Edmonton Zoning Bylaw 12800

Charter Bylaw 18613

November 26, 2018

91.        Special Events

  1. Special Event shall be in accordance with the following:

  1. exterior lighting shall provide a safe lit environment in accordance with Section 51 and 58;

  2. all outdoor trash collection areas shall be screened or located away from the activity;

  3. all event structures must be removed after the Special Event and the Site shall be cleared of all debris and returned to its original condition; and

  4. Notwithstanding Section 50, where a temporary structure is erected as part of the function of an event:

  1. the maximum Height of the structure above ground level shall not exceed the maximum Height of the Zone;

  2. Site Coverage and Floor Area Ratio of the underlying Zone shall not apply; and

  3. Setbacks shall only apply to those Setbacks which Abut a Zone where Residential Uses are a Permitted Use, except for Sites within the Special Area Downtown.

  1. The maximum duration of a Special Event, inclusive of set-up and take-down, shall:

Charter Bylaw 19503

February 9, 2021

  1. be up to 45 consecutive days, and up to a maximum of 45 cumulative days per calendar year; or

  2. be of unlimited temporary duration between May 01 to August 31 or November 01 to December 31 in the same calendar year, where the Special Event is for the purpose of seasonal plant sales Accessory to a Use other than a Residential or Residential-Related Use.

  3. Notwithstanding sections 11.3 and 91.2, the Development Officer may approve a Special Event for a longer duration or a duration other than the dates listed in 91.2(b), only if the Development Officer is satisfied that the Special Event is compatible with the character of the area and the other Uses located on, or Abutting, the Site, having regard for:

  1. the siting of the event;

  2. the location, size and height of the associated temporary structures, including Signs;

  3. the location and use of outdoor speakers and amplification systems is sensitive to adjacent Residential Uses;

  4. screening and buffering; and

  5. hours of operation.

In such cases, the development shall be considered a Class B Discretionary Development.