Part 7: COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS

Division 5: Commercial – Community 2 f#h# (C-C2f#h#) District

Purpose

757      (1)              The Commercial – Community 2 District is intended to be characterized by:

(a)        large commercial developments;

(b)        developments that are on the boundary of several communities;

(c)        developments that are comprehensively designed with several buildings;

(d)        development that has a wide range of use sizes and types;

(e)        buildings that are slightly higher than nearby low density residential areas;

(f)         opportunities for commercial uses to be combined with office and residential uses in the same development;

(g)        building locations, setback areas and landscaping that buffer residential districts from commercial developments;

(h)        motor vehicle access to sites;

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

(j)         varying building density established through maximum floor area ratios for individual parcels; and

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

(2)              Areas of land greater than 12 hectares and less than 3.2 hectares should not be designated Commercial – Community 2 District.

Permitted Uses

758      (1)              The following uses are permitted uses in the Commercial – Community 2 District:

(a)        Park;

(b)        Sign – Class A;

(c)        Sign – Class B;

(d)        Sign – Class D; and

(e)        Utilities.

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

(a)        Accessory Food Service;

(b)        Amusement Arcade;

(b.1)     deleted

(c)        Catering Service – Minor;

(d)        Computer Games Facility;

(e)        Convenience Food Store

(f)         Counselling Service;

(g)        Financial Institution;

(h)        Fitness Centre;

(i)         Health Services Laboratory – With Clients;

(j)         Home Based Child Care – Class 1;

(k)        Home Occupation – Class 1;

(l)         Information and Service Provider;

(m)      Instructional Facility;

(n)        Library;

(o)        Medical Clinic;

(p)        Museum;

(q)        Office;

(r)         Pawn Shop;

(s)        Pet Care Service;

(t)         Power Generation Facility – Small;

(u)        Print Centre;

(v)        Protective and Emergency Service;

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

(w)       Restaurant: Food Service Only – Medium;

(x)        Restaurant: Food Service Only – Small;

(x.1)     Restaurant: Neighbourhood;

(y)        Retail and Consumer Service;

(z)        Service Organization;

(aa)      Specialty Food Store;

(bb)      Supermarket;

(cc)      Take Out Food Service;

(dd)      Vehicle Rental – Minor;

(ee)      Vehicle Sales – Minor; and

(ff)        Veterinary Clinic.

71P2008, 17P2009, 32P2009, 39P2010, 37P2014, 5P2015, 16P2018

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Discretionary Uses

759      (1)              Uses listed in subsection 758(2) are discretionary uses if they are located in proposed buildings or proposed additions to existing buildings in the Commercial – Community 2 District.

(2)              Uses listed in subsection 758(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 2 District:

(a)        Artist’s Studio;

(b)        Auto Service – Major;

(c)        Auto Service – Minor;

(c.1)     Beverage Container Quick Drop Facility;

(d)        Billiard Parlor;

(d.1)     Brewery, Winery and Distillery;

(d.2)     Cannabis Counselling;

(e)        Car Wash – Multi Vehicle;

(f)         Car Wash – Single Vehicle;

(g)        Child Care Service;

(h)        Cinema;

(h.1)     Conference and Event Facility;

(i)         Dinner Theatre;

(j)         Drinking Establishment – Small;

(k)        Drinking Establishment – Medium;

(l)         Drive Through;

(m)       Dwelling Unit;

(m.1)    Food Production;

(n)        Funeral Home;

(o)        Gas Bar;

(p)        Home Occupation – Class 2;

(q)        Hotel;

(r)         Indoor Recreation Facility;

(s)        Liquor Store;

(t)         Live Work Unit;

(t.1)      Market – Minor;

(t.2)      deleted

(u)        Outdoor Café;

(v)        Parking Lot – Grade;

(w)       Parking Lot – Structure;

(w.1)    Payday Loan;

(x)        Performing Arts Centre;

(y)        Place of Worship – Small;

(z)        Post-secondary Learning Institution;

(aa)      Power Generation Facility – Medium;

(bb)      Radio and Television Studio;

(cc)      Restaurant: Food Service Only – Large;

(dd)      Restaurant: Licensed – Large;

(ee)      Restaurant: Licensed – Medium;

(ff)        Restaurant: Licensed – Small;

(gg)      Seasonal Sales Area;

(hh)      Sign – Class C;

(ii)        Sign – Class E;

(jj)        Social Organization;

(kk)      Special Function  – Class 2;

(kk.1)   deleted

(ll)         Utility Building; and

(mm)    Vehicle Rental – Major.

67P2008, 10P2009, 4P2012, 5P2013, 37P2014, 43P2015, 22P2016, 28P2016, 49P2017, 25P2018

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Rules

760      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

761      The maximum area of a parcel is 12.0 hectares.

Floor Area Ratio

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

Building Height

763      The maximum building height for parcels designated Commercial – Community 2 District is the number following the letter "h” indicated on the Land Use District Maps, expressed in metres.

Use Area

764      (1)              Unless otherwise provided in subsections (2), (3), and (4), the maximum use area in the Commercial – Community 2 District is 6000.0 square metres.

(2)              The maximum use area for a Supermarket or a Supermarket combined with any other use, is 7500.0 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)              Hotels do not have a use area restriction.

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Location of Uses within Buildings

765      (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 in sections 758 and 759, other than Dwelling Unit and Live Work Unit.

Front Setback Area

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

Rear Setback Area

767      (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 3.0 metres;

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

(d)        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 lane, LRT corridor, or street, the rear setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 metres.

Side Setback Area

768      (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;

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

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

(d)        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 lane, LRT corridor, or street, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 metres.

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Landscaping In Setback Areas

769      (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 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 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

770      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)       Library;

(iv)       Medical Clinic when located above the ground floor;

iv)        Office above the ground floor; and

(vi)       Post-secondary Learning Institution;

(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 4.5 stalls per 100.0 square metres of gross usable floor area.

44P2013

Reductions of Minimum Motor Vehicle Parking Requirement

771      (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 770(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

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Excess Motor Vehicle Parking Stalls

772      Where the number of motor vehicle parking stalls provided for uses, not including Dwelling Units or 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

773      Motor vehicle parking stalls required for uses in accordance with the District requirement referenced in section 770(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

774      (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 where the total number of units equals or exceeds 20; and

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

(c)        for all other uses is the minimum requirement referenced 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; and

(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

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

 

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