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6.0 CC1 & CC2 Zone Regulations (Community Commercial)

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6.1 Lot Width, Area, Yards

Table 4.6.1





Lot Width

 150 m

 30 m

Lot Area

 2 ha

 0.2 ha

Front Yard

 6 m

 6 m

Street Side Yard

 6 m

 6 m

Side Yard

 3 m

 1.5 m

Rear Yard

 6 m

 3 m

Floor Area per unit (a)

 5600 m2 maximum

 1200 m2 maximum

Yard abutting a Residential zone

 9 m

 6 m

Building setback abutting a creek block

 7.5 m

 7.5 m

Yard abutting a Railway right-of-way

 none required

Yard abutting a Pipeline easement

7 m

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


Footnote to Table 4.6.1

a) Floor area maximum shall not apply to residential dwelling units.

6.2 Building Height

Building Height: 3 storeys up to 12 m maximum

6.3 Floor Area

In a CC1 zone retail uses between 1800 m2 and 5600 m2 in floor area, where food products are not the principal goods retailed, shall not occupy more than 30% of the total floor area.

6.4 Landscape Area and Buffer

Landscape Area:

Abutting a street: 6 m
Abutting an O2 or O3 zone: 3 m
Abutting a PC or P zone: 3 m

Landscape Buffer:

Abutting a Residential zone: 9 m in a CC1 zone, 6 m in a CC2 zone

6.5 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.

6.6 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 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.

6.7 Loading and Unloading

a) Loading/unloading shall not take place within 20 m of a residential zone.

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

6.8 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 on lands abutting a residential zone shall be kept within a solid screen enclosure subject to Part 1, Subsection 2.2.2.

6.9 Patio - Outdoor

Not permitted within 45 m of a residential zone

6.10 Parking

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

b) Notwithstanding Part 1, Subsection 2.25, where a permitted freestanding residential use is located within the same lot as a permitted non-residential use and provided the non-residential use comprises at least 30% of the lot area, visitor parking shall not be required.

c) Parking of trucks and trailers is prohibited except when:

  • the truck or trailer is being loaded and 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 being used for charitable purposes

d) In a CC1 Zone parking areas shall contain a maximum of 190 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 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.

6.11 Contiguous Lots

Where multiple contiguous lots are developed under a single comprehensive site plan all lots shall be deemed to be one lot for purpose 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.

6.12 Amenity Area

Where dwelling units are located on the second or third floors above commercial uses a minimum amenity area of 20 m2 per unit shall be provided.

6.13 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.

This page last updated: December 2015




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