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ACCESSORY BUILDINGS IN DISTRICTS OTHER THAN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS

  1. In addition to the regulations in PART H.4the following provisions apply to accessory buildings in Land Use Districts other than the residential districts. 
  2. In Districts other than Residential Districts, regulations governing the development of accessory buildings shall be at the discretion of the Development Authority, unless otherwise indicated in this Bylaw.
  3. At the discretion of the Development Authority, a development permit may be issued for the temporary erection of a factory-manufactured building or tented structure for use as an accessory building provided that the following additional conditions are met:
    1. The development permit approval shall not be for a period of more than one (1) year; and
    2. If an extension to the one (1) year period is desired by the applicant, the applicant must submit a written extension request to locate the building for a further six (6) months.

 

ACCESSORY BUILDINGS IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS

GENERAL 

  1. All accessory buildings shall comply with all relevant provisions of this bylaw.
  2. No person shall use, or allow an accessory building to be used as a dwelling unit, except as a surveillance suite, where allowed for in this bylaw.
  3. Accessory buildings shall be constructed either simultaneously with, or after, the construction of the main building on a site or the commencement of the main use on a site, and not before the main building is constructed or the main use commences.

SITING & SETBACKS 

  1. Unless otherwise provided, in Residential Districts, where an open carport is attached to a dwelling, the minimum required side yard may, at the discretion of the Development Authority, be reduced to 1.2 m (3.9 ft.).
  2. Accessory buildings in Residential Districts shall be located:
    1. A minimum of 2.0 m (6.6 ft.) from the dwelling;
    2. No closer to the front line than the front of the main building except in the case of double fronting or corner sites, in which case the minimum required yard may be reduced to 4.5 m (14.76 ft.) from one front line, and the minimum required side yard adjacent to the side line may be reduced to 7.5 m (24.6 ft.) where, in the opinion of the Development Authority, any adjacent developments would not be adversely affected;
    3. No closer than 1.0 m (3.3 ft.) to the rear line, providing there is no encroachment of any part of the building beyond the rear line, except that where the vehicle doors of a garage face a lane abutting the site, the garage shall be no closer than 5.0 m (16.4 ft.) from the rear line;
    4. No closer than 1.0 m (3.3 ft.) from the side line, excepting where a fire wall is constructed along the boundary line between two garages located within one building. In such a case, accessory buildings may be built within 1.0 m (3.3 ft.) of the side line; and
    5. Such that no roof overhang is located within 0.3 m (1.0 ft.) of a side or rear line.
  3. The siting of an accessory building on an irregularly shaped parcel may be as approved by the Development Authority. 
  4. An accessory building shall not be located in the front yard.
  5. Accessory buildings shall not be located on an easement or a utility right-of-way. 

SITE COVERAGE 

  1. No person shall construct or permit the construction of an accessory building, or group of accessory buildings, such that, individually or collectively, the gross floor area of the accessory building or buildings would:
    1. Along with the main building, exceed the maximum site coverage allowed on the site;
    2. Exceed the floor area of the main building on the site; or
    3. Exceed twelve percent (12%) of the site area.

HEIGHT 

  1. The height of an accessory building shall not exceed 5.5 m (18.0 ft.), except in the case where the lot size exceeds 0.405 hectares (1.0 acre) an accessory building shall not exceed 7.3 m (24.0 ft.).
  2. Notwithstanding the above, where the accessory building is a Garage Suite the maximum height shall be as established in PART I.45.

MAIN BUILDING 

  1. Where a structure is attached to the main building by a roof, an open or enclosed structure, a floor or a foundation, it is to be considered a part of the main building and is not an accessory building.

GARAGES, SHEDS, DECKS, ETC. 

  1. All decks and verandas in Residential Districts shall be located such that they do not project into minimum required yards.
  2. Notwithstanding PART H.3.13above, any deck or veranda which the Development Authority allows, at their sole discretion, to project into a minimum required front yard in a Residential District, may be roofed but shall not be enclosed. 

 

ACCESSORY USE REGULATIONS

  1. All accessory buildings and uses shall comply with all relevant provisions of this Bylaw.
  2. No person shall use, or permit an accessory building to be used as a dwelling unit, except as a surveillance suite or garage suite where allowed pursuant to this Bylaw.
  3. All accessory buildings which are more than greater than 18.0 m2(193.0 ft.2) in area or have one dimension which exceeds 3.0 m (10.0 ft.), require a development permit and must be placed upon a permanent foundation. 
  4. Accessory buildings shall be constructed either simultaneously with, or after, the construction of the principal building on a site or the commencement of the principal use on a site, and not before the principal building is constructed or the principal use commences.
  5. Where a building is attached to a principal building by a breezeway, a roofed passage or an open or enclosed structure above grade, it is to be considered a part of the principal building and not an accessory building, and all the minimum yard requirements of the principal building shall apply. For the purposes of determining the site coverage percentage, buildings which are attached to a principal building will be considered part of the principal building.
  6. No person shall construct or permit the construction of an accessory building or group of accessory buildings such that, individually or collectively, the gross floor area would:
    1. Along with the principal building, exceed the maximum site coverage allowed on the site;
    2. Exceed the gross floor area of the principal building on the site; or
    3. Exceed twelve percent (12%) of the site area unless otherwise indicated within the Land Use District Provisions.
  7. In the event of accessory building construction over a gas service line, the Development Officer shall require a letter from the natural gas utility operator indicating its requirements have been met prior to the issuance of a development permit.
  8. Accessory buildings shall not be located in a front yard.
  9. Accessory buildings shall not be located on an easement or a utility right-of-way.

Fences, Walls, & Hedges

GENERAL 

  1. Notwithstanding any regulation respecting required yard to the contrary in this Bylaw, a fence or hedge may be constructed along a boundary line of a lot except within a corner site. 
  2. All Development Permit applications to construct a fence, wall, or hedge shall be accompanied by a Real Property Report prepared by an Alberta Land Surveyor, showing the location of the proposed fence is within 0.2 metres of a side or rear line, or a statutory declaration indicating that the applicant has located the survey pins and accurately determined the boundaries of the property.

HEIGHT 

  1. No fence, wall or hedge in a Residential District shall be:
    1. Higher than 2.0 m (6.6 ft.) in side yards and rear yards;
    2. Higher than 1.0 m (3.3 ft.) in front yards; or
    3. Higher than 1.0 m (3.3 ft.) within 6.0 m (19.7 ft.) of the intersection of lanes, roads, highways or any combination of them.
  2. Notwithstanding the above, the height of a fence in the Industrial (M1) District or in the Urban Reserve (UR) District shall be as determined by the Development Authority.
  3. All commercial uses adjacent to any Residential District shall provide, to the satisfaction of the Development Authority, a wooden fence of not less than 1.0 m (3.0 ft.) and not more than 1.8 m (6.0 ft.) in height above grade for screening.
  4. No fences with barbed wire shall be allowed, except in the Industrial (M1) District and in the Urban Reserve (UR) District. In these Districts, barbed wire may be allowed, but not below the elevation of 1.8 m (6.0 ft.) above grade.
  5. No electrification of fences or razor wire shall be allowed.
  6. Private fences shall not be located on public property, within utility rights-of-way, or within roadways unless permission is granted by Council and an encroachment agreement is approved.
  7. No person shall construct or permit to be constructed retaining walls or fences that adversely or materially affect the grading or the drainage of the lot or of adjoining properties.
  8. The Development Authority may require that a fence or other screen be provided to a height of at least 1.5 m (5.0 ft.) surrounding the following where they would be visible from a road or from an adjacent dwelling:
    1. Outdoor storage areas;
    2. Garbage collection areas; and
    3. Loading or vehicle service areas.
  9. Further to PART H.12(10), outside storage areas shall be screened from adjacent sites and roads to the satisfaction of the Development Authority. Such screening may include fences and/or landscaping or a combination thereof. All buffering shall be provided to the satisfaction of the development authority.
  10. All garbage containers and outdoor storage areas shall be screened from adjacent sites and roads to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.

CONSTRUCTION STANDARD 

  1. Fences shall be constructed of materials which are to the satisfaction of the Development Authority. The electrification of fences shall not be allowed in any Residential District without the specific approval of the Development Authority.

APARTMENTS 

  1. All apartment or row housing developments shall provide, to the satisfaction of the Development Authority, a wall, hedge or wooden fence of not less than 1.5 m (4.9 ft.) nor more than 2.0 m (6.6 ft.) in height, along any side lines adjacent to R1 or R2 Districts.

COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENTS 

  1. All commercial uses adjacent to or within any Residential District shall provide, to the satisfaction of the Development Authority, a wooden fence of not less than 2.0 m (6.6 ft.) in height for screening. In addition, garbage containers and outdoor storage shall be screened to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.
  2. All drive-in businesses, car washing establishments, service stations and gas bars adjacent to any Residential District shall provide and maintain, to the satisfaction of the Development Authority Officer, a solid fence of not less than 1.5 m (4.9 ft.) nor more than 2.0 m (6.6 ft.) in height.

SPECIAL CASES 

  1. Where lots have both their front and rear yards facing onto a street, approval of the Development Authority must be obtained prior to the erection of any fences on such properties. Size and specifications for fences in these areas must conform to the overall standard set for the area by the Town.

 

Animal & Livestock Regulations

GENERAL 

  1. No animals or livestock shall be harboured or kept in the Town of Hardisty unless allowed by the Town’s Animal Control Bylaw, as amended or replaced.
  2. Every applicant for a development permit for the keeping of livestock shall inform all adjacent neighbours in writing of the proposed development, and a copy of this notification shall accompany each application for a development permit.
  3. Where livestock are allowed to be kept outside, the applicant shall provide shelters for animals in accordance with the Town of Hardisty kennel provisions.
  4. No fur bearing animals, fowl or livestock other than small domestic pets such as cats and dogs may be allowed within any residential district except the R1C District.
  5. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Bylaw, the following provisions shall apply to the keeping of livestock within the R1C District:
    1. In the R1C District, on parcels of 0.6 ha (1.5 ac.) or more in area may be allowed either a maximum of one (1) horse or up to ten (10) laying hens.
    2. In the R1C District, parcels of 0.8 ha (2 ac.) or more in size may be allowed two (2) horses or up to twenty (20) laying hens, or a combination thereof.
    3. In the R1C District, parcels of 1.2 ha (3 ac.) or more in size may be allowed two (2) animal units plus an additional animal unit per each additional 0.6 ha (1.5 ac.).
  6. For the purposes of this PART, “one (1) animal unit” means:
    1. One (1) horse (over one (1) year old); or
    2. Two (2) colts (up to one (1) year old); or
    3. One (1) cow or steer (over one (1) year old); or
    4. Two (2) calves (up to one (1) year old); or
    5. One (1) llama; or
    6. Two (2) alpacas; or
    7. One (1) pig (over one (1) year old); or
    8. Two (2) piglets (up to one (1) year old); or
    9. Two (2) sheep or goats; or
    10. Five (5) ducks, turkeys, geese or chickens; or
    11. Ten (10) rabbits or similar rodents.
  7. The keeping of ostriches, emus or other ratites shall only be allowed upon issuance of a development permit. Two (2) ostriches, emus, or other ratites shall be the equivalent of one animal unit. Any development permit issued for the keeping of these animals shall require, as a condition of the approval, the construction of a minimum 1.8 m (5.9 ft.) high perimeter fence comprised of tight lock game fencing or chain link fencing with steel or wooden posts around the fenced pen area.
  8. For animals specified in PARTS I.2.6.a to i,a perimeter fence not less than 1.2 m (3.9 ft.) in height shall be constructed of four (4) strand barbed wire, chain link or wood/steel rail. The perimeter fence is to be no closer than 20.0 m (65.6 ft.) from the nearest dwelling. For all other animals specified in PART I.2.6, appropriate fencing will be constructed to contain said animals/birds within the property. 
  9. The keeping of wild boar shall be prohibited within the municipality.

 

APIARIES

GENERAL 

  1. As part of the Animal Health Act, S.A. 2007, c. A-40.2, as amended, owners of bees must have a premises identification account and premises identification number for the bees. This requirement is a part of a traceability system designed to address potential threats of disease outbreaks that could affect animal health, public health and food safety.
  2. As a part of the Bee Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. B-2, as amended, and the Bee Regulation, AR 194/2003, as amended, beekeepers must register with the Provincial Apiculturist every year by June 30.
  3. Every person who owns, possesses or keeps bees and every person on whose property bees are kept shall:
    1. Maintain the bees in such a condition so as to reasonably prevent undue swarming or aggressive behaviour by bees;
    2. Ensure that the bees are re-queened if they are subject to undue swarming or aggressive behaviour; and
    3. Provide adequate water to prevent the bees from seeking water from neighbourhood swimming pools, birdbaths, ponds or other bodies of water.

NEIGHBOUR NOTIFICATION 

  1. Every applicant for a development permit for an apiary shall inform all adjacent neighbours in writing of the proposed development, and a copy of this notification shall accompany each application for a development permit.
  2. Development permit applications for an apiary which do not have letters of support from all adjacent landowners shall be issued at the discretion of the Development Authority.

COLONY LOCATION 

  1. No person shall locate an apiary within 7.5 m (24.6 ft.) of any property line, except where the hive is situated either:
    1. 5 m (8.2 ft.) or more above the adjacent ground level, and not less than 1.5 m (5.9 ft.) from the property line; or
    2. Less than 1.8 m (5.9 ft.) above the adjacent ground level and behind a solid fence or hedge at least 1.8 m (5.9 ft.) in height running parallel to any property line and extending at least 6.0 m (19.6 ft.) beyond the hive in both directions.
  2. No person shall locate an apiary on a lot which is adjacent to a lot used for institutional purposes.

NUMBER OF COLONIES 

  1. In all districts other than the Urban Reserve (UR) District, no person shall keep more than:
    1. Two (2) colonies and two (2) nucleus colonies on a parcel of land with an area less than 0.1 ha (0.25 ac.); or
    2. Four (4) colonies and four (4) nucleus colonies on a parcel of land with an area greater than 0.1 ha (0.25 ac.).
  2. In the Urban Reserve (UR) District, the number of colonies shall be at the discretion of the Development Authority.

Recreational Vehicles

  1. A maximum of one (1) recreational vehicle may be placed on a residential lot without a development permit.
  2. Notwithstanding Subsection (1) a development permit may be issued, for a maximum of one (1) additional recreational vehicle on a residential lot if the applicant can demonstrate that parking and lot coverage provisions can be satisfied.
  3. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Bylaw to the contrary, no person may occupy a recreational vehicle for a period longer than fourteen (14) consecutive days in a calendar year on any lot unless a development permit has been issued an recreational vehicle campground, a seasonal recreational vehicle campground, or an recreational vehicle workcamp.
  4. If the intention of the placement of a recreational vehicle on a parcel is to rent the recreational vehicle for any consideration (whether for money or for goods or service in kind), a development permit for an recreational vehicle campground, general campground, or recreational vehicle workcamp must be approved. Such a permit may only be approved in Districts where an RV campgrounds, a seasonal recreational vehicle campground , or recreational vehicle workcamps are listed as a permitted or a discretionary use.
  5. A maximum of one (1) recreational vehicle may be stored within a side, rear or front yard on a residential lot under the following conditions. The recreational vehicle is:
    1. Entirely contained within the lot; 
    2. Located on a hard surfaced or gravel pad;
    3. Located in the front yard exclusively during the regular summer season (between April 1 and October 1); and
    4. Removed from the front yard between October 2 and March 31 of each calendar year.
  6. Notwithstanding Part I.27.5.dat the discretion of the Development Authority Officer one (1) recreational vehicle may be allowed year-round in a front yard on a hard surfaced or gravel pad if there is a minimum of 3.1 m (10.0 ft.) between the recreational vehicle when parked and the edge of sidewalk or, where there is no sidewalk, 3.1 m (10.0 ft.) from the back of curb adjacent to the lot. Where there is no curb or sidewalk, the required setback from a front lot line shall normally be 3.1 m (10.0 ft.)  
  7. In no instance will the placement of an recreational vehicle in a front yard be allowed where the recreational vehicle would impede or obstruct the safety of pedestrians or vehicle traffic on adjacent sidewalks or roadways.
  8. If a development permit for the temporary placement of a recreational vehicle has been issued during the construction period then the recreational vehicle must be removed within three (3) months of construction completion.

 

RECREATIONAL VEHICLE & TIMESHARE CAMPGROUNDS 

  1. Provisions in this subpart apply to recreational vehicle campgrounds and timeshare campgrounds.
  2. The maximum density of stalls that shall be allowed for recreational vehicles or tents in a recreational vehicle campground or timeshare campground shall be 24 sites per hectare (10 sites per acre). 
  3. As a condition of approval, the Development Authority shall require the developer to obtain any necessary permits and approvals from all regulatory authorities and agencies having jurisdiction, including any necessary approvals pursuant to the Safety Codes Act that may be applicable.
  4. As a condition of approval, the Development Authority may require that the developer construct, upgrade or pay to construct or upgrade any necessary municipal infrastructure to service to the development.
  5. All internal roads shall be the responsibility of the Developer for both construction and future maintenance. Also, internal roads shall have a minimum of a 6.0 m (20.0 ft.) usable top, except for one-way roads, which shall have a minimum of a 3.65 m (12.0 ft.) usable top.
  6. The developer shall provide on-site potable water supply which meets all applicable Provincial water requirements.
  7. The developer shall provide sewage disposal facilities which meets all applicable Provincial regulations. 
  8. All spaces for recreational vehicles designated for year round use must have on-site connections to municipal sewer and water systems.
  9. The developer shall provide one (1) garbage can (or equivalent central garbage disposal areas) for each campsite.
  10. As a condition of approval, the Development Authority shall require the developer to obtain any necessary permits and approvals from all regulatory authorities and agencies having jurisdiction over this type of development.
  11. The developer shall be required to enter into a development agreement with the municipality as a condition of development approval. The development agreement will include provisions requiring the developer to construct, upgrade or pay to construct or upgrade the necessary municipal roads to access the development when determined necessary by the Development Authority.
  12. The developer shall designate an area equivalent to ten percent (10%) of the total recreational vehicle campground area as a playground or recreational area. This area is to be clearly marked and free from all traffic hazards.
  13. All spaces for recreational vehicles or tents shall maintain a minimum set back of 30.0 m (98.4 ft.) from the shoreline of any body of water.
  14. The maximum number of recreational vehicles allowed per space shall be one (1).
  15. A site plan detailing the protection of existing treed areas and site topography is required prior to issuance of a development permit.
  16. Spaces for day use, picnicking and similar activities shall be suitably organized, clearly marked and constructed to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.
  17. All other site requirements shall be as required by the Development Authority.
  18. Minimum Yard Setbacks:
    1. Front, side, corner and rear yard setbacks on the site shall be 7.6 m (25.0 ft.) or 10% of the lot width, whichever is lesser.
  19. Developers will be encouraged to include on their site plan an overflow area which provides that may be used temporarily, on an overflow basis, for a maximum of four (4) consecutive nights to accommodate recreational events which may result in a need for temporary additional tenting or recreational vehicle spaces.

 

RECREATIONAL VEHICLE CAMPGROUNDS, WORKCAMPS

  1. Provisions in this subpart apply to recreational vehicle campground, workcamp developments.
  2. Each space for a recreational vehicle shall have a minimum width of 10.0 m (32.8 ft.) and a minimum area of 250.0 m2(2,691.0 ft.2). 
  3. All spaces for recreational vehicles shall maintain a minimum setback of 30.0 m (98.4 ft.) from the shoreline of any body of water.
  4. Minimum Yard Setbacks:
    1. Front, side, corner and rear yard setbacks on the site shall be 7.6 m (25.0 ft.).
  5. The maximum number of recreational vehicles allowed per space shall be one (1).
  6. All recreational vehicle campground, workcamps shall be considered temporary developments.
  7. All recreational vehicle campground workcamps require a development permit and the Development Authority shall give due regard to the need, location and type of camp, prior to rendering its decision.
  8. A development permit for a recreational vehicle campground workcamp may be issued for up to three (3) years. If all conditions have not been satisfied to the satisfaction of the Development Authority then the permit will no longer be considered valid. The permit must be renewed after the three (3) year period. An application may be made for a continuance of the use for one (1) additional year, after which a new development permit approval is required.
  9. The Development Authority may establish whatever conditions for the approval of a recreational vehicle campground, workcamp that it, at its discretion, deems reasonable to ensure that the workcamp will be a temporary development.
  10. If all of the conditions of the development permit have not been fulfilled to the satisfaction of the Development Authority then the permit will not be considered valid. 
  11. In addition to the requirements of PART D.4of the Bylaw, an application for a development permit for a recreational vehicle campground workcamp must provide the following information: 
    1. The location, type and purpose of the camp;
    2. Adjacent land uses;
    3. The method for connecting the proposed development to municipal water, sewage, waste disposal and storm water systems;
    4. The number of persons proposed to live in the camp;
    5. The start date for the development, date of occupancy by residents and removal date for the camp; and
    6. Reclamation measures to be completed once the camp is no longer needed to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.
  12. As a condition of approval, the Development Authority shall require the developer to obtain any necessary permits and approvals from all regulatory authorities and agencies having jurisdiction, including any necessary approvals pursuant to the Safety Codes Act that may be applicable.
  13. As a condition of approval, the Development Authority may require that the developer construct, upgrade or pay to construct or upgrade any necessary municipal infrastructure to service to the development.
  14. All internal roads shall be the responsibility of the Developer for both construction and future maintenance. Also, internal roads shall have a minimum of a 6.0 m (20.0 ft.) usable top, except for one-way roads, which shall have a minimum of a 3.65 m (12.0 ft.) usable top.
  15. The developer shall provide on-site potable water supply in accordance with the municipality’s public works department requirements as well as all applicable Provincial regulations. 
  16. The developer shall provide sewage disposal facilities in accordance with the municipality’s public works department requirements as well as all applicable Provincial regulations. 
  17. All stalls designated for year round use must have on-site connections to municipal sewer and water systems.
  18. The developer shall be required to enter into a development agreement with the municipality as a condition of development approval. The development agreement will include provisions requiring the developer to construct, upgrade, or pay to construct or upgrade the necessary municipal roads to access the development when determined necessary by the Development Authority.
  19. A site plan detailing the protection of existing treed areas and site topography is required prior to issuance of a development permit.
  20. All other site requirements shall be as required by the Development Authority.
  21. All recreational vehicle campground, workcamps must:
    1. Ensure that all required access, including internal roadways and intersection improvements, are provided to the satisfaction of the Development Authority at the sole cost to the developer;
    2. Be designed so that all points of access and egress are located to the satisfaction of the Development Authority and when required, Alberta Transportation;
    3. Be able to accommodate a minimum of twenty (20) persons and a maximum of five hundred (500) persons;
    4. Be secured by the installation of appropriate security and buffering measures such as berms, fences and landscaping. The form of the buffering will be determined by and to the satisfaction of the Development Authority;
    5. If required by the development authority, provide on-site security staff to the satisfaction of the Development Authority;
    6. Provide and develop all parking on the lot to the satisfaction of the Development Authority. Normally, on-site parking for private vehicles will adhere to the same standard as parking for a hotel or motel;
    7. Post security with the municipality sufficient to ensure removal of the development and/or reclamation of the site if needed after the recreational vehicle campground, workcamp has been removed from the site; and
    8. Be separated from adjacent land uses.
  22. Maximum site coverage shall be such that space is available for all the parking on the site, together with the applicable setbacks and required landscaping as determined by the Development Authority.
  23. Screening and fencing of storage areas shall be to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.
  24. The development must comply with current Building and Fire Code requirements as amended from time to time.
  25. Because of the number of temporary workers and related traffic impacts the applicant will also be required to provide a report which details the following:
    1. Discussions with and impact on the local RCMP;
    2. Discussions with and impact on the local Emergency Medical Services;
    3. Discussions with and impact on the local Fire Department; and
    4. Discussions with and impact on the local road system including a Traffic Impact Assessment.
  26. Any other conditions required to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.

 

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES LOCATED IN RECREATIONAL VEHICLE CAMPGROUNDS,  TIMESHARE CAMPGROUNDS, AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLE WORKCAMPS

  1. No recreational vehicle, whether located within a recreational vehicle campground or on a lot, may have associated with it any more than two (2) accessory structures or buildings, in addition to fences, benches, fire pits and picnic tables.  The two (2) accessory structures may include a small shed with a maximum size of 18.58 m2(200.0 ft2), and a screened or roofed patio around or beside the recreational vehicle. 
  2. No structure accessory to a recreational vehicle shall be used as sleeping quarters.
  3. The total gross floor area or ground area covered by all accessory structures and buildings or recreational vehicles shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the size of the lot on which the recreational vehicle campground is located.

 

Signs

SIGN REGULATIONS (GENERAL)

EXEMPTIONS FROM SIGN REGULATIONS 

  1. In addition to the exceptions indicated inPART D.2 of this Bylaw, the following signs shall be exempted from the provisions of the regulations in this PART
    1. Signs which are not visible to the public from the exterior of the building;
    2. Signs displayed in or on an operated vehicle; and 
    3. Signs displayed on door plates, door boards or kick plates.
  2. The following specified signs, provided that the development of the sign satisfies any requirements specified in this Bylaw for the particular sign:
    1. Statutory and official notices and functional advertisements of local authorities;
    2. Traffic and directional signs authorized by Council;
    3. Signs of identification in respect to the land or buildings on which they are displayed, or to the businesses or occupants of the land or buildings on which they are displayed, provided that;
      • Each notice or name plate does not exceed 0.2 m2(2.0 ft.2) in area; and
      • No more than one (1) notice is provided for each occupant or each firm or company represented within the building, at one (1) entrance on each different road or highway.
  1. Notices on land or buildings used for religious, educational, cultural, recreational, hospital or similar public uses, provided that:
    1. Each notice does not exceed 1.1 m2(12 ft.2) in area; and 
    2. No more than one (1) notice is provided for each side of the land or buildings on each different road.
  2. Temporary signs referring to sales which are displayed upon the site at which such sales will be or are being conducted, provided that:
    1. Such signs are not illuminated and are displayed for a short period of time only; and
    2. Such signs are not to be erected more than seven (7) days before the commencement of the sale to which they refer, and are removed within eight (8) days of the completion of the said sale.

 

SIGNS IN THE C1, C2, M1 & M2 DISTRICTS

GENERAL PROVISIONS 

  1. For each building which contains office uses, one identification sign only, not to exceed 3.0 m2(32.0 ft2) in area, shall be allowed. 
  2. No part of any sign shall be higher than 6.0 m (19.7 ft.) above grade.
  3. Where a sign is not detached, it shall be placed flat against the building or be designed as part of an architectural feature thereof, or be a canopy sign.
  4. Only one wall sign on a building shall be allowed to indicate each occupancy within that building.  The sign shall not exceed a total area of 1.0 m2(10 ft2) of copy for each lineal metre of building occupancy. 
  5. If the occupancy is on a corner site, one (1) wall sign shall be allowed for each face of the building.
  6. If the building includes a canopy, each tenant shall be allowed one (1) under-canopy sign of no more than 0.5 m2(5 ft2). 
  7. No sign shall be erected which would be in view of the public from public or private property except where a permit specifying allowed locations has been granted, or where a permit for such a sign is not required pursuant to this Bylaw.
  8. Quality, aesthetic character and finishing of sign construction shall be to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.
  9. Where, in the opinion of the Development Authority, a proposed sign might be objectionable to a resident in an adjacent Residential District, they may impose such other regulations as he feels would protect the interest of residents.

SIZE OF SIGNS 

  1. Except as otherwise specified in this bylaw, the maximum area of any sign shall be 20.0 m2(215.0 ft.2). 

SIGN LOCATION 

  1. Minimum yard requirements shall be observed for any sign located on a parcel and, at the discretion of the Development Authority, the sign shall not be further than 30.0 m (98.0 ft.) from the principal building.

REMOVAL OF SIGNS 

  1. The Development Authority may refer to Council for its consideration of a resolution on the removal, repair or renovation of any sign which, in his opinion, is or has become unsightly, or is in such a state of disrepair as to constitute a hazard.

FLASHING SIGNS 

  1. Flashing, animated or interiorly illuminated signs shall not be allowed where, in the sole opinion of the Development Authority, they might:
    1. Affect residents in adjacent housing or Residential Districts; or
    2. Interfere with the interpretation of traffic signs or controls.

FREESTANDING SIGNS 

  1. One freestanding sign may be allowed per site exclusively for the business located onsite, except:
    1. Where a site has in excess of 90.0 m (295.0 ft.) business frontage, one (1) additional freestanding sign may be erected for each additional 90.0 m (295.0 ft.) or portion thereof of business frontage abutting the developed portion of the said site; or
    2. Where a site is considered to be double fronting by the Development Authority, each frontage may have a freestanding sign provided that the signs are no closer than 90.0 m (295.0 ft.) apart.
  2. The total area of all freestanding signs on each site shall not exceed 0.3 m2(3.0 ft2) in area for each metre of business frontage of the developed site, to a maximum of 19.0 m2 (204.0 ft.2) for each sign. 

PROJECTING SIGNS 

  1. No sign shall project across lot boundaries unless permission in writing has been granted as a condition of an approved development permit.
  2. The absolute limits of projection shall be 1.0 m (3.0 ft.) from the property line and 0.6 m (2.0 ft.) back from the existing or proposed curb.
  3. No projecting sign shall have less than 3.0 m (10.0 ft.) clearance between the bottom of the sign and the ground level immediately below it.
  4. In no case shall projecting signs for the same development be located closer than 90.0 m (295.3 ft.) to each other, except on corner sites where the signs are located around the corner from each other.

ROOF SIGNS 

  1. Roof signs shall be developed so that they appear as an architectural feature of the building on which they are located:
    1. No supporting structure shall be visible to the public unless finished in an aesthetically pleasing manner to the satisfaction of the Development Authority; and
    2. Roof signs shall be set back at least 1.0 m (3.0 ft.) from the edge of the building.

WALL SIGNS 

  1. Buildings fronting on more than one (1) road right-of-way may not combine permissible signs for one frontage with another frontage for the purposes of placing the combined area or types of signs on one frontage.
  2. Any identification wall signs with non-illuminated letters up to but not exceeding 7.5 cm (3 in.) in height or 0.4 m2(4.0 ft2) in area are not restricted and may be allowed in addition to regulated signs. 

OFF-SITE SIGNS 

  1. Notwithstanding other regulations in this Bylaw, at the sole discretion of the Development Authority, off-site signs may be developed subject to the following regulations:
    1. On the same road and facing the same traffic flow, off-site signs shall not be placed closer together than 90.0 m (295.0 ft.). Double-face off-site signs shall be considered to face both directions of flow;
    2. The maximum size of the off-site sign face shall not exceed 28.0 m2(301.0 ft.2); 
    3. Where the back of the off-site sign is visible it shall be suitably painted or otherwise covered to present a neat and clean appearance. Angle iron shall not be open to public view unless finished in an aesthetically pleasing manner to the satisfaction of the Development Authority;
    4. No part of an off-site sign shall be in a front yard, except where an off-site sign is located between two buildings that are each within 30.0 m (100.0 ft.) of the said sign, in which case no part shall be closer to any road right-of-way than a line drawn from the nearest front corner of the two buildings; and
    5. No part of any off-site sign within 200.0 m (656.0 ft.) of the edge of the pavement of a highway shall be more than 7.5 m (25.0 ft.) above the grade of the highway or 15.0 m (50.0 ft.) above the grade of the site of the sign, whichever is the highest.

 

SIGNS IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS

  1. Except as provided in PART I.38.2 to 5 below, no sign shall be allowed in Residential Districts except for places of worship, schools or other public institutions, in which case Part I.39shall apply. 
  2. An approved home occupation may display a sign, not larger than 0.2 m2(2 ft.2) on the dwelling.  If outside, the sign shall be placed flat against the wall of the dwelling or may be displayed from the inside of a window of the dwelling. 
  3. Name or number signs shall have a surface area of no more than 0.3 m2(3 ft.2). 
  4. For multiple family dwellings and boarding houses, one (1) identification sign not exceeding 1.0 m2(10 ft2) in area may be allowed on each site. 
  5. All exterior signs shall be placed flat against the building or designed as part of an architectural feature.

 

SIGNS RELATED TO INSTITUTIONAL USES

  1. In any District where an institutional use is allowed, one sign of not more than 2.0 m2(21.0 ft2) in area shall be allowed to be erected on the site occupied by the institutional use. 

 

SIGNS FOR ADULT EXCLUSIVE AND ADULT ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESSES

  1. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Bylaw to the contrary, the construction or placement of any sign for any adult-exclusive business, that is, any business into which premises only adults may be allowed in accordance with Provincial or Federal legislation or regulation, shall require approval of a development permit by the Development Authority, and such approval shall be given only at the sole discretion of the Development Authority.
  2. Application for such a permit shall include details as to the copy (that is, words or pictures) that may be on the sign and the lighting of the sign.  In considering approval of the sign, the Development Authority shall give due consideration to all matters that he deems reasonable from the perspective of the municipality’s amenities.  If approved by the Development Authority, the copy and lighting of the sign may not vary beyond that which is approved by the Development Authority.

 

SIGNS (FREE STANDING PORTABLE) IN OTHER DISTRICTS

NUMBER OF FREE-STANDING PORTABLE SIGNS ON A LOT 

  1. Not more than one free-standing portable sign shall be displayed on a lot.
  2. Notwithstanding the above, one free-standing portable sign may, at the discretion of the development authority, be allowed for each business in a multiple occupancy development provided that no free-standing portable sign is located closer than 15.0 m (49.0 ft.) from another.

LOCATION OF FREE-STANDING PORTABLE SIGNS 

  1. Free-standing portable signs shall not be allowed in the Urban Reserve (UR) District.
  2. Free-standing portable signs shall not be placed on a site so as to conflict with parking, loading and walkways.
  3. Notwithstanding any provision in this subpart, signs authorized by the Town of Hardisty for public safety, public notification, or other signs authorized by the Town may be placed in locations as required by the Town of Hardisty.

PROHIBITION ON PUBLIC LANDS 

  1. No free-standing portable signs shall be allowed within a road right-of-way.
  2. No free-standing portable sign shall be allowed on land owned by the Crown or the municipality.

Suites (Garage, Garden, In-Law, Secondary, Surveillance)

SUITE, GARAGE

  1. A garden suite shall only be allowed, where provided for in a Land Use District, on a lot occupied by a single detached dwelling.
  2. A garage suite shall not be allowed on a lot with a duplex, fourplex, row house or apartment.
  3. A maximum of one (1) garage suite is allowed on any lot on which a single detached dwelling is located.
  4. If a garage suite is developed on a lot then no additional garden suite, in-law suite or secondary suite shall be allowed.
  5. A garage suite shall remain accessory to and subordinate to the principal dwelling and shall not exceed 80.0 m2(860.0 ft.2) in floor area.  
  6. A garage suite shall remain accessory to and subordinate to the use of the garage.
  7. The minimum floor area for a garage suite is 30.0 m2(322.9 ft.2).  
  8. Shared mechanical rooms and common areas shall be excluded from the floor area calculation of the garage suite.
  9. A garage suite includes, but not limited to, a food preparation area, counter/cupboard space, sink, refrigerator, stove or provision of 220 volt wiring and toilet with bathing facilities.
  10. A garage suite shall have an entrance separate from the entrance to the garage, either from a common indoor landing or directly from the exterior of the structure.
  11. At grade garage suites shall have a maximum height of 4.5 m (14.8 ft.) 
  12. Above grade garage suites shall have a maximum height of 5.5 m (18.0 ft.) for suites with a flat roof, and 6.5 m (21.3 ft.) for suites with a sloped roof, provided that the maximum height of the accessory building in which the garage suite is located is not higher than the height of the principal dwelling 
  13. Prior to development permit approval, the developer must submit, along with an application for a development permit, a parking plan that indicates the location and size of the onsite parking spaces.
  14. A minimum of two (2) on-site parking spaces for the dwelling and one (1) on-site parking spaces for the garage suite is required. Tandem parking may be allowed at the discretion of the Development Authority.
  15. Windows contained within a garage suite shall be placed and sized such that they minimize overlook into yards and windows of abutting properties through one or more of the following:
    1. Off-setting window placement to limit direct views of abutting rear or side yard amenity areas, or direct view into a garage suite window on an abutting site;
    2. Strategic placement of windows in conjunction with landscaping or the placement of other accessory buildings; and
    3. Replacing larger windows such as living room windows, to face a lane, a flanking street or the larger of any side yard abutting another property.
  16. A maximum of one (1) garage suite will be allowed on a site occupied by a single detached dwelling.

 

SUITE, GARDEN

  1. A garden suite shall only be allowed, where provided for in a Land Use District, on a lot occupied by a single detached dwelling.
  2. A garage suite shall not be allowed on a lot with a duplex, fourplex, row house or apartment.
  3. A maximum of one (1) garden suite is allowed per lot where allowed on parcels under 0.8 ha (2.0 ac.) in area.
  4. If a garden suite is developed on a lot then no additional garage suite, in-law suite or secondary suite shall be allowed.
  5. Notwithstanding any other provisions in this Bylaw, a garden suite shall only be allowed to be constructed on a lot concurrently with the main use or after the main use on the lot has been built. 
  6. The exterior finish of a garden suite must be well maintained and consistent with the finish of the primary dwelling on the lot. 
  7. A garden suite includes, but not limited to, a food preparation area, counter/cupboard space, sink, refrigerator, stove (or provision of 220 volt wiring) and toilet with bathing facilities.
  8. The minimum floor area for a garden suite shall be 30.0 m2(322.9 ft.2). 
  9. A garden suite shall remain accessory to and subordinate to the principal dwelling and shall not exceed 80.0 m2(860.0 ft.2) in floor area.  
  10. Garden suites shall have a maximum height of 4.3 m (14.1 ft.).
  11. A minimum of two (2) on-site parking spaces (one (1) for the dwelling and one (1) on-site parking spaces for the garden suite) is required.  Tandem parking may be allowed at the discretion of the Development Authority.
  12. Windows contained within a garden suite shall be placed and sized such that they minimize overlook into yards and windows of abutting properties through one or more of the following:
    1. Off-setting window placement to limit direct views of abutting rear or side yard amenity areas, or direct view into a garden suite window on an abutting site;
    2. Strategic placement of windows in conjunction with landscaping or the placement of other accessory buildings; and
    3. Placing larger windows such as living room windows, to face a lane, a flanking street or the larger of any side yard abutting another property.
  13. A garden suite shall not be subject to separation from the principal dwelling through a condominium conversion or subdivision.

 

SUITE, IN-LAW 

  1. An in-law suite shall only be allowed on a lot occupied by a single detached dwelling or a duplex dwelling. 
  2. An in-law suite is prohibited from being constructed within an apartment.
  3. A maximum of one (1) in-law suite is allowed on any single detached dwelling or duplex lot.
  4. If an in-law suite is developed on a lot then no additional garden suite, secondary, suite or garage suite shall be allowed.
  5. An in-law suite shall remain accessory to and subordinate to the principal dwelling.  The maximum floor area of the in-law suite shall not exceed thirty percent (30%) of the existing floor area of the primary dwelling unity or 80.0 m2(860.0 ft2) whichever is the lesser. 
  6. The minimum floor area for an in-law suite is 30.0 m2(322.9 ft2). 
  7. Shared mechanical rooms and common areas shall be excluded from the floor area calculation of the in-law suite.
  8. An in-law suite includes, but not limited to, a food preparation area, counter/cupboard space, sink, refrigerator, stove (or provision of 220 volt wiring) and toilet with bathing facilities.
  9. An in-law suite does not have an entrance separate from the entrance to the main dwelling. Prior to development permit approval, the developer must submit, along with an application for a development permit, a parking plan that indicates the location and size of the onsite parking spaces.
  10. A minimum of three (3) on-site parking spaces (two (2) for the dwelling and one (1) for the in-law suite) are required. Tandem parking may be allowed at the discretion of the Development Authority.

 

SUITE, SECONDARY

  1. A secondary suite shall be restricted to a site occupied by a single detached dwelling.
  2. A secondary suite is prohibited from being constructed within a multi-family dwelling.
  3. A maximum of one (1) secondary suite or in-law suite is allowed on a site occupied by any single detached dwelling or duplex.
  4. A maximum of one (1) secondary suite is allowed on a site occupied by any single detached dwelling lot. 
  5. If a secondary suite is developed on a lot then no additional garden suite, in-law suite or garage suite shall be allowed.
  6. A secondary suite shall remain accessory to and subordinate to the principal dwelling. The maximum floor area of the secondary suite shall not exceed thirty percent (30%) of the existing floor area of the primary dwelling unity or 80.0 m2(860.0 ft.2), whichever is the lesser.  
  7. Shared mechanical rooms and common areas shall be excluded from the floor area calculation of the secondary suite.
  8. A secondary suite includes, but not limited to, a food preparation area, counter/cupboard space, sink, refrigerator, stove or provision of 220 volt wiring and toilet with bathing facilities.
  9. A secondary suite has an entrance separate from the entrance to the principal dwelling, either from a common indoor landing or directly from the exterior of the building. 
  10. A secondary suite may include the conversion of a portion of existing space in the principal dwelling, the addition of new floor space to an existing dwelling.
  11. The minimum lot size for a secondary suite is 360.0 m2(3,875.0 ft.2). 
  12. The minimum floor area for a secondary suite is 38.0 m2(400.0 ft.2).  
  13. Prior to development permit approval, the developer must submit, along with an application for a development permit, a parking plan that indicates the location and size of the onsite parking spaces.
  14. A minimum of two (2) on-site parking spaces (one (1) for the dwelling and one (1) on-site parking spaces for the secondary suite) is required.  Tandem parking may be allowed at the discretion of the Development Authority.
  15. One on-site parking stall shall be provided for the secondary suite, in addition to the parking requirements for the principal dwelling pursuant to this Bylaw. Tandem parking may be allowed at the discretion of the Development Authority.

 

SUITE, SURVEILLANCE

GENERAL 

  1. The site on which a place of worship is situated shall have a frontage of not less than 30.0 m (100.0 ft.) and an area of not less than 929.0 m2(10,000.0 ft.2) except in the case where a dwelling for the leader of the place of worship is to be erected on the same lot.  The combined area of the lot in this case shall not be less than 1395.0 m2 (15,000.0 ft.2). 
  2. Minimum front, side and rear yards shall be those required within the District.
  3. Surveillance suites shall not be allowed on a site unless specifically listed as a permitted or as a discretionary use within the District in which the site is located.
  4. Site Location
    1. A surveillance suite which is not attached to or within the principal building shall be located:
      • A minimum of 2.0 m (6.6 ft.) from any buildings;
      • A minimum of 3.0 m (9.8 ft.) from the rear and side lines; and
      • No closer to the front line than the principal building.
  1. Maximum Size
    1. A surveillance suite shall not be larger in area than the principal building and the maximum floor area of a surveillance suite shall be 32.6 m2(351.0 ft.2). 
    2. Building Requirements
      • A surveillance suite shall be placed on a permanent foundation to the satisfaction of the Development Authority Officer. Where a surveillance suite is a manufactured unit, the unit shall be secured to a foundation and properly skirted to the satisfaction of the Development Authority; and
      • The exterior treatment of a surveillance suite must be compatible with the design, character and appearance of the principal building, and comply with any provisions required under PART H.8of this Bylaw.

 

Residential (R1, R1A, R1B, R1C, R1D, R2, R3, RMHS, RMHP)

SINGLE DETACHED RESIDENTIAL (R1) DISTRICT

GENERAL PURPOSE 

To allow development of low density serviced residential development and associated uses. 

  1. USES 

A. Permitted 

B. Discretionary 

1.     Day homes 

1.     Apiaries 

2.     Dwellings, single detached 

2.     Bed and breakfast establishments 

3.     Home occupations, minor 

3.     Communications facilities, small radio 

4.     Modular homes 

4.     Dwellings, duplex 

5.     Neighbourhood parks 

5.     Group care facilities 

6.     Public parks 

6.     Group homes 

7.     Show homes 

7.     Institutional uses 

8.     Solar energy collection systems 

8.     Home occupations, major 

9.     Suites, in-law  

9.     Neighbourhood commercial developments 

10.   Wind energy conversion systems, micro 

10.   Public or quasi-public services 

11.   Buildings and uses accessory to permitted uses 

11.   Public utilities and public utility buildings 

 

12.   Suite, garage 

13.   Suite, garden 

14.   Suite, secondary 

15.   Other uses which, in the opinion of the Development Authority, are similar to the above mentioned permitted and discretionary uses 

16.   Buildings and uses accessory to discretionary uses 

 

  1. SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS 

A. SINGLE DETACHED DWELLINGS AND MODULAR DWELLINGS 

1.     Minimum Lot Area 

Lots with Direct Access to a Lane 

590.0 m2 (6,351.0 ft.2

Lots without Direct Access to a Lane 

725.0 m2 (7,804 .0 ft.2

2.     Minimum Lot Width 

Lots with Direct Access to a Lane 

16.0 m (52.5 ft.)  

Lots without Direct Access to a Lane 

20.0 m (66.0 ft.)  

 

B. DUPLEX DWELLINGS 

1.     Minimum Site depth 

33.5 m (110 ft.) 

2.     Minimum Site Width 

In the case of Road and Lane Systems 

Internal sites 

9.8 m (32.0 ft.) for each dwelling unit 

Corner sites 

11.2 m (37.0 ft.) for each dwelling unit 

In the case of Laneless systems 

Internal sites 

10.6 m (35.0 ft.) for each dwelling unit 

Corner sites 

12.2 m (40.0 ft.) for each dwelling unit 

3.     Minimum Site Area 

In the case of Road and Lane Systems 

Internal sites 

327.0 m2 (3520.0 ft.2) for each dwelling unit 

Corner sites 

375.2 m2 (4039.0 ft.2) for each dwelling unit 

In the case of Laneless systems 

Internal sites 

357.6 m2  (3850.0 ft.2) for each dwelling unit 

Corner sites 

408.7 m2 (4399.0 ft.2

 

C. OTHER USES 

1.     As required by the Development Authority 

 

  1. DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 

A. SINGLE DETACHED DWELLINGS AND MODULAR DWELLINGS 

1.     Maximum Site Coverage 

40% 

2.     Maximum Building Height 

10.0 m (32.8 ft.) 

3.     Minimum Yards 

Front 

7.5 m (24.6 ft.) 

Rear 

7.5 m (24.6 ft.) 

Side 

10% of the lot width or, at the discretion of the Development Authority, a minimum of 1.5 m (4.9 ft.) 

On lots without direct access to a lane, if the dwelling does not have an attached garage, one yard shall be a minimum of 3 m (9.8 ft.) 

Corner lots - a minimum of 4.5 m (14.8 ft.) adjacent to road or highway 

4.     Minimum Floor Area 

110.0 m2 (1184.0 ft.2

 

B. DUPLEX DWELLINGS 

1.     Maximum Site Coverage 

40% 

2.     Maximum Building Height 

10.0 m (32.8 ft.) 

3.     Minimum Yards 

Front 

The minimum required front yard shall be at the discretion of the Development Authority, who shall have regard for the amenities of the neighbourhood in which the site is located; however, in no case shall the Development Authority allow a front yard of less than 6.0 m (19.7 ft.) nor a front yard of more than 12.2 m (40.0 ft.). 

Rear 

The minimum required rear yard shall be 7.5 m (24.6 ft.) or 23% of the depth of the lot, whichever is the greater, except in the case of a corner site, where the rear yard next to a lane may be reduced to 4 .0 m (13.0  ft.). 

Side 

The minimum required side yard for each semi-detached dwelling unit (one half of a dwelling containing two such units) shall be nil on one side and a minimum of 1.5 m (4.9 ft.) on the other side, except that this may be reduced to 1.2 m (4.0 ft.) for a carport which is attached to the main building; however, the main building must maintain a side yard of a minimum of 1.5 m (4.9 ft.). 

Notwithstanding the above, where a site has vehicular access from the front only and no attached garage or carport is provided at the front or side of the dwelling, one side yard of at least 3.0 m (9.8 ft.) shall be provided. 

Corner and double fronting sites shall provide side yards as provided pursuant to PART H.6 of this Bylaw. 

On corner sites, site lines shall be protected pursuant to PART H.7 of this Bylaw. 

On corner sites, site lines shall be protected pursuant to PART H.7 of this Bylaw. 

Verandas, steps, porches, eaves, bay or oval windows, chimneys and other appurtenances of a building shall not project more than 0.6 m (2.0 ft.) beyond into any required minimum side yard. 

4.     Minimum Setback from Highways 

Where development is adjacent to a Provincial Highway, there shall be a minimum setback of 63.0 m (206.0 ft.) between any dwelling unit and the highway right-of-way, except that this may be reduced by the Development Authority when, in his sole opinion, sufficient landscaping and noise attenuation will be provided to mitigate the noise and impact of the Highway. 

5.     Minimum Floor Area  

110.0 m2 (1184.0 ft.2

 

C. OTHER USES 

1.     As required by the Development Authority 

 

  1. ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS 
    1. Accessory buildings shall be developed in accordance with PART H.3and PART H.4 of this Bylaw.  
    2. Fences shall be developed in accordance with PART H.12of this Bylaw.  
    3. Landscaping shall be provided in accordance with PART H.14of this Bylaw.  
    4. Grading and drainage of the site shall be provided in accordance with PART H.25of this Bylaw.  
    5. Private swimming pools and hot tubs shall be developed in accordance with PART I.25of this Bylaw.  
    6. No signs shall be allowed in the R1 District except as provided for in PART I.36PART I.38 of this Bylaw. 

 

 

SINGLE DETACHED LAKE LOT RESIDENTIAL (R1A) DISTRICT

GENERAL PURPOSE 

To allow development of low density residential lots, specifically to accommodate the residential lots surrounding Hardisty Lake. 

  1. USES 

A. PERMITTED 

B. DISCRETIONARY 

1.     Day homes 

1.     Apiaries 

2.     Home occupations, minor 

2.     Bed and breakfast establishments 

3.     Neighbourhood parks 

3.     Cabins 

4.     Public parks 

4.     Places of worship 

5.     Dwellings, single detached 

5.     Public or quasi-public services 

6.     Show homes 

6.     Public utilities and public utility buildings 

7.     Solar energy collection systems 

7.     Suites, in-law 

8.     Wind energy conversion systems, micro 

8.     Suites, secondary 

9.     Buildings and uses accessory to permitted uses 

9.     Other uses which, in the opinion of the Development Authority, are similar to the above mentioned permitted and discretionary uses 

10.   Buildings and uses accessory to permitted uses 

10.   Buildings and uses accessory to discretionary uses 

 

  1. SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS 

A. ALL DEVELOPMENTS 

1.     Minimum Site Depth 

33.5 m (110 ft.) 

2.     Minimum  Site Width 

Internal Sites 

12.2 m (40 ft.) 

Corner Sites 

13.7 m (45 ft.) 

3.     Minimum Site Area 

18,924.0 m2 (203,696.0 ft.2

 

  1. DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 

A. ALL DEVELOPMENTS 

1.     Supporting Studies 

A geotechnical report prepared by a qualified professional engineer will be required to be submitted with any application for a dwelling within this district on lots adjacent to Hardisty Lake. No new dwellings will be allowed unless slope stability has been demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Town and the Town’s engineers. 

All applications for new development within this district that would impact the drainage of surface water within or off of the site will be required to submit a lot grading plan and may be required to provide a construction management plan that demonstrates how sediment and surface contaminants will be managed on the site during and after construction.  

2.     Servicing 

For all development on vacant lots, all new single detached dwellings, modular dwellings and suites must be connected to municipal sewer and water, where services are available (i.e. installed adjacent to the subject site). The owner of the land shall be responsible for the cost of connecting any new development(s) to municipal water and sewer at time of development. 

The Development Authority shall not issue a development permit for any septic field or pit toilet in this district. 

3.     Maximum Site Coverage 

35%  

4.     Maximum Building Height 

10.0 m (32.8 ft.) 

5.     Minimum Yards 

Front 

The minimum required front yard shall be at the discretion of the Development Authority, who shall have regard for the amenities of the neighbourhood in which the site is located; however, in no case shall the Development Authority allow, on a lake front lot,  a front yard of less than 6.0 m (19.7 ft.), unless site limitations make this setback prohibitive to the development of the site and an alternate setback distance has been demonstrated to be appropriate based on recommendations in a geotechnical report or slope stability investigation (prepared by a qualified professional). 

Rear 

The minimum required rear yard shall be 7.5 m (24.6 ft.), except in the case of a corner site, where the rear yard next to a lane may be reduced to 4.5 m (14.8 ft.). 

Side 

The minimum required side yard on each site shall be a minimum of 1.8 m (6.0 ft.). 

However, where a site has vehicular access from the front only and no attached garage or carport is provided at the front or side of the dwelling, one side yard of at least 3.0 m (9.8 ft.) shall be provided. 

Corner and double fronting sites shall provide side yards as provided pursuant to PART H.6 of this Bylaw. 

On corner sites, site lines shall be protected pursuant to PART H.7 of this Bylaw. 

Verandas, steps, porches, eaves, bay or oval windows, chimneys and other appurtenances of a building shall not project more than 0.6 m (2.0 ft.) beyond into any required minimum side yard. 

6.     Minimum Setback from Highways 

Where development is adjacent to a Provincial Highway, there shall be a minimum setback of 63.0 m (206.0 ft.) between any dwelling unit and the highway right-of-way, except that this may be reduced by the Development Authority when, in their opinion, sufficient landscaping and noise attenuation will be provided to mitigate the noise and impact of the Highway. 

7.     Minimum Floor Area  

(Single Detached Dwellings and Modular Dwellings) 

1 Storey 

139.5 m2 (1,500.0 ft. 2

1½ storey and split level (Upper Floor) 

55.8 m2 (600.0 ft. 2

1 ½ storey and split level (Lower Floor) 

93.0 m2 (1,000.0 ft. 2

2 Storey (Upper Floor) 

74.4 m2 (800.0 ft. 2

2 Storey (Lower Floor) 

93.0 m2 (1,000.0 ft. 2

Other Uses 

At the discretion of the Development Authority 

 

  1. PARKING 

A.         In the case of road and lane systems, a parking area shall be provided to the rear or side of the dwelling. 

B.         In the case of laneless systems, a parking area shall be provided to the front, rear or side of the dwelling. 

C.         Site design shall be such that a garage, either attached or detached, may be built to comply with the minimum requirements of this Bylaw. 

 

  1. ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS 
    1. Accessory buildings shall be developed in accordance with PART H.3and PART H.4 of this Bylaw.  
    2. Fences shall be developed in accordance with PART H.12of this Bylaw.  
    3. Landscaping shall be provided in accordance with PART H.14of this Bylaw.  
    4. Grading and drainage of the site shall be provided in accordance with PART H.25of this Bylaw.  
    5. Private swimming pools and hot tubs shall be developed in accordance with PART I.25of this Bylaw.  
    6. No signs shall be allowed in the R1A District except as provided for in PART I.36& PART I.38 of this Bylaw. 

 

INNOVATIVE DESIGN RESIDENTIAL (R1B) DISTRICT

PURPOSE 

To provide for a street-oriented mix of comprehensively planned lots for single detached dwellings and duplex developments. A high quality of design and livability is essential. This District will normally be applied in new areas and on sites which due to their size, configuration and location, form suitable sites appropriate for comprehensive planning. This District will be used where planned zero side yard developments are proposed. 

  1. USES 

A. PERMITTED 

B. DISCRETIONARY 

1.     Apiaries 

1.     Family care facilities 

2.     Day homes 

2.     Group homes 

3.     Dwellings, duplex 

3.     Home occupations, major 

4.     Dwellings, single detached 

4.     Neighbourhood commercial developments 

5.     Home occupations, minor 

5.     Places of worship 

6.     Modular homes 

6.     Public or quasi-public services 

7.     Neighbourhood parks 

7.     Public utilities and public utility buildings 

8.     Public parks 

8.     Suites, secondary 

9.     Show homes 

9.     Other uses which, in the opinion of the Development Authority, are similar to the above mentioned permitted and discretionary uses 

10.   Solar energy collection systems 

10.   Buildings and uses accessory to discretionary uses 

11.   Suite, in-law  

 

12.   Wind energy conversion system, micro 

13.   Buildings and uses accessory to permitted uses 

 

  1. SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS 

A. ALL DEVELOPMENTS 

1.     Minimum Site Depth 

33.5 m (110.0 ft.) 

2.     Minimum Site Width 

Internal Sites 

10.0 m (32.8 ft.) 

Corner Sites 

11.5 m (37.8 ft.) 

3.     Minimum Site Area 

335.0 m2 (3,606.0 ft.2

 

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  1. DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 

A. ALL DEVELOPMENTS 

1.     All dwellings that have garages shall have attached garages where no rear lanes have been provided. 

2.     Maximum Site Coverage 

Main Building 

37% 

All Buildings 

45% 

3.     Maximum Building Height 

10.0 m (32.8 ft.) 

4.     Minimum Yards 

Front 

The minimum required front yard shall be at the discretion of the Development Authority, who shall have regard for the amenities of the neighbourhood in which the site is located; however, in no case shall the Development Authority allow a front yard of less than 5.5 m (18.0 ft.). 

Rear 

The minimum required rear yard shall be 7.5 m (24.6 ft.), except in the case of a corner site, where the rear yard next to a lane may be reduced to 4.5 m (14.8 ft.). 

Side 

The minimum required side yard on each site shall be zero for one side and as indicated below on the other, except that no zero side yard will be allowed on a side yard abutting another District. 

Notwithstanding the above, where a site has a parking space provided in the required side yard which is adjacent to a zero side yard of another unit, the minimum side yard where the parking space is provided shall be 3.5 m (11.5 ft.). 

The minimum required side yard other than in the situations described above shall be: 

2.74 m (9.0 ft.) for an interior side yard, 

3.2 m (10.5 ft.) for an exterior side yard adjacent to a road, and 

2.134 m (7.0 ft.) for an exterior side yard adjacent to a lane. 

Corner and double fronting sites shall provide side yards as provided pursuant to PART H.6 of this Bylaw. 

On corner sites, site lines shall be protected pursuant to PART H.7 of this Bylaw. 

Verandas, steps, porches, eaves, bay or oval windows, chimneys and other appurtenances of a building shall not project more than 0.6 m (2.0 ft.) beyond into any required minimum side yard. 

5.     Easements Required for Zero Side Yard Developments 

Where a zero side yard is allowed, an easement shall be provided on the side abutting that side yard for the maintenance of all buildings and for any overhang of any building onto that adjacent site. The Development Authority may require that an easement plan be registered in addition to the normal plan of subdivision. 

Where an accessory building is allowed to have a zero side yard abutting a lot, the landowner will be responsible for the negotiation and registration of any easements required pursuant to the above prior to the issuance of a development permit for the zero side yard development proposal. 

6.     Grading and Drainage for Zero Side Yard Developments 

Prior to the approval of any zero side yard development, plans showing grading and drainage on adjacent sites acceptable to the Development Authority must be submitted. 

7.     Provision for Future Zero Side Yard Development 

Where a plan is accepted for a zero side yard project or zero side yard site, and where than plan indicates the location or alternative locations for future accessory buildings (including garages) on the site, easements required pursuant to the above shall be provided for all possible alternative future locations of accessory buildings at, or prior to, the time of the development of the principal building. 

8.     Minimum Setback From Highways 

Where development is adjacent to a Provincial Highway, there shall be a minimum setback of 63.0 m (206.0 ft.) between any dwelling unit and the highway right-of-way, except that this may be reduced by the Development Authority when, in his sole opinion, sufficient landscaping and noise attenuation will be provided to mitigate the noise and impact of the Highway. 

9.     Minimum Floor Area  

Single Detached Dwelling 

74.3 m2 (800.0 ft.2

Other Uses 

At the discretion of the Development Authority. 

 

  1. PARKING 

A.         In the case of road and lane systems, a parking area shall be provided to the rear or side of the dwelling. 

B.         In the case of laneless systems, a parking area shall be provided to the front, rear or side of the dwelling. 

C.         Site design shall be such that a garage, either attached or detached, may be built to comply with the minimum requirements of this Bylaw. 

 

  1. SEPARATION SPACE 
  2. A minimum of 2.7 m (9.0 ft.) shall separate each dwelling. Except where adjacent lots are developed as a project, separation space shall be provided within the lot which the development is proposed. 

 

  1. DESIGN REQUIREMENTS 
  2. The design of dwellings must ensure individuality and variety within a unified project to the satisfaction of the Development Authority. This will require consideration of elevations, colours, materials and textures, as well as setbacks, orientations, massing, floor plans, roof lines and wall openings. 

 

  1. NON ZERO SIDE YARD DEVELOPMENT 

A.          Side yards shall total at least twenty percent (20%) of the side width, with a minimum side yard of 1.38 m (4.5 ft.), except that the minimum side yard for buildings over 7.5 m (24.6 ft.) in height shall be 2.0 m (6.6 ft.). 

B.          Where there is no lane abutting the site, one side yard shall be at least 3.0 m (9.8 ft.) for vehicular access, unless there is an attached garage or a garage which is an integral part of the dwelling on the site. 

C.          On a corner site where the building fronts on the front yard, the minimum side yard abutting the road other than a lane shall be 3.2 m (10.5 ft.). 

D.          On a corner site where the building fronts on the side yard facing the road, the minimum side yard abutting the road other than a lane shall be 5.5 m (18.0 ft.) and the minimum yard abutting the lane shall be 2.1 m (7.0 ft.). 

 

  1. ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS 
    1. Accessory buildings shall be developed in accordance with PART H.3and PART H.4 of this Bylaw.  
    2. Fences shall be developed in accordance with PART H.12of this Bylaw.  
    3. Landscaping shall be provided in accordance with PART H.14of this Bylaw.  
    4. Grading and drainage of the site shall be provided in accordance with PART H.25of this Bylaw.  
    5. Private swimming pools and hot tubs shall be developed in accordance with PART I.25of this Bylaw.  
    6. No signs shall be allowed in the R1B District except as provided for in PART I.36PART I.38 of this Bylaw. 

 

LARGE LOT RESIDENTIAL (R1C) DISTRICT

PURPOSE 

To preserve the nature and extent of the Town's existing "acreage" residential developments and other associated non-residential uses. 

  1. USES 

A. PERMITTED 

B. DISCRETIONARY 

1.     Apiaries 

1.     Agriculture, extensive  

2.     Day homes 

2.     Agriculture, intensive 

3.     Dwellings, single detached  

3.     Bed and Breakfast Establishments 

4.     Hobby farms 

4.     Communications facilities, small radio 

5.     Modular homes 

5.     Family care facilities 

6.     Home occupations, minor 

6.     Group homes 

7.     Neighbourhood parks 

7.     Keeping of livestock 

8.     Public parks 

8.     Home occupations, major 

9.     Solar energy collection systems 

9.     Manufactured Homes 

10.   Suites, in-law  

10.   Places of worship 

11.   Suites, secondary 

11.   Public utilities and public utility buildings 

12.   Wind energy conversion systems, micro 

12.   Suite, garage 

13.   Buildings and uses accessory to permitted uses 

13.   Suite, garden 

 

14.   Other uses which, in the opinion of the Development Authority, are similar to the above listed permitted and discretionary uses 

15.   Buildings and uses accessory to discretionary uses 

 

  1. SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS 

A.     No further subdivision of existing lots within this District shall be allowed.  

B.     No new areas shall be redistricted to the R1C district. 

 

  1. DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 

A. DETACHED DWELLINGS AND MODULAR DWELLINGS 

1.     Minimum Yards 

Front 

7.5 m (24.6 ft.) 

Rear 

7.5 m (24.6 ft.) 

Side 

10% of the lot width or, at the discretion of the Development Authority, a minimum of 1.5 m (4.9 ft.) 

On lots without direct access to a lane, if the dwelling does not have an attached garage, one yard shall be a minimum of 3 m (9.8 ft.) 

Corner lots - a minimum of 4.5 m (14.8 ft.) adjacent to road or highway 

2.     Minimum floor area  

 

1 Storey 

139.5 m2 (1500.0 ft.2

1½ storey and split level (Lower Floor) 

93.0 m2 (1,000.0 ft.2

1 ½ storey and split level(Upper Floor) 

55.8 m2 (600.0 ft.2

2 Storey (Lower Floor) 

93.0 m2 (1,000.0 ft.2

2 Storey (Upper Floor) 

74.4 m2 (800.0 ft.2

Other Uses 

At the discretion of the Development Authority 

3.     Maximum Lot Coverage 

As required by the Development Authority 

4.     Maximum Height 

As required by the Development Authority 

5.     Other Development Requirements 

As required by the Development Authority 

 

B. OTHER USES 

1.     As required by the Development Authority 

 

  1. OTHER PROVISIONS 

A.         Manufactured Homes provisions as per PART I.17 of this Bylaw apply to this District. 

B.         Relocation of Buildings provisions as per PART H.22 of this Bylaw apply to this District. 

C.         Home Occupations provisions as per PART I.11 of this Bylaw apply to this District. 

D.        Keeping of Livestock provisions as per Part I.2 of this Bylaw apply to this District. 

 

  1. ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS 
    1. Accessory buildings shall be developed in accordance with PART H.3and PART H.4 of this Bylaw.  
    2. Fences shall be developed in accordance with PART H.12of this Bylaw.  
    3. Landscaping shall be provided in accordance with PART H.14of this Bylaw.  
    4. Grading and drainage of the site shall be provided in accordance with PART H.25of this Bylaw.  
    5. Private swimming pools and hot tubs shall be developed in accordance with PART I.25of this Bylaw.  
    6. No signs shall be allowed in the R1C District except as provided for in PART I.36PART I.38 of this Bylaw. 

 

ESTATE RESIDENTIAL (R1D) DISTRICT

GENERAL PURPOSE 

To allow development of low density serviced, residential estate development and associated uses. 

  1. USES 

A. PERMITTED 

B. DISCRETIONARY 

1.     Day homes 

1.     Apiaries 

2.     Dwellings, single detached 

2.     Communications towers, small radio 

3.     Home occupations, minor 

3.     Dwellings, duplex 

4.     Modular homes 

4.     Family care facility 

5.     Neighbourhood parks 

5.     Group homes 

6.     Public parks 

6.     Home occupations, major 

7.     Show homes 

7.     Institutional uses 

8.     Solar energy collection systems 

8.     Neighbourhood commercial development 

9.     Suites, in-law  

9.     Public or quasi-public services 

10.   Wind energy conversion systems, micro 

10.   Places of worship 

11.   Buildings and uses accessory to permitted uses 

11.   Public utilities and public utility buildings 

 

12.   Suites, garage 

13.   Suites, garden 

14.   Suites, secondary 

15.   Other uses which, in the opinion of the Development Authority, are similar to the above mentioned permitted and discretionary uses 

16.   Buildings and uses accessory to discretionary uses 

 

  1. SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS 

A. SINGLE DETACHED DWELLINGS AND MODULAR DWELLINGS 

 

1.     Minimum Site Depth 

33.5 m (110.0 ft.) 

 

2.     Minimum Site Width 

In the case of Road and Lane Systems 

 

Internal sites 

16.0 m (52.5 ft.) 

 

Corner sites 

21.0 m (68.9 ft.) 

 

In the case of Laneless systems 

 

Internal sites 

20.0 m (66.0 ft.) 

 

Corner sites 

21.0 m (68.9 ft.) 

 

3.     Minimum Site Area 

In the case of Road and Lane Systems 

 

Internal sites 

590.0 m2 (6,351.0 ft.2

 

Corner sites 

703.5 m2 (7,572.4 ft.2

 

In the case of Laneless systems 

 

Internal sites 

725.0 m2 (7,804 .0 ft.2

 

Corner sites 

798.0 m2 (8,589.6 ft.2

 

B. SERVICING REQUIREMENTS 

1.     Connection to Municipal Services 

At the time of subdivision, where services are available (i.e. installed adjacent to the subject site), the owner of the land shall be responsible for the cost of connecting any new lot(s) to municipal water and sewer.  

 

C. OTHER USES 

1.     As required by the Development Authority 

 

  1. DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 

A. SINGLE DETACHED DWELLINGS AND MODULAR DWELLINGS 

1.     Maximum Site Coverage 

40% 

2.     Maximum Building Height 

10.0 m (32.8 ft.) 

3.     Minimum Yards 

Front 

7.5 m (24.6 ft.) 

Rear 

7.5 m (24.6 ft.) 

Side 

10% of the lot width or, at the discretion of the Development Authority, a minimum of 1.5 m (4.9 ft.) 

On lots without direct access to a lane, if the dwelling does not have an attached garage, one yard shall be a minimum of 3.0 m (9.8 ft.) 

Corner lots - a minimum of 4.5 m (14.8 ft.) adjacent to road or highway 

4.     Minimum Floor Area  

 

(Single Detached Dwellings and modular dwellings) 

1 Storey 

150.0 m2 (1614.6 ft.2

1½ storey and split level (Upper Floor) 

75.0 m2 (807.3 ft.2

1 ½ storey and split level (Lower Floor) 

110.0 m2 (1184.0 ft.2

2 Storey (Lower Floor) 

93.0 m2 (1,000.0 ft.2

2 Storey (Upper Floor) 

75.0 m2 (807.3 ft.2

Other Uses 

At the discretion of the Development Authority 

       

 

B. OTHER USES 

1.     As required by the Development Authority 

 

  1. ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS 
    1. Accessory buildings shall be developed in accordance with PART H.3and PART H.4 of this Bylaw.  
    2. Fences shall be developed in accordance with PART H.12 of this Bylaw.  
    3. Landscaping shall be provided in accordance with PART H.14of this Bylaw.  
    4. Grading and drainage of the site shall be provided in accordance with PART H.25of this Bylaw.  
    5. Private swimming pools and hot tubs shall be developed in accordance with PART I.25of this Bylaw.  
    6. No signs shall be allowed in the R1D District except as provided for in PART I.36PART I.38 of this Bylaw. 

 

MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (R2) DISTRICT

PURPOSE 

To allow development of medium density residential development and associated uses. 

  1. USES 

A. PERMITTED 

B. DISCRETIONARY 

1.     Day homes 

1.     Bed and breakfast establishments 

2.     Dwellings, duplex 

2.     Dwellings, single detached 

3.     Home occupations, minor 

3.     Dwellings, row housing 

4.     Neighbourhood parks 

4.     Family care facilities 

5.     Public Parks 

5.     Group homes   

6.     Show homes 

6.     Home occupations, major 

7.     Solar energy collection systems 

7.     Modular homes 

8.     Buildings and uses accessory to permitted uses 

8.     Neighbourhood commercial developments 

 

9.     Public and quasi-public uses 

10.   Public utilities and public utility buildings 

11.   Senior citizen’s apartments 

12.   Senior citizen’s homes 

13.   Suites, in-law 

14.   Suites, secondary 

15.   Wind energy conversion system, micro 

16.   Other uses which, in the opinion of the Development Authority, are similar to the above listed permitted and discretionary uses 

17.   Buildings and uses accessory to discretionary uses 

 

  1. SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS 

A. DUPLEX DWELLINGS 

1.     Minimum Site Depth 

33.5 m (110 ft.) 

2.     Minimum Site Width 

In the case of Road and Lane Systems 

Internal sites 

7.5 m (24.6 ft.) for each dwelling unit 

Corner sites 

9.0 m (29.5 ft.) for each dwelling unit 

In the case of Laneless systems 

Internal sites 

9.5 m (31.2 ft.) for each dwelling unit 

Corner sites 

11.0 m (36 ft.) / for each dwelling unit 

3.     Minimum Site Area 

In the case of Road and Lane Systems 

230.0 m(2476.0 ft.2)for each dwelling unit 

In the case of Laneless Systems 

285.0 m2 (3068.0 ft.2) for each dwelling unit 

 

B. ROW HOUSING 

1.     Minimum Site Depth 

33.5 m (110.0 ft.) 

2.     Maximum Site Width 

24.3 m (80.0 ft.) 

3.     Minimum Site Area 

818.4 m2 (8,800 ft.2

 

C. SINGLE DETACHED DWELLINGS & MODULAR DWELLINGS 

1.     Single detached dwellings shall only be allowed on lots which satisfy the requirements for single detached dwellings in the R1 District.  

 

  1. DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 

A. DUPLEX DWELLINGS 

1.     Maximum Site Coverage 

40% 

2.     Maximum Building Height 

10.0 m (32.8 ft.) 

3.     Minimum yards 

Front 

The minimum required front yard shall be at the discretion of the Development Authority, who shall have regard for the amenities of the neighbourhood in which the site is located; however, in no case shall the Development Authority allow a front yard of less than 6.0 m (19.7 ft.) nor a front yard of more than 12.2 m (40 ft.). 

Rear 

The minimum required rear yard shall be 7.5 m (24.6 ft.) or 23% of the depth of the lot, whichever is the greater, except in the case of a corner site, where the rear yard next to a lane may be reduced to 4 m (13 ft.). 

Side 

The minimum required side yard for each semi-detached dwelling unit (one half of a dwelling containing two such units) shall be nil on one side and a minimum of 1.5 m (4.9 ft.) on the other side, except that this may be reduced to 1.2 m (4 ft.) for a carport which is attached to the main building; however, the main building must maintain a side yard of a minimum of 1.5 m (4.9 ft.). 

Notwithstanding the above, where a site has vehicular access from the front only and no attached garage or carport is provided at the front or side of the dwelling, one side yard of at least 3.0 m (9.8 ft.) shall be provided. 

Corner and double fronting sites shall provide side yards as provided pursuant to PART H.6 of this Bylaw. 

On corner sites, site lines shall be protected pursuant to PART H.7 of this Bylaw. 

Verandas, steps, porches, eaves, bay or oval windows, chimneys and other appurtenances of a building shall not project more than 0.6 m (2.0 ft.) beyond into any required minimum side yard. 

4.     Minimum setback from highways 

Where development is adjacent to a Provincial Highway, there shall be a minimum setback of 63.0 m (206.0 ft.) between any dwelling unit and the highway right-of-way, except that this may be reduced by the Development Authority when, in his sole opinion, sufficient landscaping and noise attenuation will be provided to mitigate the noise and impact of the Highway. 

5.     Minimum floor area  

Single Detached Dwelling 

74.3 m2 (800.0 ft.2

Other Uses 

At the discretion of the Development Authority 

 

B. ROW HOUSING AND OTHER USES 

1.     Maximum Site Coverage 

35% 

2.     Maximum Height 

10.6 m (35.0 ft.) 

3.     Minimum Yards 

Front 

The minimum required front yard shall be at the discretion of the Development Authority, who shall have regard for the amenities of the neighbourhood in which the site is located; however, in no case shall the Development Authority allow a front yard of less than 7.5 m (24.6 ft.) for a one (1) or two (2) storey building, 9.1 m (30.0 ft.) for a three (3) storey building, and 10.6 m (35.0 ft.) for a four (4) storey building. 

Rear 

7.5 m (24.6 ft.) or one half the height of the building, whichever is the greater. 

Side 

15% of the site width or one-half the height of the building, whichever is the greater, except in no case shall be side yard be less than 3.0 m (9.8 ft.) on interior sites and 4.5 m (15 ft.) on corner sites. 

On corner sites, site lines shall be protected pursuant to PART H.7 of this Bylaw. 

4.     Maximum Density 

30 dwelling units per ha (12 per ac.) except, at the sole discretion the Development Authority who may increase this density to a maximum of 34.6 per ha (14 per ac.) where special circumstances warrant the increase. 

5.     Minimum Floor Area  

Row housing, per dwelling unit 

74.0 m2 (797.0 ft.2

Senior citizens’ homes 

42.0 m2 (452.0 ft.2

Other Uses 

At the discretion of the Development Authority 

6.     Minimum Proportion of Site Covered in Landscaping 

25% 

 

C. SINGLE DETACHED DWELLINGS & MODULAR DWELLINGS 

1.     Single detached dwellings shall be developed in such a manner as to satisfy all the regulations of the R1 District. 

 

  1. PARKING 

A.     In the case of road and lane systems, a parking area shall be provided to the rear or side of the dwelling. 

B.     In the case of laneless systems, a parking area shall be provided to the front, rear or side of the dwelling. 

C.     Site design shall be such that a garage, either attached or detached, may be built to comply with the minimum requirements of this Bylaw. 

 

  1. ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS 
    1. Accessory buildings shall be developed in accordance with PART H.3and PART H.4 of this Bylaw.  
    2. Fences shall be developed in accordance with PART H.12of this Bylaw.  
    3. Landscaping shall be provided in accordance with PART H.14of this Bylaw.  
    4. Grading and drainage of the site shall be provided in accordance with PART H.25of this Bylaw.  
    5. Private swimming pools and hot tubs shall be developed in accordance with PART I.25of this Bylaw.  
    6. No signs shall be allowed in the R2 District except as provided for in PART I.36PART I.38 of this Bylaw. 

 

HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (R3) DISTRICT

PURPOSE 

To allow for high density development including apartments and row housing and associated uses. 

  1. USES 

A. PERMITTED 

B. DISCRETIONARY 

1.     Dwellings, apartment 

1.     Boarding and lodging houses 

2.     Dwellings, row housing 

2.     Day homes 

3.     Home occupations, minor 

3.     Dwellings, duplex 

4.     Neighbourhood parks 

4.     Family care facilities 

5.     Public parks 

5.     Group homes 

6.     Show homes 

6.     Home occupations, major 

7.     Wind energy conversion systems, micro 

7.     Institutional uses 

8.     Buildings and uses accessory to permitted uses 

8.     Mixed-use developments 

 

9.     Neighbourhood commercial developments   

10.   Public utilities and public utility buildings 

11.   Senior citizens’ apartments 

12.   Senior citizens’ homes 

13.   Other uses which, in the opinion of the Development Authority, are similar to the above listed permitted and discretionary uses 

14.   Buildings and uses accessory to discretionary uses 

 

  1. SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS 

A.     Minimum Site Area 

Apartment buildings 

880.0 m2 (9472.2 ft.2

Row housing 

As per the R2 District 

Duplex dwellings 

As per the R2 District 

All other uses 

At the discretion of the Development Authority 

 

  1. DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 

A.     APARTMENTS 

1.     Maximum Site Coverage 

25% 

2.     Minimum Floor Area  

Dwelling Unit 

55.0 m2 (592 ft.2

Other Uses 

At the discretion of the Development Authority 

3.     Minimum Yards 

Front 

The minimum required front yard shall be at the discretion of the Development Authority, who shall have regard for the amenities of the neighbourhood in which the site is located; however, in no case shall the Development Authority allow a front yard of less than 7.5 m (24.6 ft.) for a one (1) or two (2) storey building, 9.1 m (30 ft.) for a three (3) storey building, and 10.6 m (35 ft.) for a four (4) storey building. 

Rear 

7.5 m (24.6 ft.) or one half the height of the building, whichever is the greater. 

Side 

15% of the site width or one-half the height of the building, whichever is the greater, except in no case shall be side yard be less than 3.0 m (9.8 ft.) on interior sites and 4.5 m (15 ft.) on corner sites. 

On corner sites, site lines shall be protected pursuant to PART H.6 of this Bylaw. 

4.     Minimum Proportion of Site Covered in Landscaping 

25% 

 

B.     ROW HOUSING 

1.     The development regulations for row housing within the R4 District shall be the same as for row housing within the R3 District. 

2.     Maximum Height 

15.2 m (50 ft.) or four (4) storeys, whichever is the lesser 

3.     Maximum Density 

86.5 dwelling units per ha (35.0 per ac.) 

 

C.    DUPLEX DWELLINGS 

1.     The development regulations for duplexes within the R3 District shall be the same as for duplexes within the R2 District. 

 

D.    ALL OTHER USES 

1.     At the discretion of the Development Authority 

 

  1. PARKING 

A.     A parking area shall be provided for each development in a location satisfactory to the Development Authority. 

B.     Site design shall be such that a garage, either attached or detached, may be built to comply with the minimum requirements of this Bylaw. 

 

  1. OTHER REGULATIONS 
    1. In addition to the above, all development shall take place to the satisfaction of the Development Authority with respect to: 
    2. Provision of storage of garbage, and access thereto; 
    3. Access for firefighting purposes; 
    4. Light between buildings; 
    5. Privacy for dwelling units within and adjacent to the development; 
    6. Orientation of the buildings and the general appearance of the development; and 
    7. Pedestrian access to and from the road adjacent to the development. 

 

  1. ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS 
    1. Accessory buildings shall be developed in accordance with PART H.3and PART H.4 of this Bylaw.  
    2. Fences shall be developed in accordance with PART H.12of this Bylaw.  
    3. Landscaping shall be provided in accordance with PART H.14 of this Bylaw.  
    4. Grading and drainage of the site shall be provided in accordance with PART H.25of this Bylaw.  
    5. Private swimming pools and hot tubs shall be developed in accordance with PART I.25of this Bylaw.  
    6. No signs shall be allowed in the R3 District except as provided for in PART I.36PART I.38 of this Bylaw. 

 

RESIDENTIAL MANUFACTURED HOME SUBDIVISION (RMHS) DISTRICT

PURPOSE 

To permit development of manufactured home subdivisions in which each manufactured home is located on a separately registered lot. 

  1. USES 

A. PERMITTED 

B. DISCRETIONARY 

1.     Day homes 

1.     Child care facilities 

2.     Home occupations, minor 

2.     Dwellings, single detached 

3.     Manufactured homes 

3.     Home occupations. major 

4.     Modular homes 

4.     Institutional uses 

5.     Neighbourhood parks 

5.     Public or quasi-public services 

6.     Solar energy collection systems 

6.     Utilities, public 

7.     Show homes 

7.     Other uses which, in the opinion of the Development Authority, are similar to the above listed permitted and discretionary uses 

8.     Wind energy collection systems, micro 

8.     Buildings and uses accessory to discretionary uses 

9.     Buildings and uses accessory to permitted uses 

 

 

  1. SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS 

A.     Minimum Lot Area  

Manufactured Homes 

460.0 m2 (4,951 ft.2

Single Detached Dwellings 

560.0 m2 (6,028 ft.2

B.     Minimum Lot Width  

Manufactured Homes 

15.0 m (49.2 ft.) 

Single Detached Dwellings 

15.0 m (49.2 ft.) 

 

  1. DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 

A.     Minimum yards 
(Single detached dwellings) 

Front 

7.5 m (24.6 ft.) 

Rear 

7.5 m (24.6 ft.) 

Side 

10% of the lot width or, at the discretion of the Development Authority, a minimum of 1.2 m (3.9 ft.) 

On corner sites, a minimum of 4.5 m (14.8 ft.) adjacent to road or highway 

B.     Minimum Yards 
(manufactured homes) 

Front 

4.5 m (14.8 ft.) 

Rear 

6.0 m (19.7 ft.) 

Corner lots - a minimum of 4.5 m (14.8 ft.) 

Side 

1.     m (9.8 ft.) 

C.     Minimum Floor Area  
(Single detached dwellings and manufactured homes) 

65.0 m2 (700.0 ft.2

D.     Maximum Building Height 
(Manufactured Homes) 

6.0 m (19.7 ft.) 

E.      Maximum Lot Coverage 

As allowed by the Development Authority 

F.      Other Development Requirements 

As required by the Development Authority 

G.     Other Uses 

All regulations shall be as required by the Development Authority 

 

  1. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS 

A.     If additions such as fireplaces, sundecks, patios, carports or garages are made or planned to be attached to a manufactured home, the given side, front and back yard requirements will be measured from the leading edge of such improvements. 

B.     A manufactured home foundation will be of concrete or compacted mixed gravel and will be constructed so as to support the expected load of a manufactured home. Piers of concrete or wood may be used where such supports have been approved by the municipality or are acceptable under CSA standards. All connections for sewer, water and other facilities must be in place prior to the placement of the unit on the site and must comply with all public health and other applicable regulations affecting manufactured home developments. 

C.     Skirting shall: 

1.              Be from the floor level to the ground level and be factory prefabricated or the equivalent thereof so that it is in harmony with the finish and colour of the manufactured home unit; 

2.              Provide for access to the underside of the manufactured home in order to effect repairs or maintenance, being at least one (1) easily removable access panel with a minimum width of 1.2 m (4.0 ft.) to allow access to the utility connections; and 

3.              Have a minimum of two (2) ventilators in the skirting to provide for cross ventilation beneath the unit with the minimum size of ventilator being 0.31 m2 (0.3 ft.2) each. 

D.     Site Restoration 

1.              After the removal of a manufactured home from any site the owner must demolish and remove any piers, poles, concrete structures, etc. so that the site will be restored to a satisfactory condition. 

2.              The Development Authority will inspect the site to ensure that the requirements and intent of this PART have been carried out by the owner. 

3.              The Development Authority can require that a cash deposit of an amount, which will cover the cost of the necessary site restoration, be paid to the Municipality, and this deposit will be returned to the property owner upon satisfactory evidence that the site has been re-instated to a satisfactory condition. 

 

  1. ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS 
    1. Manufactured Homes shall be developed in accordance with PART I.17 of this Bylaw 
    2. Accessory buildings shall be developed in accordance with PART H.3and PART H.4 of this Bylaw.  
    3. Fences shall be developed in accordance withPART H.12 of this Bylaw.  
    4. Landscaping shall be provided in accordance with PART H.14of this Bylaw.  
    5. Grading and drainage of the site shall be provided in accordance with PART H.25of this Bylaw.  
    6. Private swimming pools and hot tubs shall be developed in accordance with PART I.25 of this Bylaw.  
    7. No signs shall be allowed in the RMHS District except as provided for in PART I.36PART I.38 of this Bylaw. 

 

RESIDENTIAL MANUFACTURED HOME PARK (RMHP) DISTRICT

PURPOSE 

To allow and regulate manufactured home parks wherein stalls are provided on a rental or leased basis. 

  1. USES 

A. PERMITTED 

B. DISCRETIONARY 

1.     Day homes 

1.     Child care facilities 

2.     Home occupations, minor 

2.     Home occupations, major 

3.     Manufactured homes 

3.     Institutional uses 

4.     Manufactured home parks 

4.     Public or quasi-public services 

5.     Neighbourhood parks 

5.     Utilities, public 

6.     Public parks 

6.     Other uses which, in the opinion of the Development Authority, are similar to the above listed permitted and discretionary uses 

7.     Solar energy collection systems 

7.     Buildings and uses accessory to discretionary uses 

8.     Wind energy collection systems, micro 

9.     Buildings and uses accessory to permitted uses 

 

  1. SUBDIVISION & DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 

A.     Minimum Lot Area  

1.2 hectares (2.99 acres) 

B.     Maximum Density 

20 manufactured home stalls per hectare (8.1 per ac.) at each stage of development 

C.     Minimum Manufactured Home Stall Area 

Single-wide manufactured homes 

370.0 m2 (3,982.0 ft.2

Double-wide manufactured homes 

420.0 m2 (4,521.0 ft. 2

D.     Minimum Manufactured Home Stall Width 

Single-wide manufactured homes 

12.0 m (39.4 ft.) 

Double-wide manufactured homes 

14.0 m (45.9 ft.) 

E.      Minimum Manufactured Home Stall Yards 

Front 

3.0 m (9.8 ft.) 

Rear 

3.0 m (9.8 ft.) 

Side 

3.0 m (9.8 ft.) 

Corner stalls - a minimum of 4.5 m (14.8 ft.) adjacent to internal road 

F.      Maximum Building Height for Manufactured Homes 

6.0 m (19.7 ft.) 

G.     Maximum Stall Coverage 

As allowed by the Development Authority 

H.     Other development requirements 

As required by the Development Authority 

I.       Other uses 

All regulations shall be as required by the Development Authority 

 

  1. SETBACKS 
    1. Manufactured homes, including any porch or addition, must be separated from each other by at least 6.0 m (19.7 ft.). 

 

  1. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS 

A.     Prior to the granting of a development permit for a manufactured home park, the developer must enter into an agreement with Council specifying mutual obligations regarding: 

1.              The establishment, operation and maintenance of the following services and utilities during the life of the park; 

2.              Storm sewer, ditches; 

3.              Sanitary sewers; 

4.              Water, power, gas; 

5.              Roadways, sidewalks, walkways, curbs; 

6.              Snow clearance; 

7.              Garbage collection; 

8.              Firefighting equipment; 

9.              Parks, playgrounds and buffers; 

10.            Control of pets;  

11.            Any other services as required by the Development Authority; 

12.            The standards of construction for same; 

13.            The manner in which costs of same are to be met, recovered or shared; 

14.            The period of time allotted for the completion of construction or installation; and 

15.            Such other matters as are required by the Development Authority. 

B.     Each manufactured home park development permit application must be accompanied by a landscaping plan and Site Development Plan to the satisfaction of the Development Authority. 

C.     Adequate common storage areas, separate from the manufactured home park, must be provided for the storage of seasonal recreational equipment and other equipment not capable of being stored within manufactured home units. Storage areas must be enclosed or screened by trees, landscaping, fences or a combination thereof. 

  1. SIGNS 

A.     An identification sign to a maximum height of 2.0 m (7.0 ft.) above grade and to a maximum area of 3.0 m2 (32.0 ft.2) can be located at the principal entrance to the Park. 

B.     Directional signs within the manufactured home park must be integrated in design and appearance and kept in scale with the immediate surroundings to the satisfaction of the Development Authority. 

 

  1. ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS 
    1. Manufactured Homes shall be developed in accordance with PART I.17of this Bylaw 
    2. Manufactured Home Parks shall be developed in accordance with PART I.18of this Bylaw. 
    3. Accessory buildings shall be developed in accordance with PART H.3and PART H.4 of this Bylaw.  
    4. Fences shall be developed in accordance with PART H.12of this Bylaw.  
    5. Landscaping shall be provided in accordance with PART H.14of this Bylaw.  
    6. Grading and drainage of the site shall be provided in accordance with PART H.25of this Bylaw.  
    7. Private swimming pools and hot tubs shall be developed in accordance with PART I.25of this Bylaw.  

 

Commercial (C1, C2)

PRIMARY COMMERCIAL (C1) DISTRICT

PURPOSE COMMERCIAL (C1) 

To provide all residents of the community and trading area with access to a wide variety of retail and service establishments, predominantly in storefront developments in the downtown core of the Town and where deemed appropriate within nodes in residential neighbourhoods. 

This District encompasses the existing central business area in the Town of Hardisty, complemented by further provisions as contained in the Town Centre Area Overlay. 

 

  1. USES 

A. PERMITTED 

B. DISCRETIONARY 

1.     Amusement establishments, indoor 

1.     Alcohol retail sales 

2.     Business support services establishments 

2.     Auctioneering establishments 

3.     Butcher Shop 

3.     Automotive and recreational vehicle sales/rentals establishments, minor 

4.     Commercial schools 

4.     Bus depots 

5.     Eating and drinking establishments 

5.     Child care facilities 

6.     Eating establishments 

6.     Contractor services, limited 

7.     General retail establishments 

7.     Drinking establishments 

8.     Government services 

8.     Drive in businesses 

9.     Health services, excluding drug or alcohol addiction treatment centres 

9.     Entertainment establishments 

10.   Hotels 

10.   Equipment rental establishments 

11.   Libraries and cultural exhibits 

11.   Fleet services 

12.   Office uses 

12.   Funeral services 

13.   Neighbourhood parks 

13.   Group care facilities 

14.   Personal service shops 

14.   Head shops 

15.   Places of worship 

15.   Licensed cannabis retail sales establishments 

16.   Public and quasi-public uses 

16.   Minor repair shops 

17.   Protective services 

17.   Mixed-use developments 

18.   Retail establishments, general 

18.   Neighbourhood shopping centres 

19.   Utilities, public 

19.   Motels 

20.   Utility buildings, public 

20.   Private clubs 

21.   Sidewalk patios 

21.   Public parks 

22.   Solar energy collection systems 

22.   Recreational facilities, indoor 

23.   Veterinary clinics, small animal 

23.   Sidewalk Patios 

24.   Wind energy conversion systems, micro 

24.   Wind energy conversion systems, small 

25.   Buildings and uses accessory to permitted uses 

25.   Other uses which, in the opinion of the Development Authority, are similar to the above mentioned permitted and discretionary uses 

 

26.   Buildings and uses accessory to discretionary uses 

 

  1. SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS 

A.     Minimum site Depth 

30.            m (98.4 ft.) 

B.     Minimum Site Width 

5.0 m (16.4 ft.) 

C.     Minimum Site Area 

140 m2 (1507.0 ft.2

 

 

  1. DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 

A.     The design, siting, external finish, architectural appearance and landscaping of all developments, including any accessory buildings and signs and any reconstruction shall be to the satisfaction of the Development Authority in order that there shall be general conformity in such matters with adjacent buildings and that there may be adequate protection afforded to the amenities of any adjacent residential uses. 

B.     Where groups of buildings are built, or buildings which are to accommodate a number of individual establishments on one site, development requirements shall be determined by the Development Authority having in mind the overall development and the parking requirements of this Bylaw. 

C.     Maximum site coverage 

100%, provided that there is adequate provision, in the opinion of the Development Authority, for access, parking, loading and garbage facilities. 

D.     Minimum yards 

Front 

None 

Rear  

None, except as required to provide loading, parking or garbage facilities. 

Side 

None, unless the site abuts a Residential District, in which case the minimum required side yard shall be 2.5 m (8.2 ft.) or one-half the height of the building, whichever is the greater. 

E.      Maximum Height 

11.             m (36.1 ft.), or the maximum height of a more restrictive abutting District. 

F.      Access, Parking, & Loading 

Each site shall have direct access to a lane at one side or at the rear. 

G.     Landscaping 

When a commercial use is proposed adjacent to a Residential District, a landscaped buffer shall be provided and maintained on the site of the commercial use between the commercial use and the Residential District. The buffer may be comprised of any or all of the following:  landscaped green space, closed or open fencing, trees and/or earth berming. All details of the buffer, including its size, width and components, shall be to the satisfaction of the Development Authority. 

H.     Outdoor storage 

No outdoor storage shall be allowed in the C1 District, even as an accessory use to a permitted or a discretionary use which is allowed. 

I.       Dwelling units 

The following regulations shall apply to dwelling units within the C1 District: 

a.      Dwelling units shall be allowed only in buildings where at least part of the first storey is used for commercial purposes; 

b.     Dwelling units shall have access at grade which is separate from any access for any commercial use; 

c.      Dwelling units shall meet the requirements for dwelling units in the High Density Residential (R4) District, except for minimum site area, minimum required yards and maximum site coverage, which shall all be at the sole discretion of the Development Authority; and 

d.     Where more than two (2) dwelling units are to be provided, a minimum of 7.5 m2 (80.7 ft.2) of amenity area per dwelling unit shall be provided in accordance with the regulations of this Bylaw. 

 

  1. ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS 
    1. Fences shall be developed in accordance with PART H.12of this Bylaw.  
    2. Landscaping shall be provided in accordance with PART H.14of this Bylaw.  
    3. Grading and drainage of the site shall be provided in accordance with PART H.25of this Bylaw.  
    4. Private swimming pools and hot tubs shall be developed in accordance with PART I.25 of this Bylaw.  
    5. Signs shall be allowed in the C1 District except as provided for in PART I.37of this Bylaw. 
    6. Sidewalk Patios shall be developed in accordance with PART I.35of this Bylaw.  

 

GENERAL COMMERCIAL (C2) DISTRICT

PURPOSE 

To provide a variety of goods and services to the community and the surrounding region. 

 

  1. USES 

A. PERMITTED 

B. DISCRETIONARY 

1.     Automotive and recreational vehicles sales/rentals establishments, major 

1.     All uses listed as Permitted Uses and Discretionary in the C1 District 

2.     Automotive and recreational vehicles sales/rentals establishments, minor 

2.     Animal hospitals 

3.     Business support services establishments 

3.     Alcohol retail sales establishments 

4.     Contractor services, general 

4.     Automotive and recreational vehicle sales/rentals establishments, major 

5.     Drive-in businesses 

5.     Bulk fuel stations 

6.     Eating establishments 

6.     Bus depots 

7.     Eating and drinking establishments 

7.     Butcher shops 

8.     Gas bars 

8.     Carwashes 

9.     Highway commercial uses 

9.     Carwashes, Heavy Vehicle 

10.   Hotels 

10.   Communications facilities, small radio 

11.   Motels 

11.   Drinking establishments 

12.   Neighbourhood convenience stores 

12.   Entertainment establishments 

13.   Private clubs 

13.   Funeral services 

14.   Neighbourhood parks 

14.   Industrial vehicle and equipment sales/rentals establishments 

15.   Service stations 

15.   Institutional uses 

16.   Retail establishments, general 

16.   Licensed cannabis retail sales establishments 

17.   Veterinary clinics, large animal 

17.   Public and quasi-public uses 

18.   Utilities, public 

18.   Public parks 

19.   Utility buildings, public 

19.   Recreational facilities, indoor 

20.   Wind energy conversion systems, micro 

20.   Recycling plants 

21.   Buildings and uses accessory to permitted uses 

21.   Sidewalk patios 

 

22.   Suites, surveillance 

23.   Truck and recreational vehicles sales/rentals establishments 

24.   Trucking and cartage establishments 

25.   Vehicle and equipment repair shops 

26.   Warehouse developments 

27.   Wind energy conversion systems, small 

28.   Other uses which, in the opinion of the Development Authority, are similar to the above mentioned permitted and discretionary uses 

29.   Buildings and uses accessory to discretionary uses 

 

 

  1. SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS 
  2. Minimum site area shall be sufficient, in the opinion of the Subdivision Authority, to allow for the clustering of a variety of uses in a compact area. 

 

 

  1. DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 

A.     The siting and architectural appearance of all developments and the landscaping of the site shall be to the satisfaction of the Development Authority in order that there shall be general conformity in such matters with adjacent developments and that there may be adequate protection afforded to the amenities of any adjacent residential uses. 

B.     Maximum Site Coverage 

30% 

C.     Minimum Yards 

Front Yard 

7.6 m (24.9 ft.) 

Rear Yard 

7.6 m (24.9 ft.) when adjacent to a Residential District; otherwise, 6.0 m (19.7 ft.) at the level of the first storey of the development. Upper storeys of a development may extend to the rear line except in a site abutting a Residential District. Where not adjacent to a Residential District, the minimum required rear yard may be reduced to 1.5 m (4.9 ft.) provided, in the sole opinion of the Development Authority, the location of the buildings and the appearance of the site would be improved. 

Side Yard 

The minimum required side yard shall be 10% of the width of the site or 4.0 m (13.1 ft.), whichever is the less. The minimum required side yard may be reduced to 1.5 m (4.9 ft.) provided, in the sole opinion of the Development Authority, the location of buildings and the appearance of the site would be improved. 

Corner and double fronting sites shall provide side yards as provided pursuant to PART H.6 this Bylaw. 

On corner sites, site lines shall be protected pursuant to PART H.7 of this Bylaw. 

D.     Maximum Height 

11 m (36.1 ft.) 

 

  1. ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS 
    1. Fences shall be developed in accordance with PART H.12of this Bylaw.  
    2. Landscaping shall be provided in accordance with PART H.14of this Bylaw.  
    3. Grading and drainage of the site shall be provided in accordance with PART H.25of this Bylaw.  
    4. Private swimming pools and hot tubs shall be developed in accordance with PART I.25of this Bylaw.  
    5. Signs shall be allowed in the C2 District except as provided for in PART I.37of this Bylaw. 
    6. Sidewalk Patios shall be developed in accordance with PART I.35of this Bylaw.  

 

Industrial (M1)

INDUSTRIAL (M1) DISTRICT

PURPOSE 

To provide for business and industrial uses which create little or no nuisance or hazard beyond the site upon which they are located, but which, by their nature, are better suited to locations away from concentrations of population. 

  1. USES 

A. PERMITTED 

B. DISCRETIONARY 

1.     Abattoir 

1.     All uses listed as Permitted Uses in the C2 District 

2.     Automotive and recreation vehicles sales/rentals, major 

2.     Agricultural industry 

3.     Automotive and recreation vehicles sales/rentals, minor 

3.     Amusement establishments, outdoor 

4.     Business support services establishments 

4.     Animal hospitals 

5.     Contractor services, general 

5.     Auctioneering establishments 

6.     Contractor services, limited 

6.     Bulk fuel stations 

7.     Drive-in businesses, but only if they are drive-through vehicle service establishments 

7.     Carwashes, Heavy Vehicle 

8.     Equipment rental establishments 

8.     Eating and drinking establishments 

9.     Fleet services 

9.     Fertilizer and other agricultural-oriented storage facilities 

10.   Greenhouses and plant nurseries 

10.   Industrial uses, heavy 

11.   Industrial uses, light 

11.   Licensed cannabis production and distribution facilities 

12.   Industrial vehicle and equipment sales/rentals establishments 

12.   Licensed industrial hemp production and distribution facilities 

13.   Neighbourhood parks 

13.   Utilities, public 

14.   Public and quasi-public uses 

14.   Outdoor storage 

15.   Recycling depots 

15.   Public parks 

16.   Self-service storage facilities 

16.   Recreational facilities, indoor 

17.   Service stations 

17.   Small animal breeding and boarding establishments 

18.   Trucking and cartage establishments 

18.   Vehicle and equipment repair shop 

19.   Veterinary clinics, large   animal 

19.   Vehicle body repair and paint shop 

20.   Warehouse developments 

20.   Veterinary clinics, large animal 

21.   Wind energy conversion systems, micro 

21.   Other uses which, in the opinion of the Development Authority, are similar to the above mentioned permitted and discretionary uses 

22.   Utilities, public 

22.   Buildings and uses accessory to discretionary uses 

23.   Utility buildings, public 

 

24.   Buildings and uses accessory to permitted uses 

 

  1. SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS 

A.     Minimum Site Area 

650.0 m2 (6996.0 ft.2

 

  1. DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 

A.     Maximum Site Coverage 

60% 

B.     Minimum Yards 

Front Yard 

6.0 m (19.7 ft.), unless a greater yard is deemed necessary by the Development Authority. No loading, parking, or storage area shall be allowed within the required minimum front yard. 

Rear Yard 

At the discretion of the Development Authority, except that where the rear yard is adjacent to a Residential District, the minimum required rear yard shall be 5.0 m (16.4 ft.). 

Side Yard 

The minimum required side yard shall be 6.0 m (19.7 ft.) on one side and 1.5 m (4.9 ft.) on the other for a building up to a height of 4.5 m (14.8 ft.). For a building over 4.5 m (14.8 ft.), the minimum required side yard shall be increased by 0.3 m (1.0 ft.) for every 1.0 m (3.3 ft.) of height up to a maximum requirement of 6.0 m (19.7 ft.). 

Corner and double fronting sites shall provide side yards as provided pursuant to PART H.6 of this Bylaw. 

On corner sites, site lines shall be protected pursuant to PART H.7 of this Bylaw. 

C.     Maximum Height 

12.0 m (39.4 ft.) 

D.     Setbacks from Pipeline Rights-of-Way 

No building shall be located closer than 15.0 m (49.2 ft.) to the centerline of a pipeline right-of-way or the centerline of a pipeline within a pipeline right-of-way, whichever distance is the lesser. 

E.      Access 

Each site shall have direct access to a road designed and constructed to have regard for continuity of traffic flow, safety of vehicles and avoidance of dangerous intersections, all in the opinion of the Development Authority. 

F.      Outdoor Storage 

All outdoor storage shall be screened to the height considered necessary by the Development Authority. 

G.     Landscaping 

All yards shall be landscaped with trees, shrubs and planted ground cover in accordance with plans approved by the Development Authority. 

H.     Upkeep of Site 

The entire site and all buildings shall be maintained in a neat and tidy manner to the satisfaction of the Development Authority. This shall include the trimming and upkeep of landscaped areas and the removal of debris and unsightly objects. 

 

  1. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 

A.     In addition to the development permit application requirements in PART D.4.8 of this Bylaw, an application shall also include information regarding the protection of the soils on the site from potential contamination. 

B.     Where potential for contamination is identified by the Development Authority, the applicant shall provide a remediation pan, enter into a Development Agreement with the Town of Hardisty, and provide securities for site remediation. 

C.     Industrial establishments must not cause extreme, objectionable, dangerous, unsafe or undesirable conditions to exist temporarily or permanently beyond the site boundary, by way of: 

1.              Noise traffic or unusual working hours; 

2.              Vibrations; 

3.              Odour; 

4.              Unsightliness; 

5.              Smoke, dust or other particulate matter emissions; 

6.              Toxic and noxious matter or emissions gas or vapour emissions; 

7.              Radiation hazards; 

8.              Fire and explosive hazards; 

9.              Heat; 

10.            Humidity; and 

11.            Glare. 

D.     What level, amount, or degree of any expected or potential condition constitutes extreme, objectionable, dangerous, unsafe or undesirable is to the determination of the Development Authority aided by the application of usual or regulated standards, and also will be used in determining whether or not permitted uses will be approved. 

E.      The Development Authority will consider the visual and environmental effects on the surrounding lands in the case of malfunction of any industrial process, and can issue a development permit subject to any preventative conditions as are seen fit. 

 

  1. ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS 
    1. Fences shall be developed in accordance with PART H.12of this Bylaw.  
    2. Landscaping shall be provided in accordance with PART H.14of this Bylaw. 
    3. The provisions as per PART H.22 of this Bylaw relating to “moved in buildings” apply to this District. 
    4. Grading and drainage of the site shall be provided in accordance with PART H.25of this Bylaw.  
    5. Private swimming pools and hot tubs shall be developed in accordance with PART I.25of this Bylaw.  
    6. Signs shall be allowed in the M1 District except as provided for in PART I.37of this Bylaw