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Land Use Bylaw1P2007

The City of Calgary Land Use Bylaw 1P2007

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PART 5: LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS

Division 3: Residential – Contextual One Dwelling (R-C1) (R-C1s) District

Purpose

384 1 The Residential — Contextual One Dwelling District is intended to accommodate existing residential development and contextually sensitive redevelopment in the form of Single Detached Dwellings in the Developed Area .
2 Parcels designated R-C1s are intended to accommodate a Secondary Suite as a permitted use on the same parcel as a Single Detached Dwelling.

Discretionary Uses

386 1 The following uses are discretionary uses in the Residential — Contextual One Dwelling District:
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2 The following uses are additional discretionary uses if they are located in buildings used or previously used as Community Recreation Facility or School Authority — School in the Residential — Contextual One Dwelling District:
c Museum;
3 The following uses are additional discretionary uses on a parcel in the Residential — Contextual One Dwelling District that has a building used or previously used as School Authority — School:
4 The following uses are additional discretionary uses on a parcel that has an existing building used as a Place of Worship — Large or Place of Worship — Medium provided any new development proposed does not result in the increase of any assembly area:

Permitted and Discretionary Uses for Parcels Designated R-C1s

387 1 Parcels designated R-C1s have the same permitted uses referenced in section 385 with the additional permitted uses of:
2 Parcels designated R-C1s have the same discretionary uses referenced in section 386 with the additional discretionary uses of:

Rules

388 In addition to the rules in this District, all uses in this District must comply with:
a the General Rules for Low Density Residential Land Use Districts referenced in Part 5, Division 1;
b the Rules Governing All Districts referenced in Part 3;
c the applicable Uses And Use Rules referenced in Part 4; and
d the applicable rules for the Special Purpose — Community Service District for those uses referenced in sections 385(2) and 386(2) and (3).

Number of Main Residential Buildings on a Parcel

389 The maximum number of main residential buildings on a parcel is one.

Parcel Width

390 The minimum parcel width is 12.0 metres.

Parcel Depth

391 The minimum parcel depth is 22.0 metres.

Parcel Area

392 The minimum area of a parcel is 330.0 square metres

Parcel Coverage

393 The maximum parcel coverage is 45.0 per cent of the area of a parcel, which must be reduced by 21.0 square metres for each required motor vehicle parking stall that is not provided in a private garage.
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Building Setback Areas

395 The depth of all setback areas must be equal to the minimum building setback required in sections 396, 397 and 398.

Building Setback from Front Property Line

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4 For an addition or exterior alteration to a Single Detached Dwelling, which was legally existing or approved prior to the effective date of this Bylaw, the minimum building setback from a front property line is the lesser of:
a the contextual front setback less 1.5 metres to a minimum of 3.0 metres; or
b the existing building setback less 1.5 metres to a minimum of 3.0 metres.
5 For all other uses, the minimum building setback from a front property line is 3.0 metres.

Building Setback from Side Property Line

397 1 For a laned parcel, the minimum building setback from any side property line is 1.2 metres.
2 For a laneless parcel, the minimum building setback from any side property line is:
a 1.2 metres; or
b 3.0 metres on one side of the parcel when no provision has been made for a private garage on the front or side of a building.
3 Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (4), for a corner parcel the minimum building setback from a side property line shared with a street is 1.2 metres, provided there is no portion of a building, except for a projection allowed in 337(3), located within 3.0 metres of:
a the back of the public sidewalk; or
b the curb, where there is no public sidewalk.
4 Where a corner parcel shares a side property line with a street and the parcel forms part of a plan of subdivision approved by the Calgary Planning Commission prior to March 31, 1980, the minimum building setback from that side property line is 1.2 metres.
5 The building setback required in 2(b) may be reduced where the owner of the parcel proposed for development and the owner of the adjacent parcel register, against both titles, an exclusive private access easement:
a where the width of the easement, in combination with the reduced building setback, must be at least 3.0 metres; and
b provides unrestricted vehicle access to the rear of the parcel.
6 One building setback from a side property line may be reduced to zero metres where:
a the owner of the parcel proposed for development and the owner of the adjacent parcel register, against both titles, a 2.4 metre private maintenance easement that provides for a 0.60 metre eave and footing encroachment easement; and
b all roof drainage from the building is discharged through eavestroughs and downspouts onto the parcel on which the building is located.

Building Setback from Rear Property Line

398 The minimum building setback from a rear property line is 7.5 metres.

Building Height

399 1 For a Contextual Single Detached Dwelling and a Single Detached Dwelling, the maximum building height is the greater of:
a 8.6 metres; or
b the contextual height plus 1.5 metres, to a maximum of 10.0 metres.
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3 For all other uses, the maximum building height is 10.0 metres.
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This information has no legal status and cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various bylaws, codes and regulations currently in effect. The City of Calgary accepts no responsibility to persons relying solely on this information. Web pages are updated periodically. ​

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