DC2 63A

Place LaRue - Lot 4, Plan 2232 H.W. Areas H and K, Plan 842 2264

Bylaw 7955 (September 10, 1985)

** Amended by Bylaw 10691 May 24, 1994 re: Alcohol Sales **

To establish a Site Specific Development Control District to accommodate a limited range of general business and highway commercial uses, with site development regulations that will ensure compatibility with future adjacent land uses and the alignment of existing and proposed roadways adjacent to the site.

Lot 4, Plan 2232 H.W. Areas H and K, Plan 842 2264, Place LaRue

a. Automotive and Equipment Repair Shops;
b. Automotive and Minor Recreational Vehicle Sales and Rentals;
c. Broadcasting and Motion Picture Studios;
d. Business Support Services;
e. Commercial School;
f. Convenience Retail Stores;
g. Convenience Vehicle Rentals;
h. Custom Manufacturing;
i. Drive-in Food Services;
j. Equipment Rentals, provided that all equipment and goods for rent are contained within an enclosed building;
k. Gas Bars;
l. General Retail Stores up to a maximum gross floor area of 1,000 m2;
m. Green Houses and Plant Nurseries;
n. Health Services;
o. Hotels;
p. Household Repair Services;
q. Indoor Participant Recreation Services;
r. Major and Minor Alcohol Sales;
s. Minor and Major Amusement Establishments;
t. Minor and Major Eating and Drinking Establishments;
u. Minor and Major Service Stations;
v. Motels;
w. Personal Service Shops;
x. Private Clubs;
y. Professional Financial and Office Support Services;
z. Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Services;
aa. Second Hand Stores;
bb. Spectator Entertainment Establishments;
cc. Veterinary Clinics; and
dd. Warehouse Sales up to a maximum gross floor area of 2,500 m2.

The following regulations shall apply to all uses;

a. The maximum floor area ratio shall be 1.0 except that the maximum FAR for Professional Financial and Office Support Services shall be 2.0.
b. The maximum building height shall not exceed 10 m nor two storeys, except that the minimum height for a hotel shall be 30 m (98.4 ft.) and the maximum height for Professional, Financial and Office Support Services shall not exceed 6 storeys nor 21 meters.
c. A minimum building setback of 14 m (45.9 ft.) shall be provided from the northern, southern, eastern and western property lines of the site. The above building setbacks may be reduced to the minimum yard requirements of Clause (d) below for developments which are less than 1,000 m2 (10,764 sq. ft.) in gross floor area and less than 6 m (19.7 ft.) in height, at the discretion of the Development Officer where, in his opinion, the provision of landscaping, building facade treatment, the colour of finishing materials or other design features will minimize the perception of massing and create a high standard of building appearance.
d. A minimum landscaped yard of 7.5 m shall be provided adjacent to all roadways adjacent to the site.
e. 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 any adjacent sites or public roadways.
f. The Development Officer shall ensure that any buildings which provide for multiple business occupancy are designed:
i. Such that businesses which occupy space at the ground floor level have individual and direct exterior access to grade;
ii. such that there is no enclosed corridor or passageway available for public use that provides for interior connection between the businesses; and
iii. So as to preclude an arrangement of buildings or structures which would constitute an enclosed and climate controlled mall.


The above regulations shall not apply to buildings used exclusively for Professional, Financial and Office Support Services.

g. Developments in this district shall be evaluated with respect to compliance with the General Development Regulations of Sections 59 to 79 inclusive, of the Land Use Bylaw. In this evaluation, the Development Officer may grant relaxations to the regulations contained in Sections 50 through 79 if, in his opinion, such a variance would be in keeping with the General Purpose of the District and would not adversely affect the amenities, use, and enjoyment of neighbouring properties.
h. All exposed building faces shall have consistent and harmonious exterior finishing materials.
i. Signs shall be allowed in this District as provided for in Schedule 79E and in accordance with the general provisions of Sections 79.1 to 79.9 inclusive, of the Land Use Bylaw.
a. The siting, access and traffic impact of the following developments shall be to the satisfaction of the City Engineer, who shall ensure that such developments to not prejudice the safety and transportation function of the adjacent public roadways;
i. Drive-in Food Services;
ii. General Retail Stores;
iii. Hotels;
iv. Major Eating and Drinking Establishments;
v. Professional, Financial and Office Support Services;
vi. Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Services;
vii. Spectator Entertainment Establishments; and
viii. Warehouse Sales.
b. The Development Officer, based upon the advice of the City Engineer, may, as a condition of approval limit the gross floor area or seating capacity for any of the above noted uses and require that the developer enter into an agreement to pay for the costs of additional roadway improvements to provide access to the development.
c. The following regulations shall apply to Automotive and Minor Recreational Vehicle Sales/Rentals and Convenience Vehicle Rentals developments:
i. All storage, display or parking areas shall be hardsurfaced in accordance with Section 67.3 of this Bylaw;
ii. Lighting for the display areas shall be mounted on lamp standards and no exposed bulbs or strings of lights shall be used.
d. The size, location, screening and landscaping of the outdoor vehicular display areas for Automotive and Minor Recreational Vehicle Sales/Rentals shall be subject to the approval of the Development Officer, who shall ensure that development of the site is compatible with the appearance of site design of surrounding developments.
e. The minimum gross floor area for a Warehouse Sales establishment shall not be less than 1,000 m2 (10,764.2 sq. ft.) unless at least fifty percent of the gross floor area of the establishment is used for warehousing or storage of the goods sold or distributed from the establishment.
f. Major and Minor Alcohol Sales shall be developed in accordance with Section 98 of the Land Use Bylaw.

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