Part 7: COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS

Division 7: Commercial – Corridor 2 f#h# (C-COR2 f#h#) District

Purpose

796      The Commercial – Corridor 2 District is intended to be characterized by:

(a)        commercial development on both sides of streets;

(b)        buildings located varying distances from streets;

(c)        limited automotive uses;

(d)        primary access for motor vehicles to parcels from streets and lanes;

(e)        parking located on any of the front, side or rear of buildings;

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

(g)        opportunities for residential and office uses to be in the same building;

(h)        varying building density established though maximum floor area ratios for individual parcels; and

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

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Permitted Uses

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

(a)        Accessory Food Service;

(b)        Accessory Liquor Service;

(c)        Catering Service – Minor;

(d)        Convenience Food Store

(e)        Counselling Service;

(f)         Financial Institution;

(g)        Fitness Centre;

(h)        Health Services Laboratory – With Clients;

(i)         Home Based Child Care – Class 1;

(j)         Home Occupation – Class 1;

(k)        Information and Service Provider;

(l)         Library;

(m)       Medical Clinic;

(n)        Museum;

(o)        Office;

(p)        Pet Care Service;

(q)        Power Generation Facility – Small;

(r)         Print Centre;

(s)        Protective and Emergency Service;

(t)         Radio and Television Studio;

(u)        Restaurant: Food Service Only – Medium;

(v)        Restaurant: Food Service Only – Small;

(w)       Restaurant: Licensed – Small;

(w.1)    Restaurant: Neighbourhood;

(x)        Retail and Consumer Service;

(y)        Service Organization;

(z)        Specialty Food Store;

(aa)      Take Out Food Service; and

(bb)      Veterinary Clinic.

71P2008, 17P2009, 39P2010, 5P2015

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Discretionary Uses

798      (1)              Uses listed in subsection 797(2) are discretionary uses if they are located in proposed buildings or proposed additions to existing buildings in the Commercial – Corridor 2 District.

(2)              Uses listed in subsection 797(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 2 District:

(a)        Addiction Treatment;

(b)        Amusement Arcade;

(c)        Artist’s Studio;

(c.1)     Assisted Living;

(d)        Auto Service – Major;

(e)        Auto Service – Minor;

(f)         Billiard Parlor;

(f.1)      Brewery, Winery and Distillery;

(g)        Car Wash – Multi Vehicle;

(h)        Car Wash – Single Vehicle;

(i)         Child Care Service;

(j)         Cinema;

(k)        Computer Games Facility;

(k.1)     Conference and Event Facility;

(l)         Custodial Care;

(m)       Dinner Theatre;

(n)        Drinking Establishment – Medium;

(o)        Drinking Establishment – Small;

(p)        Drive Through;

(q)        Dwelling Unit;

(q.1)     Food Production;

(r)         Funeral Home;

(s)        Gas Bar;

(t)         Health Services Laboratory – Without Clients;

(u)        Home Occupation – Class 2;

(v)        Hotel;

(w)       Indoor Recreation Facility;

(x)        Instructional Facility;

(y)        Liquor Store;

(z)        Live Work Unit;

(z.1)     Market – Minor;

(z.2)     Medical Marihuana Counselling;

(aa)      Outdoor Café;

(bb)      Parking Lot – Grade;

(cc)      Parking Lot – Structure;

(dd)      Pawn Shop;

(dd.1)   Payday Loan;

(ee)      Performing Arts Centre;

(ff)        Place of Worship – Small;

(gg)      Post-secondary Learning Institution;

(hh)      Power Generation Facility – Medium;

(ii)        Residential Care;

(jj)        Restaurant: Licensed – Medium;

(kk)      Seasonal Sales Area;

(ll)        Sign – Class C;

(mm)   Sign – Class E;

(nn)      Sign – Class F;

(oo)      Social Organization;

(pp)      Special Function  – Class 2;

(pp.1)   deleted

(qq)      Supermarket;

(rr)       Utility Building;

(ss)      Vehicle Rental – Major;

(tt)        Vehicle Rental – Minor;

(uu)      Vehicle Sales – Major; and

(vv)      Vehicle Sales – Minor.

(4)             The following uses are additional discretionary uses on a parcel that has an existing building used as a Place of Worship – Large or Place of Worship Medium provided any new development proposed does not result in the increase of any assembly area:

(a)        Place of Worship – Large; and

(b)        Place of Worship – Medium

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

 

 

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Rules

799      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

800      The maximum area of a parcel is 3.2 hectares.

Floor Area Ratio

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

Building Height

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

Use Area 

803      (1)              Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (3), the maximum use area for uses on the ground floor of buildings is 930.0 square metres.

(2)              Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (3), there is no maximum use area for uses  located on upper floors.

(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 2500.0 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

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

(2)              Addiction Treatment, Assisted Living, Custodial Care, Dwelling Units and Residential Care must not be located in the same building as an automotive use.

(3)              Addiction Treatment, Assisted Living, Custodial Care, Dwelling Units and Residential Care must not be located on the ground floor of a building.

(4)              ”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 Unitsand Residential Care.

(5)              Where this section refers to ”Commercial Uses”, it refers to the listed uses at sections 797 and 798, other than Addiction Treatment, Assisted Living, Custodial Care, Dwelling Units, Live Work Units and Residential Care.

47P2008

Front Setback Area

805      The front setback area must have a minimum depth of 3.0 metres.

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Rear Setback Area

806      (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 5.0 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

807      (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 5.0 metres; and

(d)        a special purpose district, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 5.0 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 3.0 metres.

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Landscaping In Setback Areas

808      (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 or with a lane that separates the parcel from 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 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 and the 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.

(4)              Where a setback area shares a property line with a lane and there is no approved access to the parcel from the 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

809      (1)              Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (2) and (3), 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 per unit ;

(b)        for each Live Work Unit is:

(i)         1.0 stall per unit for resident parking;

(ii)        0.5 visitor parking stalls per unit;

(c)        for an Office is:

(i)         the minimum requirement referenced in Part 4;

(ii)        when Office uses are located on the second floor, the cumulative number of stalls referenced in subsection (i) must be reduced by 1.0 stalls per 50.0 square metres of total gross usable floor area to a maximum reduction of 4.0 stalls; and

(iii)       when Office uses are located on the third floor, the cumulative number of stalls referenced in subsection (i) must be reduced by 1.0 stalls per 50.0 square metres of total gross usable floor area to a maximum reduction of 4.0 stalls; and

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

(2)              On parcels 0.4 hectares or less, the minimum number of motor vehicle parking stalls for an Information and Service Provider, Pet Care Service, Print Centre and Retail and Consumer Service is:

(a)        2.0 per 100.0 square metres of gross usable floor area when those uses are located in a building that was legally existing or approved prior to the effective date of this Bylaw; or

(b)        the minimum requirement for the uses as referenced in Part 4 when those uses are located in a building approved after the effective date of this Bylaw.

(3)              The minimum number of motor vehicle parking stalls for uses located on the ground floor must be reduced by 40.0 per cent when:

(a)        the number of stalls required was determined by using the requirements referenced in Part 4;

(b)        the floor area ratio of the building is a minimum of 90.0 per cent of the maximum floor area ratio of the parcel; and

(c)        only Office and Dwelling Units are located on the upper floors.

39P2010

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Reductions of Minimum Motor Vehicle Parking Requirement

810      (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 809(1)(d) and 809(2)(b); and

(c)        the reduction for stalls in subsection 809(2)(a) and 809(3) was not applied.

(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 809(1)(d) or 809(2)(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, 9P2012

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Required Bicycle Parking Stalls

811      (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.

Exclusive Use of Bicycle Parking Stalls

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

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