DC2 593

Place La Rue - north of 100 Avenue and west of 178 Street

Bylaw 13053 (July 2, 2002)


To accommodate a commercial development for Automotive and Minor Recreational Vehicle Sales/Rentals and related uses and to establish site development criteria that will address the specific development issues related to concerns raised by the community, south of 100 Ave and to ensure compatibility with the surrounding commercial developments.

Lot 1, Block 9, Plan 952 3898, located north of 100 Avenue and west of 178 Street; as shown on Schedule "A" attached to this bylaw, Place La Rue.

a. Automotive and Minor Recreation Vehicle Sales/Rentals
b. Convenience Vehicle Rentals
c. Gas Bars, as an accessory use only, and integrated as part of the principal use
d. Minor Service Stations, as an accessory use only, and integrated as part of the principal use
e. Fascia On-premises Signs
f. Freestanding On-premises Signs
g. Projecting On-premises Signs
h. Temporary On-premises Signs
a. All development shall be in accordance with Appendix 1 attached hereto.
b. The maximum Floor Area Ratio shall be 0.25.
c. The maximum Building Height shall not exceed 10.0 m nor 2 1/2 Storeys.
d. 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 sides of the principal building and shall be screened from view from any adjacent Sites or public roadways in accordance with the provisions of subsection 55.4 of the Zoning Bylaw. All loading docks on buildings visible from 100 Avenue shall not be located on the south facing side of such buildings.
e. Any business premises or multiple occupancy building having a Floor Area greater than 3 000 m2 or a single wall length greater than 40m visible from a public roadway, shall include design elements that reduce the perceived mass of the building and add architectural interest and landscaping adjacent to exterior walls shall be used to minimize the perceived mass of the building and to create visual interest.
f. All mechanical equipment, including roof mechanical units, shall be concealed by screening in a manner compatible with the architectural character of the building or concealed by incorporating it within the building.
g. All storage, display and parking areas shall be hardsurfaced in accordance with subsection 54.6(1) of the Zoning Bylaw.
h. All outdoor and display lighting shall be directed onto the site and not extend south of the south property line.
i. No outside acoustical (paging and/or loudspeakers) devices shall be permitted.
j. A comprehensive sign design plan shall be submitted and signs shall be allowed in this Provision as provided for Section 59F of the Zoning Bylaw:
i. Free-standing on-premise signs shall not exceed 8 metres (25 feet) in height along 100 Avenue and 100A avenue and shall be perpendicular to the major roadways.
k. Gas Bars and Minor Service Stations shall, in addition to the requirements of Section 72 of the Zoning Bylaw, locate a canopy over the gas pump islands and it shall be designed and finished in a manner consistent with the design and finishing of the principal building, such that the canopy is not obtrusive and maintains consistency with the eave line of the principal building.
l. Notwithstanding any other provisions of the Zoning Bylaw, individual business identification signs located on the façades of buildings, shall be similar in proportion, construction materials and placement. The Sign shall be designed and located so as to ensure that the signage does not detract from the overall appearance of the development and is not obtrusive, having regard to the scale of the buildings on the Site and to the distance of the building setback.
m. All on-site services for power, telephone and C.A.T.V. shall be underground. Underground power services shall also be provided for Signs requiring such services.
n. Vehicular entrances and exits, as well as on-site and off-site traffic and pedestrian routes, shall be located and designed in a manner that provides a clearly defined, safe, efficient and convenient circulation pattern for both on-site and off-site vehicular traffic and pedestrian movements, including handicapped movements. Loading bays shall be located in such a manner as not to impede the safe and efficient flow of traffic and pedestrian movement and to minimize impacts on adjacent land Uses:
i. There shall be no chain link fencing or barbed wire combinations in view of or adjacent to major public roadways.
o. Prior to the issuance of the Development Permit, detailed Landscaping Plans shall be submitted to and approved by the Development Officer. All Landscaping Plans shall ensure a high standard of appearance and a sensitive transition for the surrounding land Uses.
p. An application for a new development or for an addition to existing building(s) shall be accompanied by a Site Plan that shows the location of easement area(s) for all existing and proposed servicing infrastructure on the Site. The Development Officer, in consultation with the affected utility departments, shall require that the minimum building Setbacks and the minimum Width of landscaped Yards be adjusted where such adjustments may be necessary to ensure that proposed buildings do not conflict with existing or proposed servicing infrastructure; and that the type, amount and location of landscaping, including berms, can be provided in a manner that does not conflict with existing or proposed servicing infrastructure.
q. All development on a Site shall be constructed using consistent architectural themes and high quality exterior finish, including roof lines and finish materials.
r. A minimum building Setback of 14.0 m shall be provided adjacent to 100 Avenue.
s. Landscaped Yards with an average Width of 6.0 m shall be provided along 100 Avenue and 100 A Avenue where the minimum Width of the landscaped Yard is not less than 4.5m, to allow for a more efficient utilization of the Site and the articulation of the Yard width that shall enhance the overall appearance of the Site.
t. Within the Yards specified above, a minimum of five deciduous trees (with a minimum calliper of 6 cm), four coniferous trees (with a minimum Height of 3.0 m), and 25 shrubs shall be required for each 35.0 m of lineal Yard Frontage. A continuous screen, an average of 0.75 m in Height, shall be provided within the required Yard, through a combination of berming and shrub planting.
u. For Gas Bars and Minor Service Stations, all pump islands shall be located at least 6.0 m from any boundary of the Site, parking area on the Site, or laneways intended to control traffic circulation on the Site; and any canopy over a gas pump island shall be no closer than 3.0 m to any boundary of the Site, and shall be designed, finished, and of a height such that the canopy is not obtrusive, and maintains consistency with the design and eave line of the principal building on Site. The canopy area shall not be included in the calculation site coverage. The design, finishing, lighting and siting of development, including the orientation of gas pump islands and service bays with the intent of achieving a compatible relationship with surrounding development and a high standard of appearance when viewed from adjacent roadways.
v. Adjoining Sites shall be integrated by direct on-site access connections to facilitate convenient, efficient and free flowing vehicular traffic and pedestrian movements between Sites, wherever such access is not prohibitive due to such factors as Grade, Site configurations and the location of existing development, including utility services, and where integration is desirable due to the existing or potential type of adjacent Use. The Development Officer shall waive this requirement if the applicant for the development permit can show that after reasonable effort, exercised over a period of no less than 60 days, the applicant has been unable to obtain the required consent from the adjacent property owner(s) for integration and inter-site connections.

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