DC2 160

Westmount - southwest corner of the intersection of 124 Street and 102 Avenue

Bylaw 8997 (October 25, 1988)

To establish a Site Specific Development Control District to add one Use Class "Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Services" to some of the Use Classes allowed under the existing CB1 District, a low intensity commercial district, and to provide site development criteria that will ensure compatibility with adjacent land uses and roadways.

Lot 1, Lot 2, and the north 30 feet of Lot 3, Block 34, Plan XXII, located at the southwest corner of the intersection of 124 Street and 102 Avenue, Westmount, Groat Estate.

a. Business Support Services
b. Commercial Schools
c. Equipment Rentals, provided that all equipment and goods for rent are contained within an enclosed building
d. Gas Bars
e. General Retail Stores up to a maximum gross floor area of 1 000 m2 (10,763.40 sq. ft.)
f. Health Services
g. Household Repair Services
h. Minor Amusement Establishments
i. Minor Eating and Drinking Establishments
j. Minor Service Stations
k. Personal Service Shops
l. Professional, Financial, and Office Support Services
m. Auctioneering Establishments, provided that all goods and equipment to be auctioned are stored and displayed within an enclosed building
n. Custom Manufacturing
o. Funeral Services
p. Greenhouses and Plant Nurseries
q. Indoor Participant Recreation Services
r. Minor Veterinary Services
s. Second Hand Stores
t. Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Services
a. The maximum floor area ratio shall be 2.0.
b. A minimum yard of 3 m (9.84 ft.) shall be required where the site abuts a public roadway other than a lane except:
i. where adjacent commercial buildings abut the property line to form a pedestrian-oriented shopping street, no yard shall be required;
ii. where there is no vehicular access to the site from the public roadway the minimum yard shall be not less than 1.5 m (4.92 ft.); and
iii. in the case of a Minor Service Station, Gas Bar, or Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Service the minimum yard along the north edge of the site (parallel to 102 Avenue) shall be 2.4 metres, in recognition of the existing gas pump island and associated driveway located along the north side. Any subsequent new development shall provide a minimum 3 m yard.
c. 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 adjacent sites and public roadways in accordance with the provisions of Section 69.3. If the rear or sides of a site are uses for parking, an outdoor service or display area, or both, and abut a Residential District or lane serving a Residential District, they shall be screened in accordance with the provisions of Section 69.3.
d. The maximum building height shall not exceed 12 m (39.4 ft.) nor 3 storeys.
e. 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; and
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.
f. Development in this District will be evaluated with respect to compliance with the general development regulations of Section 50 to 79 inclusive, of the Land Use Bylaw.
g. Signs shall be allowed in this District as provided for in Schedule 79E and in accordance with the general provisions of Section 79.1 to 79.9 inclusive, of the Land Use Bylaw.
h. The Development Officer may grant relaxations to Sections 50-79 of the Land Use Bylaw and the provisions of this District, if, in his opinion, such a variance would be keeping with the General Purpose of this District and would not affect the amenities, use, enjoyment and value of neighbouring properties.
a. The following criteria shall apply to the development of a Gas Bar, Minor Service Station and Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Service:
i. development shall comply with Section 82 of the Land Use Bylaw, and shall be substantially in accordance with Appendix 1 including the extensive provision of landscaping as shown therein;
ii. the Rapid Drive-through component shall not exceed one bay and shall have all its mechanical equipment within an enclosed building;
iii. screen fencing of a height of 1.8 m shall be provided along the south and west property lines, as shown on Appendix 1;
iv. the Gas Bar canopy height shall not exceed 6 m; and
v. the exterior facing of the building shall consist of brick, with extensive use of landscaping and brick planters, with careful attention to architectural detail (window design, etc.) to ensure that the development blends into the historical character of Groat Estate, to the satisfaction of the Development Officer.

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