DC2 1244

Callaghan - southeast of James Mowatt Trail and north of 30 Avenue SW

Charter Bylaw 20546 (August 21, 2023)


To establish a medium density, comprehensively designed and planned high  quality development to accommodate Multi-Unit housing and a multi-use  walkway adjacent to the Blackmud Creek Ravine.

The Provision shall apply to Units 1 and 6-34, Plan 0923422 and Units 35-67,  Plan 0923423, and Units 100 to 106, Plan 1125455, and Units 108 - 145, Plan 1125705 located southeast of James Mowatt Trail and north of 30 Avenue SW, as shown on Schedule “A” of the Charter Bylaw adopting this Provision; Callaghan.

a. Multi-unit Housing
b. Minor Home Based Business
c. Residential Sales Centre
d. Row Housing
e. Semi-detached Housing
f. Single detached Housing
g. Supportive Housing, restricted to Limited Supportive Housing
h. Fascia On-premises Signs
i. Projecting On-premises Signs
j. Temporary On-premises Signs
a. Signs, permanent and temporary, shall comply with the Schedule 59A of the Zoning Bylaw 12800.
b. The following building Setbacks shall be applied as indicated on the Site Plan, attached as Appendix 1.
i. The minimum building Setback adjacent to James Mowatt Trail shall be 6.0 m;
ii. The minimum building Setback adjacent to Callaghan Drive and the south property line shall be 5.0 m;
iii. The minimum building Setback adjacent to Blackmud Creek Ravine shall be 7.5 m; and,
iv. No projections, excepting balconies, shall extend into the minimum required Setback along Blackmud Creek Ravine.
c. The number of Dwelling units shall not exceed 106.
d. The maximum building Height shall be:
i. The maximum Height for low rise Multi-unit Housing 1 and 2, as shown on Appendix 1, shall not exceed 16.0 m nor four Storeys; and
ii. The maximum Height for Row Housing, Semi-detached Housing, and Single Detached Housing shown as Building 3 on Appendix 1, shall not exceed 10.0 m nor 2 ½ Storeys. For the façade of Row Housing, Semi-detached Housing, and Single Detached Housing abutting the Blackmud Creek Ravine, three Storeys is permitted where the grade exposes the buildings lowest level by more than 1.83 m.
e. The maximum Floor Area Ratio shall be 1.3.
f. Development shall be in general accordance with the attached Appendices:
i. Appendix 1, Site Plan
ii. Appendix 2, Parking and Vehicular Calculation
iii. Appendix 3, Open Space and Pedestrian Circulation
iv. Appendix 4, Landscape Plan
v. Appendix 5, Schematic Building Elevations in Section;
g. All mechanical equipment, including roof mechanical units, shall be concealed by screening in a manner compatible with the architectural character of the building or concealed by incorporating it within the building.

The Development Officer shall apply the following site planning and architectural  regulations to all developments within this Provision in order to achieve a high quality  urban environment.

Site Planning

Buildings, circulation, and landscaped areas shall be sited such that optimum views of the adjacent natural areas and ravine are available;

i. Buildings shall be sited such that maximum open space is provided;
ii. The placement and design of structures shall facilitate pedestrian-oriented site development;
i. A distinct architectural theme should be developed for the site. Buildings shall have architectural diversity, visual interest, and portray a park-like image within the architectural theme;
ii. All exterior signage shall be compatible with the architectural theme, character, and park-like image of the development;
iii. The finishing of the development shall consist of materials such as glass, brick, stone, architectural concrete, and acrylic stucco and shall be compatible with the architectural theme for the development; and,
iv. Roof lines and building facades shall include design elements and variations that reduce the perceived mass and linearity of the buildings, and to add architectural interest.
a. Storage and garbage collection facilities shall be located on private property and concealed from view from adjacent public roadways and residential units to the satisfaction of the Development Officer. The gates and / or doors of the enclosure shall not open or encroach circulation spaces.
a. A detailed landscaping plan shall be submitted in accordance with subsection 55.4 of the Zoning Bylaw 12800 prior to approval of any development permit. This plan shall include pedestrian connections with the Top of Bank Walkway and pedestrian areas, exterior lighting and street / walkway furniture, landscape features, open spaces, gateway elements, fencing details, and landscape design and material selection consistent with Appendix 4.
b. Landscape features, gateway elements, pedestrian areas, and pocket parks shall enhance the park-like image of the site.
c. Landscape material selection, placement and treatments, shall include naturalized landscaping to minimize environmental and economic costs associated with their maintenance.
d. All landscapeings shall comply with the following minimum planting requirements:
i. One tree for each 17.5 m2 and one shrub for each 10 m2 of any required Yard or Setback at grade;
ii. One tree for each 17.5 m2 and one shrub for each 7.5 m2 of required parking area islands. In no case shall there be less than one tree per required parking area island;
iii. The proportion of deciduous to coniferous trees and shrubs shall be approximately 60:40;
iv. 100% of required deciduous trees shall be a minimum of 75 mm caliper; and,
v. 75% of required coniferous trees shall be a minimum of 2.5 m in height and 25% shall be a minimum of 3.5 m in height.
e. A 3.0 m Top of Bank Walkway shall be constructed along the east border of the site, as identified in Appendix 3.
f. Public access easements shall be provided to ensure public accessibility to the Top of Bank Walkway, as shown in Appendix 3. Required Public Access Easement agreements shall be completed as a condition of Development Permit approval.
g. A 1.0 m berm with a 1.8 m decorative fence made with wood, stone, and iron materials consistent with the architectural theme of the development shall be constructed on-site adjacent to James Mowatt Trail.
h. A 1.5 m decorative iron fence consistent with the architectural theme of the development shall be constructed wholly on privately owned lands along the Top of Bank Walkway.
i. Internal roadways shall be constructed at a 7.5 m minimum width, and both sides of the road shall be signed “No Parking.”
j. Entrance features shall not restrict vehicle movements, encroach onto the public roadway or impair sight lines for safe vehicular movement.
k. CPTED principles shall be used to design public and private spaces and facilities, focusing on natural surveillance and access control.
l. Illuminated signs shall be designed such that illumination does not extend beyond the boundaries of the site.

Bylaw attachments