DC2 457

Beaumaris - North of 153 Avenue NW and West of 97 Street NW

Bylaw 11694 (April 6/98)

To establish a Site Specific Control District for low intensity commercial office/retail and service uses and developing sensitive site development regulations such that impact on adjacent residential properties are minimized.

Lot 133 & 134, Block 65, Plan 882 0924, Beaumaris, as shown on Schedule "A" of this Bylaw.

a. Business Support Services
b. Commercial Schools
c. Convenience Retail Stores
d. Equipment Rentals, provided that all goods and equipment for rent are contained within an enclosed building
e. Gas Bars
f. General Retail Stores up to a maximum gross floor area of 1,000 m2
g. Government Services
h. Health Services
i. Household Repair Services
j. Indoor Participant Recreation Services
k. Minor Alcohol Sales
l. Minor Eating and Drinking Establishments
m. Minor Second Hand Stores
n. Minor Veterinary Services
o. Personal Service Shops
p. Professional, Financial and Office Support Services
q. Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Services; and
a. The maximum floor area ratio shall be 1.0.
b. The maximum building height shall not exceed 5.5 m (18 ft.) nor one storey.
c. A minimum landscaped yard of 3.0 m (9.8 ft.) shall be provided adjacent to 97 Street.
d. A landscaped yard a minimum of 3.0 m (9.8 ft.) in width shall be provided adjacent to 153 Avenue.
e. A minimum landscaped yard of 8.0 m (26.2 ft.) shall be provided along the north property line of the site. Within this required yard solid screen fencing and berming shall be constructed to achieve a continuous screen of 4.0 m (13.1 ft.) in height with the berm not exceeding 2.2 m (7.2 ft.) in height; to the satisfaction of the Development Officer. This yard shall be landscaped with mature evergreen and deciduous trees to the satisfaction of the Development Officer in order to achieve an effective visual transition to the adjacent residential lands. This landscaped yard and berm shall be installed prior to or concurrent with any development on this site.
f. A minimum landscaped yard of 3.0 m (9.8 ft.) shall be provided along the western property line of the site as long as the adjacent site is zoned residential.
g. A minimum building setback of 11 m shall be required from the north property line.
h. No parking, loading, storage, trash collection, outdoor service or display areas shall be permitted within a required yard. Loading, storage and trash collection shall be screened form any adjacent site or public roadway in accordance with Section 69.3 of the Land Use Bylaw. Waste collection siting shall provide opportunities for recycling initiatives.
i. Development shall comply with the following architectural guidelines:
i. exterior building finishes shall consist of brick, stucco, cedar, split stone, concrete or precast concrete materials, used either separately or in combination;
ii. building roofs shall be of a residential design character and be finished with cedar shakes, cedar siding, asphalt shingles, or clay tiles, unless the roof is concealed from view by other building details, such as a parapet wall, when viewed at normal eye level;
iii. exterior finishing materials shall be limited to muted earth tones with strong colours limited to use as accents;
iv. all mechanical equipment on the roof of any building shall be screened or incorporated within the building roof; and
v. any windows located above the first floor level of any building wall which faces toward the residential areas on the north and west sides of the site shall be designed and oriented such that they would not afford a view affecting the privacy of the adjacent residential areas.
j. Signs shall be allowed in this District as provided for in Schedule 79C and in accordance with the general provisions of Sections 79.1 to 79.9 inclusive of the Land Use Bylaw.
k. Development in this District shall be evaluated with respect to compliance with the General Development Regulations of Sections 50 to 79 of the Land Use Bylaw.
l. The Development Officer may grant relaxations to Sections 50 through 79 of the Land Use Bylaw and the provisions of this District with the exception of Clauses 4a) and 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.
a. The Development Officer will review applications for Minor Eating and Drinking Establishments to ensure that the emphasis of any establishment is for the preparation and sale of food and not as a lounge or nightclub facility, in order to protect the residential integrity of the Beaumaris neighbourhood. A Minor Eating and Drinking Establishment may have a drive-through food pick up service window as an accessory use, provided that, in the opinion of the City Engineer, such a use would not interfere with the flow of traffic on the site or on the abutting roads.
b. The siting, access and traffic impact of a Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Service shall be to the satisfaction of the Development Officer in consultation with the City Engineer, who shall ensure that the development does not prejudice the safety and transportation functions of adjacent public roads. In addition the siting and development of Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Services shall be based on the following criteria:
i. any Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Service shall be located on the eastern 185 m of the site such that the bay doors and vehicular access are oriented away from the residential development to the north; and
ii. any application for a development permit for a Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Service consisting of any automatic car wash shall be limited to a maximum of one bay and shall contain information regarding anticipated noise impacts of the development and shall also be accompanied by a statement from a qualified professional engineer indicating what noise attenuation measures, if any, are required to ensure that the proposed development will comply with the City of Edmonton Noise Bylaw 7255, as amended. The Development Officer may require as conditions of development permit approval that the applicant provide the noise attenuation measure recommended in the noise impact statement or any measure recommended by the City Engineer based on the noise impact statement.
iii. All mechanical equipment associated with a Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Services shall be housed within an enclosed building.
c. Gas Bars and Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Services shall be developed in accordance with the provisions of Section 82 of the Land Use Bylaw, where applicable and where such provisions do not conflict with the development regulations established under Section 4 of this DC5 District.

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