The following is an overview of the various zoning districts and the acceptable uses within each district in the County. This information is provided for reference only. Please use the Land Use Bylaw for specific information regarding approved land uses and requirements within each zoning district.

You may also view the Zoning Maps for up to date zoning information on all areas of the county.

AG – Agricultural District

PURPOSE

This district is intended to cover the majority of land in the municipality in order to recognize agriculture as the predominant land use in the County. 

USES

No person shall use any lot or erect or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following.

Permitted Uses:

  • Agricultural Operations

Discretionary Uses:

  • Abandoned Farmsteads
  • Abattoir
  • Accessory Buildings, Structures, or Uses
  • Aggregate Facility, Temporary
  • Aggregate Stockpiling, Temporary
  • Agricultural Industry
  • Agricultural Pursuit, Minor
  • Airport
  • Anhydrous Ammonia Storage
  • Asphalt Plant, Portable
  • Auction Mart (Auctioneering Services)
  • Bed and Breakfast Facility
  • Clustered Farm Dwellings
  • Communication Tower
  • Country Store
  • Day Care Facility
  • Dugouts
  • Electricity Production
  • Explosives Storage and Distribution
  • Farmsteads
  • Farm Buildings
  • Garage
  • Grain Elevator
  • Greenhouse, Farm
  • Handicraft Business
  • Home Occupation, Agricultural
  • Institutional Uses
  • Kennel
  • Landfill Operation
  • Manufactured Home
  • Market Garden
  • Modular Home
  • Park
  • Petroleum Facility
  • Public Use
  • Research Facility
  • Sanitary Landfill Site
  • Sewage Lagoon and Sewage/Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • Sign
  • Single Detached Dwelling Unit
  • Sod Farm
  • Stripping of Topsoil
  • Tannery
  • Utilities
  • Veterinary Clinic
  • Water Treatment Facility

District Requirements:

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3, the following regulations shall apply to development in this district.

Farmsteads:

Minimum Lot Area: 2 ha (5 acres)
Maximum Lot Area: 6 ha (15 acres)
Minimum Side Yard: 30 metres
Minimum Rear Yard: 30 metres
Minimum Front Yard: 30 metres

All Other Uses except Public and Institutional Uses, Accessory Buildings and Structures, and Farm Buildings:

Minimum Lot Area: 58 ha
Maximum Lot Area: At the discretion of the Development Authority
Maximum Lot Density: At the discretion of the Development Authority
Minimum Front Yard: 30 metres
Minimum Side Yard: 30 metres
Minimum Rear Yard: 30 metres

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Public Uses and Institutional Uses:

District requirements for parks, and public and institutional uses, including public sewage and water treatment facilities, public landfill sites, and other similar public uses, shall be at the discretion of the Development Authority.

Crown Land:

Proposed development on Crown land needing a development permit may require authorization or lease arrangements from the appropriate provincial department before issuance of a development permit is considered by the County of Grande Prairie No. 1. 

Accessory Buildings and Structures and Farm Buildings:

All accessory buildings and structures and farm buildings shall be set back a minimum distance of 30 m (100 feet) from the front lot line and 15 m (50 feet) from all other lot lines. 

Clustered Farm Dwellings:

Clustered farm dwellings may be allowed, provided that the Development Authority is satisfied that provision has been made for water supply, sewage disposal, and power to serve all of the dwelling units. The Development Authority may also limit the number of units, and place restrictions on the building size and construction. 

Farmsteads, Abandoned Farmsteads, and Fragmented Parcels:

On any parcel created for farmsteads, abandoned farmsteads or fragmented parcels, minor agricultural pursuits may be allowed, subject to the provisions of Section 5 of the bylaw. 

Agricultural Industries:

Agricultural industrial uses are subordinate to the predominant use of the land for agricultural production. The subdivision of land for small-scale industrial uses shall not be allowed. Industrial uses requiring separate title to a property shall be rezoned to an appropriate industrial district prior to subdivision. 

Maximum Parcel Density:

The maximum number of parcels that will be allowed to be subdivided from a quarter section without rezoning shall be one (1) plus the balance of the quarter section for any or all of the following reasons: farmsteads, abandoned farmsteads, and fragmented parcels. Parcels created for a public use or an institutional use will be exempted from the density calculation. Those parcels subdivided in accordance with this special requirement may later be appropriately zoned by the County as part of regular reviews and updates of the Land Use Bylaw.

Home Occupation-Agricultural:

A home occupation-agricultural shall comply with the following:

  • The workplace may be used by no more than two non-resident employees,
  • There shall be no generation of vehicular traffic or parking in excess of that which is, in the opinion of the Development Officer, characteristic of the Agricultural district in which it is located,
  • Outdoor storage is a the discretion of the Development Officer,
  • No more than 3 commercial vehicles to be used in conjunction with the home occupation shall be parked or maintained on the site,
  • Any interior or exterior alterations or additions to accommodate the home occupation may be allowed at the discretion of the Development Officer.

CR Special Provisions for Country Residential Districts

In addition to the General Provisions for all districts outlined in Section 3 and the specific district requirements in each district, the following special provisions will apply to all country residential districts. 

“MINOR AGRICULTURAL PURSUITS”

Minor agricultural pursuits will only be allowed in the following districts: CR-2, CR-4, CR-5 and in conformity with the following:

  • Livestock shall be limited to no more than one horse and foal 6 months of age or younger per acre or part thereof, to a maximum of three horses. 

VEHICULAR PARKING

Not more than one commercial vehicle up to 5000 kg Gross Vehicle Weight, shall be parked or maintained on any lot in a country residential district. All vehicles must be parked on the lot. No on-road parking will be allowed. 

SITE DEVELOPMENT FOR FIRE PREVENTION

Prior to issuance of a development permit, proponents may submit a “Fire Prevention Site Plan” to the County's Fire Prevention Office for comment to allow proponents to improve the safety of new housing in the County to better protect residents from potential forest fires. For example, cedar shakes may not be a suitable roofing material in all parts of the County and would therefore not be recommended in some cases. In addition, it may be prudent for new homes to be setback at least 30 metres from all existing trees and shrubs.

CR-1 Country Residential District 

PURPOSE

The purpose of this district is to provide a residential district where the primary use is single dwelling units with limited additional uses. Building restrictions may be imposed.

 USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

 Permitted Uses

  • Dwelling Unit, Single Detached (one/lot)
  • Garage (one/lot)
  • Utilities

Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Use
  • One Accessory Building or Structure (less than 100 m2)
  • Second Accessory Building
  • Modular Home
  • Park
  • Public Use
  • Sign

 DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3 and the Special Provisions for Country Residential Districts contained in Section 5, the following regulations shall apply to every development in the district.

Minimum Lot Area: 1.0 ha
Maximum Lot Area: 4 ha
 Maximum Lot Density Per Quarter Section:  Discretion of the Development Authority
 Minimum Lot Width:  60 metres
 Maximum Lot Length to Lot Width Ratio  6:1
 Minimum Front and Exterior Side Yard:  7.0 metres
 Minimum Rear Yard:  7.0 metres
 Minimum Interior Side Yard:  3.0 metres
 Minimum Exterior Side Yard:  7.0 metres
 Maximum Building Height:  10.5 Metres
 Minimum Landscaped Area:  40%

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: ACCESSORY BUILDINGS

No accessory building or structure shall exceed the height of the main structure. 

CR Special Provisions for Country Residential Districts

In addition to the General Provisions for all districts outlined in Section 3 and the specific district requirements in each district, the following special provisions will apply to all country residential districts. 

“MINOR AGRICULTURAL PURSUITS”

Minor agricultural pursuits will only be allowed in the following districts: CR-2, CR-4, CR-5 and in conformity with the following:

  • Livestock shall be limited to no more than one horse and foal 6 months of age or younger per acre or part thereof, to a maximum of three horses. 

VEHICULAR PARKING

Not more than one commercial vehicle up to 5000 kg Gross Vehicle Weight, shall be parked or maintained on any lot in a country residential district. All vehicles must be parked on the lot. No on-road parking will be allowed. 

SITE DEVELOPMENT FOR FIRE PREVENTION

Prior to issuance of a development permit, proponents may submit a “Fire Prevention Site Plan” to the County's Fire Prevention Office for comment to allow proponents to improve the safety of new housing in the County to better protect residents from potential forest fires. For example, cedar shakes may not be a suitable roofing material in all parts of the County and would therefore not be recommended in some cases. In addition, it may be prudent for new homes to be setback at least 30 metres from all existing trees and shrubs.

CR-2 Country Residential District 

PURPOSE

The purpose of this district is to provide a residential district where the primary use is single dwelling units with limited additional uses. Single dwelling units within this district are mainly serviced by potable water wells and private sewage disposal systems. Development may be serviceable if central or common water distribution systems and central or common sewage collection and treatment systems are available. It may be used as part of a new community development in the County that is subject to an approved area structure plan.

 USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

 Permitted Uses

  • Dwelling Unit, Single Detached (one/lot)
  • Garage (one/lot)
  • Utilities

 Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Use
  • Agricultural Pursuit, Minor
  • Home Occupation, Intermediate
  • Modular Home
  • Park
  • Public Use
  • One Accessory Building or Structure (less than 100 m2)
  • Second Accessory Building
  • Sign

  DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3 and the Special Provisions for Country Residential Districts contained in Section 5, the following regulations shall apply to every development in the district.

 

Municipal Serviced

Un-Serviced

Minimum Lot Area

760 m2

1.0 ha

Maximum Lot Area:

1.0 ha

4.0 ha

Minimum Lot Width:

20 metres

60 metres

Minimum Front Yard

7.0 metres

7.0 metres

Minimum Rear Yard

7.0 metres

7.0 metres

Minimum Interior Side Yard

3.0 metres

3.0 metres

Minimum Exterior Side Yard

6.0 metres

7.0 metres

Maximum Building Height

10.5 metres

10.5 metres

Maximum Lot Coverage

35%

40%

Minimum Landscaped Area:

35%

40%

 SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: ACCESSORY BUILDINGS

No accessory building or structure shall exceed the height of the main structure. No accessory building or structure shall be erected in any yard other than the interior side yard or rear yard and shall be no closer to any lot line than 2.0 metres (6.6 feet). This special requirement does not apply to garages.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: HOME OCCUPATION, INTERMEDIATES

No Home Occupation, Intermediates shall be permitted on parcels less than 1.0 ha in size.

CR Special Provisions for Country Residential Districts

In addition to the General Provisions for all districts outlined in Section 3 and the specific district requirements in each district, the following special provisions will apply to all country residential districts. 

“MINOR AGRICULTURAL PURSUITS”

Minor agricultural pursuits will only be allowed in the following districts: CR-2, CR-4, CR-5 and in conformity with the following:

  • Livestock shall be limited to no more than one horse and foal 6 months of age or younger per acre or part thereof, to a maximum of three horses. 

VEHICULAR PARKING

Not more than one commercial vehicle up to 5000 kg Gross Vehicle Weight, shall be parked or maintained on any lot in a country residential district. All vehicles must be parked on the lot. No on-road parking will be allowed. 

SITE DEVELOPMENT FOR FIRE PREVENTION

Prior to issuance of a development permit, proponents may submit a “Fire Prevention Site Plan” to the County's Fire Prevention Office for comment to allow proponents to improve the safety of new housing in the County to better protect residents from potential forest fires. For example, cedar shakes may not be a suitable roofing material in all parts of the County and would therefore not be recommended in some cases. In addition, it may be prudent for new homes to be setback at least 30 metres from all existing trees and shrubs.

 

CR-3 Country Residential District 

PURPOSE

The purpose of this district is to provide a residential district that can accommodate a variety of housing styles and accessory uses and buildings but excludes minor agricultural pursuits. 

USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

Permitted Uses

  • Dwelling Unit, Single Detached (one/lot)
  • Garage (one/lot)
  • Utilities

Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Use
  • Home Occupation, Intermediate
  • Manufactured Home
  • Modular Home
  • Park
  • Public Use
  • One accessory building or structure (less than 100 m2)
  • Second Accessory Building
  • Sign

DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3 and the Special Provisions for Country Residential Districts contained in Section 5, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district. 

Maximum Lot Area:  1.0 ha
Maximum Lot Area:  4 ha
Maximum Lot Density Per Quarter Section:   Discretion of the Development Authority
Minimum Lot Width:  60 metres
Maximum Lot Length to Lot Width Ratio   6:1
Minimum Front and Exterior Side Yard:   7.0 metres 
Minimum Rear Yard:   7.0 metres 
Minimum Interior Side Yard:   3.0 metres 
Minimum Exterior Side Yard:  7.0 metres 
Maximum Building Height:   10.5 metres
Minimum Landscaped Area:  40%

 SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: ACCESSORY BUILDINGS

No accessory building or structure shall exceed the height of the main structure.

CR Special Provisions for Country Residential Districts

In addition to the General Provisions for all districts outlined in Section 3 and the specific district requirements in each district, the following special provisions will apply to all country residential districts. 

“MINOR AGRICULTURAL PURSUITS”

Minor agricultural pursuits will only be allowed in the following districts: CR-2, CR-4, CR-5 and in conformity with the following:

  • Livestock shall be limited to no more than one horse and foal 6 months of age or younger per acre or part thereof, to a maximum of three horses. 

VEHICULAR PARKING

Not more than one commercial vehicle up to 5000 kg Gross Vehicle Weight, shall be parked or maintained on any lot in a country residential district. All vehicles must be parked on the lot. No on-road parking will be allowed. 

SITE DEVELOPMENT FOR FIRE PREVENTION

Prior to issuance of a development permit, proponents may submit a “Fire Prevention Site Plan” to the County's Fire Prevention Office for comment to allow proponents to improve the safety of new housing in the County to better protect residents from potential forest fires. For example, cedar shakes may not be a suitable roofing material in all parts of the County and would therefore not be recommended in some cases. In addition, it may be prudent for new homes to be setback at least 30 metres from all existing trees and shrubs.

CR-4 Country Residential District 

PURPOSE

The purpose of this district is to provide a residential district where a wide variety of single detached dwelling units are allowed along with an expanded range of accessory buildings and uses and minor agricultural pursuits.

USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

Permitted Uses

  • Dwelling Unit, Single Detached (one / lot)
  • Garage (one/lot)
  • Utilities

Discretionary Uses

  • Agricultural Pursuit, Minor
  • Home Occupation, Intermediate
  • Manufactured Home
  • Modular Home
  • Park
  • Public Use
  • One accessory building or structure (less than 100 m2)
  • Second Accessory Building
  • Sign 

DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3 and the Special Provisions for Country Residential Districts contained in Section 5, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district. 

Minimum Lot Area

1.0 Ha

Maximum Lot Area:

4 ha

Maximum Lot Density Per Quarter Section:

Discretion of the Development Authority

Minimum Lot Width:

60 metres

Maximum Lot Length to Lot Width Ratio

6:1

Minimum Front and Exterior Side Yard:

7.0 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

7.0 metres

Minimum Interior Side Yard:

3.0 metres

Minimum Exterior Side Yard:

7.0 metres

Maximum Building Height:

10.5 metres

Minimum Landscaped Area:

40%

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: ACCESSORY BUILDINGS

No accessory building or structure shall exceed the height of the main structure. 

CR Special Provisions for Country Residential Districts

In addition to the General Provisions for all districts outlined in Section 3 and the specific district requirements in each district, the following special provisions will apply to all country residential districts. 

“MINOR AGRICULTURAL PURSUITS”

Minor agricultural pursuits will only be allowed in the following districts: CR-2, CR-4, CR-5 and in conformity with the following:

  • Livestock shall be limited to no more than one horse and foal 6 months of age or younger per acre or part thereof, to a maximum of three horses. 

VEHICULAR PARKING

Not more than one commercial vehicle up to 5000 kg Gross Vehicle Weight, shall be parked or maintained on any lot in a country residential district. All vehicles must be parked on the lot. No on-road parking will be allowed. 

SITE DEVELOPMENT FOR FIRE PREVENTION

Prior to issuance of a development permit, proponents may submit a “Fire Prevention Site Plan” to the County's Fire Prevention Office for comment to allow proponents to improve the safety of new housing in the County to better protect residents from potential forest fires. For example, cedar shakes may not be a suitable roofing material in all parts of the County and would therefore not be recommended in some cases. In addition, it may be prudent for new homes to be setback at least 30 metres from all existing trees and shrubs.

CR-5 Country Residential District 

PURPOSE

The purpose of this district is to provide a residential district in which major home based businesses will co-exist with residential uses on larger parcels of land.

 USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

Permitted Uses

  • Dwelling Unit, Single Detached (one / lot)
  • Garage (one / lot)
  • Utilities

 Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Use
  • Agricultural Pursuit, Major
  • Agricultural Pursuit, Minor
  • Apiary
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Dugouts
  • Home Occupation, Intermediate
  • Home Occupation, Major
  • Manufactured Home
  • Modular Home
  • One Accessory Building or Structure less than 100 m2
  • Second Accessory Building
  • Park
  • Public Use
  • Sign

 DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3 and the Special Provisions for Country Residential Districts contained in Section 5, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district.

Minimum Lot Area

1.0 Ha

Minimum Lot Width:

60 metres

Minimum Front and Exterior Side Yard:

7.0 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

7.0 metres

Minimum Interior Side Yard:

3.0 metres

Maximum Building Height:

10.5 metres

Minimum Landscaped Area:

30%

ALL OTHER USES

District requirements shall be at the discretion of the Development Authority.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS – AGRICULTURAL PURSUIT, MAJOR

No person shall keep any livestock except in conformity with the following:

  • Combinations of different types of livestock are allowed provided the maximum number of animal units is not exceeded.
  • Animal units shall be limited based on lot area as follows:
    • 1.2 ha (3 acres) – 2.4 ha (6 acres): Three (3) animal units (maximum)
    • 2.5 ha (6.1 acres) – 4 ha (10 acres): Six (6) animal units (maximum)
    • 4.1 ha (10.1 acres) – 8 ha (20 acres): Twelve (12) animal units (maximum)
    • Over 8 ha (over 20 acres): Twenty (20) animal units (maximum)
  • Animal units shall be calculated as follows:

 

Type of Livestock

Number of Such Livestock Deemed to Equal One Animal Unit

Dairy Cow (plus calf under 6 months)

1

Beef Cow (plus calf under 6 months)

1

Horse (plus foal under 6 months)

1

Sheep/Goats (plus lambs under 6 months)

2

Pigs (plus offspring under 2 months)1

2

Fowl

50

Rabbits

30

Ostriches

2

All Others1

At the discretion of Development Authority

1Wild boar are prohibited. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS - DUGOUTS

Dugouts shall be prohibited on lots with an area of less than 2.5 hectares.

 SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: ACCESSORY BUILDINGS

No accessory building or structure shall exceed the height of the main structure. 

CR Special Provisions for Country Residential Districts

In addition to the General Provisions for all districts outlined in Section 3 and the specific district requirements in each district, the following special provisions will apply to all country residential districts. 

“MINOR AGRICULTURAL PURSUITS”

Minor agricultural pursuits will only be allowed in the following districts: CR-2, CR-4, CR-5 and in conformity with the following:

  • Livestock shall be limited to no more than one horse and foal 6 months of age or younger per acre or part thereof, to a maximum of three horses. 

VEHICULAR PARKING

Not more than one commercial vehicle up to 5000 kg Gross Vehicle Weight, shall be parked or maintained on any lot in a country residential district. All vehicles must be parked on the lot. No on-road parking will be allowed. 

SITE DEVELOPMENT FOR FIRE PREVENTION

Prior to issuance of a development permit, proponents may submit a “Fire Prevention Site Plan” to the County's Fire Prevention Office for comment to allow proponents to improve the safety of new housing in the County to better protect residents from potential forest fires. For example, cedar shakes may not be a suitable roofing material in all parts of the County and would therefore not be recommended in some cases. In addition, it may be prudent for new homes to be setback at least 30 metres from all existing trees and shrubs.

RE – Rural Estate District

PURPOSE

This District is to provide an opportunity for exclusive residential development in the County that is serviced by both a central or common water distribution and treatment system and by a central or common sanitary sewer collection and treatment system. This District should be separated from livestock operations by no less than 300 metres but may be proposed on agricultural lands. It may be used as part of new community development in the County that is subject to an approved Area Structure Plan.

 USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

 Permitted Uses

  • Garage, Attached
  • One Accessory Building up to 50 m2
  • Single Detached Dwelling Unit (one/lot)
  • Utilities

 Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Use
  • Garage, Detached
  • Park
  • Public Uses
  • Second Accessory Building or Structure up to 50 m2
  • Sign
  • Modular Homes
  • Apiary

 DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Lot Area

760 m2

Maximum Lot Area:

1.0 ha

Minimum Lot Width:

20 metres

Minimum Lot Depth:

38 metres

Minimum Front Yard:

7.0 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

7.5 metres

Minimum Interior Side Yard:

3.0 metres

Minimum Exterior Side Yard:

6.0 metres

Maximum Building Height:

10.5 metres

Minimum Floor Area (Excludes Basement):

180 m2

Maximum Lot Coverage:

35%

Minimum Landscaped Area:

35%

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: ACCESSORY BUILDINGS

No accessory building or structure shall exceed the height of the main structure. No accessory building or structure shall be erected in any yard other than the interior side yard or rear yard and shall be no closer to any lot line than 2.0 metres (6.6 feet). This special requirement does not apply to garages.

RR-1 Rural Residential District 

PURPOSE

This District provides for residential development that consists primarily of single detached dwelling units in areas that are not yet established as hamlets, but are part of an approved Area Structure Plan. These new communities must be serviced by a central or common water distribution and treatment system and by a central or common sanitary sewer collection and treatment system.

 USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

 Permitted Uses

  • Garage (attached)
  • Utilities
  • Single Detached Dwelling Unit

 Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Building, Structure, or Use
  • Garage (detached)
  • Park
  • Public Use
  • Sign

 DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3, and the Special Provisions for Country Residential Districts contained in Section 5, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district. 

Minimum Lot Area:

595 m2

Minimum Lot Width:

17 metres

Minimum Front Yard:

6.0 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

7.0 metres

Minimum Interior Side Yard:

 

a) With Attached Garage:

1.5 metres

b) Without Attached Garage:

3 metres on one side and 1.5 metres on the other

Minimum Exterior Side Yard:

3.0 metres

Maximum Building Height:

10.5 metres

Maximum Coverage:

35%

Minimum Landscaped Area:

30%

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: ACCESSORY BUILDINGS

No accessory building or structure shall exceed the height of the main structure. No accessory building or structure shall be erected in any yard other than the interior side yard or rear yard and shall be no closer to any lot line than 1.2 metres (4 feet). 

RR-2 Rural Residential District 

PURPOSE

The purpose of this district is to provide a residential district that is exclusively for single detached dwelling units, generally in a hamlet setting (serviced), but may also be applied to new fully serviced development in other parts of the County.

 USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

 Permitted Uses

  • Single Detached Dwelling Unit
  • Garage
  • Utilities

 Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Use
  • One Accessory Building or Structure
  • Modular Home
  • Park
  • Public use
  • Sign

DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district.

Minimum Lot Area: 

490 m2

Minimum Lot Width:

14 metres

Minimum Front Yard:

6.0 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

7.0 metres

Minimum Interior Side Yard:

 

a) With Attached Garage:

1.5 metres

b) Without Attached Garage:

3 metres on one side and

1.5 metres on the other

Minimum Exterior Side Yard:

3.0 metres

Maximum Building Height:

10.5 metres

Maximum Coverage:

40%

Minimum Landscaped Area:

25%

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: ACCESSORY BUILDINGS

No accessory building or structure shall exceed the height of the main structure. No accessory building or structure shall be erected in any yard other than the interior side yard or rear yard and shall be no closer to any lot line than 1.2 metres (4 feet).

RR-3 Rural Residential District 

PURPOSE

The purpose of this district is to provide for a mix of housing styles within a fully serviced hamlet while offering the potential for a lower density and higher quality development than that found in other mixed residential districts in the County.

 USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

 Permitted Uses

  • Single Detached Dwelling (min. area = 79 m2)
  • Manufactured Home (min. area = 79 m2)
  • Modular Home (min. area = 79 m2)
  • Utilities

 Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Building, Structure, or Use
  • Garage
  • Group Care Facility
  • Park
  • Public use
  • Sign

 DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district.

Minimum Lot Area:

490 m2

Minimum Lot Width:

14 metres

Minimum Front Yard:

6.0 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

7.0 metres

Minimum Interior Side Yard:

1.5 metres

Minimum Exterior Side Yard:

3.0 metres

Maximum Building Height:

10.5 metres

Maximum Coverage:

40%

Minimum Landscaped Area:

25%

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • All dwelling units and additions thereto shall be on permanent foundations consisting of concrete footings and walls or concrete piers and/or grade beams. The running gear and hitch of mobile homes shall be removed and any mobile home shall be attached permanently to the foundation.
  • No accessory building or structure shall be erected in any yard other than the interior side yard or rear yard and shall be no closer to any lot line than 1.2 metres.
  • All accessory structures such as patios, porches, additions, and skirtings shall be factory prefabricated units, professionally built, or the equivalent thereof, and so designed and erected as to harmonize with the mobile home or house.
  • No single wide or double wide mobile home will be permitted that is older than eight (8) years at the time of application.
  • Access to accessory buildings from the back lane will not be permitted.
  • No accessory building or structure shall exceed the height of the main structure.

RR-4 Rural Residential District 

PURPOSE

This district is intended to allow for a variety of low density housing styles throughout Clairmont and other hamlets. Development legally approved prior to adoption of this Bylaw but does not conform to these regulations is intended to be legal non-conforming development. Generally, existing development in the County is to be serviced at least by a central or common sanitary sewer system, unless it lies within an Agricultural or Country Residential District. Un-serviced hamlet areas are considered legal non-conforming development. New un- serviced residential development in Hamlets and elsewhere in the County must conform to the standards found in a Country Residential District.

 USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

 Permitted Uses

  • Garage
  • Manufactured Home (Single and Double Wide)
  • Modular Home
  • Single detached dwelling unit
  • Utilities

 Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Building, Structure or Use
  • Duplex
  • Group Care Facility
  • Park
  • Public Use
  • Semi-detached Dwelling
  • Senior Citizen's Complex
  • Sign

 DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3 and the Special Provisions for Hamlet Districts, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district.

  Single Detached  Semi-Detached Duplex

Minimum Lot Area:

   

Sewer only:

1000 m2

N/A

Fully serviced lot

430 m2

300 m2/unit

Minimum Lot Width:

   

Sewer only:

20 metres

N/A

Fully serviced lot:

12 metres

18 metres (9 m/side)

Minimum Front Yard:

6 metres

6 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

6 metres

6 metres

Minimum Interior Side Yard:

   

a)With Attached Garage:

1.2 metres

1.2 metres

b)Without Attached      Garage:

3 metres one side

1.2 metres the other

3 metres and zero (0) metres for semi-detached dwelling units on common lot line.

Minimum Exterior Side Yard:

3.0 metres

3.0 metres

Maximum Building Height:

10.5 metres

10.5 metres

Maximum Coverage:

40%

45%

Minimum Landscaped Area:

25%

25%

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: ACCESSORY BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES

  • No accessory building or structure shall be erected in any yard other than the interior side yard or rear yard and shall be no closer to any lot line than 1 metre (3 feet).
  • All accessory structures such as patios, porches, additions, and skirting shall be factory-prefabricated units, professionally built, or the equivalent thereof, and so designed and erected as to harmonize with the manufactured home or house.
  • No accessory building or structure shall exceed the height of the main structure.

RC – Residential Condominium District

PURPOSE

The purpose of this district is to provide for serviced residential condominiums units.

 USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

 Permitted Uses

  • Single Detached Dwelling
  • Attached Garage
  • Accessory buildings less than 92 square metres

 Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Structure or Use
  • Accessory buildings 92 square metres or greater
  • Park
  • Public use
  • Semi-detached Dwelling Units
  • Sign
  • Utilities
  • Detached Garage

 DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3 and the Special Land Use Provisions for Country Residential Districts contained in Section 5, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district. 

Minimum Condominium Lot Area:

0.2 ha

Minimum Condominium Block Width:

30 metres

Minimum Front and Exterior Side Yard:

7.0 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

7.0 metres

Maximum Building Height

10.5 metres

Minimum Interior Side Yard

 

Between Blocks:

3.0 metres

Minimum Separation Between Buildings:

3.0 metres

Minimum Common Landscaped Area:

5%

Maximum Gross Density:

30 units/ha

 

Single Detached

Semi-Detached

Minimum Unit Area (Land)

425 m2

300 m2

Minimum Unit Width (Land):

10 metres

9 metres

Minimum Landscaped Area/Unit:

30%

30%

Minimum Depth for Internal Yards:

   

(a) Side Yards Between Units:

1.5 metres

1.5 metres

(b) Front and Rear Yards:

7 metres

7 metres

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: ACCESSORY BUILDINGS ON LAND UNITS

  • No accessory building or structure shall be erected in any yard of a land unit other than the interior side yard or rear yard and shall be no closer to any lot line than 1.5 metres (5 feet). The maximum floor area for each accessory building on a land unit shall be 35 m2. Larger accessory buildings are allowed only on common property within the condominium block.

 SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: LAND UNITS

  • The front yard for condominium land units may be measured from the edge of asphalt of a private condominium road.

RC-1 Residential Condominium District 1

PURPOSE

The purpose of this district is to provide for serviced residential condominiums units that may include manufactured housing units.

 USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

 Permitted Uses

  • Single Detached Dwelling
  • Attached Garage
  • Accessory buildings less than 92 square metres

 Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Structure or Use
  • Accessory buildings 92 square metres or greater
  • Manufactured Home
  • Modular Home
  • Park
  • Public use
  • Semi-detached Dwelling Units
  • Sign
  • Utilities
  • Detached Garage

 DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3 and the Special Land Use Provisions for Country Residential Districts contained in Section 5, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district. 

Minimum Condominium Lot Area:

0.2 ha

Minimum Condominium Block Width:

30 metres

Minimum Front and Exterior Side Yard:

7.0 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

7.0 metres

Maximum Building Height:

10.5 metres

Minimum Interior Side Yard:

3.0 metres

Minimum Separation Between Buildings:

3.0 metres

Minimum Common Landscaped Area:

5%

Maximum Gross Density:

30 units/ha

 

Single Detached

Semi-Detached

Minimum Unit Area (Land)

425 m2

300 m2

Minimum Unit Width (Land):

10 metres

9 metres

Minimum Landscaped Area/Unit:

30%

30%

Minimum Depth for Internal Yards:

   

(a) Side Yards:

1.2 metres

1.2 metres

(b) Front and Rear Yards:

7 metres

7 metres

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: ACCESSORY BUILDINGS ON LAND UNITS

  • No accessory building or structure shall be erected in any yard of a land unit other than the interior side yard or rear yard and shall be no closer to any lot line than 1.0 metres (3.3 feet). The maximum floor area for each accessory building on a land unit shall be 35 m2. Larger accessory buildings are allowed only on common property within the condominium block.

 SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: LAND UNITS

  • The front yard for condominium land units may be measured from the edge of asphalt of a private condominium road.

HDR High Density Residential

PURPOSE

The purpose of this district is to provide a district for high-density residential developments within hamlets.

 USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

 Permitted Uses

  • Apartment Dwelling Unit and Apartment Building
  • Row Housing Dwelling Units

 Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Building, Structure, or Use
  • Day Care Facility
  • Duplex
  • Garage
  • Group Care Facility
  • Institutional use
  • Park
  • Public Use
  • Senior Citizen's Complex
  • Utilities

 DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district.

  • Minimum Lot Area:
    • Apartment, Seniors' Complex, and Group Care Facility: 800 m2 for first 4 units, plus 90 m2 for each additional unit
    • Duplex, Row Housing: 200 m2/unit
  • Minimum Lot Width:
    • Row Housing: 20 metres/condominium or rental block or 6 metres/unit, except corner units shall have 9 metres.
    • All Other Uses: 12 metres

Minimum Front Yard:

6 metres, plus 1.2 metres for each additional storey above three storeys

Minimum Rear Yard:

2 metres, plus 1.2 metres for each additional storey above three storeys

Minimum Interior Side Yard:

3 metres for apartment buildings; 1.2 metres for all other uses, except row housing shall be 0 metres along the common vertical wall separating each unit.

Minimum Separation Between Buildings:

3 metres

Minimum Exterior Side Yard:

3 metres

Maximum Coverage:

50%

Minimum Landscaped Area:

25%

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • No accessory building or structure shall be erected in any yard other than the interior side yard or rear yard and shall be no closer to any lot line than 1.2 metres (4 feet).
  • Access to accessory buildings from the rear yard or back lane will not be permitted.

 SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: LAND UNITS

  • The front yard for condominium land units may be measured from the edge of asphalt of a private condominium road

MHC Manufactured Home Community

PURPOSE

The purpose of this district is to provide a district for manufactured home communities.

 USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except for one or more of the following:

 Permitted Uses

  • Manufactured Home
  • Manufactured Home Community

 Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Building, Structure, or Use
  • Common Storage, Indoor and Outdoor
  • Convenience Food Store
  • Day Care Facility
  • Institutional Use
  • Laundromat
  • Park
  • Public Use
  • Rental or Management Office
  • Recreation Use, Intensive
  • Sewage / Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • Sign
  • Utilities
  • Water Treatment Facility

 DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district. 

Minimum Lot Area: 

0.5 ha

Minimum Number of Units:

10

Minimum Lot Area per unit (single wide):

350 m2

Minimum Lot Width per unit (single wide):

12 metres

Minimum Lot Area (Double Wide):

400 m2

Minimum Lot Width (Double Wide):

13.5 metres

Minimum Side Yard:

1.5 m

Minimum Front Yard:

4.5 m

Minimum Rear Yard:

2.5 metres

Maximum Gross Density:

20 units/ha

Minimum Separation Space Between Buildings:

4.5 metres

Minimum Floor Area per Dwelling:

65 m2

Maximum Height of Building:

2 stories

Maximum Height of Accessory Buildings:

5 metres

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum Open Space Area:
    • 5 percent of the total area but open space area shall not include the area contained within the public roadway setbacks or required buffer strips.
    • Where the above requirements exceed 465 m2 (5,000 square feet), one or more open space areas shall be provided.
    • Within the above required open space areas, the developer shall provide playground equipment to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority.
  • Buffer Strip: A minimum buffer strip of 6 metres (20 feet) shall be required to separate the boundary of any park lot from adjacent land uses outside the mobile park boundary.
  • Accessory Building or Structure:
    • No accessory building or structure shall be erected in any yard other than the interior side yard or rear yard and shall be no closer to any lot line than 1 metre (3 feet).
    • All accessory structures, such as patios, porches, additions and skirtings shall be factory-prefabricated units, or the equivalent thereof, and so designed and erected as to harmonize with the manufactured home.
  • Minimum parking: 2 spaces per park lot plus 1 visitor space per 3 lots.
  • Spacing: A minimum of 4.5 metres (15 feet) of open space shall occur between manufactured homes and any addition attached to the manufactured home shall be regarded as part of the manufactured home for purposes of spacing.
  • An all-season pedestrian access shall be provided to all recreation and community facilities within the manufactured home community and shall be a minimum of one (1) metre (three feet) in width.
  • Screens, fences or walls shall be erected where necessary, as determined by the Development Authority around refuse collection points, playgrounds, and storage areas.
  • Public roadway setbacks and required buffers shall be suitably fenced and landscaped and protected from any sort of development that would compromise their use.
  • Only one primary, freestanding identification sign of residential character and appearance shall be erected at each entrance to a manufactured home community. The signs shall be of a size, type, construction, character and appearance to blend in with the residential character of the area to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.
  • Directional signs within the community must be integrated in design and appearance, be kept in scale with the immediate surroundings and constructed of durable material.
  • Landscaping (including grass and mature trees) shall be provided on all area of the park not occupied by a manufactured home, addition, road, foot path, driveway or other permanent building.
  • All roads in the community shall be of all-weather construction and shall have a minimum road width of 7.3 metres (24 feet) within a 30.5 metre (100 foot) right-of-way.
  • Each community shall be designed in such a manner as to direct drainage away from each manufactured home lot to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.
  • The boundary of each manufactured home lot shall be clearly marked off by means of stakes or counter-sunk steel posts, fences, curbs or hedges or other means to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.
  • No recreation vehicle or holiday trailer shall be occupied as a permanent residence in any manufactured home community.
  • blend in with the residential character of the area as well as ensure maximum privacy to each unit to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.
  • Each manufactured home community shall be serviced by communal water and sewer systems that have received appropriate permits from Alberta Environment.

CM County Industrial

PURPOSE

This District is to provide an opportunity for small businesses that cannot be defined as Home Occupations, yet are not ready or large enough to operate in a standard Industrial District, to operate in a Country Residential setting among other similar businesses. This District is intended to accommodate a residential dwelling as a required use with any permitted or approved discretionary industrial use.

 USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

 Permitted Uses

  • Utilities
  • Single Detached Dwelling with any one of the following:
  • Agricultural Service and Supply Establishment
  • Contracting Services, Minor
  • Data Processing Establishment
  • Duplicating Shop
  • Equipment Rental/Repair
  • Industry/Manufacturing, Small Scale

 Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Buildings, Structure and Uses
  • Agricultural Processing
  • Dugout
  • Outdoor Storage
  • Park
  • Public Use
  • Sign
  • Single Detached, Modular and Manufactured Dwellings with any one of the following:
    • all uses permitted with a single detached dwelling
    • Automobile Repair Garage
    • Bed and Breakfast
    • Contracting Services, Major
    • Day Care Facility
    • Electricity Production
    • Kennel
    • Nursery and Garden Store
    • Offices
    • Printing Establishment
    • Research Facility
    • Storage, Indoor
    • Taxi Establishment
    • Transport / Truck Operation
    • Veterinary clinic

 DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district.

 

Serviced

Un-serviced

Minimum Lot Area:

4,000 m2

10,000 m2

Minimum Lot Width:

30 metres

40 metres

Minimum Front Yard:

10 metres

15 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

7.5 metres

7.5 metres

Minimum Interior Side Yard:

8.0 metres

15 metres

Minimum Exterior Side Yard:

20 metres

20 metres

Maximum Building Height:

At the discretion of the Development Authority.

Lot Coverage(Maximum):

50%

40%

Minimum Landscaped Area:

20%

25%

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: SIGNS

A single park entrance or directional sign may be permitted at the entrance of an industrial park indicating the name and location of the park.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: LANDSCAPING

Landscaping shall be a special requirement and shall be determined as follows:

  • A buffer strip of 15 metres shall be provided along any boundary of this district that is immediately adjacent to a primary or secondary highway or watercourse as well as any Land Use District other than an industrial Land Use District. This buffer strip shall be provided on private lands unless an alternative has been provided as part of the subdivision review process and is acceptable to the Development Authority.
  • The minimum landscaped area may be concentrated in the front yards, but additional landscaping may be required in other yards to separate uses or to provide buffers or screening from other uses or roads. All landscaping shall be identified on the site plan.
  • Any additional landscaping requirements shall be to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: SITE PLANS AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS

All applications for a development permit shall provide a detailed site plan for the proposed development. The site plan shall include all information identified on ‘Form A' and in Section 2.7 of this Bylaw. For those applications approved, the proponents shall enter into a Development Agreement with the County to ensure that the conditions of the Development Permit are fulfilled to the satisfaction of the County.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: OUTDOOR STORAGE REQUIREMENTS

  • All outdoor storage areas shall be appropriately fenced and should be concealed from view from the street by the fence or other suitable screening to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.
  • All sites abutting residential districts shall be screened from view of the residential district to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.
  • All outdoor storage shall be located only to the rear of the main building and shall not be located in the front or exterior side yard.
  • All outdoor storage shall be accessory to the main use of the land or main building on the site.
  • All outdoor storage shall comply with the yard and setback requirements of this Section.

CFO Confined Feeding Operations

PURPOSE

This is to provide a specific District intended only for those Confined Feeding Operations approved by the Province. These uses are not permitted in any other Land Use District in the County. The District will be applied to those sites approved by the Province as Confined Feeding Operations.

USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

Permitted Uses

  • Confined Feeding Operations (CFOs)
  • Public Utilities
  • Public Uses

Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Building, Structure, or Use

DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district:

As per Provincial Approvals.

RM Limited Rural Industrial

PURPOSE

This district is intended to be applied to small industrial areas/parks within the boundaries of Hamlets and other urban areas within the County's jurisdiction.

USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

Permitted Uses

  • Contracting Services, Minor
  • Equipment Rental/Repair
  • Utilities

Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Building or Structure
  • Agricultural Processing
  • Auto Body and Repair Shop
  • Automobile Supply Store
  • Bulk Fuel and Chemical Storage
  • Cannabis Retail Sales - refer to Section 3(29-31)
  • Cannabis Production and/or Distribution - refer to Section 3(28, 30, 31)
  • Grain Elevator
  • Manufacturing Firm
  • Park
  • Public Use
  • Railroad Yard
  • Residential Dwelling accessory to the Principal Industrial Use
  • Sign
  • Storage, Indoor
  • Storage, Outdoor
  • Warehouse
  • Office or Office Building

DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

 No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure except in accordance with the following provisions:

Minimum Lot Area: Fully Serviced Lots

929 m2

Minimum Lot Area: Un-serviced lots

1858 m2

Minimum Lot Width:

30 metres

Minimum Front Yard:

7.5 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

7.5 metres

Minimum Side Yard:

Discretion of the Development Authority

Maximum Lot Coverage:

50%

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: ACCESSORY BUILDINGS

No accessory building or structure shall be erected in any yard other than an interior side yard or rear yard and shall be no closer than one (1) metre to any lot line.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: SCREENING AND FENCING

  • All sites abutting a residential district shall be screened from view of residential district to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.
  • Outside storage areas, parking area and equipment storage areas shall be screened to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: LANDSCAPING

All sites abutting a residential district or facing a public highway shall provide a minimum of ten percent of the site area in the form of landscaping (including the provision of mature trees) to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.

RM-1 Rural Light Industrial

PURPOSE

The purpose of this district is to provide an industrial district that reflects both a rural and urban approach to industrial development. It may be serviced, but is generally characterized by large lots; individual private services; low building to site ratio; large open storage areas; and uses that may be compatible with an urban area, if appropriate buffering and screening is provided around these industrial uses. This district will be used to spot zone individual rural parcels throughout the County, but is primarily to be used to pre-zone new industrial parks in urban or quasi-urban settings. It is generally not intended for application to industrial parks that exist at the time of adoption of this Bylaw.

USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

Permitted Uses

  • Agricultural Machinery/Equipment Sales and Service
  • Agricultural Service and Supply Establishment
  • Auction Mart (Auctioneering Services)
  • Auction Room
  • Automobile Supply Store
  • Contracting Services, Minor
  • Data Processing Establishment
  • Dry Cleaning and Laundry Depot
  • Dry Cleaning Establishment
  • Duplicating Shop
  • Equipment Rental/Repair
  • Industry/Manufacturing, Small Scale
  • Utilities
  • Vehicle Wash

Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Buildings, Structures, and Uses
  • Agricultural Processing
  • Automobile Repair Garage
  • Automobile Service Station
  • Automobile, Truck, and Recreation Vehicle Storage
  • Automotive/Recreation Vehicle Sales and Rental
  • Bank/Financial Institution
  • Building Supply Outlet
  • Bulk Sales Establishment
  • Cannabis Retail Sales - refer to Section 3(29-31)
  • Cannabis Production and/or Distribution - refer to Section 3(28, 30, 31)
  • Caretaker's Residence
  • Communication Tower
  • Construction Yard
  • Contracting Services, Major
  • Convenience Food Store
  • Dry Cleaning and Laundry Plant
  • Dugouts
  • Eating Establishment
  • Electrical and Electronic Products Industry
  • Electricity Production
  • Food and/or Beverage Service Facility
  • Gas Bar
  • Kennel
  • Laundromat
  • Nursery and Garden Store
  • Offices accessory to the principal industrial use of the land or building
  • Oilfield Support Services (aa) Pharmacy
  • Printing Establishment (cc) Public Uses
  • Railroad Yard
  • Recreation Facility, Commercial (ff) Research Facility
  • Signs
  • Storage, Indoor
  • Storage, Outdoor (jj) Taxi Establishment
  • Transport/Truck Operation
  • Truck and Manufactured Home Sales and Rental (mm) Veterinary Clinic
  • Warehouse
  • Office or Office Building

 DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district. 

 

Serviced

Un-serviced

Minimum Lot Area:

4,000 m2

10,000 m2

Minimum Lot Width:

30 metres

40 metres

Minimum Front Yard:

10 metres

15 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

7.5 metres

7.5 metres

Minimum Interior Side Yard:

8.0 metres

15 metres

Minimum Exterior Side Yard:

20 metres

20 metres

Maximum Building Height:

At the discretion of the Development Authority.

Maximum Lot Coverage:

50%

40%

Minimum Landscaped Area:

10%

10%

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: SIGNS

A single park entrance or directional sign may be permitted at the entrance of an industrial park indicating the name and location of the park. Other requirements for signs shall be determined at the discretion of the Development Authority.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: LANDSCAPING

Further to the landscape requirements contained in Section 3 – General Regulations, landscaping shall be determined as follows:

  • A buffer strip of 30 metres shall be provided along any boundary of this district that is immediately adjacent to a primary or secondary highway or watercourse as well as any Land Use District other than the AG, RM, RM- 1, RM-2, RM-3, and RM-4 Land Use Districts. This buffer strip shall be provided on private lands unless an alternative has been provided as part of the subdivision review process and is acceptable to the Development Authority.
  • The minimum landscaped area shall be concentrated in the front yards, but additional landscaping may be required in other yards to separate uses or to provide buffers or screening from other uses or roads. All landscaping shall be identified on the site plan.
  • Any additional landscaping requirements shall be to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: SITE PLANS AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS

All applications for a development permit shall provide a detailed site plan for the proposed development. The site plan shall include all information identified on ‘Form A' and in Section 2.7 of this Bylaw. For those applications approved, the proponents shall enter into a Development Agreement with the County to ensure that the conditions of the Development Permit are fulfilled to the satisfaction of the County.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: OUTDOOR STORAGE REQUIREMENTS

  • All outdoor storage areas shall be appropriately fenced and should be concealed from view from the street by the fence or other suitable screening to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.
  • All storage sites abutting residential districts shall be screened from view of the residential district to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.
  • All outdoor storage shall be located only to the rear of the main building and shall not be located in the front or exterior side yard.
  • All outdoor storage shall be accessory to the main use of the land or main building on the site and shall comply with the yard and setback requirements of this Section.

RM-2 Rural Medium Industrial

PURPOSE

This district is to provide areas for industries and businesses that require larger open storage areas and/or may create a nuisance by reason of noise, smell, appearance but are generally not considered to be hazardous. This District will generally be applied to industrial areas that existed as of the date of adoption of this By-law and may be used to spot zone uses within new industrial areas or to zone parts of new industrial areas.

USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

Permitted Uses

  • Any Uses Permitted in the RM-1 District

Discretionary Uses

  • Abattoir
  • Accessory Buildings, Structures, and Uses
  • Agricultural Processing
  • Agricultural Supply Depot
  • Automotive/Recreation Vehicle Sales and Rental
  • Automobile Repair Garage
  • Automobile Service Station
  • Automobile, Truck, and Recreational Vehicle Storage
  • Bank/Financial Institution
  • Bottled Gas, Sales and Storage
  • Building Supply Outlet
  • Bulk Sales Establishment
  • Cannabis Retail Sales - refer to Section 3(29-31)
  • Cannabis Production and/or Distribution - refer to Section 3(28, 30, 31)
  • Commercial Fertilizer Supply
  • Commercial Recreation Facility
  • Communication Tower
  • Construction Yard
  • Contracting Services, Major
  • Convenience Food Store
  • Drive-through Restaurant
  • Dry Cleaning and Laundry Plant
  • Dugouts
  • Eating Establishment
  • Electricity Production
  • Electrical and Electronic Products Industry
  • Feed Mills
  • Food and/or Beverage Service Facility (bb) Food Processing Plant
  • Gas Bar
  • Grain Elevators
  • Greenhouse, Commercial
  • Heavy Equipment Sales, Service, Storage and Rentals (gg) Kennel
  • Laboratory
  • Oilfield Support Services
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Products Industry (kk) Pharmacy
  • Printing Establishment
  • Printing, Reproduction and Data Processing Industry (nn) Public Uses
  • Railroad Yard (pp) Research Facility (qq) Signs
  • Storage, Indoor (ss) Storage, Outdoor (tt) Taxi Establishment
  • Transport/Truck Operation
  • Truck and Manufactured Home Sales and Rentals (ww) Truck Depot
  • Utilities
  • Veterinary Clinic (zz) Warehouse
  • Office or Office Building
  • Bulk Fuel and Chemical Storage (ccc) Aggregate Stockpiling, Temporary

DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district. 

 

Municipal Serviced

Un-serviced

Minimum Lot Area:

4,000 m2

10,000 m2

Minimum Lot Width:

40 metres (131')

65 metres

Minimum Front Yard:

10 metres (32.8')

15 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

8 metres (26.25')

8 metres

Minimum Side Yard:

8 metres (26.25')

15 metres

Maximum Building Height:

15 metres (49')

15 metres

Maximum Lot Coverage:

60%

45%

Minimum Landscaped Area:

5%

5%

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: SITE PLANS AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS

All applications for a development permit shall provide a detailed site plan for the proposed development. The site plan shall include all information identified on ‘Form A' and in Section 2.7 of this Bylaw. For those applications approved, the proponents shall enter into a Development Agreement with the County to ensure that the conditions of the Development Permit are fulfilled to the satisfaction of the County.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: PARKING AND ACCESS

Further to the parking requirements contained in Section 3 – General Regulations, all required parking shall be on site and the site plan shall clearly illustrate the parking and the traffic circulation on site as well as access to the site.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: LANDSCAPING

Further to the landscape requirements contained in Section 3 – General Regulations, landscaping shall be determined as follows:

  • A buffer strip of 30 metres shall be provided along any boundary of this district that is immediately adjacent to a primary or secondary highway or watercourse as well as any Land Use District other than the AG, RM, RM- 1, RM-2, RM-3, and RM-4 Land Use Districts. This buffer strip shall be provided on private lands unless an alternative has been provided as part of the subdivision review process and is acceptable to the Development Authority.
  • The minimum landscaped area shall be concentrated in the front yards, but additional landscaping may be required in other yards to separate uses or to provide buffers or screening from other uses or roads. All landscaping shall be identified on the site plan.
  • Any additional landscaping requirements shall be to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: SIGNAGE

A single park entrance or directional sign may be permitted at the entrance of an industrial park indicating the name and location of the park. Other requirements for signs shall be determined at the discretion of the Development Authority.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: BUILDING SEPARATION

There shall be a minimum distance of 45 metres (150 feet) between all buildings within this District.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: OUTDOOR STORAGE REQUIREMENTS

  • All outdoor storage areas shall be appropriately fenced and may be required to be concealed from view from the street by the fence or other suitable screening.
  • All storage sites abutting residential districts shall be screened from view of the residential district to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.
  • All outdoor storage should be located only to the rear of the main building but may be located in the front or exterior side yard at the discretion of the Development Authority.
  • All outdoor storage shall be accessory to the main use of the land or main building on the site and shall comply with the yard and setback requirements of this Section.

RM-3 Rural Heavy Industrial

PURPOSE

This district provides for the development of industries that are generally incompatible with most industrial, commercial or residential land uses in the County. The uses may require large land area, have large storage to building ratios and/or are incompatible due to noise, smell, appearance, the presence of hazardous or dangerous material or goods used or stored on site or the nature of the activity on site.

USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

Permitted Uses

  • Any Uses Permitted in the RM-2 District
  • Abattoir
  • Agricultural Processing
  • Agricultural Supply Depot
  • Auto Body and Repair Shop
  • Automobile, Truck, and Recreational Vehicle Storage
  • Bulk Sales Establishment
  • Contracting Services, Major
  • Heavy Equipment Sales, Service, Storage, and Rentals
  • Industry/Manufacturing, Large Scale
  • Oilfield Support Services
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Products Industry
  • Printing Establishment
  • Printing, Reproduction and Data Processing Industry
  • Research Facility
  • Transport/Truck Operation
  • Truck and Manufactured Home Sales and Rentals
  • Veterinary Clinic
  • Warehouse

Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Buildings and Structures
  • Anhydrous Ammonia Storage
  • Asphalt processing and storage
  • Automobile Repair Garage
  • Auto Wrecker
  • Bottled Gas, Sales and Storage
  • Bulk Fuel and Chemical Storage
  • Cannabis Production and/or Distribution - refer to Section 3(28, 30, 31)
  • Commercial Fertilizer Supply
  • Concrete Manufacturing/Concrete Plant
  • Communication Tower
  • Construction Yard
  • Dry Cleaning and Laundry Plant
  • Dugouts
  • Eating Establishment
  • Electrical and Electronic Products Industry
  • Electricity Production
  • Explosives Storage and Distribution
  • Feed Mill
  • Food Processing Plant
  • Industry, Forest Based
  • Industry, Hazardous
  • Kennel
  • Laboratory
  • Propane Transfer Facility
  • Public Uses
  • Utilities
  • Railroad Yard
  • Recycling Depot
  • Salvage Yard
  • Signs
  • Storage, Indoor
  • Storage, Outdoor
  • Tanker Truck Washing Facility
  • Truck Depot
  • Office or Office Building

DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district. 

 

Serviced

Un-serviced

Minimum Lot Area:

6,000 m2

10,000 m2

Minimum Lot Width:

50 metres

90 metres

Minimum Front Yard:

10 metres

15 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

7.6 metres

7.6 metres (25 feet)

Minimum Side Yard:

7.6 metres

15 metres (50 feet)

Maximum Height:

At the discretion of the Development Authority.

Maximum Lot Coverage:

65%

50%

Minimum Landscaped Area:

5%

5%

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: SIGNS

A single park entrance or directional sign may be permitted at the entrance of an industrial park indicating the name and location of the park. Other requirements for signs shall be determined at the discretion of the Development Authority.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: SITE PLANS AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS

All applications for a development permit shall provide a detailed site plan for the proposed development. The site plan shall include all information required on ‘Form A' and in Section 2.7 of this Bylaw. For those applications approved, the proponents shall enter into a Development Agreement with the County to ensure that the conditions of the Development Permit are fulfilled to the satisfaction of the County.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: PARKING AND ACCESS

Further to the parking requirements in Section 3 – General Regulations, all required parking shall be on site and the site plan shall clearly illustrate the parking and the traffic circulation on site as well as access to the site.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: LANDSCAPING

Further to the landscape requirements contained in Section 3 – General Regulations, landscaping shall be determined as follows:

  • A buffer strip of 30 metres shall be provided along any boundary of this district that is immediately adjacent to a primary or secondary highway or watercourse as well as any Land Use District other than the AG, RM, RM- 1, RM-2, RM-3, and RM-4 Land Use Districts. This buffer strip shall be provided on private lands unless an alternative has been provided as part of the subdivision review process and is acceptable to the Development Authority.
  • The minimum landscaped area shall be concentrated in the front yards, but additional landscaping may be required in other yards to separate uses or to provide buffers or screening from other uses or roads. All landscaping shall be identified on the site plan.
  • Any additional landscaping requirements shall be to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: BUILDING SEPARATION

There shall be a minimum distance of 45 metres (150 feet) between all buildings within this District.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: OUTDOOR STORAGE REQUIREMENTS

  • All outdoor storage areas shall be appropriately fenced and should be concealed from view from the street by the fence or other suitable screening to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.
  • All storage sites abutting residential districts shall be screened from view of the residential district to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.
  • All outdoor storage shall be located only to the rear of the main building and shall not be located in the front or exterior side yard.
  • All outdoor storage shall be accessory to the main use of the land or main building on the site.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: STORAGE OF HAZARDOUS GOODS AND MATERIALS

The storage of hazardous goods and materials may be allowed within the district, at the discretion of the Development Authority. The storage of any hazardous material must be within a wholly enclosed building. All applications for development permits shall clearly indicate if any hazardous material is to be stored on site. The nature and quantity of the hazardous material must be identified. The Development Authority may establish special conditions to govern the safe storage of hazardous materials.

RM-4 Highway Industrial

PURPOSE

The purpose of this district is to provide an industrial district that is located adjacent to a provincial highway and where the intention is to provide a higher level of design standards for properties fronting the highway.

USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

Permitted Uses

  • Automotive/Recreation Vehicle Sales and Rental
  • Convenience Food Store
  • Gas Bar
  • Industry/Manufacturing, Small Scale
  • Utilities

Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Buildings and Structures
  • Banks/Financial Institution
  • Cannabis Production and/or Distribution - refer to Section 3 (28, 30, 31)
  • Cannabis Retail Sales – refer to Section 3 (29-31)
  • Caterer
  • Clinic
  • Data Processing Establishment
  • Day Care Facility
  • Drive-through Restaurant
  • Duplicating Shop
  • Eating Establishment
  • Equipment Rental/Repair
  • Farmers'/Flea Market
  • Food and/or Beverage Service Facility
  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • Offices accessory to the principal industrial use of the land or building
  • Office or Office Building
  • Oilfield Support Services
  • Printing Establishment
  • Public Uses
  • Recreation Facility, Commercial
  • Recreation Facility, Outdoor
  • Recreation Facility, Indoor
  • Restaurant
  • Retail Store
  • Signs
  • Storage, Outdoor
  • Taxi Cab Establishment
  • Theatre, Drive-In
  • Truck Depot
  • Transport / Truck Operation
  • Truck Stop
  • Vehicle Wash
  • Veterinary Clinic
  • Warehouse
  • Warehouse Store
  • Truck & Manufactured Home Sales and Rentals

DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district.

 

Serviced

Un-serviced

Minimum Lot Area:

4000 m2

10,000 m2

Minimum Lot Width:

20 metres

50 metres

Minimum Front and Exterior Side Yard:

   

(a) Provincial Highways:

40 metres

40 metres

(b) County Secondary Roads:

30 metres

30 metres

(c) All other roads:

15 metres

15 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

7.5 metres

7.5 metres

Minimum Interior Side Yard:

7.5 metres

7.5 metres

Building Height:

Discretion of the Development Authority

Maximum Lot Coverage:

50%

40%

Minimum Landscaped Area:

10%

10%

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: LANDSCAPING

Landscaping shall comply with the general landscaping requirements of this Bylaw (Section 3.16) as well as the more specific requirements found in this Section. The focus of the landscaping shall be the front yard but additional landscaping may be required in other yards to separate uses or to provide buffers or screening from other uses or roads. In addition, all areas not covered by buildings and parking shall be landscaped. Barriers with a minimum height of 15 cm (6 inches) shall be used to protect the landscaping areas. All landscaping shall be identified on the site plan.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: BUILDING LOCATION AND FRONT YARD

Notwithstanding any other provision in this Bylaw, the yard of any lot abutting a highway shall be deemed to be the front yard. The front of all buildings should face the front yard. Where, in the opinion of the Development Authority, this is not possible or practical for the effective development of a site, those exterior walls of buildings that must face the highway shall have special facade treatment. This treatment shall be to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: SITE PLANS AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS

All applications for a development permit shall provide a detailed site plan for the proposed development. The site plan shall include all information required on ‘Form A' and in Section 2.7 of this Bylaw. In addition, the application shall include a rendering of the proposed development, a description of the external building material, colour of said material, and proposed fencing material. For those applications approved, the proponents shall enter into a Development Agreement with the County to ensure that the conditions of the Development Permit are fulfilled to the satisfaction of the County.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: STORAGE AREAS

  • All outdoor storage areas shall be appropriately fenced or screened and should be concealed from view from the street by the fence or other suitable screening. All sites abutting residential districts shall be screened from view of the residential district to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.
  • All outdoor storage shall be located only to the rear of the main building and shall not be located in the front or exterior side yard.
  • All outdoor storage shall be accessory to the main use of the land or main building on the site.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: PARKING AND ACCESS

Further to the parking requirements found in Section 3 – General Regulations, all required parking, circulation, and access areas shall be paved with a hard, durable, weather resistant surface. The Site Plan shall clearly illustrate the parking areas, spaces, and traffic circulation on site as well as access to the site.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: SIGNS

In addition to the regulations governing signs found in Section 3, a single park entrance or directional sign may be permitted at the entrance of an industrial park indicating the name and location of the park. Other requirements for signs shall be determined at the discretion of the Development Authority.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: STORAGE OF HAZARDOUS GOODS AND MATERIALS

The storage of hazardous goods and materials may be allowed within the district. The storage of any hazardous material must be within a wholly enclosed building. All applications for development permits shall clearly indicate if any hazardous material is to be stored on site. The nature and quantity of the hazardous material must be identified. The Development Authority may establish special conditions to govern the safe storage of hazardous materials.

EX Extractive Industrial

PURPOSE

This District is to provide primarily for long term mining of aggregates (sand and gravel) in the County.

USES

Permitted Uses

  • Accessory Uses, Buildings and Structures
  • Aggregate Facility
  • Aggregate Stockpiling
  • Aggregate Storage Area
  • Asphalt Processing and Storage
  • Concrete Manufacturing/Concrete Plant
  • Crushing Plant
  • Natural Resource Extraction Industry
  • Offices Accessory to the Principal Use of the Land or Building
  • Resource Extraction Operation

Discretionary Uses

  • Caretaker's Residence
  • Golf Course
  • Public Uses
  • Sign
  • Storage, Outdoor
  • Utilities
  • Vehicle Wash

DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

Lot Area Minimum:

1100 m2

Lot Frontage Minimum:

30 metres

Required Yards Minimum:

 

(a) Front Yard Depth:

18 metres

(b) Exterior Side Yard Width:

18 metres

(c) Interior Side Yard Width:

15 metres

(d) Rear Yard Depth:

15 metres

Minimum Landscaped Area:

10%

Open Storage:

Any part of any lot used as a permitted open storage area shall be fenced.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: LANDSCAPING

The focus of the landscaping shall be the front yard but additional landscaping shall include no less than a 10 metre planting strip along lot lines adjacent to public roads and other land use districts to provide buffers or screening from other uses or roads. All landscaping shall be identified on the site plan.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: SITE PLANS AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS

All applications for a development permit shall provide a detailed site plan for the proposed development. The site plan shall include all information identified on ‘Form A' and Section 2.7 of this Bylaw. For those applications approved, the proponents shall enter into a Development Agreement with the County to ensure that the conditions of the Development Permit are fulfilled to the satisfaction of the County.

RM-DC Rural Industrial Direct Control

PURPOSE

The purpose of this district is to establish rules and regulations for industrial operations that have significant potential impacts on adjacent lands and land uses.

USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Buildings and Structures
  • Communications Tower
  • Dugouts
  • Bulk Fuel and Chemical Storage
  • Caretaker's Residence
  • Electricity Production
  • Industry, Forest Based
  • Industry, Hazardous
  • Industry/Manufacturing, Large Scale
  • Industry, Petro Chemical
  • Industry/Manufacturing, Small Scale
  • Natural Resource Extraction Industry
  • Offices accessory to the principal industrial use of the land or building
  • Public Uses
  • Railroad Yard
  • Resource Extraction Operation
  • Sign
  • Storage, Outdoor
  • Temporary Work Camp (Bylaw no.: 2680-05-040)
  • Utilities

DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district.

Minimum Lot Area:

4 ha

Minimum Lot Width:

100 metres

Maximum Lot Density:

At the discretion of the Development Authority.

Minimum Front Yard:

30 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

30 metres

Minimum Side Yard:

30 metres

Maximum Height:

At the discretion of the Development Authority.

Minimum Landscaped Area:

10%

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: BUILDING HEIGHT

Building height shall be at the discretion of the Development Authority.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: LANDSCAPING

Further to the landscaping requirements found in Section 3 – General Regulations, landscaping shall be a special requirement and shall be determined as follows:

  • A buffer strip of 30 metres shall be provided along any boundary of this district that is immediately adjacent to a primary or secondary highway or watercourse as well as any Land Use District other than the RM-1, RM-2, RM-3, and RM-4 Land Use Districts, as well as any other RM-DC District. This buffer strip shall be provided on private lands unless an alternative has been provided as part of the subdivision review process and is acceptable to the Development Authority.
  • The minimum landscaped area shall be concentrated in the front yards, but additional landscaping may be required in other yards to separate uses or to provide buffers or screening from other uses or roads. All landscaping shall be identified on the site plan.
  • Any additional landscaping requirements shall be to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: STORAGE AREAS

All storage, freight or trucking yards shall be enclosed or completely screened by buildings, trees, landscaping features or fences or a combination of all to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: SIGNAGE

A single entrance or direction sign may be permitted by the Development Authority. 

CC Comprehensive Commercial

PURPOSE

This district is to provide an area for a comprehensively designed and attractive mix of highway commercial, service commercial and general commercial uses located on high visibility highway/arterial road corridors and in other areas planned as major commercial centres as part of new community/neighbourhood development. Due to the intensity of commercial development anticipated, appropriate transitions are to be provided between these areas and residential development.

USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

Permitted Uses

  • Automotive/Recreation Vehicle Sales and Rental
  • Banks/Financial Institution
  • Clinic
  • Convenience Food Store
  • Dry Cleaning and Laundry Depot
  • Eating Establishment
  • Florist Shop
  • Gas Bar
  • Hotel
  • Laundromat
  • Motel
  • Office or Office Building
  • Office, Medical/Dental
  • Personal Service Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Restaurant
  • Retail Store
  • Theatre
  • Theatre, Movie
  • Utilities
  • Vehicle Wash
  • Warehouse Store

Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Uses and Buildings
  • Automobile Repair Garage
  • Automobile Service Station
  • Automobile Supply Store
  • Boarding or Lodging House
  • Building Supply Outlet
  • Bus Station
  • Cannabis Retail Sales - refer to Section 3(29-31)
  • Caterer
  • Contracting Services, Minor
  • Data Processing Establishment
  • Day Care Facility
  • Drive-through Restaurant
  • Dry Cleaning and Laundry Plant
  • Dry Cleaning Establishment
  • Dugout
  • Duplicating Shop
  • Residential Dwelling Unit accessory to a Permitted or Discretionary Use
  • Equipment Rental/Repair
  • Farmers'/Flea Market
  • Food and/or Beverage Service Facility
  • Funeral Home
  • Gaming or Gambling Establishment
  • Greenhouse, Commercial
  • Nursery and Garden Store
  • Park
  • Printing Establishment
  • Public Use
  • Recreation Facility, Commercial
  • Recreation Facility, Indoor
  • Religious Assembly
  • Shopping Centre
  • Signs
  • Supermarket
  • Taxi Establishment
  • Theatre, Drive-In
  • Tourist Information Facility
  • Truck Stop
  • Veterinary Clinic
  • Warehouse

*Note Section 3(22) of this Bylaw.

DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district.

 

Serviced

Un-serviced

Minimum Lot Area:

2,000 m2

10,000 m2

Minimum Lot Width:

30 metres

38 metres

Minimum Front Yard:

12 metres

12 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

7.5 metres

7.5 metres

Minimum Side Yard:

3 metres

3 metres

Building Height:

Discretion of the Development Authority.

Maximum Lot Coverage:

40%

35%

Minimum Landscaped Area:

10%

10%

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: LANDSCAPING

Landscaping shall be a special requirement and shall be determined as follows:

  • Landscaping shall comply with the general landscaping requirements of this Bylaw (Section 3.16) as well as the more specific requirements found in this Section.
  • All areas not covered by buildings and parking shall be landscaped. Protective barriers with a minimum height of 15 cm (6 inches) shall be placed around all landscaped areas.
  • The minimum landscaped area shall be concentrated in front yards, but additional landscaping may be required in other yards to separate uses or to provide buffers or screening from other uses or roads. All landscaping shall be identified on the site plan.
  • Any additional landscaping requirements shall be to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: STORAGE AREAS

All storage areas shall be appropriately fenced or screened. All sites abutting residential districts shall be screened from view of the residential district to the satisfaction of the Development Authority. All storage shall be accessory to the main use of the land or main building on the site and shall comply with the yard and setback requirements of this Section.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: PARKING

Further to the parking requirements found in Section 3 – General Regulations, all required parking, circulation, and access areas shall be paved with a hard, durable, weather resistant surface.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: BUILDING LOCATION AND FRONT YARD

Notwithstanding any other provision in this Bylaw, the yard of any lot abutting a highway shall be deemed to be the front yard. The front of all buildings should face the front yard. Where, in the opinion of the Development Authority, this is not possible or practical for the effective development of a site, those exterior walls of buildings that must face the highway shall have special facade treatment. This treatment shall be to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: SITE PLAN AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT

All applications for a development permit shall provide a detailed site plan for the proposed development. The site plan shall include all information required on ‘Form A' and Section 2.7 of this Bylaw. For those applications approved, the proponents shall enter into a Development Agreement with the County to ensure that the conditions of the Development Permit are fulfilled to the satisfaction of the County.

GC General Commercial

PURPOSE

The purpose of this district is to provide for commercial development within a hamlet and other serviced residential communities.

USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

Permitted Uses

  • Banks/Financial Institution
  • Convenience Food Store
  • Florist Shop
  • Laundromat
  • Office or Office Building
  • Personal Service Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Retail Store
  • Tourist Information Facility
  • Utilities

Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Use, Building or Structure
  • Automobile Repair Garage
  • Automobile Service Station
  • Automobile Supply Store
  • Automotive/Recreation Vehicle Sales and Rental
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Boarding or Lodging House
  • Bulk Fuel and Chemical Storage
  • Cannabis Retail Sales - refer to Section 3(29-31)
  • Campground
  • Caterer
  • Clinic
  • Day Care Facility
  • Drive-through Restaurant
  • Dry Cleaning and Laundry Depot
  • Duplicating Shop
  • Eating Establishment
  • Farmers'/Flea Market
  • Food and/or Beverage Service Facility
  • Funeral Home
  • Gas Bar
  • Group Care Facility
  • Hotel
  • Motel
  • Manufactured Home
  • Museum
  • Office, Medical/Dental
  • Park
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Use
  • Recreation Facility, Commercial
  • Recreation Facility, Indoor
  • Religious Assembly*
  • Residential Dwelling(s) Accessory to the principal commercial use
  • Restaurant
  • Sign
  • Theatre
  • Theatre, Movie
  • Truck Stop
  • Vehicle Wash

*Note Section 3(22) of this Bylaw.

 DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure except in accordance with the following provisions:

Minimum Lot Area:

 

Fully serviced Lots:

230 m2

Existing Un-serviced Lots:

230 m2

Minimum Lot Width:

7.5 metres

Minimum Front Yard:

7.5 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

7.5 metres

Minimum Side Yard:

None required except adjacent to residential districts whereby the side yard shall be a minimum of 3 metres or greater as required by the Development Authority.

Building Height:

At the discretion of the Development Authority.

Minimum Landscaped Area:

At the discretion of the Development Authority.

Maximum Lot Coverage:

At the discretion of the Development Authority.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • All sites abutting a residential district shall be screened from view of the residential district to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.
  • Outside storage areas shall be screened to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.
  • All applications for a development permit shall provide a detailed site plan for the proposed development. The site plan shall include all information required on ‘Form A' and in Section 2.7 of this Bylaw. For those applications approved, the proponents shall enter into a Development Agreement with the County to ensure that the conditions of the Development Permit are fulfilled to the satisfaction of the County.

L-IR Limited Institutional and Recreation

PURPOSE

This district is to provide zoning primarily for schools and institutional uses with limited recreation uses mostly within hamlets and other residential communities, but may be used for smaller isolated institutional sites in rural locations within the County.

USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

Permitted Uses

  • Park
  • School, Elementary
  • School, Secondary
  • Utilities

Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Building or Structure
  • Cemetery
  • Clinic
  • Community Hall
  • Day Care Facility
  • Institutional Use
  • Museum
  • Office, Medical/Dental
  • Public Use
  • Recreation Facility, Indoor
  • Religious Assembly*
  • Senior Citizens' Complex
  • Caretaker's Residence
  • Group Care Facility

*Note Section 3(22) of this Bylaw.

 DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

The district requirements (lot area, yard requirements) shall be at the discretion of the Development Authority.

IR Intensive Recreation

PURPOSE

The district is to provide for all forms of recreation uses, but in a manner that has been comprehensively planned in order to limit impacts such as noise and traffic on surrounding land uses.

USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

Permitted Uses

  • Commercial Recreation Facility
  • Community Hall
  • Park
  • Recreation Facility, Indoor
  • Recreation Facility, Outdoor
  • Utilities

Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Building, Structure, or Use
  • Campground
  • Cemetery
  • Commercial Riding Stable
  • Day Care Facility
  • Guest Ranch
  • Golf Course
  • Institutional Use
  • Public Use
  • Recreational Amusement Park
  • Recreational Use, Extensive
  • Recreational Use, Intensive
  • Sign
  • Caretaker's Residence

 

DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

The district requirements (lot area, yard requirements) shall be at the discretion of the Development Authority.

UR-R Urban Reserve Residential

PURPOSE

The purpose of this District is to regulate the subdivision and development of land in anticipation of eventual annexation into the City of Grande Prairie.

USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

Permitted Uses

  • Existing Agricultural Operations

Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Building, Structure or Use
  • Country Residential
  • Dugouts
  • Farm Buildings
  • Farmstead
  • Kennel
  • Manufactured Home
  • Public Use
  • Utilities
  • Recreational Use, Intensive
  • Recreational Use, Extensive
  • Sign
  • Sod Farming
  • Stripping of Topsoil

 DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district.

Country Residential:

Minimum Lot Area:

2 ha

Maximum Lot Area:

Discretion of the Development Authority

Maximum Lot Density Per Quarter Section

3 residential lots plus the balance

Minimum Lot Width:

30 metres

Minimum Front Yard:

30 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

7.5 metres

Minimum Side Yard:

7.5 metres

All Other Uses:

Minimum Lot Area:

58 ha (143 acres)

Minimum Front Yard:

32 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

7.5 metres

Minimum Side Yard:

7.5 metres

UR-M Urban Reserve Industrial

PURPOSE

The purpose of this District is to regulate the subdivision and development of land in anticipation of eventual annexation by the City of Grande Prairie.

USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

Permitted Uses

  • Existing Agricultural Operations

Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Building, Structure, or Use
  • Dugouts
  • Farm Buildings
  • Farmstead
  • Home Occupation, Agricultural
  • Public Use
  • Sign
  • Stripping of Topsoil
  • Sod Farming
  • Utilities

DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district.

All Uses: 

Minimum Lot Area:

Discretion of the Development Authority

Maximum Lot Area:

Discretion of the Development Authority

Maximum Lot Density Per Quarter Section:

1 lot plus the balance

Minimum Lot Width:

30 metres

Minimum Front Yard:

32 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

7.5 metres

Minimum Side Yard:

7.5 metres

UR Urban Reserve

PURPOSE

The purpose of this District is to regulate the subdivision and development of land in anticipation of future development in County hamlets and to provide a buffer between the agricultural community and County hamlets.

USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

Permitted Uses

  • Existing Agricultural Operations

Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Building, Structure or Use
  • Country Residential
  • Dugouts
  • Farmstead
  • Farm Buildings
  • Institutional Use
  • Landfill Operation
  • Manufactured Home
  • Public Use
  • Recreational Use, Extensive
  • Recreational Use, Intensive
  • Sanitary Landfill Site
  • Sewage / Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • Sign
  • Sod Farming
  • Stripping of Topsoil
  • Utilities
  • Water Treatment Facility

DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district.

Residential Uses:

Minimum Lot Area:

2 hectares

Maximum Lot Area:

At the Discretion of the Development Authority

Minimum Lot Width:

30 metres

Minimum Front Yard:

32 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

30 metres

Minimum Interior Side Yard:

30 metres

Minimum Exterior Side Yard:

32 metres

Minimum Lot Density:

2 plus the balance of the quarter

Other Uses:

Minimum Lot Area:

At the discretion of the Development Authority 

Maximum Lot Area:

At the discretion of the Development Authority

Maximum Lot Density:

At the discretion of the Development Authority

Minimum Front Yard:

32 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

30 metres

Minimum Interior Side Yard:

30 metres

Minimum Exterior Side Yard:

32 metres

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

The Development Authority may decide on such other requirements as are necessary having due regard to the nature of a proposed development and the purpose of this District.

MDR Medium Density Residential

PURPOSE

The purpose of this District is to accommodate a range of medium density dwelling types to provide flexibility in the design and development of urban residential neighbourhoods.

USES

Permitted 

Discretionary

Accessory

Bed and Breakfast

Duplex

Boarding and Lodging

Dwelling, Multi Attached

Day Care Facility

Dwelling, Row Housing (Street Oriented)

Dwelling Unit, Single Detached

Dwelling Unit, Semi-detached

Group Care Facility

Dwelling, Row Housing (Condominium)

Residential Care Facility

Dwelling, Row Housing (Stacked)

Secondary Suite

Residential Sales Centre

Senior Citizen's Complex

 

Dwelling Unit, Single Detached

 DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district: 

Lot Area (Minimum):

 

 

 

 

Dwelling, Duplex

374 m2

Dwelling, Multi-Attached

190 m2/unit

Dwelling, Row Housing

200 m2/unit

Dwelling, Semi-detached

255 m2/unit

Dwelling, Single Detached

374 m2

 

 

 

Lot Width (Minimum):

 

 

  

Dwelling, Duplex

11.0 m

Dwelling, Multi-Attached

13.5 m

Dwelling, Row Housing

6.0 m for internal units; or 7.6 m for end units 

Dwelling, Semi-detached

7.5 m / unit

Dwelling, Single Detached

11.0 m
     
Lot Depth (Minimum): Dwelling, Row Housing  

 DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

Front Yard Setback (Minimum):  Main Building, lot accessed from an Alley  3.0 m
Main Building, lot accessed from a Roadway  6.0 m
Attached Garage 6.0 m
     
Side Yard Setback (Minimum):   Interior lot 1.2 m, except row housing shall be 0 m along the common vertical wall separating each unit 
Corner lot 3.0 m
   
Rear Yard Setback (Minimum):   Main Building, Interior lot 7.0 m
Main Building, Corner lot 4.5 m
Detached Garage accessed from an Alley, Corner lot  3.0 m
Detached Garage accessed from an Alley, Interior lot  6.0 m
Attached Garage accessed from an Alley, Corner lot  3.0 m
Attached Garage accessed from an Alley, Interior lot  6.0 m
   
Height (Maximum):  Dwelling, Semi-detached 2 ½ Storeys or 10.5 m
Dwelling, Single Detached 2 ½ Storeys or 10.5 m
All other Dwelling Uses 3 Storeys or 12.0 m
A maximum differential of one Storey allowed between adjacent sites. 
   
 Density:   30 units per net hectare (minimum)  
 55 units per net hectare (maximum) 
   
Site Coverage:  Row Housing 65%
All other development 50%
   
Amenity Area: 7.5 m2 per Dwelling for Duplexes and Row Housing for private outdoor Amenity Area 
7.5 m2 per Dwelling for Multi-Attached Dwellings for  either private outdoor or common Amenity Area 

* subject to regulation in subsection 4

  • The common Amenity Area may consist of a single, distinct area or be divided into multiple areas. The Amenity Area shall include outdoor open space that provides an adequate area for unstructured passive or active recreation to the satisfaction of the Development Officer, as well as two or more of the following:
    • Playground equipment;
    • Benches, picnic tables or other seating;
    • A gazebo or other shelter;
    • A patio;
    • Courtyards;
    • Gardens; or
    • Other recreational or amenity uses that would meet the needs of the residents for the specific development under consideration.
  • Row Housing shall be developed:
    • on its own block face;

Maximum 4 dwellings per building shall be permitted; up to 6 dwellings per building shall be discretionary.

 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • No accessory building or structure shall exceed the height of the main structure.
  • Front yard for condominium land units may be measured from the edge of asphalt of a condominium road.
  • Servicing will occur in the lane right-of-way on all laned housing products.
  • All dwelling units in this district require access from the back or rear of the unit, preferably at grade.
  • Builders should require fencing, planting and/or landscaping elements to separate rear parking pads from each other but may not be built within 1.5 metres of rear lot line.
  • Secondary Suites are not permitted except under the discretionary housing type, Dwelling Unit, Single Detached.

For Design Guidelines in the Medium Density Residential (MDR) District visit Section 37 of our Land Use Bylaw

MU1 Village Centre Mixed Use

For information on Downtown Centre Mixed Use District (MU1) visit Section 38 of our Land Use Bylaw

BA-DC Beaverlodge Airport Direct Control

PURPOSE

To provide for:

  • the continuing aviation operations of the Beaverlodge Airport, and
  • to accommodate daily business operations, activities and use of site by or in association with the North Peace Bracket Racing Association (“NPBRA”) which may include but not be limited to property rentals, required maintenance, community group use, track and equipment rentals, runway rentals, advertising, camping and/or RV Storage.

AREA OF APPLICATION

This provision shall apply to Lot B, Plan 822 0528 containing 30.01 ha more or less, located on the N½ 27-71-10-W6M as illustrated in Schedule “A”.

AUTHORITY AND ADMINISTRATION

  • All development in this District shall require a development permit unless otherwise specified.
  • All applications for development permits shall be referred to Council for a decision in accordance with Section 2(3)(h).
  • Pursuant to the Act, there is no appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board for a decision on a development permit in this District.

USES

DEFINITIONS

For the purpose of this District, the following definitions shall apply. All other terms shall be defined in accordance with Section 1(7).

  • “Grandstand” means a structure providing seating for a stadium, racetrack, parade route, or similar use, usually consisting of tiers with rows of individual seats.
  • “Hangar” means a structure intended for the housing and/or repair of aircraft.
  • “Maintenance Shop” means a structure intended for the repair and storage of equipment.
  • “Recreational Flying” means aviation for non-commercial purposes, and may include a group and/or organization involved in aviation activities and flight training.
  • “Scheduled Racing Event” means a racing event that is organized and/ or hosted by the NPBRA.
  • “Safety Training” means an activity involved in the education and/or training of public organizations and private companies in the areas of industry and community safety, emergency services and rescue, and disaster training.

DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

  • The regulations contained in Section 3 (General Provisions for All Districts) shall apply to all development in this District.
  • Permanent development shall have a minimum setback of:
    • 30 m from the Highway 722 right-of-way, and
    • 15 m from all other property lines.
  • No site work or grading shall take place on the site that will alter existing drainage patterns or contribute to the flooding or inundation of adjacent properties.
  • Airport Operations
    • One of the principal uses of the site shall be an Airport, the operation of which for aviation activities shall be maintained in accordance with the sales agreement between the Town of Beaverlodge and the NPBRA dated February 27, 2015.
    • Scheduled Racing Events, School Programs or any other similar or related activity that requires the temporary closure of the Airport to aviation traffic shall be preceded by the filing of a NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) in accordance with Transport Canada regulations.
  • Scheduled Racing Events
    • All Scheduled Racing Events proposed in a calendar year may be approved by the County under a single development permit.

GWC Gateway Commercial

PURPOSE

The purpose of this district is to provide a densified commercial development along high visibility arterial corridors, which serve as entrance routes to residential neighbourhoods in the County. Commercial development within this District shall be serviced with municipal water and sewer. Appropriate transitions are to be provided between these areas and residential development.

USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

Permitted Uses

  • Automobile Service Station
  • Bar/Pub, Major
  • Bus Station
  • Business Support Services
  • Convenience Retail Store
  • Drive Through Banking
  • Farmers/Flea Market
  • Fitness Centre
  • Gas Bar
  • Hotel
  • Motel
  • Personal Service Shop
  • Rapid Drive Through Vehicle Service
  • Restaurant, General
  • Restaurant, Major
  • Restaurant, Drive-Through
  • Vehicle Rentals

Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Uses, Buildings or Structure
  • Cannabis Retail Sales - refer to Section 3(29-31)
  • Restaurant, Easting Establishment
  • Restaurant, Minor
  • Supermarket, Minor
  • Supermarket, Major
  • Utilities
  • Veterinary Clinic, Major

DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district.

Minimum Lot Area:

1/2 Acre

Minimum Lot Width:

30 metres

Minimum Front Yard:

12 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

7.5 metres

Minimum Side Yard:

3 metres

Building Height:

Discretion of the Development Authority.

Maximum Lot Coverage:

40%

Minimum Landscaped Area:

10%

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: LANDSCAPING

Landscaping shall be a special requirement and shall be determined as follows:

  • Landscaping shall comply with the general landscaping requirements of this Bylaw (Section 3.16) as well as the more specific requirements found in this Section.
  • All areas not covered by buildings and parking shall be landscaped. Protective barriers with a minimum height of 15 cm (6 inches) shall separate all landscaped areas from hard surfaces.
  • The minimum landscaped area shall be concentrated in front yards, and exterior side yard but additional landscaping may be required in other yards to separate uses or to provide a buffer or screening from other uses. All landscaping shall be identified on the site plan.
  • Any additional landscaping requirements shall be to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.
  • Buffer, Fencing, Screening: Shall be consistent with Section 1.7 of the Land Use Bylaw.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: STORAGE AREAS

All storage areas shall be appropriately fenced or screened. All sites abutting residential districts shall be screened from view of the residential district to be consistent with the County Design Standards. All storage shall be accessory to the main use of the land or main building on the site and shall comply with the yard and setback requirements of this Section.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: ACCESS & PARKING

Further to the parking requirements found in Section 3.19 – General Regulations, all required parking, circulation, and access areas shall be paved with a hard, durable, weather resistant surface.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: BUILDING LOCATION AND FRONT YARD

Notwithstanding any other provision in this Bylaw, the yard of any lot abutting a highway shall be deemed to be the front yard. The front of all buildings should face the front yard. Where, in the opinion of the Development Authority, this is not possible or practical for the effective development of a site, those exterior walls of buildings that must face the highway shall have special facade treatment. This treatment shall be to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: SITE PLAN AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT

All applications for a development permit shall provide a detailed site plan for the proposed development. The site plan shall include all information required on ‘Form A' and Section 2.7 of this Bylaw. For those applications approved, the proponents shall enter into a Development Agreement with the County to ensure that the conditions of the Development Permit are fulfilled to the satisfaction of the County.

CHARACTER & FORM:

Design of the lot and all buildings contained on the site shall be consistent with County's Urban Design Guidelines.

CBMN Commercial Business Centre – Minor

PURPOSE

The purpose of this district is to allow for commercial development that is intended to service the daily necessities of a new community or existing neighbourhood. New commercial development within existing neighbourhoods shall not alter the integrity or character of the existing neighbourhood. Commercial development within this district shall be serviced with municipal water and sewer and separate with a buffer between residential uses.

USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

Permitted Uses

  • Fitness Centre
  • Government Office
  • Health Service
  • Personal Service Shop
  • Retail Store
  • Restaurant, Eating Establishment
  • Restaurant, Limited
  • Restaurant – Takeout / Delivery
  • Retail Store, Liquor
  • Shopping Centre
  • Supermarket, Minor
  • Theatre
  • Theatre/ Movie
  • Veterinary Clinic, Minor

Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Uses, Buildings or Structure
  • Cannabis Retail Sales - refer to Section 3(29-31)
  • Bar/Pub, Minor
  • Public Use
  • Restaurant, General
  • Supermarket, Major

DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district.

No building or combination of buildings shall exceed 3700m².

Minimum Lot Area:

1/2 Acre

Minimum Lot Width:

30 metres

Minimum Front Yard:

12 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

7.5 metres

Minimum Side Yard:

3 metres

Building Height:

Discretion of the Development Authority.

Maximum Lot Coverage:

40%

Minimum Landscaped Area:

10%

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: LANDSCAPING

Landscaping requirements shall be determined as follows:

  • Landscaping shall comply with the general landscaping requirements of this Bylaw (Section 3.16) as well as the more specific requirements found in this Section.
  • All areas not covered by buildings and parking shall be landscaped. Protective barriers with a minimum height of 15 cm (6 inches) shall separate all landscaped areas from hard surfaces.
  • The minimum landscaped area shall be concentrated in front yards, and exterior side yard but additional landscaping may be required in other yards to separate uses or to provide a buffer or screening from other uses. All landscaping shall be identified on the site plan.
  • Any additional landscaping requirements shall be to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.
  • Buffer, Fencing, Screening: Shall be consistent with Section 1.7 of the Land Use Bylaw.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: STORAGE AREAS

All storage areas shall be appropriately fenced or screened. All sites abutting residential districts shall be screened from view of the residential district to be consistent with the County Design Standards All storage shall be accessory to the main use of the land or main building on the site and shall comply with the yard and setback requirements of this Section.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: PARKING

  • Access to buildings/uses on a single lot shall be shared. Parking for customers and staff may be shared.
  • Further to the parking requirements found in Section 3.19 – General Regulations, all required parking, circulation, and access areas shall be paved with a hard, durable, weather resistant surface.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: SITE PLAN AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT

All applications for a development permit shall provide a detailed site plan for the proposed development. The site plan shall include all information required on ‘Form A' and Section 2.7 of this Bylaw. For those applications approved, the proponents shall enter into a Development Agreement with the County to ensure that the conditions of the Development Permit are fulfilled to the satisfaction of the County.

CHARACTER & FORM:

  • Design of the lot and all buildings contained on the site shall be consistent with County's Urban Design Guidelines

CBMJ Commercial Business Centre - Major

PURPOSE

The purpose of this district is to provide a space for large shopping centres and/or “Big Box Stores” that are intended to serve a community or regional area. These Districts shall be located within urban areas and serviced with municipal water and sewer and separate with a buffer between residential and industrial uses.

USES

No person shall use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except one or more of the following:

Permitted Uses

  • Big Box Store
  • Bar/Pub, Major
  • Bank/ Financial Institution
  • Hotel
  • Supermarket, Major
  • Retail Store
  • Restaurant, Eating Establishment
  • Restaurant, General
  • Restaurant Drive Through
  • Theatre
  • Theatre, Movie
  • Warehouse Store

Discretionary Uses

  • Accessory Uses, Buildings or Structure
  • Building Supply Outlet
  • Cannabis Retail Sales - refer to Section 3(29-31)
  • Fitness Centre Supermarket Minor
  • Nursery and Garden Store
  • Public Use
  • Restaurant, Limited
  • Retail Store
  • Utilities

DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Land Use Provisions contained in Section 3, the following regulations shall apply to every development in this district. 

 

Serviced

Minimum Lot Area:

½ aces

Minimum Lot Width:

30 metres

Minimum Front Yard:

12 metres

Minimum Rear Yard:

7.5 metres

Minimum Side Yard:

3 metres

Building Height:

Discretion of the Development Authority.

Maximum Lot Coverage:

40%

Minimum Landscaped Area:

10%

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: LANDSCAPING

Landscaping requirements shall be determined as follows:

  • Landscaping shall comply with the general landscaping requirements of this Bylaw (Section 3.16) as well as the more specific requirements found in this Section.
  • All areas not covered by buildings and parking shall be landscaped. Protective barriers with a minimum height of 15 cm (6 inches) shall separate all landscaped areas from hard surfaces
  • The minimum landscaped area shall be concentrated in front yards, and exterior side yard but additional landscaping may be required in other yards to separate uses or to provide a buffer or screening from other uses. All landscaping shall be identified on the site plan.
  • Any additional landscaping requirements shall be to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.
  • Buffer, Fencing, Screening: Shall be consistent with Section 1.7 of the Land Use Bylaw.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: STORAGE AREAS

All storage areas shall be appropriately fenced or screened. All sites abutting residential districts shall be screened from view of the residential district to be consistent with the County Design Standards. All storage shall be accessory to the main use of the land or main building on the site and shall comply with the yard and setback requirements of this Section.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: ACCESS & PARKING

  • Access to buildings/uses on a single lot shall be shared. Parking for customers and staff may be shared.
  • Further to the parking requirements found in Section 3.19 –General Regulations, all required parking, circulation, and access areas shall be paved with a hard, durable, weather resistant surface.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: SITE PLAN AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT

All applications for a development permit shall provide a detailed site plan for the proposed development. The site plan shall include all information required on ‘Form A' and Section 2.7 of this Bylaw. For those applications approved, the proponents shall enter into a Development Agreement with the County to ensure that the conditions of the Development Permit are fulfilled to the satisfaction of the County.

CHARACTER & FORM:

Design of the lot and all buildings contained on the site shall be consistent with County's Urban Design Guidelines