Part 7: COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS

Division 11: Commercial – Regional 2 f# (C-R2 f#) District

Purpose

861      (1)              The Commercial – Regional 2 District is intended to be characterized by:

(a)        enclosed malls;

(b)        multiple buildings comprehensively designed on a parcel;

(c)        parcels that are located along major roads and transit facilities;

(d)        access by motor vehicles and public transit;

(e)        pedestrian connections from public transit to and between buildings and from parking areas to buildings;

(f)         buildings location, setback areas and landscaping that buffer the effect of commercial uses on nearby residential districts; and

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

(2)              Areas of land less than 4.0 hectares should not be designated Commercial – Regional 2 District.

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Permitted Uses

862      (1)              The following uses are permitted uses in the Commercial – Regional 2 District:

(a)        Park;

(b)        Sign – Class A;

(c)        Sign – Class B;

(d)        Sign – Class D; and

(e)        Utilities.

 

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

(a)        Accessory Food Service;

(b)        Accessory Liquor Service;

(c)        Amusement Arcade;

(c.1)     Beverage Container Quick Drop Facility;

(d)        Billiard Parlour;

(e)        Catering Service – Minor;

(f)         Cinema;

(g)        Computer Games Facility;

(h)        Convenience Food Store;

(i)         Counselling Service;

(j)         Dinner Theatre;

(k)        Financial Institution;

(l)         Fitness Centre;

(m)       Funeral Home;

(n)        Health Services Laboratory – With Clients;

(o)        Home Based Child Care – Class 1;

(p)        Home Occupation – Class 1;

(q)        Indoor Recreation Facility;

(r)         Information and Service Provider;

(s)        Instructional Facility;

(t)         Library;

(u)        Medical Clinic;

(v)        Museum;

(w)       Office;

(x)        Pawn Shop;

(y)        Performing Arts Centre;

(z)        Pet Care Service;

(aa)      Power Generation Facility – Small;

(bb)      Print Centre;

(cc)      Protective and Emergency Service;

(dd)      Restaurant: Food Service Only – Large;

(ee)      Restaurant: Food Service Only – Medium;

(ff)        Restaurant: Food Service Only – Small;

(gg)      Restaurant: Licensed – Medium;

(hh)      Restaurant: Licensed – Small;

(hh.1)   Restaurant: Neighbourhood;

(ii)        Retail and Consumer Service;

(jj)        Service Organization;

(kk)      Specialty Food Store;

(ll)        Supermarket;

(mm)   Take Out Food Service;

(nn)      Vehicle Rental – Minor;

(oo)      Vehicle Sales – Minor; and

(pp)      Veterinary Clinic.

71P2008, 17P2009, 32P2009, 39P2010, 37P2014, 5P2015

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Discretionary Uses

863      (1)              Uses listed in subsection 862(2) are discretionary uses if they are located in new buildings or new additions to existing buildings in the Commercial – Regional 2 District.

(2)              Uses listed in subsection 862(2) are discretionary uses if they are proposed in an existing building that does not have at least one commercial use that has been approved after the parcel was designated as a commercial land use district.

(3)              The following uses  are discretionary uses in the Commercial – Regional 2 District:

(a)        Auto Service – Major;

(b)        Auto Service – Minor;

(c)        deleted

(c.1)     Brewery, Winery and Distillery;

(c.2)     Cannabis Counselling;

(c.3)     Cannabis Store;

(d)        Car Wash – Multi Vehicle;

(e)        Car Wash – Single Vehicle;

(f)         Child Care Service;

(f.1)      Conference and Event Facility;

(g)        Drinking Establishment – Large;

(h)        Drinking Establishment – Medium;

(i)         Drinking Establishment – Small;

(j)         Drive Through;

(k)        Dwelling Unit;

(k.1)     Food Production;

(l)         Gaming Establishment – Bingo;

(m)       Gas Bar;

(n)        Home Occupation – Class 2;

(o)        Hotel;

(p)        Liquor Store;

(q)        Live Work Unit;

(q.1)     Market – Minor;

(q.2)     deleted

(r)         Night Club;

(s)        Outdoor Café;

(t)         Parking Lot – Grade;

(u)        Parking Lot – Structure;

(u.1)     Payday Loan;

(v)        Place of Worship – Medium;

(w)       Place of Worship – Small;

(x)        Post-secondary Learning Institution;

(y)        Power Generation Facility – Medium;

(z)        Radio and Television Studio;

(z.1)     Recyclable Material Drop-Off Depot;

(aa)      Restaurant: Licensed – Large;

(bb)      Seasonal Sales Area;

(cc)      Sign – Class C;

(dd)      Sign – Class E;

(ee)      Special Function  – Class 2;

(ee.1)   deleted

(ff)        Utility Building;

(gg)      Vehicle Rental – Major; and

(hh)      Vehicle Sales – Major.

67P2008, 10P2009, 4P2012, 5P2013, 43P2015, 22P2016, 28P2016, 49P2017, 16P2018, 25P2018, 26P2018

 

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Rules

864      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

865      The minimum area of a parcel is 4.0 hectares.

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Buildings

866      (1)              Every parcel must have at least one building that contains an ”Enclosed Mall” that:

(a)        is not less than 40,000.0 square metres;

(b)        contains a number of separate uses; and

(c)        has an internal hallway for customers.

(2)              Parcels may have buildings, in addition to the building required by section (1), providing the combined gross floor area of all use areas in those buildings does not exceed 20.0 per cent of the gross floor area of the ”Enclosed Mall” building located on the parcel.

(3)              In this section, ”Enclosed Mall” means a building containing two or more retail uses accessible by an enclosed common corridor.

Floor Area Ratio

867      The maximum floor area ratio for parcels designated Commercial – Regional 2 District is the number following the letter ”f” indicated on the Land Use District Maps.

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Building Height

868      The maximum building height is 46.0 metres.

Location of Uses within Buildings

869      (1)              Dwelling Units and Live Work Units must not be located on the ground floor of a building.

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

(a)        may be located on the same floor as Dwelling Units; and

(b)        must not share an internal hallway with Dwelling Units.

(3)              Where this section refers to ”Commercial Uses”, it refers to the listed uses at sections 862 and 863, other than Dwelling Unit and Live Work Unit.

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Front Setback Area

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

Rear Setback Area

871      (1)              Where the parcel shares a rear property line with a parcel that is designated as a Commercial – Regional 1 District, there is no requirement for a rear setback area.

(2)              In all other cases, the rear setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 metres.

Side Setback Area

872      (1)              Where the parcel shares a side property line with a parcel that is designated as a Commercial – Regional 1 District, there is no requirement for a side setback area.

(2)              In all other cases, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 metres.

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Landscaping In Setback Areas

873      (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)        have 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.

(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 low water irrigation system;

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

(d)        be screened by a fence that is a maximum height of 2.0 metres.

(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 provide 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

874      The minimum number of motor vehicle parking stalls:

(a)        is the requirement referenced in Part 4 for the following uses:

(i)         Cinema;

(ii)        Hotel;

(ii)        Medical Clinic, when located above the ground floor;

(iii)       Office, when located above the ground floor;

(iv)       Performing Arts Centre; and

(v)        Post-secondary Learning Institution;

(b)        for each Dwelling Unit is:

(i)         1.0 stalls per unit for resident parking; and

(ii)        0.1 visitor parking stalls per unit;

(c)        for each Live Work Unit is:

(i)         1.0 stall per unit for resident parking; and

(ii)        0.5 visitor parking stalls per unit; and

(d)        for all other uses is 4.5 stalls per 100.0 square metres of gross usable floor area.

44P2013

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Reductions of Minimum Motor Vehicle Parking Requirement

875      (1)              The minimum number of motor vehicle parking stalls is reduced by 10.0 per cent where:

(a)        a building that generates the parking requirement is located within 400.0 metres of an existing or approved Capital funded LRT platform; and

(b)        the number of stalls required was determined by using the provisions referenced in subsections 874(a)(iv) and 874(d).

(2)             The minimum number of motor vehicle parking stalls for an Office or Information and Service Provider is reduced by 5.0 per cent where:

(c)        a building is located within 150.0 metres of a street where a frequent bus service operates,

(d)        the number of stalls required was determined by using the provisions referenced in subsections 874(a)(iv) or 874(d); and

(e)        the reduction for stalls referenced in subsection (1) was not applied.

(3)              The minimum number of motor vehicle parking stalls required for an Office or Information and Service Provider is reduced:

(a)        by 1.0 motor vehicle parking stalls per six (6) bicycle parking stalls – class 1 provided in excess of the minimum number of bicycle parking stalls required; and

(b)        by 1.0 motor vehicle parking stalls per two (2) lockers provided in a shower and change room facility.

13P2008, 44P2013

 

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Excess Motor Vehicle Parking Stalls

876      Where the number of motor vehicle parking stalls provided for uses, not including Dwelling Units and Live Work Units, 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

877      Motor vehicle parking stalls required for uses in accordance with the District referenced in section 874(d), must not be signed or in any way identified as being other than for the use of all users on the parcel.

Required Bicycle Parking Stalls

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

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

(i)         no requirement when the number of units is less than 20; and

(ii)        0.5 stalls per unit when the total number of units equals or exceeds 20; and

(b)        all other uses is 2.0 per cent of the minimum required number of motor vehicle parking stalls.

(2)              The minimum number of bicycle parking stalls – class 2 for:

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

(i)         2.0 stalls for development of 20 units or less; and

(ii)        0.1 stalls per unit for developments of more than 20 units; and

(b)        all other uses is 3.0 per cent of the minimum number of motor vehicle parking stalls.

Exclusive Use of Bicycle Parking Stalls

879      Bicycle parking stalls – class 1 provided for Dwelling Units and Live Work Units are for the exclusive use of residents.

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