Land Use Bylaw1P2007

The City of Calgary Land Use Bylaw 1P2007

PART 6: MULTI-RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS

Division 2: Multi-Residential – Contextual Grade-Oriented (M-CG) (M-CGd#) District

Purpose

576 The Multi-Residential — Contextual Grade-Oriented District:
a is intended to apply to the Developed Area ;
b has Multi- Residential Development that will typically have higher numbers of Dwelling Units and traffic generation than low density residential dwellings;
c has Multi- Residential Development designed to provide some or all units with direct access to grade;
d provides for Multi- Residential Development in a variety of forms;
e has Multi- Residential Development of low height and low density;
f allows for varied building height and front setback areas in a manner that reflects the immediate context;
g is intended to be in close proximity or adjacent to low density residential development;
h provides outdoor space for social interaction; and
i provides landscaping to complement the design of the development and to help screen and buffer elements of the development that may have impacts on residents or nearby parcels.

Permitted Uses

577 1 The following uses are permitted uses in the Multi-Residential — Contextual Grade-Oriented District:
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d Park;
g deleted
2 The following uses are permitted uses on a parcel in the Multi- Residential — Contextual Grade-Oriented District that has a building used or previously used as a School Authority — School:

Discretionary Uses

578 1 The following uses are discretionary uses in the Multi-Residential — Contextual Grade-Oriented District:
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2 The following uses are additional discretionary uses if they are located in buildings used or previously used as School Authority — School in the Multi-Residential — Contextual Grade-Oriented District:
b Museum;
3 The following uses are additional discretionary uses on a parcel in the Multi-Residential — Contextual Grade-Oriented 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:

Rules

579 In addition to the rules in this District, all uses in this District must comply with:
a the General Rules for Multi-Residential Land Use Districts referenced in Part 6, 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 577(2) and 578(2) and (3).

Density

580 1 The maximum density for parcels designated M-CG District is 111 units per hectare.
2 The maximum density for parcels designated M-CG District followed by the letter "d" and a number indicated on the Land Use District Maps:
a is the number expressed in units per hectare; and
b the number after the letter "d" must not exceed the maximum density referenced in subsection (1).

At Grade Orientation of Units

581 1 Units in a Multi-Residential Development, not including attached private garages, must occupy a minimum of 50.0 per cent of the area of the floor closest to grade.
2 A unit in a Multi-Residential Development that is located on the floor closest to grade must have:
a an individual, separate, direct access to grade; and
b an entrance that is visible from the street that the unit faces.

Setback Area

582 The depth of all setback areas must be equal to the minimum contextual multi-residential building setback and building setback required by section 583.

Building Setbacks

583 1 Where the contextual multi-residential building setback is less than 3.0 metres and greater than zero metres, the minimum building setback from a property line shared with a street is equal to the contextual multi-residential building setback.
2 Where the contextual multi-residential building setback is 3.0 metres or greater, the minimum building setback from a property line shared with a street is the greater of:
3 Where the contextual multi-residential building setback is zero metres, the minimum building setback from a property line shared with a street is 3.0 metres.
4 The minimum building setback from a property line shared with a lane is 1.2 metres.
5 The minimum building setback from a property line shared with another parcel is 1.2 metres.

Landscaping

584 All of the required landscaped area must be provided at grade.

Building Height and Cross Section

585 1 Unless otherwise referenced in subsections (2) and (3), the maximum building height is 12.0 metres.
2 The maximum building height on a parcel that shares a property line with another parcel that has no buildings or that has a building with a height greater than 6.0 metres above grade at that shared property line, and where the other parcel is designated with a low density residential district or M-CG District:
a is 8.0 metres measured from grade at the shared property line; and
b increases proportionately to a maximum of 12.0 metres measured from grade at a distance of 4.0 metres from the shared property line.
3 The maximum building height on a parcel that shares a property line with a parcel that has a building with a height that does not exceed 6.0 metres above grade at that shared property line, and where the other parcel is designated with a low density residential district or M-CG District:
a is 6.0 metres measured from grade at the shared property line; and
b increases proportionately to a maximum of 12.0 metres measured from grade at a distance of 6.0 metres from the shared property line.
4 The maximum area of a horizontal cross section through a building at 10.5 metres above average grade must not be greater than 40.0 per cent of the maximum area of a horizontal cross section through the building between average grade and 9.0 metres.
5 The following diagrams illustrate the rules of subsections (2), (3) and (4):

Illustration 3: Building Height and Cross Section in the Multi-Residential Contextual Grade Oriented (M-CG) District

Illustration 3 1
Illustration 3 2
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