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Land Use Bylaw1P2007

The City of Calgary Land Use Bylaw 1P2007

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Division 5: Multi-Residential – At Grade Housing (M-G) (M-Gd#) District


605 The Multi-Residential — At Grade Housing District:
a is intended to apply to the Developing 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 all units with pedestrian direct access to grade;
d has Multi-Residential Development of low height and low density;
e is intended to be in close proximity or adjacent to low density residential development;
f requires that Multi-Residential Development achieves a minimum density;
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.


608 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; and
c the applicable Uses And Use Rules referenced in Part 4.


609 1 The minimum density for parcels designated M-G District is 35 units per hectare.
2 The maximum density for parcels designated M-G District is 80 units per hectare.
3 The maximum density for parcels designated M-G 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 be less than the minimum density referenced in subsection (1) or exceed the maximum density referenced in subsection (2).

Building Form

610 1 Buildings that contain a unit must contain at least three or more units.
2 Each unit must have a separate and direct pedestrian access to grade.
3 deleted

Setback Area

611 The depth of all setback areas must be equal to the minimum building setback required in section 612.

Building Setbacks

612 1 Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (2), the minimum building setback from a property line shared with a street is 3.0 metres.
2 The minimum building setback from a property line shared with a street for a street-oriented multi-residential building is zero metres.
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 as:
a C-N1 or C-COR1 District; or
b M-G, M-1, M-2, M-H1, M-H2, M-H3, M-X1, or M-X2 District.


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

Building Height

614 The maximum building height is 13.0 metres.

Amenity Space

615 1 Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (4), a balcony, deck , or patio must not be located in any setback area.
a provided for the private use of the occupants of the unit;
b that has a minimum area of 7.5 square metres with no dimension less than 2.0 metres; and
c in the form of a balcony, deck , or patio.
3 Where a patio is located within 4.0 metres of a lane or another parcel, it must be screened.
4 A patio may be located between a street oriented multi-residential building and a property line shared with a street.

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