Edmonton Zoning Bylaw 12800

54.6      Hardsurfacing and Curbing of Parking and Loading Spaces

  1. General Requirements

Bylaw 17973

April 27, 2017

  1. Required parking and loading facilities shall provide for, and include, an adequate, safe and convenient arrangement of vehicular points of ingress or egress, driveways, internal roadways, aisles and ramps, loading of motor vehicles all in relation to buildings and entry points to buildings on the Site. Such facilities shall comply with the following design, development and maintenance standards:

Bylaw 16312

January 21, 2013

Bylaw 17973

April 27, 2017

  1. all required parking and loading facilities shall be clearly demarcated, have adequate storm water drainage and storage facilities, and be Hardsurfaced;

  2. Notwithstanding Section 54.6(1)(a)(i), parking and loading facilities, and the access thereto, are not required to be Hardsurfaced until the roadway or Lane from which access is provided is Hardsurfaced; and

  3. in situations where lighting of off-street parking and loading facilities is to be provided, the lighting shall be arranged, installed and maintained to deflect, shade and focus light away from any adjacent land Uses.

Bylaw 15634

September 26, 2011

Bylaw 16312

January 21, 2013

Bylaw 17973

April 27, 2017

  1. Residential Zones

  1. Every Driveway, off-street parking or loading space, and access provided or required in any Residential Zone, including the area contained within City-owned land from which access or egress is obtained, shall be Hardsurfaced if access is from a public roadway which is Hardsurfaced or gravelled. 

  2. For an on-site Driveway or Parking Area in any Residential Zone, the area required to be Hardsurfaced may be constructed on the basis of separated Hardsurfaced tire tracks

Bylaw 17973

April 27, 2017

  1. Commercial Uses, Industrial Uses, and Multi-unit Project Developments

Bylaw 16312

January 21, 2013

Bylaw 17973

April 27, 2017

  1. Every off-street parking or loading space provided or required for any Commercial Use, and the access thereto, including the whole area contained within the City-owned land to which a curb crossing permit applies, shall be Hardsurfaced if the access is from a public roadway which is Hardsurfaced.

  2. Every off-street parking or loading space provided or required for an Industrial Use, and the access thereto, including the whole area contained within the City-owned land to which a curb crossing permit applies, shall be Hardsurfaced if such area lies in front of the principal building. Any area at the rear or the side of the principal building provided or required for off-street parking or loading space need not be Hardsurfaced, but shall be of such a surface that shall minimize the carrying of dirt or foreign matter upon the highway.

  3. Where a Hardsurfaced Parking Area has been provided on a Site to the minimum required, then the type of surface permitted for Parking Areas and Walkways on the balance of the Site shall be of such material approved by the Development Officer, in consultation with Transportation Services.

  4. In parking areas and similarly congested locations, curbs and other protective measures shall be used to protect adjacent Fences, walls, boulevards, landscaped areas or buildings on the Site or an adjacent Site.

  5. Continuous raised or pre-cast curbing of not less than 100 mm in Height shall be provided adjacent to streets and required landscaped areas, 600 mm from the front of the parking stall. Concrete curb stops shall be placed to ensure that vehicles do not overhang boulevards, sidewalks, or required landscaped areas. Curbing shall also be required to clearly demarcate the required portion of Driveway leading to an internal roadway, aisle, ramp, parking space or loading space.

  6. Where continuing curbs are used as wheel stops, the measured size of parking spaces shall be reduced 1.0 m in length than otherwise required. In such instances, the parking layout should allow for the vehicle to overhang the curb by 1.0 m and such overhang areas must be clear of all obstructions (Signs, shrubs, trees, etc.) and shall not be regarded as a required landscaped area