The City of Calgary Land Use Bylaw 1P2007
Amending Bylaws - 2015
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 9, 2015
Bylaw 5P2015 creates a new use, Restaurant: Neighbourhood. The new use addresses industry concerns that there were limited opportunities for neighbourhood scaled restaurants within neighbourhoods that were not subjected to a discretionary application process and potential appeal.
The proposed definition and rules for the new use addresses community concerns regarding potential negative impacts of neighbourhood restaurants, and limit a neighbourhood restaurant's ability to turn in to a drinking establishment, which sometimes occurs with other types of restaurants.
Effective: May 13, 2015
Bylaw 13P20015 limits the amount of a variance that can be approved by the development authority for a new liquor store to 10% of the minimum separation distance. It also exempts liquor stores in the downtown district (CR20-C20/R20) and the regional commercial districts (C-R2/3) from the separation distance rules.
Effective: September 1, 2015
Bylaw 26P2015 exempts a secondary suite, when listed as a permitted use in the district, from requiring a development permit. This exemption will end on 2017 March 03.
Effective: November 9, 2015
Bylaw 40P2015 eliminates inconsistencies between the Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 and the Alberta Building Code. The proposed amendments to 1P2007 are to increase the size of window well allowed to project into setback areas in keeping with the recent changes to the Alberta Building Code. For further information please contact (403) 268-2772.
Effective: November 9, 2015
TEXTUAL AMENDMENTS TO LAND USE BYLAW 1P2007
Bylaw 43P2015 proposes amendments to Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 to introduce a new use definition called Payday Loan. The definition accommodates businesses that offer services identified under the Payday Loans Regulation. This bylaw proposes a minimum separation distance of 400 metres between Payday Loan businesses. This bylaw also proposes a minimum separation distance of 400 metres between Pawn Shops.
PAWN SHOP AND PAYDAY LOAN SEPARATION DISTANCE POLICY
This policy assists the discretion of the development authority in making decisions about requests for a variance to the proposed minimum separation distances between Payday Loan and Pawn Shops. For further information please contact Laurie Kimber 403-268- 3585
Effective: December 8, 2015
The proposed amendments are in response to concerns raised during the most recent Contextual Monitoring Report.
Council directed amendments are intended to address the height of developments on corner parcels, the appropriate calliper requirement for trees, clarification of the requirement for front façade articulation, the removal of the restriction on below grade entrances and entrances accessing stairwells, and the size of Accessory Residential Buildings on un-subdivided parcels.
For further information, please contact 403-268-2772.