The City of Calgary Land Use Bylaw 1P2007
PART 9: SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICTS
Division 1: General Rules for Special Purpose Land Use Districts
Projections into Setback Areas
1013 1 Unless otherwise referenced in subsections (2), (3), (4) and (5), buildings must not be located in any setback area.
3 Portions of a building below the surface of the ground may extend into any setback area only when those portions are used as a parking structure.
4 A parking area for a use may be located in any setback area to a minimum of 1.2 metres from any property line.
5 Signs may be located in any setback area, and where so located, must be in accordance with Part 3, Division 5.
General Landscaped Area Rules
2 Extensive Agriculture, Natural Area, Park and Urban Agriculture do not require landscaped areas.
3 Landscaped areas must be provided in accordance with a landscape plan approved by the Development Authority.
4 A landscape plan for the entire development must be submitted as part of each development permit application where changes are proposed to the building or parcel, and must show at least the following:
c the layout of berms, open space systems, pedestrian circulation, retaining walls, screening, slope of the land, soft surfaced landscaped areas and hard surfaced landscaped areas;
5 The landscaped areas shown on the landscape plan approved by the Development Authority must be maintained on the parcel for so long as the development exists.
6 Unless otherwise referenced in a District, all soft surfaced landscaped areas must be irrigated by an underground irrigation system, unless a low water irrigation system is provided.
7 For the purpose of determining the minimum number of trees and shrubs in a setback area, portions of setback areas that are paved for sidewalks and vehicle access, utility rights of way, or any other purpose allowed by the Development Authority, must be included in the calculation of the required area even though trees and shrubs are not capable of growing in that area.
8 If the minimum setback area is not capable of growing trees and shrubs, additional area on the parcel, adjoining the setback area, must be provided for the trees and shrubs.
3 Deciduous trees must have a minimum calliper of 50 millimetres and at least 50.0 per cent of the provided deciduous trees must have a minimum calliper of 75 millimeters at the time of planting.
4 Coniferous trees must have a minimum height of 2.0 metres and at least 50.0 per cent of the provided coniferous trees must be a minimum of 3.0 metres in height at the time of planting.
6 Soft surfaced landscaped areas may include Urban Agriculture.
Low Water Irrigation System
1016 1 When a low water irrigation system is provided, only trees and shrubs must be irrigated and the extent of water delivery must be confined to the tree and shrub area.
2 When a low water irrigation system is provided, trees and shrubs that have similar water consumption requirements must be grouped together.
1017 Within a corner visibility triangle, buildings, fences, finished grade of a parcel, and vegetation must not be located more than 0.75 metres above the lowest elevation of the street.
1018 Mechanical systems or equipment located outside of a building shall be positioned, camouflaged or screened from view of a public space, or from view of a parcel designated as a residential district, located within 30.0 metres of the equipment, using a line of sight of 1.7 metres above grade.
2 A solar collector mounted on a roof with a pitch of less than a 4:12, may project a maximum of 2.0 metres from the surface of the roof.
Wind Energy Conversion System
a be located a minimum distance equal to the total Wind Energy Conversion System height from a property line, measured from the base;
c have a self-supporting tubular tower or monopole, not including lattice or pylon towers, if not mounted to a building;
e be repaired or removed from the parcel upon disrepair, abandonment, or termination of the Wind Energy Conversion System - Type 1 or Wind Energy Conversion System - Type 2 use for a period of 6 months or greater;
f not be located in the actual front setback area, actual side setback area or the rear setback area when the corresponding property line is adjacent to a residential district;
g not contain any signs or other non-system related objects, which are visible from a residential or special purpose district, other than Directional Signs;
h not contain any accent lighting, or be indirectly illuminated or artificially lit, except as required for navigational safety or Directional Signs;
i not contain guy wires or other similar structural support devices, excluding those that may be required to fasten the Wind Energy Conversion System to a building;
k not have a tower-climbing apparatus or blade tips closer than 4.6 metres from grade unless enclosed by a minimum 1.8 metre high fence; and
b may require a biophysical impact assessment as part of a development permit application, that may include, but is not limited to, a literature review by a qualified biologist, field surveys, habitat assessments, and consideration for the publication "Wildlife Guidelines for Alberta Wind Energy Projects" by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development.
b requires a biophysical impact assessment as part of a development permit application, that may include, but is not limited to, a literature review by a qualified biologist, field surveys, habitat assessments, and consideration for the publication "Wildlife Guidelines for Alberta Wind Energy Projects" by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development; and
i 30 metres in the Special Purpose - School, Park and Community Reserve District, Special Purpose - Recreation District, and Special Purpose - Community Institution District; and
ii 50 metres in the Special Purpose - Urban Nature District, Special Purpose - City and Regional Infrastructure District, Special Purpose - University Research Park District, and Special Purpose - Transportation and Utility Corridor District.
a five (5) years for a Wind Energy Conversion System — Type 1 and a Wind Energy Conversion System — Type 2; and
b where a development permit for a Wind Energy Conversion System — Type 1 or a Wind Energy Conversion System — Type 2 has been approved, subsequent development permit approvals for the legally existing Wind Energy Conversion System - Type 1 or Wind Energy Conversion System - Type 2 may be granted for a period greater than stated in subsection (a).