Part 7: COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS

Division 12: Commercial – Regional 3 f#h# (C-R3 f#h#) District

Purpose

880      (1)              The Commercial – Regional 3 District is intended to be characterized by:

(a)        comprehensively planned and designed subdivision and development with multiple buildings on multiple parcels;

(b)        orderly phased subdivision and development of large tracts of land over time;

(c)        opportunities for a variety of building sizes and use areas;

(d)        parcels that are created and designed to support efficient access to the uses intended for those and nearby parcels;

(e)        buildings, uses, vehicle access and pedestrian features on a site that link with each other and adjacent parcels;

(f)         pedestrian access from public transit, to and between buildings and pedestrian amenities;

(g)        flexibility regarding a building's density, established through individual floor area ratios for individual parcels; and

(h)        varying building height established through maximum building heights for individual parcels.

(2)              Areas of land less than 6.0 hectares should not be designated Commercial – Regional 3 District.

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Permitted Uses

881      (1)              The following uses are permitted uses in the Commercial – Regional 3 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 – 3 District if they are located within existing approved buildings:

(a)        Accessory Food Service;

(b)        Accessory Liquor Service;

(c)        Amusement Arcade;

(c.1)     Beverage Container Drop-Off Depot;

(c.2)     Beverage Container Quick Drop Facility;

(d)        Catering Service – Minor;

(e)        Computer Games Facility;

(f)         Convenience Food Store;

(g)        Counselling Service;

(h)        Dinner Theatre;

(i)         Financial Institution;

(j)         Fitness Centre 

(k)        Funeral Home;

(l)         Health Services Laboratory – With Clients;

(m)       Indoor Recreation Facility;

(n)        Information and Service Provider;

(o)        Instructional Facility;

(p)        Library;

(q)        Medical Clinic;

(r)         Museum;

(s)        Office;

(t)         Pawn Shop;

(u)        Performing Arts Centre;

(v)        Pet Care Service;

(w)       Power Generation Facility – Small;

(x)        Print Centre;

(y)        Protective and Emergency Service;

(z)        Radio and Television Studio;

(aa)      Restaurant: Food Service Only – Medium;

(bb)      Restaurant: Food Service Only – Small;

(cc)      Restaurant: Licensed – Medium

(dd)      Restaurant: Licensed – Small;

(dd.1)   Restaurant: Neighbourhood;

(ee)      Retail and Consumer Service;

(ff)        Service Organization;

(gg)      Specialty Food Store;

(hh)      Supermarket;

(ii)        Take Out Food Service;

(jj)        Vehicle Rental – Minor;

(kk)      Vehicle Sales – Minor; and

(ll)        Veterinary Clinic.

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

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Discretionary Uses

882      (1)              Uses listed in subsection 881(2) are discretionary uses if they are located in new buildings or proposed additions to existing buildings in the Commercial – Regional 3 District.

(2)              Uses listed in subsection 881(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 3 District:

(a)        Auto Service – Major;

(b)        Auto Service – Minor;

(c)        deleted

(d)        Billiard Parlour;

(d.1)     Brewery, Winery and Distillery;

(e)        Car Wash – Multi Vehicle;

(f)         Car Wash – Single Vehicle;

(g)        Child Care Service;

(h)        Cinema;

(h.1)     Conference and Event Facility;

(i)         Drinking Establishment – Large;

(j)         Drinking Establishment – Medium;

(k)        Drinking Establishment – Small;

(l)         Drive Through;

(l.1)      Food Production;

(m)      Gaming Establishment – Bingo;

(n)        Gas Bar;

(o)        Hotel;

(p)        Liquor Store;

(p.1)     Market – Minor;

(p.2)     Medical Marihuana Counselling;

(q)        Night Club;

(r)         Outdoor Cafe;

(s)        Parking Lot – Grade;

(t)         Parking Lot – Structure;

(t.1)      Payday Loan;

(u)        Place of Worship – Medium;

(v)        Place of Worship – Small;

(w)       Post-secondary Learning Institution;

(x)        Power Generation Facility – Medium;

(y)        Restaurant: Food Service Only – Large;

(z)        Restaurant: Licensed – Large;

(aa)      Seasonal Sales Area;

(bb)      Sign – Class C;

(cc)      Sign – Class E;

(dd)      Social Organization;

(ee)      Special Function  – Class 2;

(ee.1)   deleted

(ff)        Utility Building;

(gg)      Vehicle Rental – Major;

(hh)      Vehicle Sales – Major;

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

(jj)        Wind Energy Conversion System – Type 2.

67P2008, 10P2009, 4P2012, 5P2013, 38P2013, 37P2014, 43P2015, 22P2016, 28P2016, 49P2017

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Rules

883      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.

 

Floor Area Ratio

884      The maximum floor area ratio for parcels designated Commercial – Regional 3 District is the number following the letter "f” indicated on the Land Use District Maps.

Building Height

885      The maximum building height for parcels designated Commercial – Regional 3 District is the number following the letter "h” indicated on the Land Use District Maps, expressed in metres.

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Transportation

886      All developments in the Commercial – Regional 3 District must have:

(a)        road networks within parcels and motor vehicle access connections to existing or anticipated streets;

(b)        direct motor vehicle connections through parcels to provide access to adjacent parcels; and

(c)        motor vehicle connections between parking areas and the road networks.

Building Orientation and Design

887      (1)              The main public entrance of buildings must be identifiable and accessible.

(2)              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; and

(g)        windows.

(3)              The finishing materials and design of the façade where the main public entrance is located must be used on the other façades of the building.

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Front Setback Area

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

Rear Setback Area

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

(a)        Commercial – Regional 3 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 setback area shares a property line with an LRT corridor or street, the rear setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 metres.

(3)              Where the parcel shares a rear property line with a lane and the lane separates the parcel from a parcel designated as:

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

(b)        a District, other than a residential district, the rear setback area must have a minimum depth of 3.0 metres.

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Side Setback Area

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

(a)        Commercial – Regional 3 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 an LRT corridor or street, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 metres.

(3)              Where the parcel shares a side property line with a lane and the lane separates the parcel from a parcel designated as:

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

(b)        a District, other than a residential district, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 3.0 metres.

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Landscaping In Setback Areas

891      (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 side 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 the irrigation is provided by a low water irrigation system.

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Minimum Required Motor Vehicle Parking Stalls

892      The minimum number of motor vehicle parking stalls:

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

(i)         Cinema;

(ii)         Hotel;

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

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

(v)         Performing Arts Centre; and

(vi)        Post-secondary Learning Institution; and

(b)        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

893      (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 892(a)(iv) and 892(b).

(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:

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

(b)        the number of stalls required was determined by using the provisions referenced in subsections 892(a)(iv) or 892(b); and

(c)        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

894      Where the number of motor vehicle parking stalls required 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

895      Motor vehicle parking stalls required for uses in accordance with the provision referenced in section 892(b), must not be signed or in any way identified as being other than for the use of all users on the parcel.

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Required Bicycle Parking Stalls

896      (1)              The minimum number of bicycle parking stalls – class 1 is:

(a)        for an "Enclosed Mall” is 2.0 per cent of the minimum required number of motor vehicle parking stalls; and

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

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

(a)        for an "Enclosed Mall” is 3.0 per cent of the minimum required number of motor vehicle parking stalls; and

(b)        for all other uses is 5.0 per cent of the minimum required number of motor vehicle parking stalls.

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

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