The City of Calgary Land Use Bylaw 1P2007
Amending Bylaws - 2013
Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 has been amended by the following bylaws. With the amending bylaw there is a summary, a link to the report and a link to the amending text. To search for Public Hearing minutes and video related to the item, please visit http://agendaminutes.calgary.ca, and enter the bylaw number in the search bar to the right.
Effective: March 1, 2013
Textual Amendments to Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 to update the rules related to Digital Message Signs and Third Party Advertising Signs (Digital and Non-digital). The amendments propose regulation of these sign types based on a Council approved Framework, dated July 30, 2012. Amendments also standardize the terms used throughout Part 3, Division 5: Signs.
Effective: March 25, 2013
The amendments to the Land Use Bylaw include clarifying, correcting and simplifying the definitions of large vehicles, building and parcel coverage, building depth, utility building, crematorium, home occupation, home based child care, salvage yard, accessory residential building, and street oriented building.
In addition the amendments expand the opportunity for the development authority to place conditions on permitted use development permits; allow reapplication of a refused development within six months if it is for a permitted use; clarify off-site parking and freestanding sign rules; and, add a new use of Market — Minor to facilitate small scale markets inside buildings in developed areas.
Effective: June 9, 2014
The amendments under 33P2013 are required to implement the new Downtown District and removal of Part 10 from the Land Use Bylaw. There was a nine month delay between approval and implementation of the new Downtown District. As city wide amendments occurred during this time, 15P2014 was brought forward to update the new Downtown District with the changes that occurred during this time frame.
Effective: September 2, 2013
The textual amendments to the Land Use Bylaw create comprehensive regulations for micro-generation wind turbines in Industrial, some Commercial, and Special Purpose Land Use Districts. These amendments define Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS) as Types 1 and 2, based on total height and blade diameter. All WECS must be less than 100kW in generation capacity.
These rules govern the style and appearance, height, size, location (setbacks), of urban-scale turbines in these areas. It also outlines the requirements for an approved engineered design, and the undertaking of a Biophysical Impact Assessment. These amendments do not change the opportunity for micro-generation wind turbines in residential Land Use Districts, which will continue to be evaluated as Power Generation Facilities - Small.
The corresponding non-statutory Wind Energy Conversion System Policy was also created to provide additional guidance in the use of discretion by the Development Authority in the evaluation of applications for wind turbines. This policy recognizes that site conditions of each application may create unique constraints and opportunities for wind turbines.
Effective: December 2, 2013/ January 2, 2014
Textual amendments to the Land Use Bylaw with staggered effective dates. Effective December 2, 2013: Amendments relating to servicing capacity for development. Effective January 2, 2014: Amendments affecting the required side setback for subdivisions on corner sites; the definition of Accessory Residential Building and Main Residential Building; the rules for Large Vehicles; and the minimum parking requirement for Hotels. The amendments also clarify that parking lot is a listed Use in the C-COR1 District, and that Permitted Development Permits can be conditioned to allow for phasing.