PART 11: CENTRE CITY DISTRICTS

Division 6: Centre City Commercial Corridor District (CC-COR)

 

Purpose

1179    The Centre City Commercial Corridor District is intended to be characterized by:

(a)        storefronts along a continuous block face;

(b)        commercial developments on both sides of a street;

(c)        buildings that are close to the street and the public sidewalk;

(d)        building location, setback areas, and landscaping that limit the effect of commercial uses on adjoining residential districts;

(e)        opportunities for commercial uses on the ground floor of buildings and residential and Office uses on upper floors;

(f)         varying maximum base density with bonus density over and above base density to achieve commercial residential mixed use, public benefit and amenities within the same community; and

(g)        varying front setback based on street type.

5P2013

Permitted Uses

1180    (1)             The following uses are permitted uses in the Centre City Commercial Corridor District:

(a)        Park;

(b)        Sign – Class A;

(c)        Sign – Class B;

(d)        Sign – Class D; and

(d.1)     deleted

(e)        Utilities.

(2)             The following uses are permitted uses in the Centre City Commercial Corridor District if they are located within existing approved buildings:

(a)        Accessory Food Service;

(b)        Catering Service – Minor;

(c)        Convenience Food Store;

(d)        Counselling Service;

(e)        Financial Institution;

(f)         Fitness Centre;

(g)        Health Services Laboratory – With Clients;

(h)        Home Based Child Care – Class 1;

(i)         Home Occupation – Class 1;

(j)         Information and Service Provider;

(k)        Library;

(l)         Medical Clinic;

(m)       Museum;

(n)        Office;

(o)        Pet Care Service;

(p)        Power Generation Facility – Small;

(q)        Print Centre;

(r)         Protective and Emergency Service;

(s)        Radio and Television Studio;

(t)         Restaurant: Food Service Only – Small;

(u)        Retail and Consumer Service;

(v)        Service Organization;

(w)       Specialty Food Store;

(x)        Take Out Food Service;

(y)        Temporary Residential Sales Centre; and

(z)        Veterinary Clinic.

10P2009, 39P2010, 4P2012

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Discretionary Uses

1181    (1)              Uses listed in subsection 1180(2) are discretionary uses if they are located in proposed buildings or proposed additions to existing buildings in the Centre City Commercial Corridor District.

(2)              Uses listed in subsection 1180(2) are discretionary uses if they are proposed in an existing building that does not have at least one use listed in this District that has been approved after the parcel was designated as a commercial land use district.

(3)              The following uses are discretionary uses in the Centre City Commercial Corridor District:

(a)        Accessory Liquor Service;

(b)        Addiction Treatment;

(c)        Artist’s Studio;

(c.1)     Assisted Living;

(d)        Billiard Parlour;

(d.1)     Brewery, Winery and Distillery;

(e)        Child Care Service;

(f)         Cinema;

(g)        Computer Games Facility;

(h)        Custodial Care;

(i)         Drinking Establishment – Medium

(j)         Drinking Establishment – Small;

(k)        Dwelling Unit;

(k.1)     Food Production;

(l)         Home Occupation – Class 2;

(m)       Hotel;

(n)        Indoor Recreation Facility;

(o)        Instructional Facility;

(p)        Liquor Store;

(q)        Live Work Unit;

(q.1)     Market – Minor;

(q.2)     Medical Marihuana Counselling;

(r)         Outdoor Café;

(s)        Parking Lot – Grade;

(t)         Parking Lot – Structure;

(u)        Pawn Shop;

(u.1)     Payday Loan;

(v)        Place of Worship – Small;

(w)       Post-secondary Learning Institution;

(x)        Residential Care;

(y)        Restaurant: Food Service Only – Medium;

(z)        Restaurant: Licensed – Medium;

(aa)      Restaurant: Licensed – Small;

(bb)      Seasonal Sales Area;

(cc)      Sign – Class C;

(dd)      Sign – Class E;

(ee)      Sign – Class F;

(ee.1)   deleted

(ff)        Social Organization;

(gg)      Special Function  – Class 2;

(hh)      Supermarket; and

(ii)        Utility Building.

32P2009, 30P2011, 4P2012,9P2012,  4P2013, 5P2013, 43P2015, 22P2016, 28P2016, 49P2017

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Rules

1182    In addition to the rules in this District, all uses in this District must comply with:

(a)        the General Rules for Centre City Multi-Residential Land Use Districts referenced in Part 11, Division 4;

(b)        the Rules Governing All Districts referenced in Part 3; and

(c)        the applicable Uses And Use Rules referenced in Part 4.

Floor Area Ratio

1183    (1)              For developments that do not contain Dwelling Units, the maximum floor area ratio is 3.0.

(2)              For developments containing Dwelling Units, the maximum floor area ratio is:

(a)        3.0; or

(b)        3.0, plus the gross floor area of Dwelling Units above the ground floor, up to a maximum floor area ratio of 5.0.

(3)              The maximum floor area ratio may be increased in accordance with the bonus provisions contained in Part 11, Division 7.

Building Height

1184    There is no maximum building height.

Building Orientation

1185    (1)              The main public entrance to a building must face the property line shared with a commercial street.

(2)              Each at grade use facing a street must have an individual, direct access to the use from the building exterior and such access must face the street.

(3)              Lobbies or entrances for upper floor uses must not occupy more than 20% of the at grade façade facing a street. For laneless parcels, portions of façades dedicated to underground parking and loading entrances must not be included as part of the at grade façade for the purposes of this rule.

(4)              For laned parcels, no motor vehicle access, motor vehicle parking stalls, loading stalls, garbage facilities, parkade access/egress or parkade venting may be located between the street and an at grade use.

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Building Façade

1186    (1)              The length of the building façade that faces the commercial street must be a minimum of 80.0 per cent of the length of the property line it faces.

(2)              In calculating the length of the building façade, the depth of any required rear or side setback area referenced in sections 1191 and 1192 will not be included as part of the length of the property line.

Vehicle Access

1187    (1)              Unless otherwise referenced in subsections (2) and (3), where the parcel shares a rear or side property line with a lane, all vehicle access to the parcel must be from the lane.

(2)              Where the corner parcel shares a property line with a lane, those parcels may have vehicle access from either the lane or the street.

(3)              Where a parcel shares a rear or side property line with a lane but access from the lane is not physically feasible due to elevation differences between the parcel and the lane, all vehicle access must be from a street.

Use Area

1188    (1)              Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (3), the maximum use area for uses on the ground floor of buildings in the Centre City Commercial Corridor District is 465.0 square metres.

(2)              Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (3), there is no maximum use area requirement for uses located on upper floors in the Centre City Commercial Corridor District.

(3)              The maximum use area of a:

(a)        Catering Service – Minor, or a Catering Service – Minor combined with any other use, is 300.0 square metres;

(b)        Cinema, or a Cinema combined with any other use, is 550.0 square metres; and

(c)        Supermarket, or a Supermarket combined with any other use, is 1400.0 square metres.

(4)              The following uses do not have a use area restriction:

(a)        Addiction Treatment;

(b)        Assisted Living;

(c)        Custodial Care;

(d)        Hotel;

(e)        Place of Worship – Small;

(f)         Protective and Emergency Service;

(g)        Residential Care; and

(h)        Utility Building.

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Location of Uses within Buildings

1189    (1)              The following uses must not be located on the ground floor of buildings:

(a)        Assisted Living;

(b)        Catering Service – Minor;

(c)        Child Care Service;

(d)        Counselling Service;

(e)        Dwelling Unit;

(f)         Health Services Laboratory – With Clients;

(g)        Instructional Facility;

(h)        Live Work Unit;

(i)          Medical Clinic;

(j)          Office;

(k)         Place of Worship – Small;

(l)          Post-secondary Learning Institution;

(m)        Residential Care;

(n)         Social Organization; and

(o)          Veterinary Clinic.

(2)              "Commercial Uses" and Live Work Units:

(a)        may be located on the same floor as Addiction Treatment, Assisted Living, Custodial Care, Dwelling Units,  and Residential Care; and

(b)       must not share an internal hallway with Addiction Treatment, Assisted Living, Custodial Care, Dwelling Units,  and Residential Care.

(3)              Where this section refers to "Commercial Uses", it refers to the listed permitted and discretionary uses of this District, other than Addiction Treatment, Assisted Living, Custodial Care, Dwelling Units, Home Occupation – Class 1, Home Occupation – Class 2, Multi-Residential Development, Hotel, Place of Worship – Small, and Residential Care.

39P2010, 9P2012

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Front Setback Area

1190    (1)             The front setback area has no minimum depth requirement and must have a maximum depth of 3.0 metres for parcels located on the following streets:

(a)        1 Street SW; and

(b)        17 Avenue SW.

(2)             The front setback area  must have a minimum depth of 1.5 metres and a maximum depth of 3.0 metres for parcels located on the following streets:

(a)        4 Street SW;

(b)        8 Street SW; and

(c)        12 Avenue.

(3)             The front setback area must have a minimum depth of 1.5 metres and a maximum depth of 6.0 metres for parcels located on the following streets:

(a)        14 Street SW.

(4)             The front setback area must have a minimum depth of 3.0 metres and a maximum depth of 6.0 metres for parcels located on the following streets:

(a)        13 Avenue SW;

(b)        14 Avenue SW;

(c)        15 Avenue SW; and

(d)        16 Avenue SW.

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Rear Setback Area

1191    (1)              Where the parcel shares a rear property line with a parcel designated as:

(a)        a commercial district, there is no requirement for a rear setback area;

(b)        an industrial district, the rear setback area must have a minimum depth of 1.2 metres;

(c)        a residential district, the rear setback area must have a minimum depth of 3.0 metres; and

(d)        a special purpose district, the rear setback area must have a minimum depth of 3.0 metres.

(2)              Where the parcel shares a rear property line with:

(a)        an LRT corridor, the rear setback area must have a maximum depth of 3.0 metres;

(b)        a lane that separates the parcel from a parcel designated as a residential district, the rear setback area must have a minimum depth of 3.0 metres;

(c)        a lane, in all other cases, there is no requirement for a rear setback area; and

(d)        a street, the front setback area requirement as referenced in section 1190 applies.

Side Setback Area

1192    (1)              Where the parcel shares a side property line with a parcel designated as:

(a)        a commercial district, there is no requirement for a side setback area;

(b)        an industrial district, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 1.2 metres;

(c)        a residential district, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 3.0 metres; and

(d)        a special purpose district, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 3.0 metres.

(2)              Where the parcel shares a side property line with:

(a)        an LRT corridor, the side setback area must have a maximum depth of 3.0 metres;

(b)        a lane that separates the parcel from a parcel designated as a residential district, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 3.0 metres;

(c)        a lane, in all other cases, there is no requirement for a side setback area; and

(d)        a street, the front setback area requirement as referenced in section 1190 applies.

Floor Plate Restrictions

1193    Each floor located partially or wholly above 36.0 metres above grade, and containing Dwelling Units, Hotel suites or Live Work Units, has a maximum:

(a)        floor plate area of 650.0 square metres; and

(b)        horizontal dimension of 37.0 metres.

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Landscaping In Setback Areas

1194    (1)              Where a setback area shares a property line with a street, the setback area must be a hard surfaced landscaped area.

(2)              Where a setback area shares a property line with a lane and approved access to the parcel is from the lane, there is no requirement for soft surfaced landscaped area or hard surfaced landscaped area for that setback area.

(3)              Where a setback area shares a property line with an LRT corridor or a parcel designated as a residential district, the setback area must:

(a)        be a soft surfaced landscaped area;

(b)        have a minimum of 1.0 trees and 2.0 shrubs:

(i)         for every 30.0 square metres; or

(ii)        for every 45.0 square metres where irrigation is provided by a low water irrigation system; and

(c)        provide trees planted in a linear arrangement along the length of the setback area.

(4)              Where a setback area shares a property line with a parcel designated as a commercial, industrial or special purpose district, the setback area:

(a)        must be a soft surfaced landscaped area;

(b)        may have a sidewalk along the length of the building; and

(c)        must provide a minimum of 1.0 trees and 2.0 shrubs:

(i)         for every 35.0 square metres; or

(ii)        for every 50.0 square metres where irrigation is provided by a low water irrigation system.

(5)              Where a setback area shares a property line with a lane that separates the parcel from a parcel designated as a residential district and there is no access from the lane, the setback area:

(a)        must be a soft surfaced landscaped area;

(b)        may have a sidewalk along the length of the building; and

(c)        must provide a minimum of 1.0 trees and 2.0 shrubs:

(i)         for every 35.0 square metres; or

(ii)        for every 50.0 square metres where irrigation is provided by a low water irrigation system.

Parking

1194.1 The minimum number of required motor vehicle parking stalls, visitor parking stalls, bicycle parking stalls – class 1 and bicycle parking stalls – class 2is the requirement specified in the General Rules for Centre City Commercial Land Use Districts referenced in Part 11, Division 4.

38P2009

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