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Land Use Bylaw1P2007

The City of Calgary Land Use Bylaw 1P2007

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Amending Bylaws - 2022

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, and enter the bylaw number in the search bar to the right.

Bylaw 20P2022

To view the signed bylaw and report, please search the City Clerks database for Bylaw 20P2022. Click here to view the search instructions.

Effective: April 12, 2022

Bylaw 20P2022 amended Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 by modifying the definition of City Manager, adding Health Care Service as a discretionary use in the Centre City East Village District (CC-EMU) and updated terminology stemming from updates to the City's Plus 15 Policy. 

Bylaw 44P2022

To view the signed bylaw and report, please search the City Clerks database for Bylaw 44P2022. Click here to view the search instructions.

Effective: July 26, 2022

Bylaw 44P2022 includes amendments to the Land Use Bylaw to address specific development challenges in Calgary's industrial districts and to support the work of the 2022 Industrial Action Plan, as well as housekeeping amendments.

Amendments to support the 2022 Industrial Action Plan include:  

Add new definitions of hazardous waste, recyclable, and waste.
Add new uses of Hazardous Waste Management Facility, Landfill and Waste Storage Site to replace the use of Waste Disposal and Treatment Facility.
Absorb the use of Equipment Yard into the existing Storage Yard use.
Consolidate the uses of Vehicle Storage – Large, Vehicle Storage – Passenger and Vehicle Storage – Recreational into the new use of Vehicle Storage
Allow development permit exemptions for certain change of use developments in the I-B, I-C and I-G districts.
Amend the definitions General Industrial – Heavy, General Industrial – Light, and General Industrial – Medium so that the processing of recyclables using heat and or chemicals is allowed in these uses, so long as all activities using heat and or chemicals are contained indoors.
Clarify rules regarding garbage and waste collection.
Allow for permitted uses on parcels in the I-G district that share a property line with a major street or expressway
Add General Industrial – Light as a permitted use and remove Specialized Industrial as a permitted use in the I-B district.
Add Vehicle Rental – Minor as a discretionary use in the I-G and I-R districts.
Amend the building height rules in the I-G district.
Add new commercial offence related to garbage collection and materials to the Minimum and Specified Penalties table in Schedule B.

Housekeeping amendments include:

Clarify rules regarding required separation distance from a Cannabis Store or a Cannabis Facility to a building containing a Child Care Service, to align with the Gaming, Liquor And Cannabis Regulation.

Bylaw 34P2022

To view the signed bylaw and report, please search the City Clerks database for Bylaw 34P2022. Click here to view the search instructions.

Effective: August 15, 2022

Bylaw 34P2022 was adopted by Council on June 7, 2022 and includes amendments to the Land Use Bylaw to transfer the enforcement of vehicle parking on front yards in residential districts from Development Inspectors to Peace Officers. The Community Standards Bylaw was amended at the same time (23M2022).

Bylaw 56P2022

To view the signed bylaw and report, please search the City Clerks database for Bylaw 20P2022. Click here to view the search instructions.

Effective: January 2, 2023

Bylaw 56P2022 amended Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 to:

1 Add the Housing – Grade-Oriented (H-GO) District. The H-GO District is a new housing district for Inner City. It allows a range of grade-oriented housing. This District responds to a Motion Arising of 2022 April 12.
2 Amend the Residential – Grade-Oriented Infill (R-CG)(R-CGex) District by:
a Adding the discretionary use of Townhouse to allow units that do not directly face the street and may be located at the rear of a parcel.
b Allowing for buildings to be designed in different configurations. Should a second building be designed in the rear, there will be a maximum height of 8.6 metres for the rear building.
c Requiring a minimum courtyard width of 6.5 metres.
d Requiring a minimum parking requirement of 0.5 stalls per unit and suite.

These amendments respond to Motions Arising of 2021 September 13 and 2019 July 29.

3 Amend the General Rules of Multi-Residential Districts by:
a Allowing suites within units that are not stacked.
b Standardizing minimum parking requirements across districts.

Bylaw 66P2022

To view the signed bylaw and report, please search the City Clerks database for Bylaw 66P2022. Click here to view the search instructions.

Effective: December 20, 2022

Amendments to Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 in this Bylaw support implementation of Heritage Guideline Areas policies. This Bylaw amends the General Rules for Low Density Residential Land Use Districts (Part 5, Division 1 of the Land Use Bylaw) so that Contextual Single Detached Dwelling, Contextual Semi-detached Dwelling, and permitted use Rowhouse Building are not allowed in a Heritage Guideline Area identified on a Heritage Guideline Areas Map in the Land Use Bylaw. This Bylaw also adds new Heritage Guideline Areas Maps (deposited with Clerks) that identify Heritage Guideline Areas within the communities of Capitol Hill, Crescent Heights, Mount Pleasant, Renfrew, Rosedale and Tuxedo Park. These amendments enable the implementation of associated North Hill Communities Heritage Guidelines policies through the discretionary development permit review process.

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. ​