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Land Use Bylaw1P2007

The City of Calgary Land Use Bylaw 1P2007

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PART 8: INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS

Division 2: Industrial – General (I-G) District

Purpose

906 The Industrial — General District is intended to be characterized by:
a a wide variety of light and medium general industrial uses and a limited number of support commercial uses
b parcels typically located in internal locations;
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d a limited number of non-industrial uses that may be appropriate due to building or parcel requirements generally found in industrial areas;
e uses and buildings that may have little or no relationship to adjacent parcels;
f appropriate controls to ensure screening of any outdoor activities; and
g limits on sales and office activities in order to preserve a diverse industrial land base.

Discretionary Uses

908 1 Uses listed in subsection 907(2) are discretionary uses if they are located:
a deleted
b on a parcel that does not have both sewer and water systems provided by the City.
2 The following uses are discretionary uses in the Industrial — General District:
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i deleted
l Kennel;
m.1 deleted
n Office;
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u deleted
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dd deleted
3 The following uses are discretionary uses in the Industrial — General (I-G) District on a parcel with a Cannabis Facility:

Rules

909 In addition to the rules in this District, all uses in this District must comply with:
a the General Rules for Industrial Land Use Districts referenced in Part 8, Division 1;
b the Rules Governing All Districts referenced in Part 3; and
c the applicable Uses And Use Rules referenced in Part 4.

Building Size

910 The maximum gross floor area of all buildings on a parcel that is not serviced by City water and sewer, is 1600.0 square metres.

Floor Area Ratio

911 The maximum floor area ratio for buildings on a parcel that is serviced by City water and sewer is 1.0.

Building Height

912 1 Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (2), there is no maximum building height for a building located on a parcel in the Industrial – General District.
2 Where the parcel shares a property line with a parcel in the S-SPR District or a residential district, the maximum building height is 18.0 metres.

Building Setback

913 The minimum building setback from a property line shared with the Headworks Canal operated by the Western Irrigation District is 15.0 metres.

Storage of Goods, Materials and Supplies

913.1 1 A use may have an outdoor area for the storage of goods, materials or supplies provided the storage area is:
a not located in a setback area; and
b not located between a building and a major street or expressway.
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2 Goods, materials or supplies stored outside of a building within 5.0 metres of a property line have a maximum height of 5.0 metres.
3 The height of goods, materials or supplies is measured from grade and includes any pallets, supports or other things on which the goods, materials or supplies are stacked.

Screening

914 Loading docks, outdoor activities and equipment located outside of a building must be screened from view of:
a an adjacent expressway, major street, LRT corridor or regional pathway; and
b a street or lane where the street or lane separates the parcel from a residential district or special purpose district.

Gross Floor Area for Offices and Administration Areas

914.1 1 Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (2), the cumulative gross floor area of Office uses in a building must not exceed 50.0 per cent of the gross floor area of the building.
2 Areas in a building used for administration or to provide work space to employees of a use will not be included when determining compliance with subsection (1) provided:
a the administration or work space area is located in the same use area as the use that it serves; and
b the principal use is not an Office.
3 The Development Authority may consider a relaxation of subsection (1) where an Office is proposed in a building:
a that was legally existing or approved prior to the effective date of this Bylaw; and
b where the floor area proposed for the Office has already been constructed to accommodate an administrative or office function.

Front Setback Area

915 Where the parcel shares a front property line with:
a an expressway or major street, the front setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 metres; and
b any street, other than an expressway or major street, the front setback area must have a minimum depth of 4.0 metres.

Rear Setback Area

916 1 Where the parcel shares a rear property line with a parcel designated as:
a a commercial district, the rear setback area must have a minimum depth of 1.2 metres;
i the rear setback area must have a minimum depth of 1.2 metres; or
ii in the case where walls facing the rear property line are constructed of materials that do not require maintenance, there is no requirement for a rear setback area; or
iii in the case where the parcel is adjacent to a rail line that terminates and there is no need for a spur line or the spur line is incorporated within the building, there is no requirement for a rear setback area;
c a residential district, the rear setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 metres; and
d a special purpose district, the rear setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 metres.
2 Where the parcel shares a rear property line with:
a an expressway or major street, the rear setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 metres;
b the Headworks Canal operated by the Western Irrigation District, the rear setback area must have a minimum depth of 7.5 metres;
c a lane, there is no requirement for a rear setback area; and
d an LRT corridor or street, not including an expressway or major street, the rear setback area must have a minimum depth of 4.0 metres.

Side Setback Area

917 1 Where the parcel shares a side property line with a parcel designated as:
a a commercial district, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 1.2 metres;
i the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 1.2 metres; or
ii in the case where walls facing the side property line are constructed of materials that do not require maintenance, there is no requirement for a side setback area; or
iii in the case where the parcel is adjacent to a rail line that terminates and there is no need for a spur line or the spur line is incorporated within the building, there is no requirement for a side setback area;
c a residential district, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 metres; and
d a special purpose district, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 metres.
2 Where the parcel shares a side property line with:
a an expressway or major street, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 metres;
b the Headworks Canal operated by the Western Irrigation District, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 7.5 metres;
c a lane, there is no requirement for a side setback area; and
d an LRT corridor or street, not including an expressway or major street, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 4.0 metres.

Landscaping In Setback Areas

918 1 Where a setback area shares a property line with a street, expressway or major street, the setback area must:
b provide a minimum of 1.0 trees and 2.0 shrubs:
i for every 35.0 square metres; or
ii for every 50.0 square metres, where irrigation is provided by a low water irrigation system.
2 Where a setback area shares a property line with a lane, there is no requirement for a soft surfaced landscaped area or hard surfaced landscaped area.
3 Where a setback area shares a property line with a parcel designated as a residential district, the setback area must:
b provide a minimum of 1.0 trees and 2.0 shrubs:
i for every 30.0 square metres; or
ii for every 35.0 square metres, where irrigation is provided by a low water irrigation system; and
c provide trees and shrubs planted in a linear arrangement along the length of the setback area.
b may have a sidewalk in the setback area along the length of the building; and
c must provide a minimum of 1.0 trees and 2.0 shrubs:
i for every 35.0 square metres; or
ii for every 50.0 square metres, where irrigation is provided by a low water irrigation system.
5 Where a setback area shares a property line with the Headworks Canal operated by the Western Irrigation District, the setback area must:
b provide a minimum of 1.0 trees and 2.0 shrubs:
i for every 35.0 square metres; or
ii for every 50.0 square metres, where irrigation is provided by a low water irrigation system; and
c provide trees and shrubs planted in a linear arrangement along the length of the setback area.

Additional Landscaping Requirements

919 1 Unless otherwise referenced in this District, all setback areas on a parcel, not including those portions specifically required for motor vehicle access, sidewalks, or any other purpose allowed by the Development Authority, must be a soft surfaced landscaped area.
2 Every building on a parcel must have at least one sidewalk connecting the public entrance to a public sidewalk, or in the case where there is no public sidewalk, to the nearest street.
3 A sidewalk must be provided along the entire length of the front of a building, not including any portion of the building where loading docks are located.
4 Every sidewalk located along the front of a building and every sidewalk located within a setback area must be:
b a minimum width of 2.0 metres; and
c raised above the surface of an adjacent parking area.
5 Every sidewalk located within a parking area must be:
a an asphalt surface;
b indicated by painted lines;
c a minimum width of 2.0 metres; and
d at the same surface level as the parking area.

Employee Area

920 All developments must have an outdoor area, for use of the employees, that is a minimum of 10.0 square metres.

Outside Product Display Areas

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