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Land Use Bylaw1P2007

The City of Calgary Land Use Bylaw 1P2007

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PART 8: INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS

Division 8: Industrial – Heavy (I-H) District

Purpose

999 1 The Industrial — Heavy District is intended to be characterized by:
a industrial uses that typically have significant external nuisance effects that are likely to impact their land and neighbouring parcels;
b industrial uses that are generally larger in scale and require large parcels;
c buildings that are generally purpose-built that are not easily adaptable to other uses;
d uses that typically feature tall stacks, silos, extensive outdoor activities, outdoor conveyor belts, pipes and ducts extending between multiple buildings and other highly visible equipment that is difficult to screen but is integral to the operation of the use;
e buildings and structures that are generally higher than those found in the Industrial — General District;
f parcels that are accessed by hazardous goods routes, railway lines, or other means of access suitable for the transportation of raw materials and goods;
g locations adjacent to Industrial — General or Industrial — Outdoor Districts; and
h developments that require thorough scrutiny and wide discretion by the Development Authority.
2 A parcel located within 250.0 metres of a residential district, a Place of Worship — Large or an area of land proposed in a statutory plan for future residential uses, should not be designated Industrial — Heavy District.

Permitted Uses

1000 The following uses are permitted uses in the Industrial — Heavy District:

Discretionary Uses

1001 1 The following uses are discretionary uses in the Industrial — Heavy District:
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2 The following uses are discretionary uses in the Industrial — Heavy District if they are located in a building that was legally existing or approved prior to the effective date of this Bylaw:

Rules

1002 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.

Front Setback Area

1003 The front setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 metres.

Rear Setback Area

1004 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 6.0 metres;
i the rear setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 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 15.0 metres;
d Special Purpose — Transportation and Utility Corridor District, the rear setback area must have a minimum depth of 50.0 metres; and
e any other 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 an LRT corridor or street, not including an expressway or major street, the rear setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 metres; and
d a lane, there is no requirement for a rear setback area.

Side Setback Area

1005 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 6.0 metres;
i the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 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 15.0 metres;
d Special Purpose — Transportation and Utility Corridor District, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 50.0 metres; and
e any other 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 with the Headworks Canal operated by the Western Irrigation District, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 7.5 metres;
c an LRT corridor or street, not including an expressway or major street, the side setback area must have a minimum depth of 6.0 metres; and
d a lane, there is no requirement for a side setback area.

Landscaping In Setback Areas

1006 1 Where a setback area shares a property line with an expressway, Headworks Canal operated by the Western Irrigation District, LRT corridor, major street, street, or parcel designated as a commercial, industrial or special purpose 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.
2 Where a setback area shares a property line with a lane, there is no requirement for either a soft surfaced landscaped area or a 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.
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Fencing and Screening

1007 1 All materials, supplies and products must be screened from view of the street.
2 A fence must not be located on a property line forming a setback area or in any setback area.

Storm Water Management System

1008 1 Every parcel must have a storm water management system, approved by the Development Authority.
2 The storm water management system must not be located in any setback area.
3 The storm water management system may have a berm located around the perimeter of the pond area.

Garbage

1009 Garbage and waste material must be stored, prior to collection, in containers in a location approved by the Development Authority.

Mechanical Screening

1010 There is no requirement to screen mechanical systems or equipment, when located outside of a building.

Minimum Motor Vehicle Parking Stalls

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Required Bicycle Parking Stalls

1012 The minimum number of bicycle parking stalls — class 2 is 1.0 stalls per 2000.0 square metres of gross usable floor area.

This information has no legal status and cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various bylaws, codes and regulations currently in effect. The City of Calgary accepts no responsibility to persons relying solely on this information. Web pages are updated periodically. ​

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