DC2 345

Calgary Trail South - north of 39A Avenue and west of Calgary Trail Northbound

Bylaw 10726 (May 16, 1994)

To establish a Site Specific Development Control District for an office building and highway commercial uses with an increased building height and floor area ratio for the office component over that permitted by the CHY District, and with landscaping and setback requirements to implement the appearance objectives of the Calgary Trail Land Use Study and the Major Commercial Corridor Overlay.

This DC5 District shall apply to Lot 6, Block F, Plan 892 1110 and a 0.27 hectare portion of Lot 4, Block F, Plan 872 1783, located north of 39A Avenue and west of Calgary Trail Northbound. Total area of the site will be 1.83 hectares, Calgary Trail South.

a. Apartment Hotels
b. Broadcasting and Motion Picture Studios
c. Business Support Services
d. Commercial Schools
e. Convenience Retail Stores
f. Convenience Vehicle Rentals
g. Gas Bars
h. Hotels
i. Indoor Participant Recreation Services
j. Major Eating and Drinking Establishments
k. Minor Amusement Establishments
l. Minor Eating and Drinking Establishments
m. Minor Service Stations
n. Motels
o. Personal Service Shops
p. Professional, Financial and Office Support Services
q. Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Services
a. The maximum floor area ratio shall be 1.0, except that the maximum floor area ratio for Professional, Financial and Office Support Services shall be 1.2.
b. The maximum building height shall be 14 m except that the maximum height for a Hotel, Apartment Hotel and Professional, Financial and Office Support Services shall be 30 m.
c. A minimum building setback of 14 m from Calgary Trail Northbound and 39A Avenue shall be required except that developments greater than 14 m in height should have a setback equal to the building height. 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 m2 and a height less than 6 m and where landscaping and building treatments minimize the perception of massing and creating a high standard of building appearance.
d. A landscaped yard, a minimum of 7.5 m, is required to the south and east property lines. The eastern and southern yards shall have berms of approximately 1 m in height and be planted with groupings of mature evergreen and deciduous trees/shrubs (a minimum of 5 trees and 8 shrubs per group) at intervals of not more than 15 m apart. A landscaped yard a minimum of 3 m shall be provided adjacent to the north property line. No yard is required on the west property line however, a uniform screen fence, a minimum of 1.5 m in height, shall be provided.
e. All exposed building faces shall have consistent and harmonious exterior finishing materials.
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 adjacent sites or public roadways in accordance with the provisions of Section 69.3 of the Land Use Bylaw. Trash collection facilities shall provide opportunities for recycling initiatives.
g. 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.
h. The Development Officer may grant relaxations to the regulations contained in Sections 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 the neighbouring properties.
i. 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.

The following regulations shall apply to Convenience Vehicle Rental developments:

a. Convenience Retail Stores, Convenience Vehicle Rentals and Personal Service Shops may be developed only as uses ancillary to an Office, Motel, Hotel, Apartment Hotel, Gas Bar, or Minor Services Station development.
b. Commercial Schools shall be limited to driver training operations and shall be developed only as ancillary to an Office development.
c. Indoor Participant Recreation Services may be developed only as ancillary to a Hotel, Apartment Hotel, Motel or Office development.
d. The siting and access for the following developments shall be to the satisfaction of the Transportation Department, who shall ensure that such developments do not prejudice the safety and transportation function of Calgary Trail Northbound.
i. Major Eating and Drinking Establishments;
ii. Professional, Financial and Office Support Services;
iii. Apartment Hotels;
iv. Hotels; and
v. Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Services.
e. The following regulations shall apply to Convenience Vehicle Rental developments:
i. all storage, display or parking areas shall be hard-surfaced in accordance with Section 67.3 of the Land Use Bylaw; and
ii. lighting for the display areas shall be mounted on lamp standards and no exposed bulbs or strings of lights shall be used.
f. Gas bars, Minor Service Stations and Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Services shall be developed in accordance with Section 82 of the Land Use Bylaw.

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