3.134 MED - Marquis Entertainment District Zone

To establish an entertainment district intended for indoor and outdoor activity, with a supporting mix of Uses.

Commercial Uses
4.1. Body Rub Centres must comply with Section 6.20.
4.2. Cannabis Retail Stores must comply with Section 6.30.
4.3. Liquor Stores must comply with Section 6.70.
Community Uses
4.4. Child Care Services must comply with Section 6.40.
4.5. Special Events must comply with Section 6.100.
Agricultural Uses
4.6. Urban Agriculture
4.6.1. With the exception of outdoor display areas of products for sale, Urban Agriculture Uses must be located within or on a building.
4.6.2. The Development Planner may consider a variance to Subsection 4.6.1 based on the recommendations provided in an Environmental Site Assessment in compliance with Section 7.140.
Sign Uses
4.7. Signs must comply with Subsections 3 and 6 of Section 6.90.
4.8. A Comprehensive Sign Design Plan consistent with the overall intent of Subsection 3 of Section 6.90, must be prepared for the development and submitted with the Development Permit application, to be approved by the Development Planner.
4.9. Signs must be designed and located to complement the architectural theme and context of the Marquis Town Centre.
4.10. Despite Section 6.90, the following regulations apply:
4.10.1. Directional Signs must be provided at critical locations to provide information relating to the LRT location, tenants, parking, loading zones and pick up areas, entrances, exits, and Public Amenity Area.
4.10.2. Freestanding Signs, limited to On-premise Advertising less than 2.0 m in Height and with a Sign Area of 10.0 m2 or less do not require separation distance, when located at access points to the Town Centre, as generally shown on Appendix I.
4.10.3. The maximum Sign Area for Major Digital Signs is 20.0 m2. The maximum combined Area of Digital Copy and any other type of Copy on the same Sign face must not exceed 30.0 m2.
4.10.4. All Major Digital Signs must be oriented inwardly on the Site, facing areas such as public open space and must not be oriented towards a Street.


5.1. Development must comply with Table 5.1:
Table 5.1. Site and Building Regulations
Subsection Regulation Value
5.1.1. Maximum Height 26.0 m
Floor Area Ratio
5.1.2. Maximum Floor Area Ratio 0.25
Setbacks Abutting Arterial Roads
5.1.3. Minimum Setback 4.0 m
Setbacks Abutting Collector Roads
5.1.4. Minimum Setback 3.0 m
Setbacks Abutting any other Street or private road
5.1.5. Minimum Setback 2.0 m
Site Planning and Design
6.1. Site amenities such as public art, seating areas, street furniture, small parks, squares, or plazas must be provided in general conformance with the Potential Amenity Area locations in Appendix I.
Building Design and Architectural Standards
6.2. Buildings must have consistent materials, colours, and architectural design elements to establish an architectural theme.
6.3. Exterior finishing materials must include high quality materials such as, but not limited to, brick, stone, or other masonry materials, concrete or concrete fibre board, stucco, glazing, wood, aluminum, or metal trim.
6.4. Building Facades facing Streets must be articulated with Architectural Elements such as columns, ribs, pilasters or piers, changes in plane (e.g., recesses and projections), changes in building finishes, materials and textures, or features so that no one portion of the Facade is longer than 15.0 m, to break up building massing.
6.5. Buildings must incorporate features to improve pedestrian comfort such as, but not limited to, linear transparency at ground level, wall niches, seating areas, overhead weather protection, and entrance features.
6.6. Main building entry points must be clearly identifiable through the use of recesses, outdoor patios, display windows, planters, walls, or other similar design elements.
6.7. Buildings must incorporate exterior and decorative lighting to enhance building architecture and Landscaping elements.
Pedestrian Environment
6.8. Direct pedestrian connections and linkages must be provided to sidewalks, in general accordance with Appendix II.
6.9. Pedestrian connections to building entrances, amenities and transit must be convenient, safe, and well lit, with distinct paving, or Landscaping to define the connections where practical.


Parking, Loading, Storage and Access
7.1. Loading, waste collection, storage and service areas must be located towards the rear or sides of the principal buildings and screened from view from an Abutting Street or non-industrial Zone.
7.2. Any surface Parking Area having 40 or more parking spaces must provide a minimum 10.0 m2 Landscaped island every 40 stalls, to provide interruption of the view of the parking lot.
7.3. Surface Parking Areas must incorporate design elements such as, but not limited to, Landscaped Parking Area islands, Public Amenity Area, private roads, or pedestrian Pathways within the Parking Area.
7.4. Parkades must be screened from view where visible from a Street, through methods such as public art, architectural screening, Landscaping, Commercial Uses, or Community Uses.
7.5. A staged Access Management Plan must be provided, to the satisfaction of the Development Planner at each Development Permit stage, identifying the proposed access locations to the Site. Through each Development Permit submission, the Access Management Plan must be updated resulting in an overall access plan at the final Development Permit stage.