58. General Performance Standards for a Safe Physical Environment
Site and building layouts shall include design elements that take the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) into consideration, particularly for commercial, industrial, multi-unit residential Uses and Vehicle Parking Uses. These elements may include, but are not limited to: elements that allow for natural surveillance, increase sightlines and activity; and high quality interior and exterior lighting. The physical layout and landscaping shall reduce the vulnerability of pedestrians by avoiding areas of concealment or entrapment such as:, long public corridor spaces, stairwells, or other movement predictors),; avoiding landscaping hazards such as: unpruned trees, rocks that can be thrown, or blind corners; and by locating Vehicle Parking areas close to building access points and by using wayfinding mechanisms. The Development Officer may require a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design assessment prepared by a qualified security consultant, or similar professional, and may apply conditions to the approval of the Development Permit based on the recommendations of the CPTED assessment to promote a safe physical environment.
The Development Officer shall require a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) assessment prepared by a qualified security consultant, or similar professional, for any development which includes an Above Ground Parkade or Underground Parkade.