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6.0 GE1, GE2 Zone Regulations (General Employment)

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6.1 Lot Width, Area, Yards

Table 3.6.1

Regulation

GE1 Zone

GE2 Zone 

 

Lot Width

 45 m

15 m(a)

Lot Area

 0.4 ha

900 m2(a)

Yard abutting Guelph Line

 * * *

 15 m

Yard abutting King Road

 * * *

 15 m

Yard abutting Mainway

 * * *

 6 m

Yard abutting Enfield Road

 * * *

 6 m

Yard abutting Heritage Road

9 m

 * * *

Yard abutting a street having a deemed width of 26 m or greater

15 m

 9 m

Yard abutting a street having a deemed width less than 26 m

9 m

9 m

Side Yard

4.5 m

 3 m

Rear Yard

7.5 m

Yard abutting a residential zone

30m

Yard abutting an 03 zone

7.5 m

Yard abutting a pipeline easement

7 m

Building setback abutting a creek block

7.5 m, 4.5 m if block includes 3 m buffer

Yard abutting a railway right-of-way

 none required

Separation distance from a railway right-of-way

 30 m for land uses sensitive to Railway Rights of Way

Yard abutting a PC or P zone

6 m

 

Footnotes to Table 3.6.1

a) Lots abutting the north side of Mainway between Guelph Line and Walkers Line:

Lot Width: 30 m
Lot Area: 2500 m2

6.2 Building Height

On lands abutting a residential zone: 9 m maximum

6.3 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.

6.4 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 26 m.

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

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

6.5 Landscape Area and Buffer

Landscape Area:

  • 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 03 zone: 3 m
  • Abutting a PC or P zone: 3 m

Landscape Buffer:

  • Abutting a residential zone: 9 m

6.6 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 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;

6.7 Outdoor Manufacturing

In a GE1 zone outdoor manufacturing is prohibited in a yard abutting a street.

In a GE2 zone outdoor manufacturing is prohibited.

6.8 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) On lots less than 4 ha in area Outdoor Storage is not permitted in a front yard.

On lots 4 ha in area or greater Outdoor storage is permitted in the front yard but not within the required front yard, provided the outdoor storage area shall be screened from all streets and residential zoned lands;

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 commercial 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. Where the principal permitted use is a Motor Vehicle Sales, Leasing Rental and Service, the outdoor storage of motor vehicles kept for retail sale, lease or rental on the premises is permitted within the required yard abutting a street except within the required landscaping area.

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.

6.9 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.

c) Minimum setback from a residential zone: 20 m

d) Notwithstanding (c) above, where loading and unloading activities are fully enclosed by a permanent structure, that structure may be setback 9 m from a residential zone.

e) Loading/unloading docks and activities shall be screened from view from a residential zone.

6.10 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.

6.11 Restaurant Drive Through Facilities

a) 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.

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

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

6.12 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.

6.13 Dwelling Unit

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

6.14 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.

6.15 Medical Marijuana Production Facilities

(i)    A medical marihuana production facility must be in a wholly enclosed building.

(ii)   Outdoor storage is not permitted with a medical marihuana production facility.

(iii)  Loading spaces for a medical marihuana production facility must be in a wholly enclosed building.

(iv) A building or structure used for security purposes for a medical marihuana production facility does not have to comply with the required front, side, street side, and rear yards.

(v)  Fencing for security purposes does not have to comply with Part 1, Section 2.4.1 (a).

(vi) A lot that has a medical marihuana production facility must be 70 metres from:

(a) A residential use or zone category that includes a residential use,
(b) A public or private school or zone that permits a public or private school,
(c) Place of worship or zone that permits a place of worship,
(d) Day nursery or zone that permits day nursery.

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