Land Use Bylaw1P2007

The City of Calgary Land Use Bylaw 1P2007

PART 6: MULTI-RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS

Purpose

595 The Multi-Residential — Contextual Medium 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 the M-CG and M-C1 Districts;
c provides for Multi-Residential Development in a variety of forms;
d has Multi-Residential Development of medium height and medium density;
e has Multi-Residential Development where intensity is measured by floor area ratio to provide flexibility in building form and Dwelling Unit size and number;
f allows for varied building height and front setback areas in a manner that reflects the immediate context;
g is in close proximity to, or adjacent to, low density residential development;
h is typically located at community nodes or transit and transportation corridors and nodes;
i provides outdoor space for social interaction; and
j 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.

Discretionary Uses

597 1 The following uses are discretionary uses in the Multi-Residential — Contextual Medium 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 Community Recreation Facility or School Authority — School in the Multi-Residential — Contextual Medium Profile District:
b Museum;
3 The following uses are additional discretionary uses on a parcel in the Multi-Residential — Contextual Medium 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

598 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 596(2) and 597(2) and (3).

Floor Area Ratio

599 1 The maximum floor area ratio is 2.5.
2 (2) The maximum floor area ratio for all buildings on parcels designated M-C2 District is the number following the letter "f" when indicated on the Land Use District Maps, which must be less than 2.5.

Density

600 1 There is no maximum density for parcels designated M-C2 District, unless established as referenced in subsection (2).
2 The maximum density for parcels designated M-C2 District followed by the letter "d" and a number indicated on the Land Use District Maps is the number expressed in units per hectare.

Setback Area

601 The depth of all setback areas must be equal to the minimum contextual multi-residential building setback and building setback required in section 602.

Building Setbacks

602 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

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

Building Height and Cross Section

604 1 Unless otherwise referenced in subsections (2) and (3), the maximum building height is 16.0 metres.
2 Where a 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 11.0 metres measured from grade at the shared property line; and
b increases proportionately to a maximum of 16.0 metres measured from grade at a distance of 5.0 metres from the shared property line.
3 Where a 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 16.0 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 14.0 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 12.0 metres.
5 The following diagrams illustrate the rules of subsections (2), (3) and (4):

Illustration 5: Building Height and Cross Section in the Multi-Residential Contextual Medium Profile (M-C2) District

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