Part 7: COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS

Division 10: Commercial – Regional 1 f# (C-R1 f#) District

Purpose

843      (1)              The Commercial – Regional 1 District is intended to be characterized by:

(a)        large "big box" single entry, mostly single use buildings;

(b)        large retail sales activities where the product is displayed outdoors;

(c)        large building supply contractors and garden centres selling and keeping product outdoors that would not be appropriate in other commercial or industrial districts;

(d)        locations on or near major roads or along major commercial corridors;

(e)        locations in industrial areas;

(f)         primary access by motor vehicles to parcels from streets;

(g)        pedestrian connections from public sidewalks to and between buildings;

(h)        parcels that, through building location, setback areas and landscaping, limit the effect of large uses on nearby residential areas;

(i)         be compatible with Industrial Business, Industrial Edge and Industrial General Districts;

(j)         higher standards of building and parcel design only where development is along major roads, gateways and in instances where visibility and aesthetics are identified as planning concerns; and

(k)        varying building density established through maximum floor area ratios for individual parcels.

(2)              Areas of land greater than 6.0 hectares should not be designated Commercial – Regional 1 District.

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Permitted Uses

844      The following uses are permitted uses in the Commercial – Regional 1 District:

(a)        Park;

(b)        Power Generation Facility – Small;

(c)        Sign – Class A;

(d)        Sign – Class B;

(e)        Sign – Class D; and

(f)        Utilities.

 

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Discretionary Uses

845      The following uses  are discretionary uses in the Commercial – Regional 1 District:

(a)        Auction Market – Other Goods;

(b)        Auction Market – Vehicles and Equipment;

(c)        Auto Service – Major;

(d)        Auto Service – Minor;

(d.1)     Cannabis Store;

(e)        Car Wash – Multi-Vehicle;

(f)         Car Wash – Single Vehicle;

(g)        Convenience Food Store;

(h)        Drinking Establishment – Medium;

(i)         Drinking Establishment – Small;

(j)         Drive Through;

(k)        Fitness Centre;

(k.1)     Food Production;

(l)         Gaming Establishment – Bingo;

(m)       Gas Bar;

(n)        Indoor Recreation Facility;

(o)        Liquor Store;

(p)        Market;

(q)        Outdoor Café;

(q.1)     Parking Lot - Grade;

(q.2)     Parking Lot - Structure;

(r)         Restaurant: Food Service Only – Medium;

(s)        Restaurant: Food Service Only – Small;

(t)         Restaurant: Licensed – Medium;

(u)        Restaurant: Licensed – Small;

(u.1)     Restaurant: Neighbourhood;

(v)        Restored Building Products Sales Yard;

(w)       Retail Garden Centre;

(x)        Retail and Consumer Service;

(y)        Seasonal Sales Area;

(z)        Sign – Class C;

(aa)      Sign – Class E;

(bb)      Sign – Class F;

(bb.1)   Sign – Class G;

(cc)      Special Function  – Class 2;

(cc.1)   deleted

(dd)      Supermarket;

(ee)      Utility Building;

(ff)        Vehicle Rental – Major;

(gg)      Vehicle Rental – Minor;

(hh)      Vehicle Sales – Major;

(ii)        Vehicle Sales – Minor;

(jj)        Wind Energy Conversion System – Type 1; and

(kk)      Wind Energy Conversion System – Type 2.

 

10P2009, 39P2010, 30P2011, 4P2012, 38P2013, 44P2013, 5P2015, 49P2017, 26P2018

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Rules

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

(a)        the General Rules for Commercial Land Use Districts referenced in Part 7, Division 1;

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

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

Parcel Area

847      The area of a parcel must be a minimum of 0.5 hectares and a maximum of 6.0 hectares.

Floor Area Ratio

848      The maximum floor area ratio for parcels designated Commercial – Regional 1 District is the number following the letter "f" indicated on the Land Use District Maps.

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Building Height

849      The maximum building height is 15.0 metres.

Buildings

850      (1)              Every parcel in the Commercial – Regional 1 District must have one building that is equal to or exceeds 3600.0 square metres of gross floor area.

(2)              In addition to the building required by subsection (1), a parcel may have up to two buildings, so long as no additional building exceeds 360.0 square metres in gross floor area.

(3)              The maximum number of buildings on every parcel is three.

Use Area

851      Only one use area in a building in the Commercial – Regional 1 District must be equal to or greater than 3600.0 square metres.

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Building Entrance Features

852      The public entrances must be accentuated by a minimum of one example of three or more of the following features:

(a)        arcades;

(b)        arches;

(c)        awnings;

(d)        pitched or raised cornice roof forms;

(e)        porticoes;

(f)         recesses or projections; or

(g)        windows.

Front Setback Area

853      The front setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 metres.

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Rear Setback Area

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

(a)        Commercial – Regional 1 District, there is no requirement for a rear setback area;

(b)        any other commercial district, the rear setback area must have a minimum depth of 3.0 metres;

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

(d)        a residential district, the rear setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 metres; and

(e)        a special purpose district, the rear setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 metres.

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

(a)        an LRT corridor or street, the rear setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 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 6.0 metres; and

(c)        a lane, in all other cases, the rear setback area must have a minimum depth of 3.0 metres.

67P2008

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Side Setback Area

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

(a)        Commercial – Regional 1 District, there is no requirement for a side setback area;

(b)        any other commercial district, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 3.0 metres;

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

(d)        a residential district, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 metres; and

(e)        a special purpose district, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 metres.

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

(a)        an LRT corridor or street, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 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 6.0 metres; and

(c)        a lane, in all other cases, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 3.0 metres.

67P2008

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Landscaping In Setback Areas

856      (1)              Where a setback area shares a property line with an LRT corridor or street, the setback area must:

(a)        be a soft surfaced landscaped area; and

(b)        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.

(2)              Where a setback area shares a property line with a parcel designated as a residential district, the setback area must:

(a)        be a soft surfaced landscaped area;

(b)        provide a minimum of 1.0 trees:

(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.

(3)              Where a setback area shares a property line with a lane or 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 low water irrigation system.

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Minimum Required Motor Vehicle Parking Stalls

857      All uses must provide a minimum of 4.5 motor vehicle parking stalls per 100.0 square metres of gross usable floor area.

Excess Motor Vehicle Parking Stalls

858      Where the number of motor vehicle parking stalls required for uses is in excess of 6.0 stalls per 100.0 square metres of gross usable floor area, those excess stalls must be located in either underground or structured parking.

Exclusive Use of Motor Vehicle Parking Stalls

859      Motor vehicle parking stalls required for uses referenced in section 857, must not be signed or in any way identified as being other than for the use of all users on the parcel.

9P2012

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Required Bicycle Parking Stalls

860      (1)              The minimum number of bicycle parking stalls – class 1 for all uses is the minimum requirement referenced in Part 4.

(2)              The minimum required number of bicycle parking stalls – class 2 is 5.0 per cent of the required number of motor vehicle parking stalls.

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