198.1      “Food Production”

(a)        means a use:

(i)         where plants are grown to produce food in a building;

(ii)        that may include hydroponics, aquaponics and vertical growing;

(iii)       where food grown on-site may be processed and packaged;

(iv)       that may include aquaculture only when the use is in the I-G or I-H Districts;

(v)       where no dust or vibration is seen or felt outside of the building containing the use; and

(vi)      where all of the processes and functions associated with the use are contained in a fully enclosed building;

(b)        is a use in the General Industrial Group in Schedule A to this Bylaw;

(c)       where the Development Authority may require, as a condition of a development permit, equipment designed and intended to remove odours from the air where it is discharged from the building as part of a ventilation system;

(d)        where the Development Authority may require, as a condition of a development permit, a Public Utility and Waste Management Plan, completed by a qualified professional, that includes detail on:

(i)         the management and disposal of waste products and airborne emissions, including smell;

(ii)        the quantity and characteristics of liquid and waste material discharged the use; and

(iii)       the method and location of collection and disposal of liquid and waste material;

(e)       requires a minimum number of motor vehicle parking stalls that is the greater of:

(i)         1.0 stalls per 100.0 square metres of gross usable floor area for the first 2000.0 square metres, and then 1.0 stalls for each subsequent 500.0 square metres; and

(ii)       1.0 stalls per three (3) employees based on the maximum number of employees at the use at any given time;

(f)        does not require bicycle parking stalls – class 1; and;

(g)        requires a minimum of 1.0 bicycle parking stalls – class 2 per 2000.0 square metres of gross usable floor area.