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5.0 CE Zone Regulations (Employment Commercial)

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5.1 Lot Width, Area, Yards

Table 4.5.1

Lot Widthno minimum
Lot Areano minimum
Yard abutting a Street6 m
Yard abutting a Provincial Highway6 m
Yard abutting a Residential Zone15 m
Yard abutting a pipeline easement7 m rear yard; 3 m side yard
Yard abutting an 03 zone 7.5 m
Yard abutting a creek block:7.5 m
Yard abutting a PC or P zone6 m
Yard abutting a Railway right-of-waynone required
Separation Distance from a Railway right-of-way30 m for land uses sensitive to Railway Rights-of-Way

5.2 Building Height

maximum 3 storeys up to 12 m maximum

5.3 Separation Distance

Standard Restaurant: 15 m between the use and a residential zone.

Fast Food Restaurant: 30 m between the use and a residential zone.

Night Club: 45 m between the use and a residential zone.

5.4 Floor Area Ratio

Maximum 0.3:1

5.5 Floor Area

1,000 m2 minimum for each individual retail use.

5.6 Landscape Area and Buffer

Landscape Area:

Abutting a Street: 6 m

Abutting a creek block, PC, P or 03 zone: 3 m

Landscape Buffer: Abutting a residential zone: 9 m

5.7 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: 60 m

d) Notwithstanding (b) above, where loading and unloading activities are fully enclosed by a permanent structure, that structure may be setback 20 m from a residential zone.

e) Loading/unloading docks shall be screened from view from an adjoining residential zone.

f) Notwithstanding the above, three loading/unloading docks are permitted in a yard abutting Guelph Line and facing Guelph Line on the existing building located at 3050 Davidson Court.

5.8 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.

5.9 Outside Storage

a) Only merchandise displayed for retail sale may be stored outside, provided the merchandise is not stored in a truck, trailer or other vehicle.

b) 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.

c) Non-perishable waste stored outside in a yard abutting a street or abutting a residential zone shall be kept within a solid screen enclosure subject to Part 1, Subsection 2.2.2 .

d) For industrial uses permitted in the GE2 zone, the provisions of Part 3, Section 6.8, apply.

5.10 Parking

a) Parking shall be provided in accordance with Part 1, Subsection 2.25 €œOff Street Parking and Loading Requirements.

b) Notwithstanding Part 1, Subsection 2.25.1, a maximum of 112 parking spaces may be located on a contiguous property, provided that access between the contiguous properties is fully integrated and that the use of the spaces shall be granted in perpetuity.

c) On-site parking of trucks and trailers is prohibited except when:

  • the truck or trailer is being loaded or unloaded
  • the truck or trailer is for customer use
  • the truck or trailer belongs to a property owner or tenant
  • the truck or trailer is used for charitable purposes

d) Parking areas shall contain a maximum of 245 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 150 parking spaces. Connecting driveways may cross a landscape area.

5.11 Patio Outdoor

Not permitted in any yard abutting a residential zone.

Not permitted in any yard which is separated from a residential zone by a public street and where the minimum distance between the patio and the closest residential property is less than 45 m.

5.12 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.



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