Amending Bylaws - 2011

 

Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 has been amended by the following bylaws. With the amending bylaw there is a summary, a link to the report and a link to the amending text. To search for Public Hearing minutes and video related to the item, please visit http://agendaminutes.calgary.ca, and enter the bylaw number in the search bar to the right.

 

 

Bylaw 7P2011

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Effective: January 10, 2011

Amended the rules for Multi-Residential Districts to add flexibility, implement Council approved policy, and address community concerns. Added height modifiers to the M-H1 and M-H2 districts; added Floor Area Ratio (FAR) modifiers to the M-C2, M-2, M-H1, M-H2, and M-X2 districts.

 

Accommodated stacked forms of development in the M-G district.  Increased the maximum height in M-G district from 12 metres to 13 metres. Modified the definition of "street oriented multi-residential building" removed the maximum percentage rule for commercial requirements in M-H1, M-H2, M-H3, M-X1 and M-X2 districts.

 

Allowed commercial multi-residential uses to occupy up to a maximum of the entire first storey of a building and for Office, Service Organization, Counselling Service, and Information and Service Provider uses to occupy the entire second storey in M-H2 and M-H3 districts.  Revised the definition of "commercial multi-residential uses" to include Counselling Service, Information and Service Provider, Outdoor Café, and Service Organization; added Restaurant: Food Service Only – Small and Take Out Food Service to M-H1, M-X1 and M-X2 districts.

 

Adjusted the allowable maximum densities in Residential – Low Density Multiple Dwelling (R-2M) District for Townhouses and Rowhouses. Additional amendments included the exclusion of recycling facilities located on multi-residential parcels from being included in the calculation of landscaped area; and increased the parcel area required to achieve a maximum of 60% parcel coverage from 265 square metres to 300 square metres in R-1N district.

 

Bylaw 13P2011

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Effective: February 7, 2011

Clarified that legally existing driveways accessing a street in the Developed Area of the City are to be allowed to remain when a parcel is the subject of redevelopment.

 

Bylaw 21P2011

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Effective: June 20, 2011

Amended and clarified the existing rules for Special Function Tents which included the following:

 

That all tents on a parcel cumulatively contribute to the maximum tent size; the use inside a tent must be an extension of the approved use(s) on the parcel and cannot contain a different use.

 

Tents cannot exceed one storey; tents may be temporarily located on required parking and landscaped areas other than temporary surface parking lots; tents may temporarily be located on a parcel without being subject to the rules of the district; a development permit is required for all commercial food and drink tents greater than 300 square metres; and limited the entertainment area within tents that are associated with drinking establishments, licensed restaurants and night clubs.

 

Bylaw 24P2011

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Effective: June 27, 2011

Adopted a new policy called "Planning Principles for the Location of Care Facilities and Shelters (2001)" by resolution; and amended the use definitions of: Assisted Living, Residential Care and Custodial Care, contained in Land Use Bylaw 1P2007, and provided opportunities for assisted living in low density residential and commercial districts.

 

Bylaw 27P2011

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Effective: July 2, 2011

Added the new, permitted use "Contextual Semi-detached Dwelling" in the R-C2 District, in order to encourage sensitive redevelopment and provide certainty for homeowners and builders. This included specific rules regarding the: front setback, façade and unit articulation, building depth, parcel overage and landscaping, building height, balconies, and privacy.

 

Bylaw 30P2011

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Effective: July 25, 2011

Added interim regulations for digital signage. Amendments addressed the creation of a new use "Digital Third Party Advertising Sign" as a new sign class (Sign – Class G) and added this as a discretionary use in C-COR3, C-O, C-R1, CC-X, CC-COR, S-CRI, S-FUD Districts, and all industrial districts.

 

Other rules introduced included: maximum light emission and ambient light levels; message timing; sequencing and proximity to residential dwelling units; changes to electronic message signs, where the signs may be approved; and requirements for electronic message signs when in proximity to dwelling units. All approvals for Digital Third Party advertising signs and electronic message signs would be for a maximum 3 years.

 

Bylaw 31P2011

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Effective: September 21, 2011

Revised all associated maps to reflect the new municipal boundary as a result of two annexations between The MD of Foothills and City of Calgary. Order in Council 123/2011 saw lands annexed to The City of Calgary. Order in Council 43/2011 saw lands annexed to The MD of Foothills.

 

Bylaw 33P2011

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Effective: September 19, 2011

On 2011 September 19, Council amended the Land Use Bylaw by moving Secondary Suites within a principal dwelling from a discretionary use to a permitted use in the following land use districts: R-C1Ls District, R-C1s District, R-C2 District, R-1s District, M-CG District, M-C1 District, M-C2 District, M-H1 District, M-H2 District, M-H3 District, M-X1 District, and M-X2 District.

 

Secondary Suites are already permitted uses in the R-2 District and R-2M District and there are no changes to these Districts. Secondary Suites in a principal dwelling remain discretionary in the following land use districts: R-C1N District, and R-1N District.

 

Detached garage and garden secondary suites continue to be discretionary uses wherever they are listed in a district. There are also no changes to the CC-MH or the CC-MHX where Secondary Suites in a principal dwelling remain a discretionary use.

 

Bylaw 35P2011

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Effective: December 5, 2011

These amendments to Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 updated the rules related to on-premises conventional signage located on titled parcels of land. On-premises signage, as opposed to off-premises signage, generally refers to a sign that directly relates to a business organization located on the same parcel as the sign.

 

Bylaw 36P2011

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Effective: December 5, 2011

These amendments to the Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 are intended to clarify that Place of Worship – Large is listed as a discretionary use in the Industrial – General and Industrial – Edge Districts respectively.

 

The definition of Place of Worship – Large is amended to clarify that Dwelling Units associated with a Place of Worship – Large are not considered appropriate in an industrial context and to ensure that Place of Worship – Large uses are not located adjacent to Industrial – Heavy Districts.