PART 9: SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICTS

Division 6: Special Purpose – Community Institution (S-CI) District

 

Purpose

1053    The Special Purpose – Community Institution District is intended to:

(a)        provide for large scale culture, worship, education, health and treatment facilities;

(b)        provide for a wide variety of building forms located throughout the city; and

(c)        be sensitive to the context when located within residential areas.

Permitted Uses

1054    The following uses are permitted uses in the Special Purpose – Community Institution District:

(a)        Home Occupation – Class 1;

(a.1)     Natural Area;

(b)        Park;

(c)        Power Generation Facility – Small;

(d)        Protective and Emergency Service;

(e)        Sign – Class A;

(f)         Sign – Class B; and

(g)        deleted

(h)        Utilities.

41P2009, 4P2012

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Discretionary Uses

1055    (1)              The following uses are discretionary uses in the Special Purpose – Community Institution District:

(a)        Addiction Treatment;

(b)        Cemetery;

(c)        Child Care Service;

(d)        Columbarium;

(d.1)     Conference and Event Facility;

(e)        Crematorium;

(f)         Custodial Care;

(g)        Food Kiosk;

(g.1)     Home Occupation – Class 2;

(h)        Hospital;

(i)         Instructional Facility;

(j)         Library;

(k)        Museum;

(l)         Performing Arts Centre;

(m)       Place of Worship – Large;

(n)        Place of Worship – Medium;

(o)        Place of Worship – Small;

(p)        Post-secondary Learning Institution;

(q)        Power Generation Facility – Medium;

(r)         Residential Care;

(s)        School – Private;

(t)         Service Organization;

(u)        Sign – Class C;

(v)        Sign – Class D;

(w)       Sign – Class E;

(x)        deleted 

(y)        Social Organization;

(z)        deleted 

(aa)      Spectator Sports Facility;

(bb)      Utility Building;

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

(dd)         Wind Energy Conversion System – Type 2.

(2)        The following uses are additional discretionary uses if they are located in existing buildings containing Dwelling Units at the time of the effective date of this Bylaw:

(a)        Multi-Residential Development.

(3)       The following uses are additional discretionary uses if they are located in an existing building that is used or was previously used as Assisted Living at the time of the effective date of this Bylaw:

(a)          Assisted Living.

67P2008, 41P2009, 32P2009, 24P2011, 38P2013

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Rules

1056    In addition to the rules in this District, all uses in this District must comply with:

(a)        the General Rules for Special Purpose Land Use Districts referenced in Part 9, Division 1;

(b)        the Rules Governing All Districts referenced in Part 3; and

(c)        the applicable Uses And Use Rules referenced in Part 4.

 

Building Height

1057    (1)              The maximum building height on a parcel that shares a property line with another parcel that has no buildings or that has a building with a height greater than 6.0 metres above grade at that shared property line, and where the other parcel is designated with a low density residential district, M-CG district or M-G district:

(a)        is 8.0 metres measured from grade at the shared property line;

(b)        increases proportionately to 12.0 metres measured from grade at a distance of 4.0 metres from the shared property line; and

(c)        is 12.0 metres measured from grade at a distance greater than 4.0 metres from the shared property line.

(2)              Where a parcel shares a property line with a parcel containing a building less than or equal to 6.0 metres in height and designated as a low density residential district, M-CG, or M-G District, the maximum building height:

(a)        is 6.0 metres measured from grade at the shared property line;

(b)        increases proportionately to 12.0 metres measured from grade at a distance of 6.0 metres from the shared property line; and

(c)        is 12.0 metres measured from grade at a distance greater than 6.0 metres from the shared property line.

(3)              Where a parcel shares a property line with a parcel designated as M-C1, M-1, or M-X1 District, the maximum building height is 14.0 metres.

(4)              Where a parcel shares a property line with a parcel designated as M-C2, M-2, or M-X2 District, the maximum building height is 16.0 metres.

(5)              Where a parcel shares a property line with a parcel designated as a District, other than those referenced in subsections (1) through (4) inclusive, there is no limitation to building height.

(6)              Where a parcel shares property lines with parcels that meet more than one of the requirements referenced in subsections (1) through (5) inclusive, the maximum building height must be the most restrictive height.

13P2008

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Front Setback Area 

1058    The front setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 metres.

Rear Setback Area

1059    (1)              Where the parcel shares a rear property line with another parcel, the setback area from that parcel must have a minimum depth of 1.2 metres.

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

Side Setback Area

1060    (1)              Where the parcel shares a side property line with another parcel, the setback area from that parcel must have a minimum depth of 1.2 metres.

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

Landscaping In Setback Areas

1061    (1)              The provisions of this section do not apply to Assisted Living, Residential Care and Multi-Residential Development.

(2)              All setback areas on a parcel, not including those portions specifically required for motor vehicle access, sidewalks, or any other purpose allowed by the Development Authority, must be a soft surfaced landscaped area.

(3)              Where a setback area shares a property line with an LRT corridor, street or parcel designated as a residential district, the setback area must provide a minimum of:

(a)        1.0 trees and 2.0 shrubs for every 30.0 square metres; or

(b)        1.0 trees and 2.0 shrubs for every 50.0 square metres, where irrigation is provided by a low water irrigation system.

(4)              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 must provide a minimum of:

(a)        1.0 trees and 2.0 shrubs for every 45.0 square metres; or

(b)        1.0 trees and 2.0 shrubs for every 60.0 square metres, where irrigation is provided by a low water irrigation system.

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Landscaping Requirements for Residential Care and Multi-Residential Development

1062    (1)              Where Assisted Living, Residential Care and Multi-Residential Development is located on a parcel, the minimum required landscaped area must be 40.0 per cent of the area of the parcel.

(2)             The required landscaped area may be a combination of hard surfaced landscaped area and soft surfaced landscaped area.

(3)             The maximum hard surfaced landscaped area is 30.0 per cent of the required landscaped area.

(4)             Trees and shrubs must be planted in an overall minimum ratio of 1.0 trees and 2.0 shrubs per 45.0 square metres of required landscaped area.

Additional Landscaping Requirements

1063    (1)              All areas of a parcel must be a soft surfaced landscaped area unless specifically allowed by the Development Authority.

(2)              Every building on a parcel must have at least one sidewalk connecting the public entrance to a public sidewalk, or in the case where there is no public sidewalk, to the nearest street.

(3)              Where a building contains more than one use, every use that has an exterior public entrance must either:

(a)        have a sidewalk connecting the public entrance to the sidewalk referenced in subsection (2); or

(b)        have a sidewalk connecting that public entrance to a public sidewalk or to the nearest street.

(4)              Every building on a parcel must have at least one sidewalk connecting the parking area to the public entrances of the building.

(5)              Every sidewalk provided must:

(a)        be a hard surfaced landscaped area;

(b)        be a minimum width of 2.0 metres;

(c)        have a different surfacing than the surfacing of parking areas on the parcel; and

(d)        be raised above the surface of the parking area, when located in a parking area.

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Landscaping for Large Parking Area

1064    (1)              Landscaping is required in a parking area when the total surface area containing the required drive aisles, motor vehicle parking stalls and vehicular access for a development is equal to or greater than 5000.0 square metres.

(2)              Landscaped areas in the parking area:

(a)        must be provided at a ratio of 0.15 square metres for every 1.0 square metres of the total surface area referenced in subsection (1); and

(b)        must be provided as a combination of hard surfaced landscaped area and soft surfaced landscaped area in the form of islands and strips.

(3)              Islands provided in the parking area must:

(a)        be provided at the beginning and end of every row of motor vehicle parking stalls;

(b)        be provided for every 20 motor vehicle parking stalls in a row with no more than 20 stalls between islands;

(c)        be a minimum area of 12.0 square metres with at least one side of the island being a minimum length of 2.0 metres;

(d)        provide a minimum of 1.0 trees and 2.0 shrubs; and

(e)        be surrounded by a concrete curb.

(4)              Strips provided in the parking area must:

(a)        be provided for every four (4) rows of motor vehicle parking stalls with no more than four (4) rows between strips;

(b)        be perpendicular to the motor vehicle parking stalls for the full length of the parking stall row;

(c)        be a minimum depth of 2.0 metres;

(d)        provide a minimum of 1.0 trees every 15.0 metres of the length of the strip; and

(e)        be surrounded by a concrete curb.

(5)              If the application of these rules results in an island or a strip being contiguous with a setback area, that island or strip is not required at that location on the parcel.

(6)              Sidewalks connecting the public entrance to a public sidewalk and sidewalks connecting the parking area to the public entrance may be included in determining whether the development satisfies the requirement of this section.

Reductions to Minimum Required Motor Vehicle Parking Stalls

1065    The minimum number of motor vehicle parking stalls is reduced by 10.0 per cent where the building that generates the parking requirement is located within 400.0 metres of an existing or approved Capital funded LRT platform.

13P2008

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