Part 7: COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS

Division 6: Commercial – Corridor 1 f#h# (C-COR1f#h#) District

Purpose

776      The Commercial – Corridor 1 District is intended to be characterized by:

(a)        storefronts along a continuous block face;

(b)        commercial developments on both sides of a street;

(c)        buildings that are close to each other, the street and the public sidewalk;

(d)        lanes for motor vehicle access to parking and buildings;

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

(f)         opportunities for commercial uses on the ground floor of buildings and residential and office uses on upper floors;

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

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

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Permitted Uses

777      (1)              The following uses are permitted uses in the Commercial – Corridor 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 – Corridor 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)        Library;

(l)         Medical Clinic;

(m)       Museum;

(n)        Office;

(o)        Pet Care Service;

(p)        Power Generation Facility – Small;

(q)        Print Centre;

(r)         Protective and Emergency Service;

(s)        Radio and Television Studio;

(t)         Restaurant: Food Service Only – Small;

(t.1)      Restaurant: Neighbourhood;

(u)        Retail and Consumer Service;

(v)        Service Organization;

(w)        Specialty Food Store;

(x)        Take Out Food Service; and

(y)        Veterinary Clinic.

17P2009, 39P2010, 5P2015

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Discretionary Uses

778      (1)              Uses listed in subsection 777(2) are discretionary uses if they are located in proposed buildings or proposed additions to existing buildings in the Commercial – Corridor 1 District.

(2)              Uses listed in subsection 777(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 – Corridor 1 District:

(a)        Accessory Liquor Service;

(b)        Addiction Treatment;

(c)        Artist’s Studio;

(c.1)     Assisted Living;

(d)        Billiard Parlor;

(d.1)     Brewery, Winery and Distillery;

(e)        Child Care Service;

(f)         Cinema;

(g)        Computer Games Facility;

(g.1)     Conference and Event Facility;

(h)        Custodial Care;

(i)         Drinking Establishment – Medium;

(j)         Drinking Establishment – Small;

(k)        Dwelling Unit;

(k.1)     Food Production;

(l)         Home Occupation – Class 2;

(m)      Hotel;

(n)       Indoor Recreation Facility;

(o)       Instructional Facility;

(p)       Liquor Store;

(q)       Live Work Unit;

(q.1)    Market – Minor;

(q.2)    Medical Marihuana Counselling;

(r)        Outdoor Café;

(s)       Parking Lot – Grade;

(t)        Parking Lot – Structure;

(u)       Pawn Shop;

(u.1)    Payday Loan;

(v)       Place of Worship – Small;

(w)      Post-secondary Learning Institution;

(x)       Residential Care;

(y)       Restaurant: Food Service Only – Medium;

(z)       Restaurant: Licensed – Medium;

(aa)     Restaurant: Licensed – Small;

(bb)     Seasonal Sales Area;

(cc)     Sign – Class C;

(dd)     Sign – Class E;

(ee)     Sign – Class F;

(ff)       Social Organization;

(gg)     Special Function  – Class 2;

(gg.1)  deleted

(hh)     Supermarket; and

(ii)       Utility Building;

67P2008,10P2009, 32P2009, 14P2010, 4P2012, 5P2013, 43P2015, 22P2016, 28P2016, 49P2017

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Rules

779      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

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

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Building Height

781      The maximum building height for parcels designated Commercial – Corridor 1 District is the number following the letter "h” and a number indicated on the Land Use District Maps, expressed in metres.

Building Orientation

782      (1)              The main public entrance to a building must face the property line shared with a commercial street.

(2)              The maximum building setback from a property line shared with a commercial street is 3.0 metres.

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

Building Façade

783      (1)              The length of the building façade that faces the commercial street must be a minimum of 80.0 per cent of the length of the property line it faces.

(2)              In calculating the length of the building façade, the depth of any required rear or side setback areas referenced in sections 788 and 789 will not be included as part of the length of the property line.

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Vehicle Access

784      (1)              Unless otherwise referenced in subsections (2) and (3), where the parcel shares a rear or side property line with a lane, all vehicle access to the parcel must be from the lane.

(2)              Where a corner parcel shares a property line with a lane, those parcels may have vehicle access from either the lane or the street.

(3)              Where a parcel shares a rear or side property line with a lane, but access from the lane is not physically feasible due to elevation differences between the parcel and the lane, all vehicle access must be from a street.

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Use Area 

785      (1)              Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (3), the maximum use area  for uses on the ground floor of buildings in the Commercial – Corridor 1 District is 465.0 square metres.

(2)              Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (3), there is no maximum use area requirement for uses located on upper floors in the Commercial – Corridor 1 District.

(3)              The maximum use area of a:

(a)        Catering Service – Minor, or a Catering Service – Minor combined with any other use, is 300.0 square metres;

(b)        Cinema, or a Cinema combined with any other use, is 550.0 square metres; and

(c)        Supermarket, or a Supermarket combined with any other use, is 1400.0 square metres.

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

(a)        Addiction Treatment;

(a.1)     Assisted Living;

(b)        Custodial Care;

(c)        Hotel; and

(d)        Residential Care.

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Location of Uses within Buildings

786      (1)              The following uses must not be located on the ground floor of buildings:

(a)        Assisted Living;

(a.1)     Catering Service – Minor;

(b)        Child Care Service;

(c)        Counselling Service;

(d)        Dwelling Unit;

(e)        Health Services Laboratory – With Clients;

(f)         Instructional Facility;

(g)        Live Work Unit;

(h)        Medical Clinic;

(i)         Office;

(j)         Place of Worship – Small;

(k)        Post-secondary Learning Institution;

(l)         Residential Care;

(m)      Social Organization; and

(n)       Veterinary Clinic.

(2)              A minimum of 20.0 per cent of the gross floor area of buildings in the Commercial – Corridor 1 District must contain "Commercial Uses”.

(3)              "Commercial Uses” and Live Work Units:

(a)        may be located on the same floor as Addiction Treatment, Assisted Living, Custodial Care, Dwelling Unitsand Residential Care; and

(b)        must not share an internal hallway with Addiction Treatment, Assisted Living, Custodial Care, Dwelling Units or Residential Care.

(4)              Where this section refers to "Commercial Uses,” it refers to the listed uses in sections 777 and 778, other than Addiction Treatment, Assisted Living, Custodial Care, Dwelling Unit, Live Work Unit and Residential Care.

47P2008, 54P2008, 32P2009

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Front Setback Area

787      There is no minimum requirement for a front setback area, but where a front setback area is provided, it must have a maximum depth of 3.0 metres.

Rear Setback Area

788      (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 3.0 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)        an LRT corridor or street, the rear setback area must have a maximum depth of 3.0 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 3.0 metres; and

(c)        a lane, in all other cases, there is no requirement for a rear setback area.

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Side Setback Area

789      (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 1.2 metres;

(c)        a residential district, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 3.0 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:

(a)        an LRT corridor or street, the side setback area must have a maximum depth of 3.0 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 3.0 metres; and

(c)        a lane, in all other cases, there is no requirement for a side setback area.

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Landscaping In Setback Areas

790      (1)              Where a setback area shares a property line with a street, the setback area must be a hard surfaced landscaped area.

(2)              Where a setback area shares a property line with a lane and approved access to the parcel is from the lane, there is no requirement for soft surfaced landscaped area or hard surfaced landscaped area for that setback area.

(3)              Where a setback area shares a property line with an LRT corridor or 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 and 2.0 shrubs:

(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.

(4)              Where a setback area shares a property line with 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.

(5)              Where a setback area shares a property line with a lane that separates the parcel from a parcel designated as a residential district and there is no access from the lane, 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

791      (1)              Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (3), for development on parcels 0.4 hectares or less, the minimum number of motor vehicle parking stalls:

(a)        deleted

(b)        for each Dwelling Unit is:

(i) 0.75 stalls per unit for resident parking; and

(ii) 0.1 visitor parking stalls;

(c)        for each Live Work Unit is:

(i)         0.5 stalls per unit for resident parking; and

(ii)        0.5 visitor parking stalls;

(d)        for an Office, when located on floors above the ground floor is:

(i)         1.0 stalls per 100.0 square metres of gross usable floor area; and

(ii)        the cumulative number of stalls referenced in subsection (i) must be reduced by 0.75 stalls per 50.0 square metres of total gross usable floor area to a maximum reduction of 1.5 stalls;

(e)        for a Drinking Establishment – Small, Restaurant: Food Service Only – Small and Restaurant: Licensed – Small is 1.70 stalls per 10.0 square metres of public area;

(f)         for an Information and Service Provider, Pet Care Service, Print Centre and Retail and Consumer Service is:

(i)         4.0 stalls per 100.0 square metres of total gross usable floor area when located on floors above the ground floor;

(ii)        2.0 stalls per 100.0 square metres of total gross usable floor area when located on or below the ground floor; and

(iii)       where Retail and Consumer Service uses are located on or below the ground floor, the cumulative number of stalls referenced in subsection (ii) are reduced by 1.0 stall per 50.0 square metres of total gross usable floor area to a maximum reduction of 3.0 stalls; and

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

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(2)              Unless otherwise referenced in sub-section (3), for development on parcels greater than 0.4 hectares, the minimum number of motor vehicle parking stalls:

(a)        for each Dwelling Unit is:

(i)         0.75 stalls per unit for resident parking; and

(ii)        0.1 visitor parking stalls;

(b)        for each Live Work Unit is:

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

(ii)        0.5 visitor parking stalls;

(c)        for an Office, when located on floors above the ground floor is:

(i)         1.0 stalls per 100.0 square metres of gross usable floor area; and

(ii)        the cumulative number of stalls referenced in subsection (i) are reduced by 0.75 stalls per 50.0 square metres of total gross usable floor area to a maximum reduction of 1.5 stalls;

(d)        for a Retail and Consumer Service is:

(i)         4.0 stalls per 100.0 square metres of total gross usable floor area when located on floors above the ground floor;

(ii)        2.0 stalls per 100.0 square metres of total gross usable floor area when located on or below the ground floor; and

(iii)       where Retail and Consumer Service uses are located on or below the ground floor, the cumulative number of stalls referenced in subsection (ii) are reduced by 1.0 stall per 50.0 square metres of total gross usable floor area to a maximum reduction of 3.0 stalls; and

(e)        for a Child Care Service, Cinema, Conference and Event Facility, Drinking Establishment – Medium, Home Occupation – Class 1, Home Occupation – Class 2, Hotel, Library, Museum, Restaurant: Food Service Only – Medium, Restaurant: Licensed – Medium, Restaurant: Neighbourhood, and Seasonal Sales Area is the minimum requirement referenced in Part 4;

(f)         for a Drinking Establishment – Small, Restaurant: Food Service Only – Small, and Restaurant: Licensed – Small is 1.70 stalls per 10.0 square metres of public area; and

(g)        for all other uses is 3.5 stalls per 100.0 square metres of gross usable floor area.

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(3)              For a Brewery, Winery and Distillery, Computer Games Facility, Convenience Food Store, Drinking Establishment – Medium, Drinking Establishment – Small, Liquor Store, Outdoor Café, Restaurant: Food Service Only – Medium, Restaurant: Food Service Only – Small, Restaurant: Licensed – Medium, Restaurant: Licensed – Small,Restaurant: Neighbourhood, Retail and Consumer Service or Take Out Food Service, located on the ground floor of a building, the minimum number of motor vehicle parking stalls:

(a)        In Area A, as illustrated on Map 7.1, is:

(i)         0.0 stalls where:

(A)       the building contains a Dwelling Unit, Hotel or Office above the ground floor; or

(B)       the use area is less than or equal to 465.0 square metres; and

(ii)        1.0 stalls per 100.0 square metres of gross usable floor area in all other cases; and

(b)        In Area B, as illustrated on Map 7.1, is:

(i)         0.0 stalls where a building contains a Dwelling Unit above the ground floor;

(ii)        0.0 stalls where the use area is less than or equal to 465.0 square metres, provided:

(A)       the building is only one storey; or

(B)       the building was legally existing or approved as of November 1, 2009; and

(iii)        1.0 stalls per 100.0 square metres of gross usable floor area where the use area is greater than 465.0 square metres and where:

(A)       the building is only one storey; or

(B)       the building was legally existing or approved as of November 1, 2009; and

(iv)       in all other cases the minimum requirement referenced in subsections (1) and (2).

13P2008, 15P2008, 38P2009, 10P2009, 23P2010, 39P2010, 9P2012, 5P2013, 44P2013, 5P2015, 22P2016

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Excess Motor Vehicle Parking Stalls

792      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

793      Motor vehicle parking stalls required for uses in accordance with the District requirement referenced in section 791(2)(f), 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

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

(a)        each Dwelling Unit and 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; and

(b)        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 and 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.

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Exclusive Use of Bicycle Parking Stalls

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

38P2009

 

Map 7.1: Commercial Parking Reduction Map

 

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