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4.0 BC1 Zone Regulations (Business Corridor)

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4.1 Lot Width and Area

Table 3.4.1

LOT 

Width

Area  

Lot abutting a street adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Way or Highway 403

60 m

0.8 ha

Lot abutting Highway 407

60 m

0.8 ha

Lot abutting all other streets

45 m

0.4 ha

4.2 Yards

Table 3.4.2

 

Yard

 

Requirement 

Yard abutting:

 

 

Highway 407

A street adjacent to Queen Elizabeth Way or Highway 403

Other streets having a deemed width of 26 m or greater

15 m

30 m

15 m

Yard abutting Heritage Road

 9 m

Yard abutting all other streets

 6 m

Yard abutting a residential zone

 15 m

Side Yard

 4.5 m

Rear Yard

 7.5 m

Building setback abutting a creek block or 03 zone

7.5 m, 
4.5 m if block includes a 3 m buffer

Yard abutting a pipeline easement

 7 m

Yard abutting a railway right-of-way

 none required

Separation Distance from a railway right-of-way

 30 m for uses sensitive to Railway Rights-of-Way

Yard abutting a PC or P zone

6 m

 

 

4.3 Building Height

No maximum

4.4 Floor Area

Where the principal use is an Office Use, the Maximum Floor Area Ratio for all uses on the lot shall be 0.5:1.

4.5 Restaurant Drive Through Facilities

(i) Where drive through facilities are located in or adjacent to building elevations facing a street, landscaping shall be provided to screen the building elevation from the street.

(ii) External conveyor pick-up systems are not permitted in a yard abutting a street and shall be setback 15 m from a residential zone.

(iii) Intercom ordering stations shall be setback 15 m from a residential zone.

4.6 Retail Sales

  1. A maximum total floor area of 15% only in conjunction with manufacturing, fabricating, processing, assembling or warehousing uses.
  2. The maximum total floor area for accessory retail sales or showroom shall be the lesser of a maximum total floor area of 15% of the main use or 250 square metres.
  3. The accessory retail or showroom area shall be contained within the same premises as the associated permitted use.
  4. The area within the building used for accessory retail sales or showroom shall be separated from the remainder of the facility by a permanent, solid, floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall partition, including closed doors.

4.7 Built Form

a) A decorative exterior finish shall be maintained on building elevations:

  • facing a street;
  • facing a residential zone;
  • within 7.5 m of a wall facing a street having a deemed width of 26 m or less;
  • within 15 m of a wall facing a street having a deemed width greater than 26m

b) Exterior walls facing a residential zone shall have a maximum length of 36 m.

c) Mechanical equipment or machinery shall not be installed or operated within 20 m of a residential zone.

4.8 Landscape Area and Buffer

Landscape Area:

Abutting Highway 407: 15 m
Abutting a street adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Way or Highway 403: 15 m
Abutting Burloak Drive north of the Queen Elizabeth Way: 15 m
Abutting Heritage Road: 3 m
Abutting a street having a deemed width less than 26 m: 3 m
Abutting a street having a deemed width of 26 m or greater: 6 m
Abutting a creek block or O3 zones: 3 m
Abutting a PC or a P zone: 3 m

Landscape Buffer:

Abutting a residential zone: 9 m

4.9 Parking

a) Parking shall be provided in accordance with Part 1, Subsection 2.25 "Off Street Parking and Loading Requirements"

b) Parking of trucks and vehicles is not permitted within 15 m of a residential zone when the truck or vehicle exceeds any one of the following:

  • a registered gross vehicle weight of 3000 kg
  • an overall length of 6 m;
  • an overall height of 2.6 m;

c) Parking areas shall contain a maximum of 150 parking spaces and shall be separated from adjoining parking areas by a 3 m landscape area. Notwithstanding the definition of Landscape Area, a landscape area separating parking areas within a comprehensive development may contain a 2.0 m wide walkway which runs parallel to and within the landscape area provided that the landscape area has a minimum width of 4.5 m. Where more than one parking area is required the average parking area size shall be 100 parking spaces. Connecting driveways may cross a landscape area.

4.10 Outdoor Storage

Outdoor storage of materials, equipment, parts, refuse, waste, finished products, unfinished products is not permitted except in accordance with the following regulations:

a) Outdoor storage is not permitted in any yard abutting a Major Arterial, Multi-Purpose Arterial, Minor Arterial or Collector Road;

b) Outdoor storage is not permitted within 9 m of a residential zone;

c) All refuse, waste and refuse and waste containers shall be screened such as not to be visible from any street or any residential zone;

d) Where the principal use is a permitted retail use, outdoor storage of merchandise kept for retail sale on the premises is permitted provided such outdoor storage is not located within a required yard or landscaping strip abutting a street.

e) All outdoor storage, including storage of refuse or waste, except for a permitted Waste Container Facility, and all outdoor processing or manufacturing, is prohibited at a WasteTransfer Station.

f) Outdoor storage of materials associated with a permitted Recycling Facility shall not exceed a height of 6 m and shall be enclosed by a 3 m high solid screen fence.

g) Perishable waste must be kept in refrigerated storage within a building. Alternatively, perishable waste may be stored outside if a deep collection waste disposal system, comprised of a sealed container with a lockable lid located primarily below grade, is used.

4.11 Outdoor Manufacturing

Outdoor manufacturing is prohibited in any yard abutting a street and on lands abutting a residential zone.

4.12 Loading and Unloading

a) Loading/unloading docks are not permitted in building elevations facing a street.

b) Loading/unloading activities are not permitted in a yard abutting a street.

4.13 Fencing

On lands abutting a residential zone fencing shall be installed along the common boundary with the residential zone and shall have a minimum height of 1.8 m, which may be a solid screen fence or a combination of chain link fence and landscape planting to form a dense year-round screen.

4.14 Dwelling Units

A Dwelling Unit for a Caretaker or Watchman shall be located within a principal building and shall not exceed 75 m2 in area.

4.15 Contiguous Lots

Where multiple contiguous lots are developed under a single comprehensive site plan all lots shall be deemed to be one lot for purposes of applying zoning regulations.  A lot shall be used in a manner that complies with all of the regulations and prohibitions of this by-law that govern the lot itself and all of the regulations and prohibitions of this by-law that govern the entire development.

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