a site may be considered in fulfilment of the total landscaping requirement; Except for municipal boulevards, trees shall be planted in the overall minimum ratio of one tree per 50 square metres of landscaped area provided. The Municipal Planning Commission or the Development Officer may allow a substitution of the tree requirement with three shrubs per 50 square metres of landscaped area provided; The quality and extent of the landscaping established on a site shall be the minimum standard to be maintained on the site for the life of the development. Adequate means of irrigation shall be provided.

(ix)

The location of recreational and landscaping areas is subject to the approval of the Municipal Planning Commission or Development Officer.

(f)

Minimum Requirements: (i) Area of Site (this includes unit, parking, recreation and landscaping):

Dwelling Units (Apartments):

Bachelor Unit: 100 square metres 1 Bedroom Unit: 124 square metres 2 Bedroom Unit: 179 square metres 3 Bedroom Unit: 204 square metres 4 Bedroom Unit: 204 square metres

Dwelling Units (Attached Houses):
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204 square metres in all other cases 279 square metres for each dwelling unit of attached housing with a side yard abutting a street

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(iii)

Side Yards for Principal Buildings: Laned Sites:
• •

street side of a corner site: 3 metres all other sites – 1.5 metres

(iv)

Side Yards for Principal Buildings: Laneless Sites:
• •

one unobstructed side yard: 3 metres, the other 1.5 metres street side of a corner site: 3 metres

(v) (g)

Rear Yard for Principal Buildings: 5 metres

Maximum Limits: (i) Height of Principal Buildings: a maximum of 3 storeys, not exceeding 10 metres at the eaveline.

(h)

Parking: (i) Parking is to be provided in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(i)

Signs: (i) Signs are regulated by the relevant sections of the land use Bylaw, as amended.

(j)

Additional General and Specific Setbacks. (i) There shall be no above grade decks encroaching in the required rear or side yards on attached housing. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(ii)

(4)

Commercial Shopping Centre District (C-2) guidelines are as follows: (a) Purpose and Intent:

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The purpose and intent of this District is to provide sites for the retail sale of convenience goods and services. (b) List of Permitted Uses: Antenna Structures Signs (c) List of Discretionary Uses: Accessory Buildings and Uses Amusement Arcades Automotive Repair and Service (ancillary to a primary commercial use, not placed at the street front but placed toward the rear area of the site, size of the use oriented to the convenience needs of residents) Business Support Services Child Care Facilities Commercial Schools Dwelling Accommodation (in a mixed use development on ground floor provided it is behind a commercial store front or on a second storey) Entertainment and Cultural Facilities Financial Institutions Food and Beverage Establishments Freestanding Signs Health services (medical, dental, veterinary) Indoor Amusement Faculties Indoor Participant recreation Facilities Offices (administrative, business, professional) Parking Lots and Parking Structures Personal Service Businesses Private Clubs and Organizations Public and Quasi Public Buildings Public and Quasi Public Facilities, Installations, and Facilities Radio and Television Studios Retail Liquor Sales Retail Sales Service Stations, Gas Bars (d) General Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, the following provisions as contained within this Section shall apply to every development in this District. (e)
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(i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (f)

Area of Site: 4050 square metres Front Yard: 6 metres Side Yards: 6 metres Rear Yard: 6 metres Landscaping: 10% of the total site area

Maximum Limits: (i) Height of Buildings: 10 metres

(g)

Parking: (i) Parking is to be provided in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(h)

Signs: (i) Signs are regulated by the relevant sections of the land use Bylaw, as amended.

(i)

Additional General and Specific Setbacks: (i) Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

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Direct Control Six (6)

(1)

Effected Lands: Lots 1 and 2, Block D, Plan 4445K, as generally illustrated on the sketch plan below:

1 AV NE
M A I N S T N
DC

CENTRE AV E
DC Direct Control

(2)

Direct Control Rules: (a) (b) “Parking Lot” shall be added to the list of discretionary uses. R-1C guidelines shall apply.

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Residential Single Dwelling Conservation District (R-1C) guidelines are as follows: (a) Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this district is to: (i) provide for single dwelling housing on existing lots of varying widths and areas; and, to protect lands within the district from new developments which are not in keeping with the character and appearance of existing development; and, to provide for the development of homes of traditional architectural character.

(ii)

(iii)

(b)

The rules within this district shall apply to new construction commenced or applied for after December 17, 1990. List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Antenna Structures Private Garages Removable Structures

(c)

(d)

List of Discretionary Uses: Dwellings – Single Detached (excluding mobile homes) Private Swimming Pools Residential Occupations Signs

(e)

General Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, the following provisions as contained within this Section shall apply to every development in this District.

(f)

Minimum Requirements: (i) Area of Site:

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The minimum area of the site shall be 464.5 square metres, except that no lot shall be created or reduced in area through re-subdivision which would create a new lot from the rear portion of any existing lot.

(ii)

Width of Site:

A minimum of 15 metres, except that no lot shall be created or reduced in area through re-subdivision which would create a new lot from the rear portion of any existing lot.

(iii) (iv)

Front Yard: 5 metres Side Yards for Principal Buildings:

Laned Sites: A minimum width of 2 metres for each side, except that the minimum side yard shall be decreased to 1.2 metres for buildings constructed prior to December 17, 1990. Street Side of a corner site: 3 metres

(v) (vi)

Rear Yard for Principal Buildings: 8 metres Ground Floor Area Per Principal Dwelling Unit (excluding basement):
• • •

79 square metres per unit: single storey dwelling unit which includes a bungalow and a bi-level; 79 square metres being the combined area of any two levels of a split level dwelling unit; 60 square metres of the first storey or ground floor area, with a combined area of 102 m for a two storey dwelling unit.

(g)

Maximum Limits: (i) (ii) Height of Principal Buildings: 9 metres Number of Residential Buildings per Site: 1

(h)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: (i) In addition to the general requirements for landscaping in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, trees shall be provided on site in the overall minimum ratio of 2 trees per site, to be planted in the front yard.

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Parking is to be provided in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(j)

Signs: (i) Signs are regulated by the relevant sections of the land use Bylaw, as amended.

(k)

Additional General and Specific Setbacks: (i) There shall be no above grade decks encroaching in the required rear or side yards on attached housing. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(ii)

(l)

Additional Guidelines Respecting Design, Character and Appearance (i) (ii) Front Drive garages shall not be permitted. Despite other sections of the Land Use Bylaw, the Development Officer shall not grant variances on yards or height. Residential construction shall be, in the opinion of the Approving Authority, traditional in character. The following architectural and design elements may be used to achieve this character:
• • • • • • • •

(iii)

Gabled or Hip roofs, steeper pitches, Multi-paned or mullioned windows, Horizontal clapboard style siding, Front Porches, Natural or Traditional materials, e.g. cedar shakes, brick, etc., Bay or Bow windows, Arched windows, All mechanical roof apparatus to be contained within chimneys structures, Richness of detail as to trim, exposed structural and decorative elements, etc.

(iv)

In addition, site plans shall show the continuation of the architectural theme. Elements which may contribute to this are:

No removal of mature trees,
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Traditional fence and landscaping design, Screened parking area, Compatible design for Accessory Buildings;

(v)

For the purposes of illustration, see the attached Schedule “A” of drawings. These drawings are intended to depict the preferred architectural style.

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Direct Control Seven (7)

(1)

Effected Lands: A portion of SW ¼ 12-27-1-W5M, containing 13.57 hectares (35 acres) more or less, as generally illustrated on the sketch plan below:

RAILWAY AV SW

SW

W S T S Y A W L I A R

M A C K E N Z I E W Y S W

SMITH AV SW

MACKENZIE WY SW

DC

RAILWAY GA SW

DC

Direct Control

(2)

Direct Control Rules: (a) The general land use provisions contained in the relevant general sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, and the Special Requirements of the Permitted and Discretionary Uses of the R-5 District, shall apply unless otherwise noted below: (i) Number of Units: A maximum of 515 units shall be provided.

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A maximum of 35% of the area shall be provided for landscaping and recreational purposes. The areas of amenity and recreation facilities within the building including patios, swimming pools, and communal lounges for the free use of tenants may be used in the calculation of the total requirements for recreational landscaping. The minimum would be reduced from 40% only if the parking requirement is greater than 1.5 stalls per dwelling unit. Building Setbacks:
• • •

(iii)

A minimum of 7.5 metres from 8th Street A minimum of 3.0 metres from the edge of a public access easement and walkways A minimum of 5.0 metres on all other sides.

(iv)

Parking: a minimum of 1.3 stalls per unit plus 0.2 stalls per unit for visitor parking shall be provided. A minimum of 1.5 stalls per unit shall be provided. Delete Section 27, Part VI, 6(a) through (e) from special requirements. Except for the above note conditions, the Municipal Planning Commission will exercise full discretion in the approval of development permits for this use.

(v)

(vi)

(3)

Special Requirements of the Permitted and Discretionary Uses of the R-5 District are as follows: (a) Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this district is to provide for high density multidwelling residential development with more than 10 units. The maximum net density of 118 units per net hectare (48 units per net acre) shall be permitted. Each proposal shall be reviewed on its own merit. (b) List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Private Swimming Pools (c) List of Discretionary Uses: Apartments (more than 10 units) Attached Housing (more than 10 units)

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Child Care Facilities Lodging Homes (more than 10 units) Offices Personal Service Businesses Residential Occupations Retail Store Signs (d) General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, the following provisions as contained within this Section shall apply to every development in this District. (e) General Requirements for Apartment Buildings, Attached Housing Complexes, and Dwelling Groups: (i) Every dwelling unit shall have its own separate entry and every principal entry shall be directly accessible to ground level. When the development of an apartment building, attached housing complex or a dwelling group is proposed, areas for recreational and landscaping purposes, in addition to those areas needed for buildings, driveways, walkways, and parking spaces shall be provided on site. A minimum of 40% of the area of a site shall be provided for landscaping and recreational purposes. The areas of amenity and recreational facilities within the building including patios, swimming pools, and communal lounges for the free use of the tenants may be used in the calculation of total requirements for recreational landscaping. Each dwelling unit of a multi-dwelling complex shall be provided with a private outdoor amenity space and it shall be provided as follows:

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

Patios and Courtyards: A minimum dimension of 2.4 metres and a minimum area of 7.4 square metres for each dwelling unit located at or below grade; Balconies and Terraces: A minimum dimension of 1.5 metres and a minimum area of 4.5 square metres for each dwelling unit located not more than four storeys above grade; or a minimum dimension of 1.8 metres and a minimum area of 5.6 square metres for each dwelling unit

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located more than four storeys above grade;

(v)

Private outdoor amenity space shall be located immediately adjacent to and be accessible from the dwelling unit; Private outdoor amenity space shall be designed to provide visual privacy; For senior citizen housing projects, communal indoor amenity space at a minimum of 4.6 square metres per dwelling unit may be substituted for private outdoor amenity space. Where a landscaped area is required, it shall be provided in accordance with a landscape plan and in conformity with the following requirements and standards:
• •

(vi)

(vii)

(viii)

• •

All areas of a site not covered by buildings, parking or internal roadways shall be landscaped; Where a private outdoor amenity space is provided within a required minimum landscaped area, it shall be considered as satisfying both requirements; Existing soft landscaping retained on a site may be considered in fulfilment of the total landscaping requirement; Except for municipal boulevards, trees shall be planted in the overall minimum ratio of one tree per 50 square metres of landscaped area provided. The Municipal Planning Commission or the Development Officer may allow a substitution of the tree requirement with three shrubs per 50 m of landscaped area provided; The quality and extent of the landscaping established on a site shall be the minimum standard to be maintained on the site for the life of the development. Adequate means of irrigation shall be provided.

(viii)

The location of recreational and landscaping areas is subject to the approval of the Municipal Planning Commission or Development Officer. In addition to those requirements listed above, the following requirements shall apply to retail and/or office developments:

(ix)

Retail and/or office uses shall be limited to the first and second storeys and shall have separate entry from that of the residential component of the building; Retail and/or office uses may be allowed only where a site fronts on a street classified as an arterial.
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(f)

Minimum Requirements: (i) Area of Site (this includes unit, parking, recreation and landscaping): Dwelling Units (Apartments): • • • • • Bachelor Unit: 1 Bedroom Unit: 2 Bedroom Unit: 3 Bedroom Unit: 4 Bedroom Unit: 100 square metres 124 square metres 179 square metres 204 square metres 204 square metres

Dwelling Units (Attached Houses):
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for each dwelling unit of attached housing with a side yard abutting a street: 279 square metres in all other cases: 204 square metres

(ii) (iii)

Front Yard: 6 metres Side Yards for Principal Buildings:
• •

Laned Sites: 3 metres Parking Structure: No side yard is required for an attached parking structure which does not require external maintenance and which is located on the side or rear of the building.

(iv)

Side Yards for Principal Buildings:

Laneless Sites: 3 metres

(v)

Rear Yard
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(vi) (g)
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Site Frontage: 15 metres

Maximum Limits:
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Height of Principal Buildings: a maximum of 6 storeys, not exceeding 16 metres at an eaveline.

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Effected Lands: A portion of the SE ¼ 2-27-1-W5M, as generally illustrated on the sketch plan below:
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Direct Control Rules: (a) (b) The number of residential units is limited to sixty (60). Residential Medium Density Mutli-Family District (R-4) guidelines apply.

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Residential Medium Density Mutli-Family District guidelines are as follows: (a) Purpose and Intent:

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The purpose and intent of this district is to provide for a multi-dwelling residential neighbourhood with more than 6 residential dwelling units. The maximum net density of 63 units per net hectare (26 units per net acre) shall be permitted. (b) List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Parking Lots and Parking Structures Private Swimming Pools (c) List of Discretionary Uses: Apartments (more than 6 units) Attached Housing (more than 6 units) Child Care Facilities Lodging Homes (more than 6 units) Residential Occupations Signs Golf Ball Barrier Nets (d) General Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, the following provisions as contained within this Section shall apply to every development in this District. (e) Special Requirements for Apartment Buildings, Attached Housing Complexes, and Dwelling Groups: (i) Every dwelling unit shall have its own separate entry and every principal entry shall be directly accessible to ground level. When the development of an apartment building, attached housing complex or a dwelling group is proposed, areas for recreational and landscaping purposes, in addition to those areas needed for buildings, driveways, walkways, and parking spaces shall be provided on site. A minimum of 40% of the area of a site shall be provided for landscaping and recreational purposes. The areas of amenity and recreational facilities within the building including patios, swimming pools, and communal lounges for the free use of the tenants may be used in the calculation of total requirements for recreational landscaping.
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(iv)

Each dwelling unit of a multi-dwelling complex shall be provided with a private outdoor amenity space and it shall be provided as follows:

Patios and Courtyards: A minimum dimension of 2.4 metres and a minimum area of 7.4 square metres for each dwelling unit located at or below grade. Balconies and Terraces: A minimum dimension of 1.5 metres and a minimum area of 4.5 square metres for each dwelling unit located not more than four storeys above grade; or a minimum dimension of 1.8 metres and a minimum area of 5.6 square metres for each dwelling unit located more than four storeys above grade.

(v)

Private outdoor amenity space shall be located immediately adjacent to and be accessible from the dwelling unit. Private outdoor amenity space shall be designed to provide visual privacy. For senior citizen housing projects, communal indoor amenity space at a minimum of 4.6 square metres per dwelling unit may be substituted for private outdoor amenity space. Where a landscaped area is required, it shall be provided in accordance with a landscape plan and in conformity with the following requirements and standards:
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(vi)

(vii)

(viii)

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All areas of a site not covered by buildings, parking or internal roadways shall be landscaped; Where a private outdoor amenity space is provided within a required minimum landscaped area, it shall be considered as satisfying both requirements; Existing soft landscaping retained on a site may be considered in fulfilment of the total landscaping requirement; Except for municipal boulevards, trees shall be planted in the overall minimum ratio of one tree per 50 square metres of landscaped area provided. The Municipal Planning Commission or the Development Officer may allow a substitution of the tree requirement with three shrubs per 50 square metres of landscaped area provided; The quality and extent of the landscaping established on a site shall be the minimum standard to be maintained on the site for the life of the development. Adequate means of irrigation shall be provided.
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(ix)

The location of recreational and landscaping areas is subject to the approval of the Municipal Planning Commission or Development Officer.

(f)

Minimum Requirements: (i) Area of Site (this includes unit, parking, recreation and landscaping):

Dwelling Units (Apartments):
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Bachelor Unit: 100 square metres 1 Bedroom Unit: 124 square metres 2 Bedroom Unit: 179 square metres 3 Bedroom Unit: 204 square metres 4 Bedroom Unit: 204 square metres

Dwelling Units (Attached Houses):
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204 square metres in all other cases 279 square metres for each dwelling unit of attached housing with a side yard abutting a street

(ii) (iii)

Front Yard: 5 metres Side Yards for Principal Buildings: (i) Laned Sites:
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street side of a corner site: 3 metres all other sites – 1.5 metres

(iv)

Side Yards for Principal Buildings: (i) Laneless Sites:
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one unobstructed side yard: 3 metres, the other 1.5 metres street side of a corner site: 3 metres

(v) (g)

Rear Yard for Principal Buildings: 5 metres

Maximum Limits:

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Height of Principal Buildings: a maximum of 3 storeys, not exceeding 10 metres at the eaveline.

(h)

Parking: (i) Parking is to be provided in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(i)

Signs: (i) Signs are regulated by the relevant sections of the land use Bylaw, as amended.

(j)

Additional General and Specific Setbacks. (i) There shall be no above grade decks encroaching in the required rear or side yards on attached housing. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(ii)

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Direct Control Nine (9)

Effected Lands: Meridian 5, Range 1, Township 27, Section 12, that portion of the South West quarter which lies to the south of the southerly limit of the roadway on plan 3241K and to the west of the westerly boundary of the station grounds and its production southerly to south boundary of the said quarter section as said westerly boundary is on plan attached to transfer 516F excepting thereout first: that portion covered by part of plan 4000R, secondly: that portion on plan 2996JK, containing 4.64 hectares (11.45 acres) more or less, excepting thereout all mines and minerals, as generally illustrated on the sketch plan below:

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Direct Control Rules: (a) The maximum number of dwelling units on the subject lands shall be fortysix (46).
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(b)

Residential Low Density Multi-Dwelling District (R-3) apply.

(3)

Residential Low Density Multi-Dwelling District (R-3) guidelines are as follows: (a) Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this district is to provide for a minimum of 3 residential dwelling units per building and a maximum of 6 residential dwelling units per building. A maximum net density of 32 units per net hectare (13 units per net acre) shall be permitted. (b) List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Private Garages Private Swimming Pools (c) List of Discretionary Uses: Apartments Attached Housing Child Care Facilities Lodging Homes (maximum of 6 units) Residential Occupations Signs (d) General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, the following provisions as contained within this Section shall apply to every development in this District. (e) Special Requirements for Apartment Buildings, Attached Housing Complexes, and Dwelling Groups: (i) Every dwelling unit shall have its own separate entry and every principal entry shall be directly accessible to ground level. When the development of an apartment building, attached housing complex or a dwelling group is proposed, areas for recreational and landscaping purposes, in addition to those areas needed for buildings, driveways, walkways, and parking spaces shall be provided on site.
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A minimum of 40% of the area of a site shall be provided for landscaping and recreational purposes. The areas of amenity and recreational facilities within the building including patios, swimming pools, and communal lounges for the free use of the tenants may be used in the calculation of total requirements for recreational landscaping. Each dwelling unit of a multi-dwelling complex shall be provided with a private outdoor amenity space and it shall be provided as follows:

(iv)

Patios and Courtyards: a minimum dimension of 2.4 metres and a minimum area of 7.4 square metres for each dwelling unit located at or below grade. Balconies and Terraces: a minimum dimension of 1.5 metres and a minimum area of 4.5 square metres for each dwelling unit located not more than four storeys above grade; or a minimum dimension of 1.8 metres and a minimum area of 5.6 square metres for each dwelling unit located more than four storeys above grade.

(v)

Private outdoor amenity space shall be located immediately adjacent to and be accessible from the dwelling unit; Private outdoor amenity space shall be designed to provide visual privacy; For senior citizen housing projects, communal indoor amenity space at a minimum of 4.6 square metres per dwelling unit may be substituted for private outdoor amenity space.

(vi)

(vii)

(f)

Where a landscaped area is required, it shall be provided in accordance with a landscape plan and in conformity with the following requirements and standards: (i) All areas of a site not covered by buildings, parking or internal roadways shall be landscaped;

(ii)

Where a private outdoor amenity space is provided within a required minimum landscaped area, it shall be considered as satisfying both requirements; Existing soft landscaping retained on a site may be considered in fulfilment of the total landscaping requirement;
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(iv)

Except for municipal boulevards, trees shall be planted in the overall minimum ratio of one tree per 50 square metres of landscaped area provided. The Municipal Planning Commission or the Development Officer may allow a substitution of the tree requirement with three shrubs per 50 metres of landscaped area provided; The quality and extent of the landscaping established on a site shall be the minimum standard to be maintained on the site for the life of the development. Adequate means of irrigation shall be provided. The location of recreational and landscaping areas is subject to the approval of the Municipal Planning Commission or Development Officer.

(v)

(vi)

(g)

Minimum Requirements: (i) Area of Site:

223 square metres of site area shall be provided for one dwelling unit (this includes the unit, parking and landscaping). Except as in 24(6)(a) above, 279 square metres per dwelling unit for attached houses with a side yard abutting a street.

(ii) (iii) (iv)

Width of Site: No Minimum Requirement Front Yard: 5 metres Side Yards for Principal Buildings: Laned Sites:
• •

Street side of a corner site: 3 metres All other sites: 1.5 metres

(v)

Side Yards for Principal Buildings:

Laneless Sites:
• •

One unobstructed side yard: 3 metres, the other 1.5 metres Street side of a corner site: 3 metres

(vi) Rear Yard for Principal Buildings: 5 metres
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(h)

Maximum Limits: (i) Height of Principal Buildings: 9 metres at the eaveline.

(i)

Parking: (i) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 13 of this Bylaw.

(j)

Signs: (i) In this district, signs are regulated by Section 15 of this Bylaw.

(k)

Addition General and Special Setbacks (i) There shall be no above grade decks encroaching in the required rear or side yards. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(ii)

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Direct Control Ten (10)

Effected Lands: A portion of the NW ¼ 36-26-1-W5M containing 25.47 hectares, (62.94 acres) more or less, as generally illustrated on the sketch provided below:

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Direct Control Rules: (a) The General Land Use provisions contained in Sections 12 to 16, of Bylaw 955 and Special Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses of the R-5 District (Section 27, Part IV), shall apply unless otherwise noted below: (i) Number of Dwelling Units: A maximum of 106 units per net hectare (43 units per net acre) shall be permitted.

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Height of Principal Buildings: A maximum of 4 storeys, not exceeding 13 metres at an eaveline.

(3)

Residential High Density Multi-Dwelling District (R-5) guidelines are as follows: (a) Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this district is to provide for high density multidwelling residential development with more than 10 units. The maximum net density of 118 units per net hectare (48 units per net acre) shall be permitted. Each proposal shall be reviewed on its own merit. (b) List of permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Private Swimming Pools (c) List of Discretionary Uses: Apartments (more than 10 units) Attached Housing (more than 10 units) Child Care Facilities Lodging Homes (more than 10 units) Offices Personal Service Businesses Residential Occupations Retail Store Signs (d) General Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, the following provisions as contained within this Section shall apply to every development in this District. (e) Special Requirements for Apartment Buildings, Attached Housing Complexes, and Dwelling Groups: (i) Every dwelling unit shall have its own separate entry and every principal entry shall be directly accessible to ground level. When the development of an apartment building, attached housing complex or a dwelling group is proposed, areas for recreational and landscaping purposes, in addition to those areas needed for
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buildings, driveways, walkways, and parking spaces shall be provided on site.

(iii)

A minimum of 40% of the area of a site shall be provided for landscaping and recreational purposes. The areas of amenity and recreational facilities within the building including patios, swimming pools, and communal lounges for the free use of the tenants may be used in the calculation of total requirements for recreational landscaping. Each dwelling unit of a multi-dwelling complex shall be provided with a private outdoor amenity space and it shall be provided as follows: • • Patios and Courtyards: a minimum dimension of 2.4 metres and a minimum area of 7.4 square metres for each dwelling unit located at or below grade. Balconies and Terraces: a minimum dimension of 1.5 metres and a minimum area of 4.5 square metres for each dwelling unit located not more than four storeys above grade; or a minimum dimension of 1.8 metres and a minimum area of 5.6 square metres for each dwelling unit located more than four storeys above grade;

(iv)

(v)

Private outdoor amenity space shall be located immediately adjacent to and be accessible from the dwelling unit; Private outdoor amenity space shall be designed to provide visual privacy; For senior citizen housing projects, communal indoor amenity space at a minimum of 4.6 square metres per dwelling unit may be substituted for private outdoor amenity space. Where a landscaped area is required, it shall be provided in accordance with a landscape plan and in conformity with the following requirements and standards: • • • All areas of a site not covered by buildings, parking or internal roadways shall be landscaped. Where a private outdoor amenity space is provided within a required minimum landscaped area, it shall be considered as satisfying both requirements. Existing soft landscaping retained on a site may be considered in fulfilment of the total landscaping requirement.
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(vii)

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Except for municipal boulevards, trees shall be planted in the overall minimum ratio of one tree per 50 square metres of landscaped area provided. The Municipal Planning Commission or the Development Officer may allow a substitution of the tree requirement with three shrubs per 50 metres of landscaped area provided. The quality and extent of the landscaping established on a site shall be the minimum standard to be maintained on the site for the life of the development. Adequate means of irrigation shall be provided. The location of recreational and landscaping areas is subject to the approval of the Municipal Planning Commission or Development Officer.

(ix)

In addition to those requirements listed above, the following requirements shall apply to retail and/or office developments: • • Retail and/or office uses shall be limited to the first and second storeys and shall have separate entry from that of the residential component of the building. Retail and/or office uses may be allowed only where a site fronts on a street classified as an arterial.

(f)

Minimum Requirements: (i) Area of Site (this includes unit, parking, recreation and landscaping): • Dwelling Units (Apartments): • Bachelor Unit: 100 square metres 1 Bedroom Unit: 124 square metres 2 Bedroom Unit: 179 square metres 3 Bedroom Unit: 204 square metres 4 Bedroom Unit: 204 square metres

Dwelling Units (Attached Houses): for each dwelling unit of attached housing with a side yard abutting a street: 279 square metres in all other cases: 204 square metres

(ii) (iii)
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Front Yard: 6 metres Side Yards for Principal Buildings:
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Laned Sites: 3 metres Parking Structure: No side yard is required for an attached parking structure which does not require external maintenance and which is located on the side or rear of the building.

(iv)

Side Yards for Principal Buildings: • Laneless Sites: 3 metres

(v)

Rear Yard: • • Principal Buildings: 8 metres Parking Structure: No rear yard is required for an attached parking structure which does not require external maintenance and which is located on the side or rear of the building.

(vi) (g)

Site Frontage: 15 metres

Maximum Limits: (i) Height of Principal Buildings: a maximum of 6 storeys, not exceeding 16 metres at an eaveline.

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Direct Control Eleven (11)

Effected Lands: A portion of Block 2, plan 7910119, containing 0.44 hectares (1.102 acres) more of less, as generally illustrated on the sketch plan below:

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Direct Control Rules: (a) The following discretionary uses are excluded: Child Care Facilities, Dwelling Accommodation, Health Services, and Hotels. Central Business District (CB) guidelines apply.

(b)

(3)

Central Business District (CB) guidelines are as follows:

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Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this district is to provide for commercial retail and office developments serving the City and the surrounding rural areas.

(b)

List of Permitted Uses: Antenna Structures Signs

(c)

List of Discretionary Uses Accessory Buildings and Uses Amusement Arcades Ancillary Financial Services Bars and Pubs Business Support Services Car Rentals Child Care Facilities Commercial Schools Dwelling Accommodation (in a mixed use development on ground floor provided it is located behind a commercial store front or on a second storey) Entertainment and Cultural Establishments Financial Institutions Freestanding Signs Funeral Services Health Services (Medical, Dental, Veterinary – domestic house animals only) Hotel Indoor Amusement Establishments Indoor Participant Recreation Facilities Offices (Administrative, Business, Professional) Parking Lots and Parking Structures Personal Service Businesses Pet Stores Private Clubs and Organizations Public and Quasi-Public Buildings Public and Quasi-Public Utilities, Installations and Facilities Public Transportation with related transfer and terminal facilities Radio, Television and Recording Studios Repair, Rental, or Service of any article or commodity of which the sale and location is allowed in the Central Business District Restaurant (Fast Food Service) Restaurant (Minor) Restaurant (Major)

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Retail Liquor Sales Retail Sales (d) General Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, the following provisions as contained within this Section shall apply to every development in this district. (e) Minimum Requirements: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) Area of Site: 140 square metres Width of Site: 4.5 metres Front Yard: none required Rear Yard: none required Side Yards:
• •

Side adjacent to a residential district: 6 metres All other locations: none required, but if a yard is provided it shall be a minimum of 1.2 metres

(f)

Maximum Limits: (i) Height of Buildings: 15 metres

(g)

Parking: (i) Parking is to be provided in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended. Surface parking will be screened through the provision of low decorative fencing, shrubs, etc.

(ii)

(h)

Landscaping: (i) Landscaping is to be provided in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended. Minimum landscaping requirements will:
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(ii)

enhance store entryways ensure adequate screening
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enhance the pedestrian environment provide a tree canopy along streets and parking facilities

(i)

Signs: In this district, signs are regulated by the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(j)

Additional General and Special Setbacks: Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

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Direct Control Twelve (12)

Effected Lands: A PORTION OF SW ¼ 11-27-1-W5M, CONTAINING 11.918 ha (29.45 acres) MORE OR LESS, as generally illustrated on the sketch plan below:

(2)

Site One (1) Residential Single Dwelling Small Lot Laned District (R-1SL) Guidelines: (a) The permitted and discretionary uses of the Residential Single Dwelling Small Lot Laned District (R-1SL) of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, shall be the permitted and discretionary uses respectively. In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the land use Bylaw, as amended, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district:
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(i)

Prior to the approval of any building permit, development design guidelines shall be reviewed by the Approving Authority. Design guidelines shall include the following general provisions:
• •

(ii)

allowance for a compatible variety of massing, colours and styles; facades adjacent to public roadways, open spaces and parks shall have equal treatment for the purposes of architectural detailing; sidewalks shall be located directly adjacent to curbs in all yards abutting public roadways in order to ensure a substantial and cohesive landscape area except that separated sidewalks shall be provided along the north/south and east/west collector roads, as approved by Engineering Services; porch and portico entries shall have a minimum depth of 1.8 metres and a minimum width of 2.24 metres to allow for useable amenity space; rear parking areas shall be asphalt surfaced and be delineated by an edge treatment that complements the surrounding landscape.

(iii)

Prior to the acceptance of any building permit application by the municipality, the building permit drawings shall be stamped and approved by the developer to ensure conformance with approved development design guidelines. The developer shall place a caveat on the certificate of titles relating to:

(iv)

the style of fencing (and the material type and finish) where required to enclose rear and side yards abutting public roadways and park space; and ensuring that site grading and drainage is maintained as per a lot grading certificate.

(3)

Site Two (2) Residential Single Dwelling Small Lot District (R-1S) Guidelines: (a) The permitted and discretionary uses of the Residential Single Dwelling Small Lot District (R-1S) of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, shall be the permitted and discretionary uses respectively.

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In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the land use Bylaw, as amended, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district: (i) Prior to the approval of any building permit, development design guidelines shall be reviewed by the Approving Authority. Design guidelines shall include the following general provisions:
• •

(ii)

allowance for a compatible variety of massing, colours and styles; facades adjacent to public roadways, open spaces and parks shall have equal treatment for the purposes of architectural detailing; sidewalks shall be located directly adjacent to curbs in all yards abutting public roadways in order to ensure a substantial and cohesive landscape area except that separated sidewalks shall be provided along the north/south and east/west collector roads, as approved by Engineering Services; porch and portico entries shall have a minimum depth of 1.8 metres and a minimum width of 2.24 metres to allow for useable amenity space; rear parking areas shall be asphalt surfaced and be delineated by an edge treatment that complements the surrounding landscape.

(iii)

Prior to the acceptance of any building permit application by the municipality, the building permit drawings shall be stamped and approved by the developer to ensure conformance with approved development design guidelines. The developer shall place a caveat on the certificate of titles relating to:

(iv)

the style of fencing (and the material type and finish) where required to enclose rear and side yards abutting public roadways and park space; and ensuring that site grading and drainage is maintained as per a lot grading certificate.

(v)

The ratio between the front face exposure of the garage and the remainder of the front of the principal building shall not exceed 2:1 less 6 inches on 28 foot wide homes as per the approved development guidelines.

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Site Two (3) Residential Single Dwelling Small Lot District (R-1S) Guidelines: (a) The permitted and discretionary uses of the Residential Single Dwelling Small Lot District (R-1S) of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, shall be the permitted and discretionary uses respectively. In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the land use Bylaw, as amended, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district: (i) (ii) (iii) Lot widths shall be a minimum of 12.2 metres. Minimum lot areas shall be 390.2 metres squared. For the purpose of calculating minimum lot width averages, the lots in Site 2 and Site 3 shall be combined in order to determine the lot width average for Site 2.

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Section 8-14 Direct Control Thirteen (13)

(1)

Effected Lands: A portion of Lot 1, Block 4, Plan 0311839 (within Section 36-26-1-W5M) as illustrated on the sketch plan below:

(2)

Direct Control Rules: (a) Single Dwelling District (R-1) and Single Dwelling Small Lot District (R-1S) guidelines apply.

(3)

Site 1 with Residential Single Dwelling District (R-1) Guidelines are as follows:

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(a) Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this district is to provide for smaller single dwelling housing on narrower lots. This District shall only be applied to lands specified for this use in a comprehensively planned subdivision area. All development within this District shall conform to high standards of appearance and design detail as specified in approved Development Design Guidelines. (b) List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Antenna Structures Dwellings – Single Detached (excluding manufactured homes) Modular Homes – Single Detached Private Garages Private Swimming Pools Removable Structures (c) List of Discretionary Uses: Bed and Breakfast Facilities Common Wall Garages Residential Occupations Signs (d) General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions for residential districts provided by the Land Use Bylaw, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this Direct Control District: (e) Minimum Requirements: (i) (ii) Area of Site: 390 square metres Width of Site: A minimum of 12.2 metres(40.0 ft. ±) where a minimum average lot width of 12.8 metres (42.0 ft. ±) is maintained for all lots within the plan of subdivision.

Notwithstanding the above, all lots located on curves or culde-sacs shall have a minimum frontage of 6 metres.

(iii) (iv)
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Setback for Principle Buildings - Front Yard: 5 metres Setback for Principle Buildings - Side Yards:
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Laned Sites: A minimum width of 1.2 metres for each side Laneless Sites: A minimum width of 1.2 metres for each side, except a minimum of 3 metres for one side yard where no provision is made for a garage or carport Street Side of a Corner Site: 3 metres

(v)

Setback for Principle Buildings - Rear Yard:

Laned Sites: A minimum of 8 metres, except a minimum of 1 metre for rear attached garages not exceeding one storey in height Laneless Sites: 8 metres

(f)

Maximum Limits: (i) Height of Principal Buildings: 9 metres; excluding an elevator housing, mechanical penthouse, chimney or other ancillary structure. Number of Residential Buildings per Site: 1

(ii) (g)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: In addition to the landscaping requirements outlined in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, trees and/or shrubs shall be provided on site in the overall minimum ratio of 2 trees and/or shrubs per site, to be planted in accordance with an approved landscaping plan.

(h)

Parking: (i) Parking is to be provided in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended

(i)

Signs: (i) Signs are regulated by the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(j)

Additional and General Setbacks: (i) Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with the Land Use Bylaw.

(k)

Additional Guidelines Respecting Design, Character, and Appearance:

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(i) Development design guidelines shall be reviewed and approved by the Development Authority and shall include provisions for a compatible variety of massing, colours and styles. Facades adjacent to public roadways, open spaces and parks shall have equal treatment for the purposes of architectural detailing. Prior to the acceptance of any building permit application by the municipality, the building permit drawings shall be stamped and approved by the developer to ensure conformance with approved development design guidelines. Sidewalks shall be located directly adjacent to curbs in all yards abutting public roadways. Removed - B-17/2006. The ratio between the front face exposure of the garage and the remainder of the front of the principal building shall not exceed 2:1. The developer shall place a caveat on the certificates of title relating to the style of fencing (and the material type and finish) where required to enclose rear and side yards abutting public roadways and park space; and ensuring that site grading and drainage is maintained as per a lot grading certificate.

(ii) (iii)

(iv) (v) (vi) (vii)

(4)

Site 2 with Residential Single Dwelling Small Lot (R-1S) District guidelines are as follows: (a) Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this district is to provide for smaller single dwelling housing on narrower lots. This District shall only be applied to lands specified for this use in a comprehensively planned subdivision area. All development within this District shall conform to high standards of appearance and design detail as specified in approved Development Design Guidelines. (b) List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Antenna Structures Dwellings – Single Detached (excluding manufactured homes) Modular Homes – Single Detached Private Garages Private Swimming Pools Removable Structures (c) List of Discretionary Uses: Common Wall Garages

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Residential Occupations Signs (d) General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions for residential districts provided by the Land Use Bylaw, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this Direct Control District. (e) Minimum Requirements: (i) (ii) Area of Site: 361 square metres Width of Site: A minimum of 11 metres (36 ft. ±) where a minimum average site width of 11.6 metres (38 ft. ±) is maintained for all lots within a plan of subdivision.

Notwithstanding the above, all lots located on curves or culde-sacs shall have a minimum frontage of 6 metres.

(iii) (iv)

Setback for Principle Buildings - Front Yard: 5 metres Setback for Principle Buildings – Side Yards:
• •

Laned Sites: A minimum width of 1.2 metres for each side Laneless Sites: A minimum width of 1.2 metres for each side, except a minimum of 3 metres for one side yard where no provision is made for a garage or carport Street Side of a Corner Site: 3 metres

(v)

Setback for Principle Buildings - Rear Yard:

Laned Sites: A minimum of 8 metres, except a minimum of 1 metre for rear attached garages not exceeding one storey in height Laneless Sites: 8 metres

(f)

Maximum Limits: (i) Height of Principal Buildings: 9 metres; excluding an elevator housing, mechanical penthouse, chimney or other ancillary structure. Number of Residential Buildings per Site: 1

(ii) (g)
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(i)

In addition to the landscaping requirements outlined in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, trees and / or shrubs shall be provided on site in the overall minimum ratio of 2 trees and/or shrubs per site, to be planted in accordance with an approved landscaping plan.

(h)

Parking: (i) Parking is to be provided in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(i)

Signs: (i) Signs are regulated by the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(j)

Additional and General Setbacks: (i) Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with the Land Use Bylaw.

(k)

Additional Guidelines Respecting Design, Character, and Appearance: (i) Development design guidelines shall be reviewed and approved by the Development Authority and shall include provisions for a compatible variety of massing, colours and styles. Facades adjacent to public roadways, open spaces and parks shall have equal treatment for the purposes of architectural detailing. Prior to the acceptance of any building permit application by the municipality, the building permit drawings shall be stamped and approved by the developer to ensure conformance with approved development design guidelines. Sidewalks shall be located directly adjacent to curbs in all yards abutting public roadways. Removed – B-17/2006 The ratio between the front face exposure of the garage and the remainder of the front of the principal building shall not exceed 2:1 less six inches.

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(v) (vi)

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(vii) The developer shall place a caveat on the certificate of titles relating to the style of fencing (and the material type and finish) where required to enclose rear and side yards abutting public roadways and park space; and ensuring that site grading and drainage is maintained as per a lot grading certificate.

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Direct Control Fourteen (14)

Effected Lands: A portion of the SW ¼ 11-27-29-W5M, a portion of Lot 1, Block 1, Plan 0410883, and water well site plan 6835 JK, containing 4.489 hectares, (11.092 acres) more or less, as generally illustrated on the sketch plan below:

(2)

Direct Control Rules: (a) The permitted and discretionary uses of the Residential Single Dwelling Small Lot Laned District (R-1SL) of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, shall be the permitted and discretionary uses.
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(b)

In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this District: (i) Development design guidelines for the overall plan area shall be submitted and approved by the City of Airdrie. Design guidelines shall include the following general provisions: allowance for a compatible variety of massing, colours and styles; facades adjacent to public roadways, open spaces and parks shall have equal treatment for the purposes of architectural detailing; sidewalks shall be located directly adjacent to curbs in all yards abutting public roadways in order to ensure a substantial and cohesive landscape area; notwithstanding bullet three above, separated sidewalks shall be provided along the north/south collector standard roadway, as approved by Engineering Services; porch and portico entries shall have a minimum area of 4.03 metres square (43.40 feet square) with the width dimension being no less than 1.67 metres (5 feet 6 inches);

(ii) • • • • •

(c)

Prior to the acceptance of any building permit application by the municipality, the building permit drawings shall be stamped and approved by the developer to ensure conformance with approved development design guidelines. The developer shall place a caveat on the certificate of titles relating to: • • the style of fencing (and the material type and finish) where required to enclose rear and side yards abutting public roadways and park space; and ensuring that site grading and drainage is maintained as per a lot grading certificate.

(d)

(3)

Residential Single Dwelling Small Lot Laned District (R-1SL) Guidelines: (a) Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this district is to provide for smaller single dwelling housing on narrower lots which are serviced by lanes. This District shall only be applied to lands specified for this use in a comprehensively planned subdivision area. All development within this

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District shall conform to high standards of appearance and design detail as specified in approved Development Design Guidelines. (b) List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Antenna Structures Dwellings – Single Detached (excluding manufactured homes) Modular Homes – Single Detached Private Garages Private Swimming Pools Removable Structures (c) List of Discretionary Uses: Common Wall Garages Residential Occupations Signs (d) General Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses: (i) In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this District.

Development design guidelines shall be provided for all dwellings and accessory buildings in a small lot area. Development design guidelines shall be to the satisfaction of the Municipal Planning Commission and shall regulate the provision, co-ordination and integration of the following:
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Streetscape, impact on adjacent sites, outdoor amenity space any other matters considered necessary by the Municipal Planning Commission,

(e)

Minimum Requirements: (i) (ii) Area of Site: 342 square metres Width of Site: A minimum of 9.15 metres

Despite Section 18C (5)(b) above, all lots located on curves or cul-de-sacs shall have a minimum frontage of 6 metres.
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(iii) (f)

Yards: minimum 1.2 metres for all yards.

Maximum Requirements: (i) Height of Principal Buildings: 9 metres excluding an elevator housing, mechanical penthouse, chimney or other ancillary structure. Number of Residential Buildings per Site: 1

(ii) (g)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: (i) In addition to the general landscaping requirements of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, trees and/or shrubs shall be provided on site in the overall minimum ratio of 2 trees and/or shrubs per site, to be planted in accordance with an approved landscaping plan.

(h)

Parking: (i) All lots must be developed with a double concrete parking pad accessed from a paved rear lane.

(i)

Signs: (i) signs are regulated by the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(j)

Additional General and Special Setbacks: (i) Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

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Direct Control Fifteen (15)

(1)

Effected Lands: Lot 1, Block 1, Plan 0412591, as generally shown on the sketch below:

(2)

Direct Control Rules: (a) Purpose and Intent: (i) The purpose and intent of this DC District is to allow for the development of a Seniors Assisted Living Housing Facility. For clarity of interpretation of this Bylaw, the Seniors Assisted Living Housing Facility means:

(ii)

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“a living arrangement in which personal care services such as meals, housekeeping, transportation, and assistance with the activities of daily living are available on an as needed basis”

(b)

List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Seniors Assisted Living Housing Facility (more than 10 units) Offices (accessory to and contained within the Seniors Assisted Living Housing Facility as the principle use) Personal Service Businesses (accessory to and continued within the Seniors Assisted Living Housing Facility as the principle use) Retail Stores (accessory to and contained within the Seniors Assisted Living Housing Facility as the principle use) Signs

(c)

General Requirements for the Permitted Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions for residential districts required by the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, the following additional regulations contained in Sections (5) through (7) below shall apply to this Direct Control District.

(d)

Minimum Requirements (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) Area of Site: 12,153 square metres (3.09 acres) Front Yard Setback for Principle Buildings: 5 metres Side Yards Setback for Principle Buildings: 3 metres Rear Yard Setback for Principle Buildings: 5 metres Site Frontage: 15 metres

(e)

Maximum Limits (i) Height of Principal Buildings: a maximum of 3 storeys, not exceeding 10 metres at an eaveline. Number of Living Units: A maximum of 180 Seniors Assisted Living Housing units are permitted. B-41/2009

(ii)

(f)
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(i)

When applicable, the General Rules for Residential Districts, as amended, shall apply to all development in this district. A minimum of 40% of the total site area shall be provided as soft landscaping and / or for recreational purposes. All soft landscaping is to be developed and maintained in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, and City of Airdrie standards. Parking shall be provided at an overall ratio of .5 stalls per unit. All parking stalls shall be marked and maintained in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended. The distribution of parking stalls for occupants, visitors, and staff shall be to the satisfaction of the City of Airdrie Development Authority. Signs are regulated by the relevant sections of the City of Airdrie Land Use Bylaw, as amended. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with the City of Airdrie Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(v)

(vi)

(vii)

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(1)

Direct Control Sixteen (16)

Effected Lands: All of those lands generally described in the sketch provided below:
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ACACIA DR SE ACACIA DR SE

ACACIA CR SE
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ELK HL SE

ELK HL SE

A L L E N S T S E

ELIZABETH WY SE
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RIDEAU CL SW

M A IN S T S

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EMBERDALE WY SE
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THORBURN DR SE

ERIN DR SE
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EVERGLADE BA SE

300 SPRING HAVEN CO SE

300 BIG SPRINGS CO SE

BIG SPRINGS HL SE

TIPPING CL SE

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EVERGLADE DR SE

400 SPRING HAVEN CO SE

200 BIG SPRINGS CO SE

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MAYFAIR CL SE
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100 SPRINGS CO SE

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Direct Control

(2)

Site One (1) (R-1X-AHC) Land Use Rules: (a) Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this district is to provide for single dwelling housing in a residential environment located in the NE ¼ 1-27-1-W5M. Housing is primarily based on the zero lot line concept which provides access to the rear yard and accessory buildings in a laneless subdivision. This area provides for over dedication of municipal reserve land.

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(b)

Applicability: This section shall apply only to those plans of subdivision approved by the Approving Authority or those areas designated R-1X-AHC prior to May 3, 1983.

(c)

List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Antenna Structures Dwellings – Single Detached (excluding manufactured homes) Private Garages Private Swimming Pools Signs

(d)

List of Discretionary Uses: Residential Occupations

(e)

General Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses: (i) For all zero lot line developments, the side of the principal building that is placed on the lot line shall be constructed in accordance with the current Alberta Building Code and any amendments thereto. In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, the following provisions as contained within this Section shall apply to every development in this District.

(ii)

(f)

Minimum Requirements: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) Area of Site: 341 square metres Width of Site: 11.2 metres Front Yard: 5 metres Side Yards for Principal Buildings - Laned Sites: • • (v) street side of a corner site: 3 metres all other sites: 1.2 metres

Side Yards for Principal Buildings - Laneless Sites:
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• one side being 0 metres where the owner of the adjacent parcel grants, in perpetuity, a 3 metre maintenance easement (including a .6 metre eave and footing encroachment easement) that extends a minimum of 8 metres from the rear property line and continues to the front property line of the adjacent parcel; where a maintenance easement does not benefit a parcel, as determined by the City, one side yard shall be 1.2 metres. the other unobstructed side yard shall be a minimum of 3 metres; street side of a corner site – 3 metres

• • • (vi) (vii)

Rear Yard for Principal Buildings: 8 metres Ground Floor Area Per Principal Dwelling Unit (excluding basement): • • • 79 square metres per unit; single storey dwelling unit which includes a bungalow and a bi-level. 79 square metres being the combined area of any two levels of a split level dwelling unit. 60 square metres of the first storey or ground floor area, with a combined area of 102 square metres for a two storey dwelling unit.

(g)

Maximum Limits: (i) (ii) Height of Principal Buildings: 9 metres Number of Principal Buildings per Site: 1

(h)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: (i) In addition to the general requirements in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, trees shall be provided on site in the overall minimum ratio of 2 trees per site, to be planted in the front yard. Parking: (i) Parking is to be provided in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw , as amended.

(i)

(j)

Signs:

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(i) In this district, signs are regulated by the relevant sections of the land sue Bylaw, as amended.

(k)

Additional General and Special Setbacks: (i) Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw.

(3)

Site Two (2) (R-1XY) Land Use Rules: (a) Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this district is to provide for single dwelling housing in a residential environment. The modified zero lot line concept provides for access to the rear yard and accessory buildings in a laneless subdivision. (b) Applicability: This section shall apply only to those plans of subdivision approved by the Approving Authority or designated R-1XY prior to May 3, 1983. (c) List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Antenna Structures Dwellings – Single Detached (excluding manufactured homes) Modular Homes – Single Detached Private Garages Private Swimming Pools Signs (d) List of Discretionary Uses: Residential Occupations (e) General Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses: (i) For all zero lot line developments, the side of the principal building that is placed on the lot line shall be constructed in accordance with the current Alberta Building Code, and any amendments thereto. In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, the following provisions as contained within this Section shall apply to every development in this District.
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(f)

Minimum Requirements: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) Area of Site: 418 square metres Width of Site: 13.5 metres Front Yard: 5 metres Side Yards for Principal Buildings - Laned Sites: • one unobstructed side being 1.8 metres where the owner of the opposite adjacent parcel grants, in perpetuity, a 1.8 metre access easement that extends a minimum distance of 8 metres from the rear property line and continues to the front property line the other side yard shall be a minimum of 1.2 metres street side of a corner site: 3 metres where there are no benefiting access easements, as determined by the City, one side yard shall be 1.2 metres and the other side yard shall be 3 metres.

• • •

(v)

Side Yards for Principal Buildings - Laneless Sites: • one side being 0 metres where the owner of the adjacent parcel grants, in perpetuity, a 3 metre maintenance easement (including a .6 metre eave and footing encroachment easement) that extends a minimum of 8 metres from the rear property line and continues to the front property line of the adjacent parcel; where a maintenance easement does not benefit a parcel, as determined by the City, one side yard shall be 1.2 metres. the other unobstructed side yard shall be a minimum of 3 metres; street side of a corner site – 3 metres

• • • (vi) (vii)

Rear Yard for Principal Buildings: 8 metres Ground Floor Area Per Principal Dwelling Unit (excluding basement): • • 79 square metres per unit; single storey dwelling unit which includes a bungalow and a bi-level. 79 square metres being the combined area of any two levels of a split level dwelling unit.
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• 60 square metres of the first storey or ground floor area, with a combined area of 102 square metres for a two storey dwelling unit.

(g)

Maximum Limits: (i) (ii) Height of Principal Buildings: 9 metres Number of Principal Buildings per Site: 1

(h)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: (i) In addition to the general requirements in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, trees shall be provided on site in the overall minimum ratio of 2 trees per site, to be planted in the front yard.

(i)

Parking: (i) Parking is to be provided in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw , as amended.

(j)

Signs: (i) In this district, signs are regulated by the relevant sections of the land sue Bylaw, as amended.

(k)

Additional General and Special Setbacks: (i) Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw.

(4)

Site Three (3) (R-MH) Land Use Rules: (a) Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this district is to provide for a Mobile Home residential neighbourhood in which mobile and modular homes are accommodated on an individual lot basis with permanent foundation and individual service connections. (b) Applicability: This section shall apply only to those plans of subdivision approved by the Approving Authority or designated R-MH prior to May 3, 1983.

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(c)

List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Antenna Structures Dwellings – Single Detached (including mobile homes and modular homes) Private Garages Private Swimming Pools Signs

(d)

List of Discretionary Uses: Residential Occupations

(e)

General Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses: (i) In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, the following provisions as contained within this Section shall apply to every development in this District.

(f)

Minimum Requirements: (i) (ii) (iii) Area of Site: 372 square metres Width of Site: 12 metres Front Yard: • • (iv) Mobile homes: 3.5 metres Stick Built and Modular: 5 metres

Side Yards for Principal Buildings: • • a minimum of 1.2 metres for each side except a minimum of 3 metres for one side yard where no provision is made for a garage or carport; street side of a corner site: 3 metres

(vi)

Rear Yard for Principal Buildings: 8 metres • Mobile Homes: 5 metres

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(vii) Ground Floor Area Per Principal Dwelling Unit (excluding basement): • • Mobile Homes: 55 square metres Stick Built and Modular:    79 square metres single storey dwelling unit which includes a bungalow and a bi-level. 79 square metres being the combined area of any two levels of a split level dwelling unit. 60 square metres of the first storey or ground floor area, with a combined area of 102 square metres for a two storey dwelling unit.

(g)

Maximum Limits: (i) (ii) Height of Principal Buildings: 9 metres Number of Principal Buildings per Site: 1

(h)

Special Requirements: (i) Foundation: • • • A modular home shall be placed upon a foundation of concrete or treated wood that complies with the current Alberta Building Code; A mobile home shall be place upon a foundation of concrete, or A mobile home shall be supported by and permanently affixed to piers located at strategic locations beneath the frame of the unit. The base shall be completely skirted. The foundation or piers, and skirting are subject to compliance with the current Alberta Building Code, and C.S.A. Z-240 Regulations, as amended.

(ii)

All mobile homes permitted in this district shall be approved in total by the Canadian Standards Association (C.S.A. Z-240 Regulations, as amended). Architectural Control: • Modular and mobile homes to be located in the district shall be of a quality and design which will enhance the residential environment.
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(i)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: (i) In addition to the general requirements in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, trees shall be provided on site in the overall minimum ratio of 2 trees per site, to be planted in the front yard.

(j)

Parking: (i) Parking is to be provided in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw , as amended.

(k)

Signs: (i) In this district, signs are regulated by the relevant sections of the land sue Bylaw, as amended.

(l)

Additional General and Special Setbacks: (i) Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw.

(5)

Site Four (4) (R-1X) Land Use Rules: (a) Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this district is to provide for single dwelling housing in a residential environment. The zero lot line concept provides for access to the rear yard and accessory buildings in a laneless subdivision. (b) Applicability: This section shall apply only to those plans of subdivision approved by the Approving Authority or designated R-MH prior to May 3, 1983. (c) List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Antenna Structures Dwellings – Single Detached (excluding manufactured homes) Private Garages Private Swimming Pools Signs

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(d)

List of Discretionary Uses: Residential Occupations

(e)

General Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses: (i) For all zero lot line developments, the side of the principal building that is placed on the lot line shall be constructed in accordance with the current Alberta Building Code, and any amendments thereto. In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, the following provisions as contained within this Section shall apply to every development in this District.

(ii)

(f)

Minimum Requirements: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) Area of Site: 420 square metres Width of Site: 13.5 metres Front Yard: 5 metres Side Yards for Principal Buildings: Laned Sites • one side being 0 metres where the owner of the adjacent parcel grants, in perpetuity, a 3 metre maintenance easement (including a .6 metre eave and footing encroachment) that extends a minimum of 8 metres from the rear property line and continues to the front property line of the adjacent parcel. The easement shall be registered against the title of the adjacent parcel and shall be to the satisfaction of the City. where a maintenance easement does not benefit a parcel, as determined by the City, one side yard shall be 1.2 metres. the other unobstructed side yard shall be a minimum of 3 metres. street side of a corner site: 3 metres

• • • (vi) (vii)

Rear Yard for Principal Buildings: 8 metres Ground Floor Area Per Principal Dwelling Unit (excluding basement):

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• • • 79 square metres single storey dwelling unit which includes a bungalow and a bi-level. 79 square metres being the combined area of any two levels of a split level dwelling unit. 60 square metres of the first storey or ground floor area, with a combined area of 102 square metres for a two storey dwelling unit.

(g)

Maximum Limits: (i) (ii) Height of Principal Buildings: 9 metres Number of Principal Buildings per Site: 1

(h)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: (i) In addition to the general requirements in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, trees shall be provided on site in the overall minimum ratio of 2 trees per site, to be planted in the front yard.

(i)

Parking: (i) Parking is to be provided in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(j)

Signs: (i) In this district, signs are regulated by the relevant sections of the land sue Bylaw, as amended.

(k)

Additional General and Special Setbacks: (i) Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

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(1)

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Direct Control Seventeen (17)

Effected Lands: A potion of Block 1, Plan 9510863, within NW ¼ 36-26-1-W5M, containing 2.31 hectares (5.71 acres) more or less, as generally illustrated on the sketch below:

(2)

Direct Control Rules: (a) Residential Single Dwelling (R-1) District guidelines apply.

(3)

Residential Single Dwelling (R-1) District guidelines are as follows: (a) Purpose and Intent:

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The purpose and intent of this district is to provide for residential development in the form of single detached dwelling housing on narrower lots. This District shall be applied only to lands specified for this use. (b) List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Antenna Structures Dwellings – Single Detached (excluding manufactured homes) Modular Homes – Single Detached Private Garages Private Swimming Pools Removable Structures (c) List of Discretionary Uses: Bed and Breakfast Facilities Common Wall Garages Residential Occupations Signs (d) General Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this Direct Control District: (e) Minimum Requirements: (i) (ii) Area of Site: 390 square metres Width of Site: A minimum of 12.2 metres where a minimum average lot width of 12.8 metres is maintained for all lots within the plan of subdivision.

Notwithstanding the above, all lots located on curves or culde-sacs shall have a minimum frontage of 6 metres.

(iii) (iv)

Front Yard for Principal Buildings: 5 metres Side Yards for Principal Buildings:
• •

Laned Sites: A minimum width of 1.2 metres for each side Laneless Sites: A minimum width of 1.2 metres for each side, except a minimum of 3 metres for one side yard where no provision is made for a garage or carport.
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Street Side of a Corner Site: 3 metres

(v)

Rear Yard for Principal Buildings: • • Laned Sites: A minimum of 8 metres, except a minimum of 1 metre for rear attached garages not exceeding one storey in height. Laneless Sites: 8 metres

(f)

Maximum Limits: (i) Height of Principal Buildings: 9 metres excluding an elevator housing, mechanical penthouse, chimney or other ancillary structure. Number of Residential Buildings per Site: 1

(ii) (g)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: (i) In addition to the requirements of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, trees and/or shrubs shall be provided on site in the overall minimum ratio of 2 trees and/or shrubs per site, to be planted in accordance with an approved landscaping plan.

(h)

Signs: (i) Signs are regulated by the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(i)

Additional General and Special Setbacks: (i) Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(j)

Additional Guidelines Respecting Design, Character, and Appearance: (i) Development Design guidelines shall be reviewed and approved by the Development Authority and shall include provisions for a compatible variety of massing, colours and styles. Facades adjacent to public roadways, open spaces and parks shall have equal treatment for the purpose of architectural detailing. Prior to the acceptance of a building permit application by the municipality, the building permit drawings shall be stamped and approved by the developer to ensure conformance with approved development design guidelines.
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(iv)

Sidewalks shall be located directly adjacent to curbs in all yards abutting public roadways. The ratio between the front face exposure of the garage and the remainder of the front of the principal building shall not exceed 2:1. The developer shall place a caveat on the certificates of title relating to the style of fencing (and the material type and finish) where required to enclose rear and side yards abutting public roadways and park space; and ensuring that site grading and drainage is maintained as per a lot grading certificate.

(v)

(vi)

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(1)

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Direct Control Eighteen (18)

Effected Lands: Lot 2, Block 1, Plan 0411653 within the NE ¼ of SEC. 25, TWP. 26, RGE1, West of the 5th Meridian, as generally illustrated on the sketch plan below:
1 0 W 0 A P T L E S R E S T O N E 2 0 W 0 A P T L E S R E S T O N E

MARQUIS PL SE

B V S W

L U X S T O N E

2 Y A W H G I H

BIG HILL SPRINGS RD SW

BIG HILL SPRINGS RD SE

YANKEE VALLEY RD SE

YANKEE VALLEY

COOPERS CL SW
C R O S S I N G G A S W C O O P E R S

COOPERS DR SW

W

COOPERS HT SW

M A I N S T S
C OO PE
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IS C

SHARP HILL WY

DC

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development permit or renew a development permit at any time recognizing the “temporary” nature of the intended use. (b) Discretionary uses within this district include: Temporary Recreational Vehicle Storage (c) All applications for development in this district shall be considered by the Municipal Planning Commission. The size of developments in this district shall be at the discretion of the Municipal Planning Commission. Visibility and Screening: (i) Developments in this district shall be screened from view of the travelling public and adjacent sites with the use of berms, fencing, landscaping or other screening devices, or any combination of screening devices, to the satisfaction of the Municipal Planning Commission. Developments in this district shall not be permitted if, in the opinion of the Municipal Planning Commission, negative visual impact on the travelling public and / or adjacent properties will result.

(d)

(e)

(ii)

(f)

All development in this district shall be landscaped to the satisfaction of the Municipal Planning Commission. Structures: (i) The design, appearance, and location of all structures developed in this district shall be to the satisfaction of the Municipal Planning Commission. Structures developed within this district are not permitted to connect to municipal services.

(g)

(ii)

(h)

Access to development within this district shall be provided to the satisfaction of the Municipal Planning Commission. Signs are permitted in this district and shall be the satisfaction of the Municipal Planning Commission. Any other matters pertaining to site design shall be addressed to the satisfaction of the Municipal Planning Commission at the time of development permit application.
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(k)

Upon the expiry of a development permit, or the refusal for an extension of a development permit, the owner shall submit to the Approving Authority an environmental report, prepared by a qualified environmental consulting firm and prepared using the standards employed by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) and the Alberta Environmental Protection Act (EPA), that assesses the environmental quality of the subject lands and, if deemed necessary, establishes a plan and schedule for the remediation / reclamation of any lands, all to be competed by the land owner(s) to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority prior to any further development or redevelopment of the lands occurring.

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(1)

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Direct Control Nineteen (19)

Effected Lands: A portion of Lot 2, Block 1, Plan 0412940 within SE ¼ 13-27-1-W5M containing 9.476 hectares (23.42 acres) more of less, as generally illustrated on the sketch plan below:
2 Y A W H G I H 0 1 D R E G R

GA T

I ER

NW

STONEGATE DR NW

O S K C I D

N R T N O S N E V E T S N

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STONEGATE DR NW

AIRDRIE RD NE

SUNRIDGE CR NW FLETT DR NE

100 FLETT PL NE

200 F LE T T PL NE

FLETT CR NE

S U N C R L I D N G W E

6 AV NW HAWKEY CR NE JENSEN CR NE FLETT DR NE

F L E R T D C N H W E R

R G E R D 2 9 3 2 Y A W H G I H

M A I N S T N

McCRACKEN CR NE

JENSEN PL NE
J E N S E N D R N E

ROADWAY
5 AV NW FARR CR NE

JENSEN CR NE

1 S T N W

4 AV NW

JENSEN DR NE
N E S S TE N HN E GE IL J N EP HS O T C H G I E H N E S N E J

C R OPL N W D XFO R

3 AV NE

2 AV NW

2 AV NE

2 AV NE

DC

Direct Control

(2)

Direct Control Rules: (a) Regional Commercial District (R-3) and direct control guidelines apply.

(3)

Regional Commercial District C-3) guidelines are as follows:

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W N L C E T A G E N O T S

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Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for large-scale commercial use buildings along the Highway #2 Corridor that provide goods and services to the entire community and surrounding region. The district accommodates development that cannot feasibly locate in other commercial nodes of the City due to land area and access requirements. Uses in this district incorporate quality signage, landscaping, site design, and building appearance.

(b)

List of Permitted Uses: Health Services (Medical, Dental, Veterinary – domestic house animals only) Indoor Participant Recreation Facilities Parking Lots and Parking Structures Retail Liquor Sales Service Stations, Gas Bar, Car Wash Super Centres Outdoor Garden Centres

(c)

List of Discretionary Uses: Accessory Buildings and Uses Automotive Sales and Rentals Bus Depots Cremation and Interment Services Commercial and Trade Schools and Training Centres Equipment Rentals Freestanding Signs Hotels, Motels Pet Stores Public and Quasi-Public Buildings Public and Quasi Public Facilities, Installations and Facilities Restaurant (Fast Food Service) Restaurant (Major) Warehouse Retail

(d)

General Requirements: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, the following provisions as contained within this Section shall apply to every development in this District.

(e)

Minimum Requirements:

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Area of Site:
• •

For Restaurants and Service Stations: 2023 square metres (.20 hectares) For all other uses: 16,187 square metres (1.61 hectares)

(ii) (iii) (iv) (v)

Front Yard: 6 metres Side Yards: 1.2 metres Rear Yard: 6 metres Building Area:
• •

For Restaurants, Service Stations, and Retail Liquor Sales excluding Gas Bars: 232 square metres For all other uses: 743 square metres

(f)

Limits: (i) Height of Buildings: 15 metres, excepting hotels and motels which shall be 25 metres. Floor Area Ratio: The maximum floor area ratio for all uses shall be 1.0 times site area. The minimum floor area ratio for all retail uses shall be 0.25 of which a maximum of .05 may be used to accommodate restaurants.

(ii)
• •

(g)

Parking: (i) Parking is to be provided at a minimum of 1 parking stall per 23 square metres of GFA. Surface parking will be screened through the provision of low, decorative fencing and/or landscaping. All parking lot islands shall be landscaped in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw.

(ii)

(iii)

(h)

Design Standards:

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In addition to the provisions set out in other sections of the Land Use Bylaw, the following design standards shall apply to every development in this district: Landscaping:
• •

Landscaping shall be a minimum of 10% of the site area. Landscaping shall be of superior design and quality reflecting the high visibility nature of sites along the Highway #2 Corridor, to the satisfaction of the Development Authority. Parking lots exceeding 50 parking stalls shall provide parking lot islands, and a parking lot island for every 25 additional stalls, which shall contain a minimum of two (2) trees per island. The applicant shall provide an estimate of the cost of landscaping including all site work and irrigation work to the Development Authority as part of any Development Permit Application. A Letter of Credit shall be provided for 100% of the established costs of Landscaping, which shall be held by the City of Airdrie until such time as it has been determined that all landscaping, has been provided and has survived at least one season. All parking lots shall be screened from major roads with a minimum 6 meter landscaped area.

Building Design - Facades:
• •

Building facades shall be articulated through wall projections and recessions. Animating features such as arcades, display windows, entry ways, and awnings shall be included as part of the building façade. Buildings shall have architectural features and patterns that are visually interesting, that reduce massive aesthetic affects, and that recognize local character.

Building Design - Roofs:
• •

Roofs shall be designed through the use of changes in height and styles. Roof design shall conceal flat roofs and rooftop equipment.

Building Design - Materials and Colours:

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Building materials and colours shall be compatible with adjoining neighbourhoods. A variety of building materials and colours shall be used.

Building Design - Entryways:

Entryways shall be articulated so that a clear presence to the street is created.

Building Design - Lighting:

All lighting shall be designed in accordance with CPTED principles. External area lighting shall be designed in such a way that glare over adjacent communities is reduced.

Building Design - Signs:

All signage shall meet the regulations of Section 15 of the Land Use Bylaw and be of superior design and quality reflecting the high visibility nature of the Highway #2 Corridor. Signs shall be integrated with the building façade through colour and graphic style.

Building Design - Pedestrian Environment:

Buildings shall include design elements providing weather protection to pedestrians including but not limited to awnings, canopies, and screening. Internal pedestrian movement and safety shall be enhanced through the provision of crosswalk areas, crosswalk treatments, and external pedestrian linkages.

(i)

Additional General and Special Setbacks: (i) Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 12 of this Bylaw.

(j)

Outside Storage: (i) No outside storage of materials is allowed in this District, except for seasonal displays and outdoor garden centres.

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Direct Control Twenty (20)

Effected Lands: Lot 2, Block 2, Plan 0010851, as generally illustrated on the sketch plan below:

(2)

Direct Control Rules: (a) Community Commercial District (C-2) guidelines apply.

(3)

Community Commercial District (C-2) guidelines are as follows: (a) Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide sites for the retail sale of convenience goods and services. (b) List of Permitted Uses: Antenna Structures Signs (c) List of Discretionary Uses:

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Accessory Buildings and Uses Amusement Arcades Automotive Repair and Service (ancillary to a primary commercial use, not placed at the street front but placed toward the rear area of the site, size of the use oriented to the convenience needs of residents) Business Support Services Child Care Facilities Commercial Schools Dwelling Accommodation (in a mixed use development on ground floor provided it is behind a commercial store front or on a second storey) Entertainment and Cultural Facilities Financial Institutions Food and Beverage Establishments Freestanding Signs Health services (medical, dental, veterinary) Indoor Amusement Faculties Indoor Participant recreation Facilities Offices (administrative, business, professional) Parking Lots and Parking Structures Personal Service Businesses Private Clubs and Organizations Public and Quasi Public Buildings Public and Quasi Public Facilities, Installations, and Facilities Radio and Television Studios Retail Liquor Sales Retail Sales Service Stations, Gas Bars (d) General Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, the following provisions as contained within this Section shall apply to every development in this District. (e) Minimum Requirements: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v)
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(f)

Maximum Limits: (i) Height of Buildings: 10 metres

(g)

Parking: (i) Parking is to be provided in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(h)

Signs: (i) Signs are regulated by the relevant sections of the land use Bylaw, as amended.

(i)

Additional General and Specific Setbacks: (i) Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

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(1)

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Direct Control Twenty One (21)

Effected Lands: A Portion of Lot 11MSR, Block 7, Plan 831 0768 MORE OR LESS, as generally illustrated on the sketch plan below:

(2)

Highway Commercial District (C-HWY) Guidelines are as follows: (a) Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for a limited range of commercial uses for the benefit of the travelling public. This district shall have a high standard of appearance, facilities, and performance. (b) List of Permitted Uses Antenna Structures Signs (c) List of Discretionary Uses: Accessory Buildings and Uses Amusement Arcades Ancillary Financial Services

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Bus Depots Freestanding Signs Hotels Motels Parking Lots and Parking Structures Public and Quasi-Public Buildings Public and Quasi Public Utilities, Installations and Facilities Restaurants (Fast Food) Restaurants (Minor) Restaurant (Major) Tourist Information Centres (d) General Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses: (i) In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant section of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, the following provisions as contained within this Section shall apply to every development in this District.

(e)

Minimum Requirements: (i) Area of site:
• •

For hotels and motels: 2,230 square metres For all other uses: 464 square metres

(ii)

Front Yard: 10 metres.

Notwithstanding the above, gas pumps shall have a front yard of 4.5 metres

(iii)

Side Yards: none required, but if a yard is provided it shall be a minimum of 1.2 metres Rear Yard: 8 metres

(iv) (f)

Landscaping: (i) Landscaping shall be 10% of the total site area of which a minimum of 6 metres of landscape frontage shall be provided along fronting roads. Additional landscaping for rear yards that are visible from Highway 2 may be required at the discretion of the Development Officer or the Municipal Planning Commission.

(ii)

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Maximum Limits: (i) Height of Buildings: 10 metres, excepting Hotels and Motels which shall be 25 metres

(h)

Parking: (i) Parking is to be provided in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended. One hundred percent (100%) onsite parking shall be provided.

(ii) (i) Signs: (i)

Signs are regulated by the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(j)

Additional General and Special Setbacks: (i) Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with the relevant sections of the land use Bylaw, as amended.

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(1) Effected Lands:

DIRECT CONTROL SITES
Direct Control Twenty Three (23)

Condominium Plan 0510132, within a portion of SW ¼ 1-27-1-W5M, containing 0.835 hectares (2.06 acres) more or less, as generally illustrated on the sketch plan below:

LUXSTONE

E I G H T H S T S W

BAYSIDE

DC BIG HILL SPRINGS RD SW

COOPER'S CROSSING

Not to Scale

(2)

Direct Control Rules: (a) (b) School, Commercial is added to the list of discretionary uses. School, Commercial uses are limited to activities that take on office and / or classroom functions and appearances including for purposes on interpretation but not limited to uses such as adult learning schools, dance schools, and martial arts schools and the like. Uses sometimes associated with the general Schools, Commercial use group such as mechanic schools, driving schools, or other schools related to specific trades are not permitted on this site. No outside activities are permitted in association with School, Commercial uses.
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(e) (3)

School, Commercial uses are limited to the second floor only.

Neighbourhood Commercial District (C-1) guidelines are as follows: (a) Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide sites for the retail sale of convenience goods and services to the surrounding neighbourhood. (b) List of Permitted Uses: Antenna Structures (c) List of Discretionary Uses: Accessory Buildings and Uses Bars and Neighbourhood Pubs Child Care Facilities Convenience Retail Stores Health Services (Medical, Dental, Veterinary – domestic house animals only) Parking Lots Personal Service Businesses Public and Quasi Public Facilities, Installations and Facilities Public and Quasi-Public Buildings Restaurants, Major Restaurants, Minor Retail Sales School, Commercial Service Stations, Gas Bars, Car Washes Signs (d) General Requirements: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 5-1 of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, the provisions contained in Sections 5-5(5) through 5-5(8) below shall apply to every development in this District. (e) Minimum Requirements: (i) (ii) Front yard: 6 metres. Side yards: 6 metres.

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Rear yard: 6 metres.

Maximum Limits: (i) (ii) Area of site: 8,500 square metres. Height of buildings: 9 metres.

(g)

Landscaping Requirements: (i) Landscaping is to be provided in accordance with Sections 3-3 and 5-1 of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(h)

Other Requirements: (i) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended. Signs are regulated by Section 3-4 of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(ii)

(iii)

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(1) Effected Lands:

DIRECT CONTROL SITES
Direct Control Twenty Four (24)

A PORTION OF Lot A, Plan 0511583 and Lot 2, Plan 4000R CONTAINING 1.14 ha (2.8 acres) MORE OR LESS, as generally illustrated on the sketch plan attached as Schedule “A” to this Bylaw from Urban Holdings District (UH) to:
8 0 1
112 116 104

RAILWAY AV SW
151

1 0 5
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DC/CB guidelines District guidelines

Direct Control with Central Business

Not to Scale

(2)

Direct Control Rules: (a) Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this district is to provide for a residential /retail / office mixed use development area in the City’s downtown, consisting of a maximum of 80 Residential units in a mixed use development on ground floor provided it is located behind a commercial store front or on a second storey and approximately 10000 sq. ft Retail / Office Mixed Use units - as described and illustrated in Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan (DTARP), depict the approximate positioning of the Retail, Office and Residential/Mixed Use units.

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List of Permitted Uses: Antenna Structures

(4)

List of Discretionary Uses: Accessory Buildings and Uses Amusement Arcades Bars and Neighbourhood Pubs Business Support Services Car Rental Facilities Child Care Facilities Dwelling Accommodation (in a mixed use development on ground floor provided it is located behind a commercial store front or on a second storey) Entertainment and Cultural Establishments Financial Institutions, Ancillary Financial Institutions Funeral Homes Health Services (Medical, Dental, Veterinary – domestic house animals only) Hotels Offices (Administrative, Business, Professional) Parking Lots and Parking Structures Personal Service Businesses Pet Stores Private Recreation Clubs Public and Quasi-Public Buildings Public and Quasi-Public Utilities, Installations and Facilities Radio, Television Stations and Recording Studios Recreation Facilities, Indoor Repair, Rental, or Service of any article or commodity of which the sale and location is allowed in the Central Business District Restaurants, Fast Food Service Restaurants, Major Restaurants, Minor Retail Liquor Sales Retail Sales Schools (Limited) Schools, Commercial Signs

(4)

General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary Uses:

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In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 5-1 of this Bylaw, the provisions contained in Sections 5-2(5) through 52(8) below shall apply to every development in this District. (5) Minimum Requirements: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) Area of site: 140 square metres. Width of site: 4.5 metres. Front yard: none required. Rear yard: none required. Side yards (adjacent to a Residential District): 6 metres. Side yards: none required, but if a yard is provided it shall be a minimum of 1.2 metres.

(6)

Maximum Limits: (a) Height of buildings: 17 metres.

(7)

Landscaping Requirements: (a) Landscaping is to be provided in accordance with Sections 3-3 and 5-1 of this Bylaw. In addition to Section 5-2(7)(a), landscaping must: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) Enhance store entryways, Ensure adequate screening, Enhance the pedestrian environment, and Provide a tree canopy along streets and parking facilities.

(b)

(8)

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Surface parking must be screened to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Signs are regulated by Section 3-4 of this Bylaw. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw.

(c) (d)

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Section 8-26
(1) Effected Lands:

Direct Control Twenty Five (25)

Part of SW ¼ of 1-27-1-5 containing 3.73 hectares (9.22 acres) more or less, as generally illustrated on the sketch plan below:

R-1S

P-1

R-1SL

R-4 P-1

DC with R-1S

Not to Scale

(2)

Direct Control Rules: (a) Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for residential development in the form of single-detached dwellings. (b) List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Dwellings, Single-Detached (excluding Manufactured Homes) Group Homes, Limited Golf Ball Barrier Nets Modular Homes, Single-Detached Movable Structures Swimming Pools, Private (c) List of Discretionary Uses:

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Bed and Breakfast Facilities Common Wall Garages Group Homes Home Occupations (d) General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 4-1 of this Bylaw, the regulations outlined in Section 4-3(5) through 4-3(8) below shall apply to every development in this district. (e) Minimum Requirements: (i) (ii) Area of site: 331 square metres. Width of site: 13.11 metres.

Despite Section 4-3(5)(b), all lots located on curves or cul-de-sacs shall have a minimum frontage of 6 metres.

(iii) (iv) (v) (vi)

Front yard: 5.1 metres. Side yards: 1.2 metres. Side yards (street side of a corner site): 3 metres. Side yard (when no garage or lane is provided): 3 metres for one side yard. Rear yard: 7.75 metres.

(vii)

Despite Section 4-3 (5) (g), a 1.2 metre setback for rear attached garages not exceeding 1 storey in height is required. Despite Section 4-3(5)(g)(i), where a rear attached garage exceeds 1 storey in height, setbacks required for the principal building shall be met.

(e)

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(ii) (iii)

Number of residential buildings per site: 1. Coverage of Site:
• • • •

Principal buildings (no garage attached): 40% Principal buildings (garage attached): 45% Accessory buildings: 15% Total principal and accessory buildings: 45%

(f)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: (i) The general requirements for landscaping contained in Sections 3-3 and 4-1(7) of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, apply to this District. In addition, a minimum of 2 trees shall be planted on each lot unless otherwise provided for on an approved landscaping plan.

(ii)

(g)

Other Requirements: (i) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended. House/Garage Ratio: The ratio between the front face exposure of the garage and the remainder of the front of the principal building shall not exceed 2:1.

(ii)

(iii)

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(1)

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Direct Control Twenty Seven (27)

Effected Lands: A portion of SE 13-27-1-W5M containing 27.04 hectares (66.85 acres) more or less, as generally described on the sketch plan below:

(2)

Direct Control Rules: a. Intensive soft landscaping shall be provided for all lands adjacent to Main Street North, Veterans Boulevard, and all internal roads in accordance with City of Airdrie standards and to the satisfaction to the Approving Authority. Access to all sites may be limited by and shall be subject to the approval of the City of Airdrie Engineering Services Department prior to Development Permit issuance. The maximum allowable development within the combined Gateway NSP (Stage 1) and Gateway NSP (Stage 2) lands is approximately 250,000 square feet of Commercial development and 1,000,000 square feet of Industrial development. These maximums shall not be exceeded unless supported through appropriate traffic impact analyses.

b.

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d.

All development in this Direct Control (DC) District shall comply with the requirements of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, unless otherwise outlined as exceptions in Section (3) below.

(3)

Industrial Business Park One (IB-1) District and Industrial Business Park Two (IB-2) District Exceptions: a. A maximum Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 1.0 FAR is permitted provided the total building square footage for the entire area covered by this Bylaw does not exceed 840,000 square feet. Notwithstanding the above, the maximum building area may be adjusted at the discretion of the Approving Authority based on the use specific criteria and the demonstrated availability of road volume capacities, to the overall satisfaction of the City of Airdrie.

e.

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Section 8-29
(1)

Direct Control Twenty Eight (28)

Effected Lands: Part of the Southwest Quarter Section Fourteen (14), Township TwentySeven (27), Range One (1), West of the Fifth (5th)Meridian (Pt. SW-14-271-W5), as generally illustrated on the sketch plan below:

(2)

Direct Control Guidelines are as follows: (a) Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this district is to provide for a senior’s housing complex. (b) For the purposes of interpretation, a senior’s housing complex is defined as a facility which included the following housing forms and
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uses on the same site:
• • • •

Accessory uses necessary to the functions of the facility, retirement home units, assisted living units, and nursing home units.

(c)

List of Permitted Uses: Antenna Structures

(d)

List of Discretionary Uses: Accessory Buildings and Uses Seniors Housing Complex Signs

(e)

General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw as amended, the provisions contained in Sections 2(f) through 2(i) below shall apply to every development in this District.

(f)

Minimum Requirements: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) Site area: To the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Front yard: 5 metres. Side yard: 3 metres. Side yard (laned sites): 1.5 metres. Side yard (street side of a corner site): 3 metres. Rear yard: 5 metres. Building separation for retirement home (bungalow and / or two storey) units: 3.0 metres.

(g)

Maximum Limits: (i) Building height: a maximum of 5 storeys, not exceeding 16 metres at the eave line.

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The building massing shall be stepped up from 2 storeys to a maximum of 5 storeys for the southern face of the high density senior’s complex building.

(i)

Special Requirements for the senior’s housing complex include the following: (i) The design, character, and appearance of a senior’s complex shall be to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Landscaping for senior’s complexes shall be provided in accordance with the relevant section of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended. A minimum of 40% of the site shall be provided as landscaping. A minimum of 6 metres of landscaping shall be provided along all fronting roads. Parking for the assisted living and nursing home portions of a senior’s housing complex shall be provided at an overall ratio of 0.5 stalls per unit. Parking for the retirement home (bungalow and / or two storey units) portions of the senior’s housing complex shall be provided at an overall ratio of 1.5 stalls per unit. Signs for senior’s complexes are regulated by Section 3-4 of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended.

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(v)

(vi)

(vii)

(viii)

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(1) Effected Lands:

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Direct Control Twenty-Nine (29)

Plan 061 3904, Block 7, Lot 13 (containing approximately +/- 3.7 acres), as generally illustrated on the sketch plan below:

(2)

Direct Control Guidelines are as follows: (a) Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for a high density multi-dwelling residential development project. (b) List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings and Uses Apartments (c) List of Discretionary Uses: Signs (d) General Requirements for the Permitted and Discretionary Uses:
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In addition to the general land use provisions contained in the relevant sections of the Land Use Bylaw as amended, the provisions contained in Sections 2(d) through 2(j) below shall apply to every development in this District. (e) Minimum Requirements: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (f) Front yard: 6 metres. Side yards: 3 metres. Rear yard: 8 metres. Site frontage: 15 metres. Density: 26 units per acre.

Maximum Limits: (i) Height of principal buildings: a maximum of 6 storeys, not exceeding 16 metres at an eaveline. Density: 52 units per acre.

(ii) (g)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: (i) Every dwelling unit shall have its own separate entry and every principal entry shall be directly accessible to ground level. When the development of an apartment building, attached housing complex or a dwelling group is proposed, areas for recreational and landscaping purposes, in addition to those areas needed for buildings, driveways, walkways, and parking spaces shall be provided on site. A minimum of 40% of the area of a site shall be provided for landscaping and recreational purposes. The areas of amenity and recreational facilities within the building including patios, swimming pools, and communal lounges for the free use of the tenants may be used in the calculation of total requirements for recreational landscaping. Each dwelling unit of a multi-dwelling complex shall be provided with a private outdoor amenity space and it shall be provided as follows:
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Patios and Courtyards:  A minimum dimension of 2.4 metres and a minimum area of 7.4 square metres for each dwelling unit located at or below grade.

(vi)

Balconies and Terraces:  A minimum dimension of 1.5 metres and a minimum area of 4.5 square metres for each dwelling unit located not more than 4 storeys above grade, A minimum dimension of 1.8 metres and a minimum area of 5.6 square metres for each dwelling unit located more than 4 storeys above grade.

(vii)

Private outdoor amenity space shall be located immediately adjacent to and be accessible from the dwelling unit. Private outdoor amenity space shall be designed to provide visual privacy. Except for developments where all dwellings have frontage of public roadways, for those developments with less than 20 dwelling units, in addition to required private outdoor amenity space, a minimum of 2.5 metres of amenity area per dwelling unit shall be provided as communal recreation space, and be aggregated into areas of not less than 50 square metres.

(viii)

(ix)

(h)

Where a landscaped area is required, it shall be provided in accordance with a landscape plan and in conformity with the following requirements and standards: (i) All areas of a site not covered by buildings, parking or internal roadways shall be landscaped. Where a private outdoor amenity space is provided within a required minimum landscaped area, it shall be considered as satisfying both requirements. Existing soft landscaping retained on a site may be considered in fulfilment of the total landscaping requirement. Except for municipal boulevards, trees shall be planted in the overall minimum ratio of 1 tree per 35 square metres of

(ii)

(iii)

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landscaped area and 1 tree per 20 square metres of required parking area islands.  Despite Section 2(h)(iv), a substitution of the tree requirement with a combination of trees and shrubs to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority may be permitted in accordance with Section 3-3(2)(d) of this Bylaw.

(i)

The location of recreational and landscaping areas is subject to the approval of the Approving Authority. Other Requirements: (i) The design, character, and appearance of the high density multi-dwelling development project, shall be to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw, except, in attaining the on-site parking requirements for the additional maximum density proposed by the development project, tandem parking stalls may be considered in the design of the underground parking areas of the development project. The location and design of tandem parking stalls shall be to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Signs are regulated by Section 3-4 of this Bylaw. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw, as amended.

(j)

(ii)

(iii) (iv)

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Section 8-31

Direct Control Thirty (30)

(1)

Affected Lands: Approximately 4.0 ha (+/- 10 acres) within the SE¼ of Sec. 35, Twp. 26, Rge. 1, West of the 5th Meridian, as generally illustrated on the attached plan.

(2)

Direct Control Rules: (a) Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this DC District is to allow for the development of a Temporary Home Assembly Plant. The home assembly plant allows houses to be constructed and assembled inside a factory (in a controlled environment), moved by a vehicle transporter to a specified lot where the home is then positioned on the foundation. The home assembly plant is temporary in nature and will be disassembled and relocated once build-out is achieved within the development. This use is subject to a new development permit approval being obtained a minimum of once every five years. The approval or extension of a development permit for this use is at the discretion of the Approving Authority. No uses that are likely to become a nuisance by reason of the emission of odour, dust, smoke, gas, fumes, refuse matter, wastes, or water-carried waste; or by reason of vibration; or is likely to create a hazard to persons on the property, are to be carried on in this District. (b) Discretionary uses within this district include: Temporary Home Assembly Plant with associated material storage.

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(c)

All applications for development in this district shall be considered by the Approving Authority. The size of developments in this district shall be at the discretion of the Approving Authority. Visibility: (i) Developments in this district shall use berms, fencing, landscaping, and/or other visual techniques to the satisfaction of the City to screen any outdoor storage and to improve the appearance for the traveling public and adjacent sites.

(d)

(e)

(f)

All development in this district shall be landscaped to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Structures: (i) (ii) The design, appearance, and location of all structures developed in this district shall be to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Structures developed within this district are permitted to connect to municipal services.

(g)

(h)

Access to development within this district shall be provided to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Signs are permitted in this district and shall be to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority. Any other matters pertaining to site design shall be addressed to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority at the time of development permit application.

(i)

(j)

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(k)

Upon the expiry of a development permit, or the refusal for an extension of a development permit, the owner shall submit to the Approving Authority an environmental report, prepared by a qualified environmental consulting firm and prepared using the standards employed by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) and the Alberta Environmental Protection Act (EPA), that assesses the environmental quality of the subject lands and, if deemed necessary, establishes a plan and schedule for the remediation / reclamation of any lands, all to be completed by the landowner(s) to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority prior to any further development or redevelopment of the lands occurring.

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Section 8-32

Direct Control Thirty One (31)

(1)

Affected Lands: Lots 7 and 8, Block 1, Plan 1127O containing 0.120 hectares (0.298 acres) more or less, as generally illustrated on the sketch below:

(2)

Direct Control Rules: (a) Central Business Transition District (CBT) and direct control guidelines apply.

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(b)

Discretionary uses within this district include: Restaurants - Major

(c)

All applications for development in this district shall be considered by the Approving Authority.

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(1)

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Direct Control Thirty-Two (32)

Affected Lands: Plan 981 3379, Block 2, Lot 1 (containing approximately +/- 4.51 acres), and the South East ¼ Section 2, Township 27, Range 1, West of the 5th meridian (containing approximately +/- 5.73 acres) as generally illustrated on the sketch plan below:

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The purpose and intent of this District is to provide sites for the retail sale of convenience goods and services to the community at large. (3) List of Permitted Uses Antenna Structures

(4)

List of Discretionary Uses Accessory Buildings and Uses Amusement Arcades Business Support Services Child Care Facilities Convenience Retail Store Dwelling Accommodation (in a mixed use development on ground floor provided it is located behind a commercial store front or on a second storey) Health Services (Medical, Dental, Veterinary) Personal Service Businesses Private Recreation Clubs Public and Quasi-Public Buildings Public and Quasi Public Facilities, Installations and Facilities Restaurant (Minor) Restaurant (Major) Retail Liquor Sales Retail Sales Service Stations, Gas Bars, Car Wash Signs

(5)

General Requirements In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 5-1 of this Bylaw, the provisions contained in subsections 4 through 9 below shall apply to every development in this District.

(6)

Minimum Requirements (a) (b) (c) (d) Area of Site: 8,500 square metres Front Yard: 6 metres Side Yards: 6 metres Rear Yard: 6 metres

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Maximum Requirements (a) (b) Area of Site: 16,187 square metres Height of Buildings: 10 metres

(8)

Design Standards (a) Landscaping: is to be provided in accordance with Sections 3-3 and 5-1 of this Bylaw.

(b)

Building Design - Façades: (i) Building facades shall be articulated through wall projections and recessions.

(ii)

Animating features such as arcades, display windows, entry ways, and awnings shall be included as part of the building façade.

(iii)

Buildings shall have architectural features and patterns that are visually interesting, that reduce massive aesthetic affects, and that recognize local character.

(c)

Building Design - Roofs: (i) Roofs shall have variations with changes in height and style.

(ii)

Roof design shall conceal flat roofs and rooftop equipment.

(d)

Building Design - Materials and Colours:

(i)

Building materials and colours shall be compatible with adjoining neighbourhoods.

(ii)
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(e)

Building Design - Entryways: (i) Entryways shall be articulated so that a clear presence to the street is created.

(f)

Building Design - Lighting:

(i)

All lighting shall be designed in accordance with CPTED principles.

(ii)

External area lighting shall be designed in such a way that glare over adjacent communities is reduced.

(g)

Pedestrian Environment: (i) Buildings shall include design elements providing weather protection to pedestrians including but not limited to awnings, canopies, and screening.

(ii)

Internal pedestrian movement and safety shall be enhanced through the provision of crosswalk areas, crosswalk treatments, etc.

(9)

Other Requirements (a) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw.

(b)

Signs are regulated by Section 3-4 of this Bylaw. (i) In addition to Section 9(b) Signs shall:

Signs shall be integrated with the building façade through colour and graphic style.

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Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw.

(d)

The Development Officer and/or Municipal Planning Commission may allow a variance provided the variance complies with the requirements of the Alberta Building Code, and the variance does not unduly affect the neighbourhood which includes variances for non-conforming buildings.
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Section 8-34
A)

Direct Control Thirty Three (33)

Effected Lands: Portions of the NE1/4, NW1/4 and SW1/4 Sec 2-27-1-5 containing 60 hectares (148 acres) more or less.

B)

Site 1: Residential Single Dwelling Suited District Guidelines (R-1S) area as follows:

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(1)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for residential development in the form of single-detached dwellings with the possibility of studio suites and duplexes on flankage lots which meet the criteria contained in this bylaw.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Dwellings, Single-Detached (excluding Manufactured Homes) Group Homes, Limited Golf Ball Barrier Nets Modular Homes, Single-Detached Movable Structures Swimming Pools, Private

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Bed and Breakfast Facilities Duplex Common Wall Garages Group Homes Home Occupations Studio Suite

(4)

General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 4-1 of this Bylaw, the regulations outlined in Section 8-34(B)(3) through 8-34(B)(8) shall apply to every development in this district.

(5)

Minimum Requirements: (a) (b) Area of site: 361 square metres. Width of site: 11 metres.

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(i) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g)

Despite Section 8-34(B)(5)(b), all lots located on curves or cul-desacs shall have a minimum frontage of 6 metres.

Front yard: 5 metres Side yards: 1.2 metres Side yards: (street side of a corner site): 3 metres Side yard (when no garage or lane is provided): 3 metres for one side yard. Rear yard: 8 metres (i) (ii) Despite Section 8-34(B)(5)(g), a 1.2 metre setback for rear attached garages not exceeding 1 storey in height is required. Despite Section 8-34(B)(5)(g)(i), where a rear attached garage exceeds 1 storey in height, setbacks required for the principal building shall be met. Where a flankage lot is not served by a lane and access to a detached accessory building is provided from the flankage, a zero lot line rear yard is permitted, where conditions permit.

(iii)

(h) (6)

The minimum floor area of a detached secondary suite shall be 45 square metres.

Maximum Limits: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) Height of principal building: 10 metres excluding chimney or other ancillary structures Height of a detached secondary suite shall not exceed the height of the principal building. Number of residential buildings per site: Number of dwelling units per site: The gross floor area of a detached studio suite shall not exceed 80 square metres plus allowance for a single parking space

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(f)

Coverage of Site: (i) Principal buildings (no garage attached): 40% (ii) Principal buildings (garage attached): 45% (iii) Accessory buildings: 25% when a secondary suite (above garage) is provided, 15% when a secondary suite is not provided. (iv) Total principal and accessory buildings: 50% when a secondary suite is provided or 45% when a secondary suite is not provided.

(7)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: (a) The general requirements for landscaping contained in Sections 3-3 and 4-1(7) of this Bylaw apply to this District.

(b)

In addition to Section 4-3(7)(a), a minimum of 2 trees shall be planted on each lot unless otherwise provided for on an approved landscaping plan. Other Requirements: (a) (b) Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw.

(8)

(c)

Housing/Garage Ratio: The ratio between the front face exposure of the garage and the remainder of the front of the principal building, shall not exceed 2:1. Colour and Design: The colour, design and finish of a studio suite shall be compatible with the colour and design of the principal building. Site 2: Residential Single Dwelling Suited District Guidelines (R-1SS) area as follows:

(d)

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(1)

Purpose and Intent: The purpose and intent of this District is to provide for blocks of single-detached dwellings that may be accompanied by studio suites located to the rear of the lots, behind the principal dwelling unit.

(2)

List of Permitted Uses: Accessory Buildings Dwellings, Single-Detached (excluding Manufactured Homes) Group Homes, Limited Movable Structures Studio Suites Swimming Pools, Private

(3)

List of Discretionary Uses: Bed and Breakfast Facilities Group Homes Home Occupations

(4)

General Requirements for Permitted and Discretionary Uses: In addition to the general land use provisions contained in Sections 3-1 through 3-4 and 4-1 of this Bylaw, the regulations outlined in Section 8-34(C)(5) through 8-34(C)(8) shall apply to every development in this District.

(5) (a) (b)

Minimum Requirements: Area of site: 435 square metres. Width of site: 12.2 metres (i) Despite Section 8-34(C)(5)(b), all lots located on curves or cul-desacs shall have a minimum frontage of 6 meters.

(c)

Front yard: 5 metres.

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(d)

Side yard: 1.2 metres (i) Despite Section 8-34(C)(5)(d), a zero lot line may be permitted on one side yard for a detached accessory building.

(e) (f) (g)

Side yard (street side of a corner site): 3 metres. Rear yard: 1 metre. A studio suite shall be a minimum of 4 metres from the principal dwelling unit. The minimum floor area of a studio suite shall be 45 square metres. All lanes within this District shall be paved.

(h) (i) (6) (a)

Maximum Limits: Height of principal buildings: 10 metres excluding the chimney or other ancillary structures. Height of studio suite shall not exceed the height of the principal building. Number of principal buildings per site: 2. Number of dwelling units per site: 2. The gross floor area of a studio suite shall not exceed 80 square metres plus allowance for a single parking space. Coverage of Site: (i) (ii) (iii) Principal buildings (no garage attached): 40% Principal buildings (garage attached): 45% Accessory buildings: 25% when a studio suite is provided, 15% when a studio suite is not provided

(b) (c) (d) (e)

(f)

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(iv)

Total principal and accessory buildings: 50% when a studio suite is provided.

(7) (a)

Soft Landscaping Requirements: The general requirements for landscaping contained in Sections 3-3, and 4-1(7) of this Bylaw apply to this District. In addition to Section 4-5(7)(a), a minimum of 2 trees shall be planted on the lot unless otherwise provided for on an approved landscaping plan. Other Requirements: Parking is to be provided in accordance with Section 3-2 of this Bylaw. Additional general and special setbacks may be required in accordance with Section 3-1 of this Bylaw. House/Garage Ratio: The ratio between the front face exposure of the garage and the remainder of the front of the principal building shall not exceed 2:1. Colour and Design: The colour, design and finish of a studio suite shall be compatible with the colour and design of the principal building.

(b)

(8) (a) (b)

(c)

(d)

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(1) Effected Lands:

DIRECT CONTROL SITES Direct Control District Thirty Five (DC-35)

Portion of Plan 051 4065, Block 1, Lots 2-6, part of NW ¼ Section 33-26-29-4, containing 2.16 hectares (5.34 acres) more or less, as generally described in the sketch plan below:

(2) Direct Control Rules: a. Industrial Business Park One (IB-1) District and Direct Control Guidelines apply. b. Site and building design shall be in accordance with the Master Site Plan approved by Council on June 7, 2010 and the approved Architectural Design Guidelines, designed by the developer in conjunction with the Approving Authority, for Kingsview Market and shall reflect the High Street / Pedestrian Oriented location of the Direct Control (DC) site. c. Access to site shall be subject to the approval of the City of Airdrie Engineering Services Department prior to Development Permit issuance. d. All development in this Direct Control (DC) District shall comply with the requirements of the Land Use Bylaw, as amended, unless otherwise outlined as exceptions in Section (3) below.

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(3) Industrial Business Park One (IB-1) District Modifications: a. The following discretionary use shall be added: Retail Sales
Bylaw No. B-17/2010

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AMENDMENTS

Section 9-1

Amendments

Bylaw Number
33/2005 34/2005 36/2005 40/2005 41/2005 45/2005 43/2005 43/2005 43/2005 B-01/2006 B-06/2006 B-16/2006 B-22/2006 B-45/2006 B-02/2007 B-06/2007` B-26/2007 B-17/2007 B-26/2007 B-25/2007 B-04/2007 B-32/2007 B-05/2008 B-08/2008 B-03/2008 B-24/2008

Amendment Textual/Map
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Re-designation From/to
UR to R-1S, R-1SL, R-2 and P-1 C-2 to DC CB to DC with CB Guidelines UH to R-1, R-1S, R-1SL, R-2, R-3, R-4 and P-1 P-1 to IB-1 and IB-1 to P-1 R-2, R-1 and P-1 to R-1S, R-1SL, R-4 and P-1 Direct Control Twenty-Five added to the table in Section 8-1 Section 8-26 added to Section 8-1 Public Service District (P-1) to Central Business District (CB) Section 8-29 added to Section 8-1 Redesignate part of NW 35-26-1-W5M Redesignate portion of SW ¼ & NW ¼ 36-26-1-W5M Redesignate from R-1C to P-2 128 Centre Avenue NE Textual amendments to Section 6-2 – IB-1 District Section 8-30 added to Section 8-1 Land Use Map amendment 20 lots from R-1SL to R-1S Redesignate fractional S½ 15-27-29-W4M and all of SW 14-27-29-W4M from (UH) to (IB-1) Highland Park Redesignate 20 lots from R-1SL to R-1S on Reunion Bv NW Redesignate from R-3 to R-4 on Kings Heights Gate & Kings Heights Dr SE Redesignate part of SE¼ 14-27-1-W5M (Williamstown) from UH to R-1S, R-1SL, R-4, R-5 and P-1 Modify text in Section 5-8(5)(d) of the CMU District Redesignate a large lot from R-1S to R-3 on Reunion St NW Redesignate part of Plan 0613273 Block 1 Lot 1 from P1 to R-3 and R-5 Addition of new Residential Land Use Districts: R-1W, R-RA, R-BTB, Direct Control Thirty (30) Amendments to Parts Five and Six and Sections 1-3 and 3-4; Replace all C-HWY on map with C-C; Remove C-2 from map. Redesignate a portion of R-1S lots to R-2 and R-3 in Kings Heights Redesignate a portion of UH land to R-1S and P-1 in Coopers Crossing Redesignate one lot from R-1 to R-2 in Canals Amend text in Section 4-4 - R-1SL District Add a new residential district: Residential Single Dwelling Narrow Lot (R-1N) as Section 4-4 and change

Date Adopted
Jul 18, 2005 Aug 2, 2005 Sep 6, 2005 Sep 19, 2005 Oct 3, 2005 Nov 17, 2005 Nov 21, 2005 Nov 21, 2005 Nov 21, 2005 March 20, 2006 June 19, 2006 June 19, 2006 August 8, 2006 Dec 18, 2006 April 16, 2007 June 25, 2007 August 20, 2007 Sep 17, 2007 August 20, 2007 Nov 5, 2007 Nov 19, 2007 Dec 17, 2007 April 7, 2008 April 21, 2008 May 5, 2008 July 21, 2008

B-10/2008 B-33/2008 B-37/2008 B-04/2009 B-05/2009

Map Map Map Textual Textual

October 6, 2008 October 6, 2008 Dec 15, 2008 Mar 2, 2009 Mar 2, 2009

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Map B-08/2009

B-18/2009 B-22/2009 B-26/2009 B-32/2009 B-33/2009 B-36/2009 B-37/2009 B-40/2009 B-41/2009 B-42/2009

Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Textual Textual

B-43/2009 B-44/2009 B-47/2009 B-51/2009 B-52/2009 B-54/2009 B-10/2010 B-11/2010 B-19/2010 B-20/2010 B-17/2010

Map Textual Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Textual

the numbering of Section 4 to reflect this. Redesignate part of Plan 0712727, Block 2, Lot 3 from UH and P-1 to R-3, R-1W and P-1 and by redesignating Plan 0811343, Block 1, Lot 92 from P-1 and R-1 to R1W Redesignate R-1C to DC-31 Redesignate C-2 to DC-32 Redesignate UH to DC-33 Redesignate UH to R-1, R-1S, R-1SL, R-4, R-5, CMU and P-1 Redesignate R-RA to R-1W Redesignate R-5 to R-1N Redesignate R-1S to R-1SL and R-1N Redesignate UH & RR-1 to R-1N, R-1S, R-1SL, R-2, R4 and P-1 DC-15 – Change number of units to maximum 180 Add Daycare Facility criteria to Section 4-1 General Rules for Residential Districts; add Day Care Facility as a Discretionary Use in R-1, R-1S, R-1N, R-1SL, R-1SS, R-1C, R-1W, R-RA, R-2, C-C, C-3, IB-1 and P-1 Districts; amend P-2 District Special Requirements; and add definitions to Section1-1. Land Use Bylaw Redesignation- M-3 to CB - Auto Wrecker Site Updates to Sections 1-3, 2-4(3), 3-2 & 3-4 Land Use Bylaw Redesignation - P-1 to R-4 - Habitat for Humanity Site Windsong – R-1 to R-1W Amendment to West Airdrie CASP - P-1 to R-4 Kings Heights - R-1S to R-1SL and R-1N Amendment to plan in Section 8-28(1) – RR-1 to DC 27 with IB-1 Guidelines Williamstown - UH to P-1 and R-1S Highland Park NSP Amendment Land Use Redesignation: UH to IB-1 & P-1 and P-1 to IB-1 Add Section 8-36 - Direct Control District Thirty-Five (DC-35) to Section 8-1 (Direct Control Sites)

Mar 16, 2009

August 17, 2009 May 6, 2009 June 15, 2009

August 17, 2009 July 20, 2009 July 20, 2009 Sept 21, 2009 Oct 19, 2009 Oct 13, 2009

April 6, 2010 Apr 19, 2010 Feb 1, 2010 Dec 21, 2009 Feb 1, 2010 March 2, 2010 June 7, 2010 June 7, 2010 August 3, 2010 August 3, 2010

August 16, 2010

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