The City of Calgary Land Use Bylaw 1P2007
Amending Bylaws - 2014
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: April 14, 2014
Textual amendments to Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 are related to Medical Marihuana Production Facilities. The amendments include a new use definition called Medical Marihuana Production Facility. This new use is intended to assist in the evaluation of development permit applications that propose activities related to the federally licensed production of medical marihuana. The amendments are being proposed in order to address public and environmental safety and to provide opportunities for medical marihuana patients to gain access to federally regulated medicine.
Effective: June 9, 2014
This bylaw proposes amendments to Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 restricting the capacity of Power Generation Facility — Small when located on a low density residential parcel. The proposal limits generators to a maximum capacity of 100kW when located in combination with a Single Detached or Semi-detached Dwelling. The new limit will provide opportunity to pursue on-site alternative energy, or back-up power generation methods while restricting ability for commercial or industrial sized generators to be located on low density residential parcels. For further information please contact (403) 268-2772
Effective: June 9, 2014
The proposed text amendments to Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 are required to implement the new Downtown District and the removal of Part 10 from the Land Use Bylaw. The Land Use Bylaw map must also be amended to ensure that three sites where new land uses have been put in place since the Downtown District was approved are not negatively affected. The flood maps must also be updated to remove reference to the Part 10 area. For further information, please call 403-268-1751.
Effective: June 19, 2014
This bylaw proposes amendments to Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 to address flood hazard areas citywide. The intent of the changes is to maximize public safety and minimize risk and property damage, increase resiliency and provide clarity to building owners seeking to rebuild or repair flood damaged buildings while acknowledging the risk of future flood events. The proposed rule changes also seek to minimize public confusion by ensuring that Calgary's approach mirrors that of the Province. For further information please contact (403) 268-5311.
Effective: October 17, 2014
This bylaw proposes amendments to Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 to replace the Residential — Cottage Housing (R-CH) District with the Residential — Grade-Oriented Infill (R-CG) District. The purpose of the R-CG District is to allow ground-oriented housing, including rowhouses, semi-detached dwellings, cottage housing and accessory suites, in an infill context in the Developed Area.
Amendments are also proposed to the general rules for low density residential districts to introduce specific regulations for the development of Rowhouse Buildings, including permitted use rules and guidance for rooftop terraces. The Secondary Suite - Detached Garage and Secondary Suite — Detached Garden uses are replaced with a single use called a Backyard Suite.
The rules for Secondary Suites and Backyard Suites have been adjusted to allow these forms of accessory suites in combination with Semi-detached Dwellings and Rowhouse Buildings in the R-CG District. Regulation of the development of low density housing forms in multi-residential districts will be subject to the rules of the R-CG District.
Effective: December 22, 2014
Textual amendments to Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 were recently passed by council to create more opportunities for Beverage Container Drop off Depots (Bottle Depots) within Calgary. The amendments include modifying the current definition of a depot to allow the city to require more information, such as a management plan regarding storage of materials when the depot is close to residential uses, specifying loading times when close to residential and providing the city with more grounds for enforcement with regards to issues that might impact residents (primarily outdoor storage).
The amendments also add the use to 2 new districts: the Community — Commercial 1 (C-C1) district as a discretionary use, and the Community — Commercial 2 (C-C2) district as a permitted use when within existing buildings/discretionary in new buildings.
In addition, bylaw 37P2014 changes the process for this use in 2 districts: the Commercial — Corridor 3 (C-COR3) district and the Commercial — Regional 3 (C-R3) district. Beverage Container Drop off depots used to be a discretionary use and both of these districts, and now it will be a permitted use when within existing buildings/discretionary in new buildings when in these districts.
Finally, these amendments implement a new use called: Beverage Container Quick Drop Facility. This new use will not allow for any storage or sorting of bottles on site, does not provide a refund on-site, instead being deposited into a pre-registered bank account a couple days after the bottles have been returned, and similar rules to help mitigate issues when the use is next to residential development. This use can help accommodate some of the need in under-serviced areas, being listed in 10 districts city-wide (C-C1, C-C2, I-E and C-CX as discretionary and C-COR3, C-R2, C-R3, I-G, I-C and I-R as permitted).