Edmonton Zoning Bylaw 12800

Bylaw 17643

May 25, 2016

80.       Child Care Services

A Child Care Service shall comply with the following:

  1. Child Care Services Site Plan and Development Application Content:

  1. In addition to the requirements of Section 13, every application for a Development Permit for a Child Care Services Use shall include a Site plan and floor plan that combined, includes all information required in the Child Care Services Checklist.

  2. Location requirements:

  1. No portion of a Child Care Services Use, including the building bay and on-Site outdoor play space, where provided, shall be located adjacent to a building bay with an approved development permit for the following Uses:

  1. Automotive and Equipment Repair Shops

  2. Fleet Services

  3. Funeral, Cremation and Internment Services

  4. General Industrial Uses

  5. Rapid Drive-through Vehicle Services, or

  6. Vehicle and Equipment Sales/Rentals.

  1. No portion of a Child Care Services Use, including the building, building bay or on-Site outdoor play space, where provided, shall be located on a Site or adjacent to a Site with an approved development permit for the following Uses:

  1. Land Treatment

  2. Major Impact Utility Services, or

  3. Minor Impact Utility Services.

  1. No portion of a Child Care Services Use, including the building, building bay and on-Site outdoor play space, where provided, shall be located within 50 m of a Major Service Station, a Minor Service Station or a Gas Bar.  This distance shall be measured from the closest pump island, fill pipes, vent pipes, or service station or gas bar building, to the Child Care Services Use.

Bylaw 17727

August 22, 2016

  1. Where Site conditions exist which may negatively impact the Child Care Services Use, including but not limited to trash collection areas, large parking lots, loading docks, rail lines, or arterial public roadways, the applicant shall design the building, entrances, playspaces, landscaping, and Fencing, or similar, to mitigate these conditions to the satisfaction of the Development Officer.

  2. Where Child Care Services is proposed on a Site zoned (IB) Business Industrial Zone, (IL) Light Industrial Zone, or (EIB) Ellerslie Business Industrial Zone, it shall only be allowed if the Site development forms part of an office park development or commercial strip mall.

  1. Playspace requirements

Bylaw 17727

August 22, 2016

  1. Where outdoor play space is provided at ground level it shall be allowed in any Yard. It shall be Fenced on all sides and all gates shall be self-latching. Fencing shall not be required where outdoor play space is proposed to share existing play equipment on Sites zoned (US) Urban Services Zone or (AP) Public Parks Zone, or if an exemption is permitted by the Government of Alberta.

  2. Where outdoor play space is provided above the first level such as on a Rooftop Terrace, balcony, or similar, the following regulations shall apply:

  1. Perimeter guard rails, or parapet walls, or a combination thereof that is at least 1.83 m in Height and provides a secure perimeter shall be installed and shall be consistent with the architectural materials and style of the building.

  2. Mechanical equipment and exhaust systems shall be designed to be integrated into the play space so the Development Officer is satisfied that it does not create adverse effects related to noise, fumes or safety, or shall be located a minimum of 2 m outside of the perimeter of the outdoor play space.

  1. Development in Residential Zones

  1. Where a Child Care Services Use is proposed in a building with a valid development permit for Apartment Housing or Row Housing, the Child Care Services shall not be part of a Dwelling.

  2. Where a Child Care Services Use is proposed as part of a Dwelling, or is proposed in a converted Single Detached Housing, the Use shall only be located:

  1. on a Corner Lot; or

  2. on a Site Abutting a Site that is actively used for a Community, Educational, Recreational and Cultural Service Use Class; or

  3. Abutting a Site with zoning that lists Apartment Housing, General Retail Stores or Convenience Retail Stores as a permitted Use.

  1. A converted Dwelling shall not change the principal character or external appearance of the Dwelling in which it is located.

  2. If a new building is constructed for a Child Care Services Use, it shall retain the external appearance of a residential Dwelling, unless it is built as part of a development where the primary use is a Religious Assembly Use.

  1. Sign Requirements

  1. Signs shall conform to the regulations found in the Sign Schedule for the underlying zone.