Land Use Bylaw1P2007

The City of Calgary Land Use Bylaw 1P2007

PART 6: MULTI-RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS

Division 3: Multi-Residential – Contextual Low Profile (M-C1) (M-C1d#) District

Purpose

586 The Multi-Residential — Contextual Low Profile 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 and M-CG District;
c provides for Multi-Residential Development in a variety of forms;
d has Multi-Residential Development of low height and medium density;
e allows for varied building height and front setback areas in a manner that reflects the immediate context;
f is intended to be in close proximity or adjacent to low density residential development;
g provides space for social interaction; and
h 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

587 1 The following uses are permitted uses in the Multi-Residential — Contextual Low Profile District:
c Park;
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2 The following uses are permitted uses on a parcel in the Multi-Residential — Contextual Low Profile District that has a building used or previously used as a School Authority — School:

Discretionary Uses

588 1 The following uses are discretionary uses in the Multi-Residential — Contextual Low Profile 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 Low Profile District:
b Museum;
3 The following uses are additional discretionary uses on a parcel in the Multi-Residential — Contextual Low Profile 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

589 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 587(2) and 588(2) and (3).

Density

590 1 The maximum density for parcels designated M-C1 District is 148 units per hectare.
2 The maximum density for parcels designated M-C1 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).

Setback Area

591 The depth of all setback areas must be equal to the minimum contextual multi-residential building setback and building setback required in section 592.

Building Setbacks

592 1 Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (2), the minimum building setback from a property line shared with a street is the greater of:
3 The minimum building setback from a property line shared with a lane is 1.2 metres.
4 Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (5), the minimum building setback from a property line shared with another parcel is 1.2 metres.
5 The minimum building setback from a property line shared with another parcel for a street-oriented multi-residential building is zero metres, when the adjoining parcel is designated:
a C-N1, C-COR1, CC-X or CC-COR District; or
b M-CG, M-C1, M-C2, M-H1, M-H2, M-H3, M-X1, M-X2, CC-MH or CC-MHX District and contains four or more Dwelling Units.

Landscaping

593 At least 90.0 per cent of the required landscaped area must be provided at grade.

Building Height and Cross Section

594 1 Unless otherwise referenced in subsections (2) and (3), the maximum building height is 14.0 metres.
2 Where the parcel shares a property line with a parcel designated with a low density residential district or M-CG District, the maximum building height:
a is 9.0 metres measured from grade at the shared property line; and
b increases proportionately to a maximum of 14.0 metres measured from grade at a distance of 5.0 metres from the shared property line.
3 Where the parcel shares a property line with a street, the maximum building height is:
a 10.0 metres measured from grade within 3.0 metres of that shared property line; and
b 14.0 metres measured from grade at a distance greater than 3.0 metres from that shared property line.
4 The maximum area of a horizontal cross section through a building at 12.0 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 10.0 metres.
5 The following diagrams illustrate the rules of subsections (2), (3) and (4):

Illustration 4: Building Height and Cross Section in the Multi-Residential Contextual Low Profile (M-C1) District

Subsection 594(2)

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