DC2 140

Place LaRue - east of 174 Street and south of Stony Plain Road

Bylaw 8865 (May 10, 1988)

To establish a Site Specific Direct Control District to accommodate a combined retail grocery and drug store development, highway commercial uses and a limited range of general commercial uses, with site development regulations that will ensure compatibility with future adjacent land uses and comply with the development objectives of the Place LaRue Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan, as amended.

This DC5 District shall apply to Lots 1, 2 and 3, Block 7, Plan No. 852 0008, located east of 174 Street and south of Stony Plain Road, Place LaRue.

a. Auctioneering Establishments, provided that all goods and equipment to be auctioned are stored and displayed within an enclosed building
b. Automotive and Equipment Repair Shops
c. Automotive and Minor Recreation Vehicle Sales and Rentals
d. Broadcasting and Motion Picture Studios
e. Business Support Services
f. Commercial Schools
g. Convenience Retail Stores
h. Convenience Vehicle Rentals
i. Cremation and Interment Services
j. Custom Manufacturing
k. Daytime Child Care Services
l. Drive-in Food Services
m. Equipment Rentals, provided that all equipment and goods for rent are contained within an enclosed building
n. Gas Bars
o. General Retail Stores up to a maximum gross floor area of 1,000 m2
p. Green Houses and Plant Nurseries
q. Health Services
r. Hotels
s. Household Repair Services, provided that all repairs and appliances or equipment being held for repair are contained within an enclosed building
t. Indoor Participant Recreation Services
u. Major Alcohol Sales
v. Minor Alcohol Sales
w. Minor and Major Amusement Establishments
x. Minor and Major Eating and Drinking Establishments
y. Minor and Major Service Stations
z. Minor Veterinary Clinics
aa. Motels
bb. Outdoor Participant Recreation Services
cc. Personal Service Shops
dd. Private Clubs
ee. Professional, Financial and Office Support Services
ff. Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Services
gg. Second Hand Stores
hh. Spectator Entertainment Establishments
ii. Super Groceteria
jj. Warehouse Sales up to a maximum gross floor area of 5,000 m2

The following regulations shall apply to all uses

a. The maximum floor area ratio shall be 0.60.
b. The maximum building height shall not exceed 10 m (32.8 ft.) nor two storeys, except that:
i. the maximum height for a hotel shall be 30 m (98.4 ft.); and
ii. the maximum height for Professional, Financial and Office Support Services shall not exceed 10 m (32.8 ft.) nor three storeys.
c. A minimum building setback of 14 m (45.9 ft.) shall be provided from the northern, southern, eastern and western property lines of the site. The above building setbacks may be reduced to the minimum yard requirements of Clause 4.4 below for developments which are less than 1,000 m2 (10,764 sq. ft.) in gross floor area and less than 6 m (19.7 ft.) in height, at the discretion of the Development Officer where, in his opinion, the provision of landscaping, building facade treatment, the colour of finishing materials or other design features will minimize the perception of massing and create a high standard of building appearance.
d. A landscaped yard a minimum of 7.5 m (24.6 ft.) in depth, shall be provided adjacent to Stony Plain Road, 100 Avenue, 174 Street and 170 Street Southbound. Landscaping shall include the planting of four deciduous trees (a minimum of 8 cm in caliper) four evergreen trees (a minimum of 3.0 m in height) and twenty shrubs for a maximum of every 35 m of frontage, with the plant material being grouped within modules not greater than 25 m in length or 4.5 m in width.
e. The existing landscaping shall be upgraded to comply with this planting standard for the portion of yards applicable to any new developments on the site applied for after the date of adoption of this amended DC5 District. No parking, loading, storage, trash collection, outdoor service or display area shall be permitted within a required yard. Loading, storage and trash collection areas shall be located to the rear or sides of the principal building and shall be screened from view from any adjacent sites or public roadways.
f. The Development Officer shall ensure that any buildings which provide for multiple business occupancy are designed:
i. such that businesses which occupy space at the ground floor level have individual and direct exterior access to grade;
ii. such that there is no enclosed corridor or passageway available for public use that provides for interior connection between the businesses; and
iii. so as to preclude an arrangement of buildings or structures which would constitute an enclosed and climate controlled mall.
The above regulations shall not apply to buildings used exclusively for Professional, Financial and Office Support Services or, in the case of a mixed office/commercial building, preclude the development of a ground floor lobby area intended to provide access to Professional, Financial and Office Support Services located above the ground floor. Access may be provided to ground floor businesses adjacent to such a lobby, provided that the businesses also have exterior access to grade.
g. Notwithstanding the provisions of Clause 4.6 above, the Development Officer shall permit the development of kiosks or bays within the floor area of a Super Groceteria for use by individual businesses, subject to the following conditions:
i. the maximum floor area of a single kiosk or bay shall not exceed 55 m2 (592.0 sq. ft.);
ii. the total maximum floor area of all kiosks and bays shall not exceed 275 m2 (2,960.2 sq. ft); and
iii. the access to the businesses occupying the kiosks or bays shall be from the interior of the Super Groceteria only.
h. All exposed building faces shall have consistent and harmonious exterior finishing materials.
i. the roof-line and building facade shall include design elements and variations that reduce the perceived mass of the building and add architectural interest;
ii. the exterior wall finishing materials shall be predominately composed of light earth tone or muted colors and consist of brick, pre-cast concrete, textured concrete, stone, glazing or stucco, with pre-finished metal or wood limited to use as an accent;
iii. the finishing treatment of exterior walls shall be consistent on all building faces; and
iv. the provision of landscaping to minimize the perceived mass of the building and create visual interest.
The Development Officer may also require that such developments have a building setback greater than the requirements of Clause 4.3, to minimize perceived massing of the development when viewed from adjacent public roadways.
i. Any business premise or multiple occupancy building having a ground floor area greater than 2,500 m2 shall comply with the following design guidelines to the satisfaction of the Development Officer:
j. Signs shall be allowed in this District as provided for in Schedule 79E and in accordance with the general provisions of Sections 79.1 to 79.9 inclusive of the Land Use Bylaw.
k. Developments in this District shall be evaluated with respect to compliance with the General Development regulations of Sections 59 to 79 inclusive of the Land Use Bylaw.
l. The Development Officer may grant relaxations to the regulations contained in Sections 50 through 79 of the Land Use Bylaw and the provisions of this District if, in his opinion, such a variance would be in keeping with the General Purpose of the District and would not adversely affect the amenities, use, and enjoyment of neighbouring properties.
m. The Development Officer shall require, as a condition of approval, that the applicant provide an irrevocable letter of credit or a performance bond, in the amount of 100% of the established landscaping cost, the conditions of the security being that:
i. if the landscaping is not completed in accordance with the provisions of this District and the landscaping plan, within one growing season after the completion of the development, then the amount fixed shall be paid to the City, for its use absolutely;
ii. the Development Officer shall not release the Landscaping Bond until an inspection of the site has demonstrated that the landscaping has been well maintained and is in a healthy condition two growing seasons after completion of the landscaping.
a. Super Groceteria shall be defined as a single retail store primarily for the selling of food stuffs and drug store or pharmaceutical merchandise, including the processing and preparation of food stuffs and beverages for in-store sale.
b. The siting and access for the following developments shall be to the satisfaction of the City Engineer, who shall ensure that such developments do not prejudice the safety and transportation function of highway entrance and limited access public roadways:
i. Drive-in Food Services
ii. General Retail Stores
iii. Hotels
iv. Indoor Participant Recreation Services
v. Major Amusement Establishments
vi. Major Eating and Drinking Establishments
vii. Professional, Financial and Office Support Services
viii. Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Services
ix. Super Groceteria
x. Spectator Entertainment Establishments
c. The Development Officer, based upon the advice of the City Engineer, may as a condition of approval limit the gross floor area or seating capacity for any of the above noted uses and require that the developer enter into an agreement to pay for the costs of additional roadway improvements to provide accessed to the development.
d. The following regulations shall apply to Automotive and Minor Recreational Vehicle Sales/Rentals and Convenience Vehicle Rentals developments:
i. The size, location, screening and landscaping of the outdoor vehicular display areas for Automotive and Minor Recreational Vehicle Sales/Rentals and Convenience Vehicle Rentals shall be subject to the approval of the Development Officer, who shall ensure that development of the site achieves a high standard of appearance appropriate to the location of this DC5 District, adjacent to a major city entrance route;
ii. All storage display or parking areas shall be hard surfaced in accordance with Section 67.3 of the Land Use Bylaw; and
iii. Lighting for the display areas shall be mounted on lamp standards and no exposed bulbs or strings of lights shall be used.
e. The minimum gross floor area for a Warehouse Sales establishment shall not be less than 1,000 m2 (10,764.2 sq. ft.) unless at least fifty percent of the gross floor area of the establishment is used for warehousing or storage of the goods sold or distributed from the establishment.
f. Any Green Houses or Plant Nurseries which have an outdoor display area for trees or shrubs shall limit the display area to a total of 200 m2. The display area shall be setback a minimum of 30 m from the property line and located to the side or rear of the principal building.
g. Outdoor Participant Recreation Services shall be limited to tennis courts or miniature golf and shall be developed as part of an Indoor Participant Recreation Service, Hotel or Motel development.
h. Daytime Child Care Services shall be developed in accordance with Section 93 of the Land Use Bylaw and shall be located such that direct access at grade can be provided to an outdoor play area. The outdoor play area, which shall be approved by the Development Officer in consultation with the General Manager of Social Services, shall be located away from vehicular-oriented uses and from parking and loading areas on the site and shall be enclosed by building walls or a screen fence, a minimum of 1.8 m high.
i. Major and Minor Alcohol Sales shall be developed in accordance with Section 98 of the Land Use Bylaw.

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