The City of Calgary Land Use Bylaw 1P2007
PART 13: COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS
Division 1: General Rules for Commercial Residential Districts
1294 1 Landscaped areas must be provided in accordance with a landscape plan approved by the Development Authority.
2 A landscape plan for the entire development must be submitted as part of each development permit application, where changes are proposed to the building or parcel, and must show at least the following:
c the layout of berms, open space systems, pedestrian circulation, retaining walls, screening, slope of the land, soft surfaced landscaped areas and hard surfaced landscaped areas;
f for landscaped areas using a low water irrigation system, the details of the system, including the extent of water delivery; and
g for landscaped areas with a building below, the following additional information must be provided:
3 The landscaped areas shown on the landscape plan, approved by the Development Authority must be maintained on the parcel for so long as the development exists.
4 All soft surfaced landscaped areas must be irrigated by an underground irrigation system, unless a low water irrigation system is provided.
2 Deciduous trees must have a minimum calliper of 50 millimetres and at least 50.0 per cent of the provided deciduous trees must have a minimum calliper of 75 millimetres at the time of planting.
5 For landscaped areas with a building below, planting areas must have the following minimum soil depths:
7 Landscaped areas may include Urban Agriculture.
Low Water Irrigation System
1296 1 When a low water irrigation system is provided, only trees and shrubs must be irrigated and the extent of water delivery must be confined to the tree and shrub area.
2 When a low water irrigation system is provided, trees and shrubs that have similar water consumption requirements must be grouped together.
Additional Landscaping Rules
1297 1 Unless otherwise referenced in a District, all areas of a parcel, except for those portions specifically required for motor vehicle access, motor vehicle parking stalls, loading stalls, garbage facilities or any purpose allowed by the Development Authority, must be a landscaped area.
2 Every building on a parcel must have at least one sidewalk connecting the public entrance to a public sidewalk, or in the case where there is no public sidewalk, to the nearest street.
3 Where a building contains more than one use, every use that has an exterior public entrance must either:
Residential Amenity Space
2 Amenity space may be provided as common amenity space, private amenity space or a combination of both.
3 When the private amenity space provided is 5.0 square metres or less per unit, that specific area will be included to satisfy the amenity space requirement.
4 When the private amenity space exceeds 5.0 square metres per unit, only 5.0 square metres per unit may be included to satisfy the amenity space requirement.
b where the private amenity space is a deck or patio have no minimum dimensions of less than 2.0 metres.
c must have a contiguous area of not less than 50.0 square metres with no dimension less than 6.0 metres; and
7 A maximum of 50.0 per cent of the required amenity space may be provided as common amenity space — indoors.
8 Common amenity space — outdoors must provide a balcony, deck or patio and at least one of the following as permanent features:
1299 Garbage containers and waste material must be stored, prior to collection, either:
1301 Mechanical systems or equipment located outside of a building shall be positioned, camouflaged or screened from view of a public space, or from view of a parcel designated as a residential district, located within 30.0 metres of the equipment, using a line of sight of 1.7 metres above grade.
1302 Buildings, finished grade of a parcel and vegetation within a corner visibility triangle must not be located between 0.75 metres and 4.6 metres above the lowest elevation of the street.
Sunlight Protection Areas
1303 The following sunlight protection areas must not be placed in greater shadow by a development as measured on September 21, at the times and locations indicated for each area, than were already existing on the date the development permit was applied for:
a Stephen (8) Avenue Mall between 2 Street SW and MacLeod Trail SE as measured on the northerly 7.0 metres of the required right-of-way as stated in Part 3 Division 1 from 12:00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time;
i westerly 8.0 metres of the required right-of-way as stated in Part 3 Division 1 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time; and
ii easterly 8.0 metres of the required right-of-way as stated in Part 3 Division 1 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time;
f Courthouse Block as measured on the northerly 18.0 metres of the block bounded by 6 and 7 Avenues SW between 4 and 5 Street SW from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time;
g Mewata Armoury as measured on the northerly 160.0 metres of the site on Plan 3445JK, Block 2 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time;
h The Riverbank (not including the Riverbank Promenade and between 3 and 7 Streets SW) as measured throughout the 20.0 metre wide area abutting the southern top of bank of the Bow River, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time; and
i The Riverbank Promenade (between 3 Street SW and Centre Street S.) as measured throughout the 9.0 metre wide area abutting the southern top of bank of the Bow River, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.