Part 7: COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS

Division 4: Commercial – Community 1 (C-C1) District

Purpose

738      (1)              The Commercial – Community 1 District is intended to be characterized by:

(a)        small to mid-scale commercial developments;

(b)        developments located within a community or along a commercial street;

(c)        one or more commercial uses within a building;

(d)        motor vehicle access to sites;

(e)        pedestrian connections from the public sidewalk to and between the buildings;

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

(g)        opportunities for residential and office uses to be in the same building as commercial uses.

(2)              Areas of land greater than 3.2 hectares should not be designated Commercial – Community 1 District.

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Permitted Uses

739      (1)              The following uses are permitted uses in the Commercial – Community 1 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 – Community 1 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)        Instructional Facility;

(l)         Library;

(m)       Medical Clinic;

(n)        Museum;

(o)        Office;

(p)        Pet Care Service;

(q)        Print Centre;

(r)         Protective and Emergency Service;

(s)        Radio and Television Studio;

(t)         Restaurant: Food Service Only – Small;

(u)        Restaurant: Food Service Only – Medium;

(u.1)    Restaurant: Neighbourhood;

(v)        Retail and Consumer Service;

(w)       Specialty Food Store;

(x)        Supermarket;

(y)        Take Out Food Service;

(z)        Vehicle Rental – Minor; and

(aa)      Veterinary Clinic.

17P2009, 32P2009, 39P2010, 5P2015

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Discretionary Uses

740      (1)              Uses listed in subsection 739(2) are discretionary uses if they are located in proposed buildings or proposed additions to existing buildings in the Commercial – Community 1 District.

(2)              Uses listed in subsection 739(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 – Community 1 District:

(a)        Addiction Treatment;

(b)        Amusement Arcade;

(c)        Artist’s Studio;

(c.1)     Assisted Living;

(d)        Auto Service – Minor;

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

(d.2)     Beverage Container Quick Drop Facility;

(e)        Billiard Parlor;

(e.1)     Brewery, Winery and Distillery;

(f)         Car Wash – Single Vehicle;

(g)        Child Care Service;

(h)        Computer Games Facility;

(i)         Custodial Care;

(j)         Drinking Establishment – Small;

(k)        Drinking Establishment – Medium;

(l)         Drive Through;

(m)       Dwelling Unit;

(m.1)    Food Production;

(n)        Gas Bar;

(o)        Home Occupation – Class 2;

(p)        Indoor Recreation Facility;

(q)        Liquor Store;

(r)         Live Work Unit;

(r.1)      Market – Minor;

(r.2)      Medical Marihuana Counselling;

(s)        Outdoor Café;

(t)         Parking Lot – Grade;

(t.1)      Payday Loan;

(u)        Place of Worship – Small;

(v)        Power Generation Facility – Small;

(w)       Residential Care;

(x)        Restaurant: Licensed – Medium;

(y)        Restaurant: Licensed – Small;

(z)        Seasonal Sales Area;

(aa)      Service Organization;

(bb)      Sign – Class C;

(cc)      Sign – Class E;

(dd)      deleted

(ee)      Social Organization;

(ff)        Special Function  – Class 2;

(ff.1)     deleted

(gg)      Utility Building; and

(hh)      Vehicle Sales – Minor.

10P2009, 4P2012, 4P2013, 5P2013, 43P2013, 22P2016, 28P2016, 49P2017

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Rules

741      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

742      The maximum area of a parcel is 3.2 hectares.

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Floor Area Ratio

743      The maximum floor area ratio for buildings is 1.0.

Building Height

744      The maximum building height is 10.0 metres.

Building Orientation

745      (1)              When a parcel shares one or more side property lines and fronts on the same commercial street as a parcel designated C-N1 or C-COR1 Districts, the maximum building setback from the property line shared with a commercial street must not exceed 3.0 metres.

(2)              Motor vehicle parking stalls and loading stalls must not be located between the building and the commercial street.

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Use Area

746      (1)              Unless otherwise provided in subsections (2), (3), and (4), the maximum use area in the Commercial – Community 1 District is 1400.0 square metres.

(2)              The maximum use area for a Supermarket, or a Supermarket combined with any other use, is 5200.0 square metres.

(3)              The maximum use area for a Catering Service – Minor, or a Catering Service – Minor combined with any other use, is 300.0 square metres.

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

(a)        Addiction Treatment;

(a.1)     Assisted Living;

(b)        Custodial Care;and

(c)        Residential Care;

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Rules for Location of Uses within Buildings

747      (1)             Addiction Treatment, Assisted Living, Custodial Care, Dwelling Units and Residential Care 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 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 or Residential Care.

(3)              Where this section refers to "Commercial Uses,” it refers to the listed uses in sections 739 and 740, other than Addiction Treatment, Assisted Living, Custodial Care, Dwelling Unit, Live Work Unit and Residential Care.

Front Setback Area

748      (1)              Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (2), the front setback area must have a minimum depth of 3.0 metres.

(2)              Where the parcel shares one or more side property lines with, and fronts on the same commercial street as, a parcel designated Commercial – Neighbourhood 1 or Commercial – Corridor 1 District, the front setback area must not exceed a depth of 3.0 metres.

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Rear Setback Area

749      (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 5.0 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 lane, LRT corridor, or street, the rear setback area must have a minimum depth of 3.0 metres.

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Side Setback Area

750      (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, unless otherwise referenced in subsection (2);

(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 5.0 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, and fronts on the same commercial street as, a parcel designated Commercial – Neighbourhood 1 or Commercial – Corridor 1 District, the side setback area from that property line must not exceed a depth of 3.0 metres.

(3)              Where the parcel shares a side property line with a lane, LRT corridor, or street, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 3.0 metres.

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Landscaping In Setback Areas

751      (1)              Where a setback area shares a property line with, and fronts on the same street as, a parcel designated Commercial – Neighbourhood 1 and Commercial – Corridor 1 District, the setback area must be hard surfaced landscaped area.

(2)              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 a low water irrigation system.

(3)              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:

(iii)       for every 30.0 square metres; or

(iv)       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 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 a low water irrigation system.

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Minimum Required Motor Vehicle Parking Stalls

752      The minimum number of motor vehicle parking stalls:

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

(i)         Drinking Establishment – Small;

(ii)        Drinking Establishment – Medium;

(iii)       Fitness Centre;

(iv)       Health Services Laboratory – With Clients;

(v)        Library;

(vi)       Medical Clinic;

(vii)      Place of Worship – Small;

(viii)      Restaurant: Food Service Only – Small;

(ix)       Restaurant: Food Service Only – Medium;

(x)       Restaurant: Licensed – Small;

(xi)       Restaurant: Licensed – Medium; and

(xii)      Restaurant: Neighbourhood;

(b)        for each Dwelling Unit is:

(i)         0.75 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 3.5 stalls per 100.0 square metres of gross usable floor area.

5P2015

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Reductions of Minimum Motor Vehicle Parking Requirement

753      (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 subsection 752(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:

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

(b)        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 in accordance with Part 4; and

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

13P2008

Exclusive Use of Motor Vehicle Parking Stalls

754      Motor vehicle parking stalls required for uses in accordance with the District requirement referenced in subsection 752(d), 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

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

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

(i)         no requirement where 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;

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

(c)        all other uses is the minimum requirement reference in Part 4.

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

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

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

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

(b)        all other uses is 5.0 per cent of the minimum 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.

Exclusive Use of Bicycle Parking Stalls

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

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