DC2 324

Calgary Trail South - 3451 Calgary Trail & 10340 - 34 Avenue NW

Bylaw 10526 (October 18, 1993)

To establish a Site Specific Development Control District for retail commercial, amusement and office uses with provisions for landscaping and exterior building treatments which will ensure a high standard of appearance, consistent with the objectives of the Calgary Trail Land Use Study.

The DC5 District shall apply to Lots 1A and 1B, Block 38, Plan 912 2235 and a portion of 34 Avenue closed by Bylaw 10412, Calgary Trail South.

a. Major Amusement Establishments including the provision of games, carnival rides and related amusement activities from within an enclosed building.
b. Broadcasting and Motion Picture Studios
c. Business Support Services
d. Commercial Schools
e. Convenience Retail Stores
f. Community Recreation Services
g. Drive-in Food Services
h. Equipment Rentals, provided that all equipment and goods for rent are contained within an enclosed building
i. Gas Bars
j. General Retail Stores
k. Government Services
l. Greenhouses and Plant Nurseries
m. Health Services
n. Hotel
o. Indoor Participant Recreation Services
p. Major and Minor Alcohol Sales
q. Major and Minor Eating and Drinking Establishments
r. Major and Minor Service Stations
s. Minor Veterinary Services
t. Motel
u. Personal Service Shops
v. Private Clubs
w. Professional, Financial and Office Support Services
x. Public Library and Cultural Exhibits
y. Public and Private Education Services
z. Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Services
aa. Spectator Entertainment Establishments
bb. Warehouse Sales
a. The maximum floor area ratio shall be 1.5:1.
b. Except for those Use Classes listed in 4(c) below, the maximum building height shall not exceed 15 m (49.2 ft.) nor two storeys, and the maximum height of the principal walls of a building shall not exceed a height of 8.5 m (28 ft.), measured from grade to the top of the parapet. The portion of a building greater than 8.5 m above grade shall be setback from the principal building line or utilizing glazing or sloped roof elements to reduce the perceived massing of the building and achieve architectural interest, to the satisfaction of the Development Officer.
c. Notwithstanding Clause 4(b), a maximum height of 15 m (49.2 ft.) and four storeys shall be allowed for: Professional, Financial and Office Support Services; Health Services; Government Services; Public Library and Culture Exhibits.
d. A minimum building setback of 14 m (45.9 ft.) along Calgary Trail Southbound and along 34 Avenue shall be required. At the discretion of the Development Officer, this minimum setback requirement may be reduced to a minimum of 7.5 m for developments having a gross floor area of less than 1,000 sq. m and a height less than 6 m, and where landscaping and building treatments minimize the perception of massing and create a high standard of building appearance.
e. A landscaped yard averaging 6.0 m (19.68 ft.) in width with no portion less than 4.5 m in width, shall be provided adjacent to Calgary Trail Southbound and 34 Avenue.
The landscape treatment for these yards shall include five mature deciduous trees (a minimum caliper of 6 cm) and three coniferous trees (a minimum of 3.0 m in height) along with a minimum of 20 shrubs for each 35 m of frontage, with the planting to be grouped in modules not greater than 25 m in length. The landscaping along Calgary Trail Southbound shall include a continuous screen of 0.75 m in height, through a combination of berming and shrub planting.
f. Development shall be in accordance with the following architectural guidelines, to the satisfaction of the Development Officer:
i. all development on the site shall be constructed using a similar architectural theme. In such a case as an individual business dictates a specific styles or image associated with a company, the development shall maintain harmony in terms of overall project design and appearance;
ii. all exterior finishing materials must be of good quality, durable and attractive in appearance, and all exposed building faces shall have consistent and harmonious exterior finishing materials;
iii. exterior wall finishing materials shall be predominately earth tones or light muted colours with strong colours limited to use as accents associated with building entrances, window/glazing details, roof finish, and limited visual relief on building walls;
iv. on-site security and building lighting must be situated and designed such that the illumination is directed downwards and no direct rays of light are directed outward from the site;
v. all mechanical equipment on the roof of any building shall be screened in a manner compatible with the architectural character of the building, or concealed by incorporating it within the building roof; and
vi. that any buildings having a gross floor area greater than 3 000 m2 or with a wall exceeding 40 m in length shall comply with the following guidelines:
A. the roofline and building facade shall include design elements and variations that reduce the perceived mass of the building and add architectural interest; and
B. the provision of landscaping to minimize the perceived mass of the building and create visual interest.
g. No parking, loading, storage, trash collection, outdoor service or display area shall be permitted within a required yard. 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 or public roadways in accordance with the provision of Section 69.3 of the Land Use Bylaw. Trash collection facilities shall make provision for recycling initiatives.
h. Signs may be allowed in this District as provided for in Schedule 79D and in accordance with the general provisions of Section 79.1 to 79.9 inclusive of the Land Use Bylaw and provided that, in the opinion of the Development Officer, the scale, colour and general character of all signs shall not detract from the overall appearance of the development and be appropriate to the entrance location of this site.
i. 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 a 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.
j. Developments in this district shall be evaluated with respect to compliance with the General Development Regulations of Sections 50 to 79, inclusive, of the Land Use Bylaw.
k. The Development Officer may grant relaxations to the regulations contained in Section 50 through 79, and the provisions of this District with the exception of Clauses 4(a) and 4(b), if in his opinion such a variance would be in keeping with the General Purpose of this District and would not affect the privacy, amenities, use and enjoyment of neighbouring properties.
l. Notwithstanding the above listed Development Criteria, Section 814 of the Land Use Bylaw, Overlay Schedule for Major Commercial Corridors, shall be applied in conjunction with this District, with the more restrictive provisions being applied where provisions may be in conflict.

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