Land Use Bylaw1P2007

The City of Calgary Land Use Bylaw 1P2007

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53 0.1 To maintain and improve the quality of the physical environment for the overall public interest, the public realm setbacks are intended to accommodate public realm improvements, pedestrian environment improvements, and context specific mobility improvements.

Required Setbacks

53 1 The Development Authority must not relax the required setbacks referenced in Table 1 below:

Table 1: Required Setbacks

Table 1: Required Setbacks

Table 1: Required Setbacks – continued

Table 1: Required Setbacks - continued
Table 1: Required Setbacks - conttinued
2 When considering a development permit application for a parcel adjacent to a street right-of-way referenced in Table 1, the Development Authority must require that the building be set back from the basic right-of-way by a distance equal to:
a the required building setback in the applicable land use district; plus
b the Required Setbacks referenced in Table 1.
2.1 Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2), the required setbacks referenced in Table 1 may be relaxed below grade, or at grade for a temporary use.
2.2 Where the Development Authority is considering a relaxation of the required setbacks referenced in Table 1, the Development Authority must consider the technical feasibility of the relaxation, including but not limited to: emergency vehicle and motor vehicle loading requirements, installation and maintenance of utility line assignments, and the installation and maintenance of public realm surface improvements.
3 When considering an application for a development permit for a discretionary use, the Development Authority may require that a building must not be constructed within a future corner cut-off at an intersection.
4 Portions of a parcel within the Required Setbacks referenced in Table 1 may be used by an applicant for the purposes of calculating landscaped area, floor area ratio and units per hectare.

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