7.60 Application of Overlays

To alter or specify additional regulations in otherwise appropriate Zones in order to achieve local planning objectives, such as the protection of the environment or the reduction of risk, in specially designated areas, in compliance with applicable Statutory Plans.

2.1. An Overlay must only be applied to Zones through a Text Amendment and must include:
2.1.1. the name of any applicable Statutory Plan and its boundary;
2.1.2. a map of the Overlay boundary at an appropriate scale; and
2.1.3. development regulations specified or altered by the Overlay.
2.2. An Overlay must not be used:
2.2.1. to alter regulations in, or add additional regulations to, a Direct Control Zone;
2.2.2. to alter a Permitted Use or Discretionary Use;
2.2.3. where proposed regulations or alterations to regulations in an underlying Zone: are significant enough to be inconsistent with the Purpose of that Zone and the designation of another Zone would be more appropriate; are not related to specific local planning objectives but would have sufficient City-wide application to justify a Text Amendment to a standard Zone; or are intended to provide Site-specific control over the development and the use of a Direct Control Zone would be more appropriate;
2.2.4. to alter the following Parts or Sections of this Bylaw: Part 1; Section 5.40; Section 5.120; Part 7; and Part 8.


3.1. Where a regulation in an Overlay alters a regulation in the underlying Zone, the regulations prescribed in the Overlay must be substituted for the specified regulations of the underlying Zone
3.2. Where there appears to be a conflict between a regulation in an Overlay and a regulation in the underlying Zone, the regulation in the Overlay must take precedence.
3.3. The regulations in the Airport Protection Overlay, Floodplain Protection Overlay, and North Saskatchewan River Valley and Ravine System Protection Overlay, must take precedence over the regulations in any other Overlay.
3.4. An Overlay may alter or establish the following regulations and associated submission requirements, and may specify when the regulations apply:
3.4.1 Density;
3.4.2. Site dimensions and area;
3.4.3. Height;
3.4.4. Floor Area restrictions and Floor Area Ratio;
3.4.5. Setbacks;
3.4.6. Amenity Area;
3.4.7. maximum parking;
3.4.8. architectural and Site design;
3.4.9. performance standards;
3.4.10. Landscaping;
3.4.11. Accessory buildings or structures;
3.4.12. Signs;
3.4.13. special environmental considerations, which may include geotechnical, flood proofing, noise attenuation and servicing requirements; and
3.4.14. special public consultation requirements for a Development Permit application.