DC2 208

Place La Rue -  west of 175 Street, north of 99B Avenue, south of 100 Avenue

Bylaw 9371 (April 10, 1990)

To establish a Site Specific Development Control District to accommodate a limited range of general commercial-highway corridor uses, with site specific development regulations that will ensure compatibility with future surrounding land uses and the alignment of existing and proposed roadways adjacent to the site, and ensure a high standard of appearance appropriate to the site's location on a major entrance route to the City.

South portion of Lot C, Plan 5903 KS located west of 175 Street north of 99B Avenue, south of 100 Avenue, Place La Rue.

a. Automotive and Equipment Repair Shops;
b. Broadcasting and Motion Picture Studios;
c. Business Support Services;
d. Commercial School;
e. Convenience Retail Stores;
f. Convenience Vehicle Rentals;
g. Custom Manufacturing;
h. Drive-in Food Services;
i. Equipment Rentals, provided that all equipment and goods for rent are contained within an enclosed building;
j. Gas Bars;
k. General Retail Stores, up to a maximum gross floor area of 1,000 m2;
l. Health Services;
m. Household Repair Services;
n. Indoor Participant Recreation Services;
o. Major and Minor Alcohol Sales;
p. Minor and Major Amusement Establishments;
q. Minor and Major Eating and Drinking Establishments;
r. Minor and Major Service Stations;
s. Minor Veterinary Services;
t. Personal Service Shops;
u. Private Clubs
v. Professional, Financial and Office Support Services;
w. Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Services;
x. Second Hand Stores;
y. Warehouse Sales, up to a maximum gross floor area of 1,000 m2.

The following regulations shall apply to all uses:

a. The maximum floor area ratio shall be 1.0.
b. The maximum building height shall not exceed 10 m nor 2 storeys.
c. A landscaped yard a minimum of 7.5 m in width shall be provided adjacent to 100 Avenue and a landscaped yard a minimum of 4.5 m in width shall be provided adjacent to 99B Avenue and 175 Street. Landscaping shall consist of a berm 1.0 m in height and planting of four deciduous trees (a minimum of 8 cm calliper) 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 materials being grouped in modules not greater than 25 m in length or 4.5 m in width.
d. Any building greater than 930 m2 in gross floor area or with a wall greater than 30 m in length which faces 100 Avenue shall be set back a minimum of 14 m from 100 Avenue. This 14 m setback may be reduced to a minimum of 7.5 m for buildings greater than 930 m2 in gross floor area, where the building wall facing parallel to 100 Avenue is 18 m or less in length, and the design of the building and landscape treatment will minimize the perception of massing when viewed from 100 Avenue.
e. Developments in this District shall be in accordance with the following architectural and landscape guidelines to the satisfaction of the Development Officer.
i. provision of enlarged landscaped areas and additional trees on other areas of the site, particularly at the corners of the site and parking areas;
ii. a building layout or architectural design that minimizes the perceived mass of the development when viewed from adjacent roadways;
iii. there shall be no reduction in planting standards for any required yards;
iv. all mechanical equipment on the roof of any building shall be completely screened or incorporated in the roof envelope;
v. the design of the project shall establish a single architectural theme or period architecture and the principal design elements, finishing materials, colours and roof styles shall be applied to each building, with minor variations, regardless of the staging sequence of the project;
vi. the finishing treatment of exterior walls shall be consistent and harmonious on all building faces; and
vii. the predominant exterior wall finishing materials shall consist of brick, precast concrete, textured concrete, stone, glazing or stucco, with prefinished metal or wood limited to use as an accent, all of which are to be provided with regard to the objective of ensuring a high standard of finish appropriate for its location adjacent to a major entrance route into the City.
f. To ensure a high standard of appearance and a sensitive transition to the surrounding land uses are achieved, detailed landscaping plans shall be submitted with the initial development permit application for approval by the Development Officer which, in the opinion of the Development Officer, comply with the planting and berming requirements specified by Clauses 4(c) and 4(e) of this District.
g. The Development Officer shall require, as a condition of approval, the applicant provide an irrevocable letter of credit or a performance bond in the amount of 100% of the established landscaping costs, the conditions of security being that:
i. if the landscaping is not completed in accordance with the provisions of the District and the landscaping plans 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 healthy condition two growing seasons after completion of the landscaping.
h. 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 buildings and shall be screened from view from any adjacent sites or public roadways.
i. Signs shall be allowed in this District as provided for in Schedule 79E and in accordance with the General Development Regulations of Sections 59 to 79 inclusive of the Land Use Bylaw.
j. Development in this District shall be evaluated with respect to compliance with the General Development Regulations of Section 5079 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.
a. The siting, access and traffic impact of 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 the highway entrance and limited access public roadways:
i. Drive-in Food Services;
ii. General Retail Stores;
iii. Indoor Participant Recreation Services;
iv. Major Amusement Establishments;
v. Major Eating and Drinking Establishments;
vi. Private Clubs
vii. Professional, Financial and Office Support Services;
viii. Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Services; and
ix. Warehouse Sales.
b. 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 Rentals shall be subject to the approval of the Development Officer, who shall ensure that development of the site is compatible with the appearances of site design of surrounding development;
ii. All storage, display or parking areas shall be hardsurfaced 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.
c. Major and Minor Alcohol Sales shall be developed in accordance with Section 98 of the Land Use Bylaw.

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