December 12, 2016
Charter Bylaw 18882
June 17, 2019
Any Liquor Store shall not be located less than 500 m from any other Liquor Store.
Notwithstanding subsection 85(1), a Liquor Store may be located less than 500 m from any other Liquor Store if located:
outside the boundary shown in Appendix 1 to Section 85, provided:
the Liquor Stores are located on separate Sites, and
at least one Liquor Store is located on a Site greater than 2.5 ha in size that is zoned CSCa, UVCa, GVC, TC-C, DC1, DC2, CSC, CB1, CB2, CHY, CO or CB3.
For the purposes of Section 85, the 500 m separation distance shall be measured from the closest point of the Liquor Store to the closest point of any other approved Liquor Store.
Any Site containing a Liquor Store shall not be located less than 100 m from any Site being used for community or recreation activities, public or private education, or public lands at the time of the application for the Development Permit for the Liquor Store. Sites that are greater than 2.0 ha in size and zoned either CSC or DC2, are exempt from this restriction. For the purposes of this subsection only:
the 100 m separation distance shall be measured from the closest point of the subject Site boundary to the closest point of another Site boundary, and shall not be measured from Zone boundaries or from the edges of structures;
the term "community or recreation activities" is limited to Community Recreation Services, as defined in subsection 7.8(1) of this Bylaw, which includes community league buildings and facilities, and children’s playgrounds and play areas. This term does not include arenas or other public assembly Uses, Child Care Services, Public Libraries and Cultural Exhibits, or Religious Assembly;
the term "public or private education facilities" is limited to elementary through to high schools inclusive only, and does not include dance schools, driving schools or other Commercial Schools; and
the term "public lands" is limited to Sites zoned AP, and Sites zoned A.
Notwithstanding Section 11 of this Bylaw, a Development Officer shall not grant a variance to subsection 85(4).
Notwithstanding Section 11 of this Bylaw, a Development Officer shall only grant a variance to subsection 85(1) or subsection 85(2) as outlined in subsections 85(7), 85(8) and 85(9).
When the Development Officer receives an application for a Development Permit that is for the purpose of accommodating the temporary relocation of an approved Liquor Store within 500 m of its original location, a variance to subsection 85(1) or subsection 85(2) may be granted where:
the application for the Development Permit is for a Temporary Development, in order to limit the introduction of an additional Liquor Store within 500 m of the original approved Development Permit;
the temporary location for any Liquor Store is not within 500 m of any legally conforming Liquor Store; and
the application for a Development Permit will not result in a total Floor Area for a Liquor Store that is 10.0% greater than the Floor Area of the existing approved Liquor Store, to a maximum increase of 50 m2.
When a Development Officer receives an application for a Development Permit that is for the purpose of accommodating the reversion of an existing approved Liquor Store back to its original location on a Site, a variance of subsection 85(1) or subsection 85(2) may only be granted where the application for the reversion is submitted to the Development Officer within 5 years of the date of vacating the original location and the application will not result in a total Floor Area that is greater than the original approved Liquor Store.
The issuance of a Development Permit which contains a variance pursuant to subsection 85(7) shall be issued as a Temporary Development for a duration of up to 5 years or less, to be determined by the Development Officer.
The Development Officer may require lighting, signage or screening measures that ensure the proposed development is compatible with adjacent or nearby Residential Uses or Commercial Uses.
Liquor Stores shall include the following to allow for natural surveillance to promote safe surroundings:
Customer access is oriented to:
a public or internal roadway, other than a Lane;
a shopping centre parking lot in front of the store; or
a mall access that allows visibility from the interior of the mall into the store.
Premises located at ground level shall include:
Ample transparency to maintain sight lines into and out of the premises. To ensure transparency and sight lines are maintained:
1. Not more than 10% of the windows may be covered by Signs, the remainder shall be clear, untinted, and free from obstruction.
Outdoor lighting is required to provide a well-lit environment for pedestrians entering and exiting the premises and to illuminate the property. The Development Officer shall require the applicant to provide a plan showing the location and details of perimeter lighting to ensure adequate lighting.
Landscaping shall be located such that it
does not obstruct sight lines into the premises.