PART 12: CENTRE CITY EAST VILLAGE DISTRICTS

26P2010, 13P2017

Division 1: General Rules for Centre City East Village Districts

Building Height

1217    The minimum building height is 9.0 metres.

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Building Orientation

1218    The main public entrance to a building must face the property line shared with a street.

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Ground Floor Height

1219    The minimum height of the ground floor of a building is  4.0 metres as measured vertically from the floor to the ceiling.

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At Grade Units

1220    A use or a unit with any portion of its floor area located on the floor closest to grade must have an individual, separate, direct access to grade.

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Floor Plate Restrictions

1221    (1)             In Centre City East Village Transition District:

(a)       each floor of a building located partially or wholly above 36.0 metres above grade has a maximum horizontal dimension of 60.0 metres within 6.0 metres of a property line shared with a street; and;

(b)       each floor of a building located partially or wholly above 36.0 metres above grade has a maximum floor plate area of 930.0 square metres.

(2)             In all other cases:

(a)        each floor of a building located partially or wholly above 25.0 metres above grade has a maximum horizontal dimension of 60.0 metres within 6.0 metres of a property line shared with a street; and

(b)        each floor of a building located partially or wholly above 36.0 metres above grade has a maximum floor plate area of 750.0 square metres

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Street Walls

1222    (1)             Where the building height within 6.0 metres of a property line shared with a street is greater than 25.0 metres and equal to or less than 50.0 metres, the building must provide two of the following features, not including signs, to distinguish the base of the  building from the rest of the building:

(a)     building massing;

(b)      façade articulation;

(c)      textures;

(d)      building materials; or

(e)       a minimum horizontal separation of 2.0 metres from the façade of the podium which is shared with the street and portions of the building located above the podium.

(2)             Where the building height within 6.0 metres of a property line shared with a street is greater than 50.0 metres, the building  must provide:

(a)        a minimum horizontal separation of 2.0 metres from the façade of the podium which is shared with the street and portions of the building located above the podium; and

(b)        one of the following features, not including signs, to distinguish the base of the building from the rest of the building:

(i)       building massing;

(ii)       façade articulation;

(iii)      textures; or

(iv)      building materials.

(3)             Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (4), the building features in subsection (1) or (2) must have:

(a)        a minimum height of 9.0 metres from grade; and

(b)        a maximum height of 18.0 metres from  grade.

(4)             Where the building is located in the Centre City East Village Transition District, the building features in subsection (1) or (2) must have:

(a)        a minimum height of 9.0 metres from grade; and

(b)        maximum height of 25.0 metres from grade.

(5)             Notwithstanding subsection (1), (2), (3) and (4), the building may rise directly from grade without a horizontal separation from the façade of the building provided the façade of the building, or a portion of the façade of the building:

(a)       does not exceed 20.0 metres in length; and

(b)      is set back a minimum of 2.0 metres and a maximum of 6.0 metres from any property line shared with a street.

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Building Separation

1223    (1)            In the Centre City East Village Transition District:

(a)     The façade of a building located above 25.0 metres from grade must provide a minimum horizontal separation of:

(i)     18.0 metres from the façade of any other building on the same parcel;

(ii)     9.0 metres from a property line shared with another parcel; and;

(iii)    6.0 metres from a property line shared with a lane.

(2)            In all other cases:

(a)      The façade of a building located above 25.0 metres from grade must provide a minimum horizontal separation of:

(i)       24.0 metres from the façade of any other building on the same parcel;

(ii)      12.0 metres from a property line shared with another parcel; and;

(iii)      9.0 metres from a property line shared with a lane.

(3)             The façade of a building referenced in subsection (1) and (2) does not include balconies.

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Building Setback

1224    (1)             Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (2), a building must not be located within 35.0 metres from the top of bank on the south side of the Bow River.

(2)             An Outdoor Café, when approved with another use in a building which was legally existing or approved prior to the effective date of this Bylaw, may project into the 35.0 metres metre separation referenced in subsection (1), for a distance not to exceed 5.0 metres from the existing façades.

(3)             Unless otherwise referenced in a District, the minimum building setback is 0.0 metres.

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Vehicle Access

1225    Where the parcel shares a property line with a lane, all vehicle access to the parcel must be from the lane.

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Parcel Access

1226   All developments must comply with the access requirements of the Controlled Street Bylaw.

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General Landscaped Area Rules

1227    (1)              Landscaped areas must be provided in accordance with a landscape plan approved by the Development Authority.

(2)              A landscape plan for the entire development must be submitted as part of each development permit application, where changes are proposed to the building or parcel, and must show at least the following:

(a)        the existing and proposed topography;

(b)        the existing vegetation and indicate whether it is to be retained or removed;

(c)        the layout of berms, open space systems, pedestrian circulation, retaining walls, screening, slope of the land, soft surfaced landscaped areas and hard surfaced landscaped areas;

(d)        the types, species, sizes and numbers of plant material and the types of landscaped areas; and

(e)        details of the irrigation system.

(3)             The landscaped areas shown on the landscape plan, approved by the Development Authority must be maintained on the parcel for so long as the development exists.

(4)              All soft surfaced landscaped areas must be irrigated by an underground irrigation system, unless a low water irrigation system is provided.

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Low Water Irrigation System

1228    (1)              When a low water irrigation system is provided, only trees and shrubs must be irrigated and the extent of water delivery must be confined to the tree and shrub area.

(2)              When a low water irrigation system is provided, trees and shrubs that have similar water consumption requirements must be grouped together.  

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Specific Rules for Landscaped Areas

1229    (1)              A minimum of 30.0 per cent of the area of the parcel must be a landscaped area.

(2)              Any part of the parcel used for motor vehicle access, motor vehicle parking stalls, loading stalls and garbage or recycling facilities must not be included in the calculation of a landscaped area.

(3)              Landscaped area  provided at grade or below 36.0 metres above grade may be credited towards the landscaped area requirement.

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Additional Landscaping Requirements

1230    (1)              Every building on a parcel must have at least one sidewalk connecting the public entrance to a public sidewalk, or in the case where there is no public sidewalk, to the nearest street.

(2)              Where a building contains more than one use, every use that has an exterior public entrance must either:

(a)        have a sidewalk connecting the public entrance to the sidewalk required by subsection (4); or

(b)        have a sidewalk connecting that public entrance to a public sidewalk.

(3)              Every building on a parcel must have at least one sidewalk connecting the parking area to the public entrances of the building.

(4)              Where a sidewalk provided in satisfaction of this section is next to a portion of a building, the sidewalk must extend along the entire length of that side of the building.

(5)              Every sidewalk provided must:

(a)        be a hard surfaced landscaped area;

(b)        be a minimum width of 2.0 metres; and

(c)        have different surfacing than the surfacing of the parking areas on the parcel.

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Planting Requirements

1231    (1)              Any trees or shrubs provided in satisfaction of the landscaped area  requirement must be of a species capable of healthy growth in Calgary and must conform to the standards of the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association.

(2)              A minimum of 25.0 per cent of all trees planted must be coniferous.

(3)              Deciduous trees must have a minimum calliper of 50.0 millimetres and at least 50.0 per cent of the provided deciduous trees must have a minimum calliper of 75 millimetres at the time of planting.

(4)              Coniferous trees must have a minimum height of 2.0 metres and at least 50.0 per cent of the provided coniferous trees must have a minimum of 3.0 metres in height at the time of planting.

(5)              Shrubs must be a minimum height or spread of 0.6 metres at the time of planting.

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Amenity Space

1232    (1)              The required minimum amenity space is 5.0 square metres per unit.

(2)              Amenity space may be provided as common amenity space, private amenity space or a combination of both.

(3)              When the private amenity space provided is 5.0 square metres or less per unit, that specific area will be included to satisfy the amenity space requirement.

(4)              When the private amenity space exceeds 5.0 square metres per unit, only 5.0 square metres per unit may be included to satisfy the amenity space requirement.

(5)              Private amenity space must:

(a)        be in the form of a balcony, deck or patio; and

(b)        have no minimum dimensions of less than 2.0 metres.

(6)              Common amenity space:

(a)        may be provided as common amenity space – indoors and as common amenity space – outdoors;

(b)        must be accessible from all the units;

(c)        must have a contiguous area of not less than 50.0 square metres with no dimension less than 6.0 metres; and

(d)        may be located at or above grade.

(7)              A maximum of 50.0 per cent of the required amenity space may be provided as common amenity space – indoors.

(8)              Common amenity space - outdoors:

(a)        must provide a balcony, deck or patio and at least one of the following as permanent features:

(i)       a barbeque; or

(ii)       seating; and

(b)        must be used in the calculation of the required landscaped area when located below 36.0 metres above grade.

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Motor Vehicle Parking Stall Requirements

1233    (1)              Except as otherwise provided in a district, for development containing Dwelling Units or Live Work Units, the minimum motor vehicle parking stall requirement:

(a)        for each Dwelling Unit or Live Work Unit is 0.75 stalls for resident parking;

(b)        for each Dwelling Unit is 0.1 visitor parking stalls per unit; and

(c)        for each Live Work Unit is 0.5 visitor parking stalls per unit.

(2)              Except as otherwise provided in a district, for development on parcels 0.4 hectares or less, the minimum motor vehicle parking stall requirement:

(a)        for an Office, when located on floors above the ground floor is:  

(i)         1.0 stalls per 100.0 square metres of gross usable floor area; and

(ii)        the cumulative number of stalls referenced in subsection (i) must be reduced by 0.75 stalls per 50.0 square metres of total gross usable floor area to a maximum reduction of 1.5 stalls;

(b)        for a Computer Games Facility, Convenience Food Store, Drinking Establishment – Medium, Drinking Establishment – Small, Information and Service Provider, Liquor Store, Outdoor Café, Pet Care Service, Print Centre, Restaurant: Food Service Only – Medium, Restaurant: Food Service Only – Small, Restaurant: Licensed – Medium, Restaurant: Licensed – Small or Retail and Consumer Service when located on the ground floor of a building is:

(i)         1.0 motor vehicle parking stalls per 100.0 square metres of gross usable floor area; or

(ii)        0.0 motor vehicle parking stalls where:

(A)       the building contains a Dwelling Unit, Hotel, Live Work Unit, or Office above the ground floor; or

(B)       the use area of a use on the ground floor is 465.0 square metres or less; and

(e)        for all other uses is the requirement referenced in Part 4.

(3)              Except as otherwise provided in a district, for development on parcels greater than 0.4 hectares, the minimum motor vehicle parking stall requirement:

(a)        for an Office, when located on floors above the ground floor, is:

(i)         1.0 stalls per 100.0 square metres of gross usable floor area; and

(ii)        the cumulative number of stalls referenced in subsection (i) must be reduced by 0.75 stalls per 50.0 square metres of total gross usable floor area to a maximum reduction of 1.5 stalls;

(b)        for a Retail and Consumer Service is 4.0 stalls per 100.0 square metres of total gross usable floor area when located on floors above the ground floor;

(c)        for a Computer Games Facility, Convenience Food Store, Drinking Establishment – Medium, Drinking Establishment – Small, Information and Service Provider, Liquor Store, Outdoor Café, Restaurant: Food Service Only – Medium, Restaurant: Food Service Only – Small, Restaurant: Licensed – Medium, Restaurant: Licensed – Small or Retail and Consumer Service when located on the ground floor of a building is:

(i)         1.0 motor vehicle parking stalls per 100.0 square metres of gross usable floor area; or

(ii)        0.0 motor vehicle parking stalls where:

(A)       the building contains a Dwelling Unit, Hotel, or Office above the ground floor; or

(B)       the use area of a use on the ground floor is 465.0 square metres or less; and

(d)        for all other uses is 3.5 stalls per 100.0 square metres of gross usable floor area.

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Additional Motor Vehicle Parking Stall Requirements

1234    (1)              Motor vehicle parking stalls and loading stalls must not be located between a  building and a  street.

(2)              A Parking Lot – Grade may only be allowed for short-stay parking of not more than four consecutive hours.

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1235   Deleted

13P2017

Required Bicycle Parking Stalls

1236    (1)              The minimum number of bicycle parking stalls – class 1 for:

(a)       each Dwelling Unit and Live Work Unit is:

(i)         no requirement where the number of units is less than 20.0; and

(ii)        0.5 stalls per unit where the total number of units is 20.0 or more; and

(b)       all other uses is the minimum requirement referenced in Part 4.

(2)              There is no requirement for bicycle parking stalls – class 2 for any use.

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Sunlight Preservation

1237    (1)             The following sunlight protection areas must not be placed in greater shadow by a development as measured on September 21, at the times and locations indicated for each area, than were already existing or approved on the date the development permit was applied for:

(a)       The Riverbank as measured 20.0 metres wide throughout abutting the top of the south bank of the Bow River, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mountain Daylight Time; and

(b)       Fort Calgary as measured from the road right of way abutting 6 Street SE to 40.0 metres into the park from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time and as measured from the road right of way abutting 9 Avenue SE to 20.0 metres into the park from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time..

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Visibility Setback

1238    Buildings , finished grade of a parcel and vegetation within a corner visibility triangle must not be located between 0.75 metres and 4.6 metres above the lowest elevation of the street.

Mechanical Screening

1239    Mechanical systems or equipment that are located outside of a building must be screened.

Garbage

1240    Garbage containers and waste material must be stored inside a building that contains another approved use.

Recycling Facilities

1241    Recycling facilities must be provided for every building containing Dwelling Units or Office uses.

Storage of Goods, Materials and Supplies

1242    All goods, materials and supplies associated with a use must be contained within a building.

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