DC2 165

Place La Rue - west of 175 Street and south of Stony Plain Road.

Bylaw 9077 (February 14, 1989)

To establish a Site Specific Development Control District to accommodate highway commercial uses, with site development regulations that will ensure compatibility with future adjacent land uses and roadways adjacent to the site.

South portion of Lot B, Plan 5903 K.S. located west of 175 Street and south of Stony Plain Road, Place La Rue.

a. Apartment Hotels
b. Broadcasting and Motion Picture Studios
c. Business Support Services
d. Convenience Retail Stores
e. Convenience Vehicle Rentals
f. Drive-in Food Service
g. Gas Bars
h. Hotels
i. Indoor Participant Recreation Services
j. Minor Amusement Establishments
k. Minor and Major Eating and Drinking Establishments
l. Minor and Major Service Stations
m. Motels
n. Personal Service Shops
o. Professional Financial and Office Support Services
p. Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Services
q. Outdoor Participant Recreation Services

The following regulations shall apply to all uses:

a. The maximum floor area ratio shall be 1.0.
b. The maximum building height shall neither exceed 10 m nor 2 storeys, except that the maximum height for a Hotel shall be 30 m (98.4 ft.) and the maximum height for Professional, Financial and Office Support Services shall not exceed 12 m or 3 storeys.
c. A minimum building setback of 14 m (45.9 ft.) shall be provided from the southern property line of the site adjacent to 100 Avenue. The above building setbacks may be reduced to the minimum yard requirements of Clause 4.d below for developments which are less than 6 m (19.7 ft.) in height and less than 1 000 m2 in floor area, 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 minimum building set back of 5 m shall be required adjacent to the east, north and west property lines.
e. A landscaped yard a minimum of 7.5 m shall be provided adjacent to 100 Avenue. Landscaping shall consist of a berm 1.0 m in height and 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.
f. 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.
g. All exposed building faces shall have consistent and harmonious exterior finishing materials.
h. That 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:
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 colours 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 set back greater than the requirements of Clause 4.c, to minimize perceived massing of the development when viewed from adjacent public roadways.
i. 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.
j. 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.
k. 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.
l. 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.
a. The siting, access and traffic impact of the following developments shall be to the satisfaction of the General Manager of the Transportation Department, who shall ensure that such developments do not prejudice the safety and transportation function of the highway entrance and limited access public roadways:
i. Drive-in Food Services;
ii. Hotels;
iii. Major Eating and Drinking Establishments;
iv. Indoor Participant Recreation Services;
v. Professional, Financial and Office Support Services;
vi. Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Services;
b. The Development Officer, based upon the advice of the General Manager of the Transportation Department, 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 access to the development.
c. The following regulations shall apply to Convenience Vehicle Rentals developments:
i. The size, location, screening and landscaping of the outdoor vehicular display areas for 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 and bulbs or strings of lights shall be used.
d. 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.

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