has been approved for properties at 10103 and 10115 to 10150 81 Avenue NW, and 8015, 8109 and 8128 102 Street NW.
This application is a rezoning and plan amendment to update the existing Historic West Ritchie Direct Development Control Provision (DC1). The current DC1 Provision is from 2011 and is restricted to allowing Zoning Bylaw uses that were available at that time, which is resulting in newer uses being denied permits for operating here.
The main purpose of the
is to modify the allowable uses to introduce new business opportunities such as breweries, wineries and distilleries, cannabis retail sales (subject to separation distance requirements), markets and urban indoor farms (this list of uses is not complete).
The allowable uses are also being adjusted to ensure those allowed are compatible with the main intent of the DC1 Provision, to preserve the unique architectural character of this portion of 81 Avenue NW, or restricted appropriately to ensure this.
Development regulations are proposed to be as prescribed in the General Business Zone (CB2) and as modified by the Main Streets Overlay (MSO) with some specific adjustments mainly to preserve the unique architectural character of the avenue, such as false fronts. A new regulation is also proposed for the revised DC1 Provision to allow the existing building west of 102 Street NW to have residential uses at ground level.
The current DC1 Provision references the 2011 version of the CB2 Zone and the Pedestrian Commercial Shopping Street Overlay (PCSSO). The Pedestrian Commercial Shopping Street Overlay was replaced by the Main Streets Overlay in September 2017. The CB2 Zone with the MSO is the zoning for the majority of the surrounding commercial area and along 82 (Whyte) Avenue NW (outside of the historic core).
There is a proposal to amend the Strathcona Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) to update the direction for the West Ritchie Area to reference the Main Streets Overlay instead of the Pedestrian Commercial Shopping Street Overlay, amend Figure 9 for the West Ritchie Land Use Concept, and reflect other changes that have occurred in the area since 2011. As well, the existing DC1 Provision is embedded within the ARP and the proposed amendment would remove it from the plan, with the DC1 Provision to be maintained within the Zoning Bylaw instead, based on current standards.
For more details about the impacts of changing from the 2011 CB2 Zone and the Pedestrian Commercial Shopping Street Overlay to the current CB2 Zone and Main Streets Overlay, or to provide feedback or opinions on this application, please contact the file planner (contact information below).
Council Approval Date: Monday January 23, 2023
Council Referred Back Date: March 15, 2022
Reference File Number: LDA21-0518
Planner: Email Andrew McLellan or call 780-496-2939