DC2 217

Highlands - north of 112 Avenue and east of 66 Street

Bylaw 9448  (June 26, 1990)


To provide a Site Specific Development Control District to accommodate the continuing use of the former commercial development in an existing building for speciality retail or personal service uses while ensuring compatibility with adjacent residential land uses, and to continue the opportunity for Single Detached Housing use in accordance with the regulations of the RF1 (Single Detached Residential) District.

This District shall apply to Lot 1, Block 21, Plan 600 U; located north of 112 Avenue and east of 66 Street, Highlands, Bellevue Addition, as shown on Schedule A of this Bylaw.

a. Single Detached Housing
b. Re-use of the existing building for Speciality Retail or Personal Service uses limited to the following specific uses:
i. flower shop
ii. chocolate/confectionery shop
iii. exclusive clothing, yard goods or couturier shop
iv. art and craft shop
v. barber shop
vi. beauty parlor
vii. giftware, jewellery and/or antique shop
a. Development of the Use Class listed in 3(a) above shall be in accordance with the RF1 (Single Detached Residential) District development regulations as contained in Sections 110.4 and 110.5 of the Land Use Bylaw.
b. The following regulations shall apply to Use Classes listed in 3(b) above:
i. There shall be no expansion of the existing building as existing at the time of adoption of this bylaw.
ii. Minor alterations to the roofline and facade of the existing commercial building may be undertaken; however, the height, design and exterior finishing of the building shall be compatible with the surrounding residential neighbourhood, to the satisfaction of the Development Officer.
iii. A total of three parking spaces shall be provided on site to the satisfaction of the Development Officer. No parking shall be allowing in the required front yard abutting 66 Street. All parking spaces shall be hardsurfaced and drained to the satisfaction of the City Engineer. Access to the parking area shall be restricted to 112 Avenue.
iv. Side yards shall be established on the following basis:
A. the north side yard shall be a minimum of 1.2 m (3.94 ft.);
B. the south side yard shall be a minimum of 1.2 m (6.6 ft.);
C. the front (66 Street) yard shall be a minimum of 6 m (19.7 ft.).
v. The undeveloped portion of the site shall be landscaped in a manner complimentary with the residential properties to the north. Within the required setback, a landscaped yard shall be provided consisting of two landscape groupings adjacent to 66 Street and three landscape groupings adjacent to 112 Avenue. Each grouping shall consist of two deciduous trees with a minimum caliper of 6 cm, and one coniferous tree a minimum of 1.8 m in height. Detailed landscaping and fencing plans shall be submitted with the initial development permit application, and shall be to the satisfaction of the Development Officer.
vi. The Development Officer shall require, as a condition of approval, that the applicant provide an irrevocable letter of credit in the amount of the established landscaping cost, the conditions of the security being that:
A. if the landscaping is not completed in accordance with the provisions of the 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 uses absolutely; and,
B. the Development Officer shall not release the Letter of Credit 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.
vii. The existing fence of 0.9 m (3.0 ft.) in height shall be maintained o the north, west (66 Street) and south (112 Avenue) property lines, with the exception of the 112 Avenue frontage adjacent to the Highlands Shoe Repair building. If the existing fence on the north property line is removed, a new fence of 0.9 m (3.0 ft.) in height in the required front yard, and 1.8 m (6 ft.) in height for the remainder shall be provided. The intent of the fence is to screen the site from adjacent residential properties until such time as a single detached residence is constructed.
viii. Signs shall be generally allowed in this District as provided for in Schedule 79A and in accordance with the general provisions of Section 79.1 to 79.9, inclusive, of the Land Use Bylaw. In addition, the Development Officer may also allow Business Identification Signs to be placed on the existing building, if in his opinion the proposed signage would be in keeping with he General Purpose of this District, and would not affect the amenities of neighbouring properties. No canopy signs shall be allowed. However, a canopy designed for purposes of the entrance treatment only may be allowed, to the satisfaction of the Development Officer.
ix. Loading, storage and trash collection areas shall be accessed from the lane located to the rear of the principal building and shall be screened from view from any adjacent sites or public roadways in accordance with the provisions of Section 69.3 of the Land Use Bylaw, to the satisfaction of the Development Officer.
c. Development in this District will be evaluated with respect to compliance with the general development regulations of Section 50 to 79 of the Land Use Bylaw.
d. The Development Officer may grant relaxations to Sections 50 to 79 of the Land Use Bylaw and the provisions of this District, if, in his opinion, such variance would be in keeping with the General Purpose of this District and would not affect the amenities, use, enjoyment and value of neighbouring properties.

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