Ahas been received for properties at 10319 and 10329 82 Avenue NW and land between Gateway Boulevard NW and 105 Street NW and between 81 Avenue NW and 83 Avenue NW.
The proposal is for athat is nearly identical to the existing one, except for one change to how public space is calculated throughout, as well as some more substantial changes for the Commercial Hotel (10329 82 Avenue NW) and the outdoor space east of the hotel (10319 82 Avenue NW).
For all land subject to the DC1 Provision, exterior patio/deck space would no longer count towards public space, provided the exterior patio/deck space does not exceed 50% of the interior public space of the establishment.
Through a new sub area in the DC1 Provision for the Commercial Hotel and its associated outdoor space, exceptions are proposed to the current regulations as follows:
- The maximum amount of public space is proposed to increase from 240 square metres to 855 square metres
- A maximum of 320 square metres of public space can be exterior patio/deck space, except no exterior patio/deck public space shall function as a nightclub use
The new sub area would also clarify that no size restriction shall apply to special events and an exception is proposed to signage regulations to allow for a “marquee” style sign that is normally not allowed in the historic core.
An associated application to the Strathcona Area Redevelopment Plan is also proposed to amend one map to show the proposed new DC1 Sub Area and also to remove the Historical Commercial (DC1) Direct Development Control Provision from the plan.
While it used to be standard practice to include DC1 Provisions within statutory plans, it is now considered more appropriate to simply have these provisions exist in the Zoning Bylaw and not be duplicated within a plan. No changes are proposed with regard to policies or the direction of the Area Redevelopment Plan.
Council Public Hearing Date: To be determined
Reference File Number: LDA22-0259
Planner: Email Andrew McLellan or call 780-496-2939 for more information