Edmonton Zoning Bylaw 12800

340     (CB2) General Business Zone

340.1     General Purpose

The purpose of this Zone it to provide for businesses that require large Sites and a location with good visibility and accessibility along, or adjacent to, major public roadways.

340.2      Permitted Uses

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

  1. Apartment Hotels

  2. Automotive and Equipment Repair Shops  

  3. Bars and Neighbourhood Pubs, for less than 200 occupants and 240 m2 of Public Space

  4. Business Support Services

  5. Commercial Schools

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

  1. Convenience Retail Stores

Bylaw 16224

September 10, 2012

  1. Creation and Production Establishments

  2. Drive-in Food Services  

  3. Equipment Rentals

  4. Gas Bars

  5. General Retail Stores

Bylaw 17403

October 19, 2015

Effective date: February 1, 2016

  1. Greenhouses, Plant Nurseries and Garden Centres

  2. Health Services

  3. Hotels

  4. Household Repair Services

  5. Indoor Participant Recreation Services

  6. Limited Contractor Services

Bylaw 16224

September 10, 2012

  1. Major Amusement Establishments  

Bylaw 16224

September 10, 2012

  1. Minor Amusement Establishments

  2. Minor Service Stations

  3. Personal Service Shops  

  4. Professional, Financial and Office Support Services

Bylaw 16224

September 10, 2012

  1. Public Libraries and Cultural Exhibits

  2. Recycling Depots  

  3. Restaurants, for less than 200 occupants and 240 m2 of Public Space

  4. Specialty Food Services, for less than 100 occupants and 120 m2 of Public Space

Bylaw 17901

March 6, 2017

    1. Urban Gardens

  1. Veterinary Services

  2. Warehouse Sales

  3. Fascia On-premises Signs

  4. Freestanding On-premises Signs

  5. Projecting On-premises Signs  

  6. Temporary On-premises Signs   

340.3      Discretionary Uses

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

  1. Animal Hospitals and Shelters

  2. Apartment Housing

  3. Automotive/Minor Recreation Vehicle Sales/Rentals

  4. Auctioneering Establishments

  5. Bars and Neighbourhood Pubs, for more than 200 occupants and 240 m2 of Public Space, provided the Site is not adjacent to or across a lane from a Site zoned Residential

  6. Carnivals

  7. Child Care Services

  8. Convenience Vehicle Rentals

  9. Flea Markets

  10. Fleet Services

  11. Funeral, Cremation and Interment Services

  12. Government Services

Bylaw 16224

September 10, 2012

  1. Live Work Units

  2. Major Alcohol Sales

Bylaw 16224

September 10, 2012

  1. Major Home Based Business

  2. Major Service Stations

Bylaw 16224

September 10, 2012

  1. Media Studios

  2. Minor Alcohol Sales

Bylaw 16224

September 10, 2012

  1. Minor Home Based Business

  2. Mobile Catering Food Services

  3. Motels

Bylaw 13117

July 8, 2002

  1. Nightclubs, for less than 200 occupants and 240 m2  of Public Space, if the Site is adjacent to or across a lane from a Site zoned Residential

  2. Non-accessory Parking

  3. Outdoor Amusement Establishments  

Bylaw 16224

September 10, 2012

  1. Pawn Stores

  2. Private Clubs

  3. Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Services  

  4. Recycled Materials Drop-off Centres  

  5. Religious Assembly

  6. Residential Sales Centre

  7. Restaurants, for more than 200 occupants and 240 m2 of Public Space, provided the Site is not adjacent to or across a lane from a Site zoned residential

Bylaw 16224

September 10, 2012

  1. Secondhand Stores

  2. Spectator Sports Establishments

  3. Specialty Food Services, for more than 100 occupants and 120 m2 of Public Space

  4. Spectator Entertainment Establishments

  5. Truck and Mobile Home Sales/Rentals

Bylaw 17901

March 6, 2017

    1. Urban Indoor Farms

Bylaw 17403

October 19, 2015

Effective date: February 1, 2016

  1. Urban Outdoor Farms

  2. Fascia Off-premises Signs

  3. Freestanding Off-premises Signs

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

  1. Major Digital Signs

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

  1. Minor Digital Off-premises Signs

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

  1. Minor Digital On-premises Signs

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

  1. Minor Digital On-premises Off-premises Signs

  2. Roof Off-premises Signs  

  3. Roof On-premises Signs

Bylaw 16313

January 21, 2013

  1. Temporary Off-premises Signs

340.4      Development Regulations for Permitted and Discretionary Uses

  1. The minimum Site Frontage shall be 30.0 m unless access is provided from a service road.

  2. The maximum Floor Area Ratio shall be 3.5.

Bylaw 15735

June 20, 2011

  1. A minimum Setback of 4.5 m shall be required where a Site abuts a public roadway, other than a Lane. Where adjacent commercial buildings abut the property line to form a pedestrian-oriented shopping street, no Setback shall be required.

Bylaw 15735

June 20, 2011

Bylaw 16224

September 10, 2012

  1. A minimum Setback of 6.0 m shall be required where the Rear or Side Lot Line of the Site abuts the Lot line of a residential Zone.

Bylaw 15735

June 20, 2011

Bylaw 17672

June 27, 2016

  1. No parking, loading, storage, trash collection, outdoor service or display area shall be permitted within a Setback. Loading, storage and trash collection areas shall be located to the rear or sides of the principal building and shall be screened from view from any adjacent Sites, public roadways or a LRT line in accordance with the provisions of Section 55.5 of this Bylaw. If the rear or sides of a Site are used for parking, an outdoor service or display area or both, and abut a Residential Zone or a Lane serving a Residential Zone, such areas shall be screened in accordance with the provisions of subsection 55.4 of this Bylaw.

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

  1. The maximum building Height shall not exceed 14.5 m for flat, mansard and gambrel roofs, or 16.0 m for a roof type with a pitch of 4/12 (18.4 degrees) or greater, except the maximum Height for a Hotels or Apartment Hotels Use shall not exceed 30.0 m, in accordance with Section 52. Hotels or Apartment Hotels exceeding 16.0 m in Height shall be a Class B Discretionary Development.

  2. Any business premises or multiple occupancy building having a Floor Area greater than 3 000 m2 or a single wall length greater than 25.0 m visible from a public road, shall comply with the following criteria:

  1. the roof line and building fa├žade shall include design elements that reduce the perceived mass of the building and add architectural interest; and

  2. Landscaping adjacent to exterior walls shall be used to minimize the perceived mass of the building and to create visual interest.

  1. All mechanical equipment, including roof mechanical units, shall be concealed by screening in a manner compatible with the architectural character of the building or concealed by incorporating it within the building.

  2. Signs shall comply with the regulations found in Schedule 59F.

Bylaw 17403

October 19, 2015

Effective date: February 1, 2016

  1. Urban Indoor Farms shall comply with Section 98 of this Bylaw

340.5       Additional Development Regulations for Discretionary Uses

  1. The following regulations shall apply to Automotive and Minor Recreational Vehicle Sales/Rentals, Convenience Vehicle Rentals and Truck and Mobile Home Sales/Rentals developments:

  1. all storage, display and parking areas shall be hardsurfaced in accordance with subsection 54.6(1) of this Bylaw;

  2. all display areas that abut a Residential Zone or a Lane serving a Residential Zone shall be screened in accordance with the provisions of subsection 55.4(4) of this Bylaw; and

  3. lighting for the display areas shall be mounted on lamp standards and no exposed bulbs or strings of lights shall be used.

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

  1. The following regulations shall apply to Hotels and Apartment Hotels:

  1. the maximum building Height shall be 30.0 m; and

Bylaw 15735

June 20, 2011

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

  1. in addition to the Setback requirements of subsection 340.4(3), the Development Officer may, as a condition of approval, require an additional Setback for that portion of a Hotel that exceeds 16.0 m in Height in order to protect the amenity and privacy of development in any adjacent Residential Zone. The Development Officer shall not require a total Setback greater than the Height of the building.

  2. The following regulations shall apply to Apartment Housing developments:

  1. Apartment Housing shall be permitted only in buildings where the first Storey is used for commercial purposes;

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

  1. the housing component shall have access at Grade, which is separate from the access for the commercial premises;

  2. where a development contains two or more Dwellings, a minimum of 7.5 m2 of Amenity Area per Dwelling is required, in accordance with the provisions of Section 46 of this Bylaw; and

  3. the maximum Floor Area Ratio of Apartment Housing shall be 2.0.

Bylaw 17403

October 19, 2015

Effective date:  February 1, 2016

  1. Urban Outdoor Farms shall comply with Section 98 of this Bylaw.