Edmonton Zoning Bylaw 12800

Charter Bylaw 18673

March 11, 2019

1000.14 (ILES) Industrial-Light Edmonton South

1)            General Purpose

The purpose of this Zone is to allow logistics and distribution land uses with opportunities for related and supporting land uses. This Zone will offer greater flexibility for Outdoor Storage, while being subject to a high standard of architectural design and Landscaping in order to maintain the aesthetic environment and contain the great majority of the nuisances created within the Building and/or the Site.


2)            Permitted Uses

  1. Accessory Building < 200.0 m2 (2,152.8 ft2)

  2. Automotive and Equipment Body Repair

  3. Automotive and Equipment Repair

  4. Broadcast Film Studio

  5. Bulk Oil Sales

  6. Business Office

  7. Casino/Gambling Establishment

  8. Commercial Greenhouse

  9. Contractor Service, Indoor

  10. Convenience Retail Service

  11. Cultural Facility

  12. Distribution facility

  13. Drinking Establishment

  14. Financial Services

  15. Funeral Service

  16. Gas Bar

  17. Hotel

  18. Industrial, Light

  19. Information Service

  20. Institutional Use

  21. Liquor Sales

  22. Manufacturing, Limited Indoor

  23. Motel

  24. Personal and Health Care Services

  25. Recreation, Indoor

  26. Religious Assembly

  27. Restaurant

bb.    Schools, Commercial

cc.    Service Station, Major

dd.     Truck Terminal

ee.     Truck Weigh Scale

ff.     Utility Service, Minor

gg.    Warehousing and Storage, Indoor

hh.    Warehouse Sales

ii.      Wholesaling Facility

3)            Discretionary Uses

  1. Accessory Building > 200.0 m2 (2,152.8 ft2)

  2. Amusement Entertainment Service

  3. Animal Care Service

  4. Child Care Facility      

  5. Commercial Retail Service

  6. Contractor Service, General

  7. Entertainment, Adult

  8. Equipment Sales and Services

  9. Frame & Fabric Structure       

  10. Manufactured Home, Sales and Service

  11. Manufacturing, Light

  12. Park

  13. Parking Facility

  14. Protective and Emergency Services

  15. Recreation, Outdoor

  16. Recreational Vehicle Storage

  17. Recycling Depot

  18. Retail Store, Large format

  19. Security Suite

  20. Sign

  21. Warehousing and Storage, Limited

4)            Development Regulations

  1. Minimum Building Setbacks Shall be in accordance with Table 1:

Table 1: Minimum Building Setback Requirements

From the property line:

Any Building or Structure

Road, Highway – Front/Side/Rear 7.5 m
Road, Arterial – Front/Side/Rear 7.5 m
Road, Internal/Service or Street – Front/Side/Rear 7.5 m
Other Lots
Side 0.0 m
Rear 1.2 m  
  1. The maximum height of any building or structure located in the vicinity of an airport shall be determined by the limits as described in the Edmonton International Airport Zoning Regulations (CRC, c81), and shall be subject to the approval of Transportation Canada and NAV Canada.

  2. The maximum height of any Building or structure not located in the vicinity of an airport Shall not exceed 6 storeys.

  3. All lands within the Industrial Business Edmonton South Zone Shall have a Landscaped Area. A Landscaping plan Shall be provided for all Developments in accordance with Section 1000.5(5).

  4. Within this Zone, Landscaped Area shall be defined as the following:

  1. All Front Yards and Side Yards adjacent to a road to a minimum depth of 6 metres.

  2. All minimum required Side Yards between the front and rear of a Principal Building where they are not used for vehicular circulation.

  1. Landscaping Shall comply with the following:

  1. Xeriscaping Landscaping techniques Shall be encouraged to reduce watering requirements.

  2. Vegetation utilized for Landscaping Shall be hardy to the central Alberta climate, as determined by the Development Officer.

  3. In Landscaped Areas, trees must be planted in clusters, double rows or triangles instead of as a single tree row, and must be spaced in accordance with recognized horticultural practice.

  4. In the vicinity of an airport, landscaping is to minimize attractants to birds and wildlife that may affect safe airport operations.

  5. In the vicinity of an airport, traffic/automobile lights, traffic control devices, street lighting and building lighting shall not interfere with the operation of any airport function.

  1. The combined site coverage by principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed 80% of the site.

  2. Outdoor Storage shall meet the following requirements:

  1. Outdoor Storage must be visually screened from adjacent roadways and adjacent Zones through the use of building orientation and design, Landscaping, berms and fencing.

  2. Outdoor Storage Shall not be comprised of materials or equipment that are, or cause, runoff or airborne particulate pollutants (i.e. heavy metals, chemicals, oils, dust), safety hazards or interrupt airport function.

  3. Recycling bins, garbage bins, parked fleet vehicles, parked trucks and outdoor display areas of new retail sales (i.e. automobiles, farm equipment, etc.) are not considered Outdoor Storage in this Zone.

  4. Outdoor Storage shall not be the dominant or sole use on any Lot.

  5. Yard and storage areas may be surfaced with recycled asphalt, recycled concrete or other compacted, non-dust emitting materials. Areas surfaced with such materials shall be visually screened and not have direct access to public roads.

  6. Within the vicinity of an airport, the outdoor storage of food sources and wildlife attractants is prohibited.

  1. Principal Building entrances shall be clearly articulated and linked to any pedestrian walkway systems.

  2. In multi-building complexes, a consistent architectural concept Shall be maintained through the use of complementary Building design, material and colours.

  3. Pre-engineered Principal Buildings of non-permanent/not durable materials Shall not be permitted.

  4. Parking Shall be encouraged to be provided underground and/or at the side or rear of Principal Buildings.

  5. On-site parking, loading and unloading areas Shall be hard-surfaced. Loading and unloading areas Shall be located only at the side or rear of the Principal Building, and screened from view from any public roadway.

  6. Roof-top mechanical equipment and mechanical penthouses Shall be screened from view.

  7. Any applicant for a development or building permit shall submit evidence that proposed work involving outdoor lighting fixtures complies with the principles of dark sky lighting as outlined by the International Dark Sky Association. The submission shall include, but may not be limited to:

  1. Plans indicating the location on the premises, and the type of illuminating devices, fixtures, lamps, supports, reflectors, and other devices.

  2. Description of the illuminating devices, fixtures, lamps, supports, reflectors, and other devices and the description may include, but is not limited to, catalog cut sheets by manufacturers and drawings (including sections where required).

  3. Photometric data, such as that furnished by manufacturers, or similar showing the angle of cutoff or light emissions. Photometric data need not be submitted when the full cutoff performance of the fixture is obvious to the reviewing official.

  1. When submittal includes a statement by a registered design professional that the design is in accordance with this bylaw, the requirements of sub-sections 1000.14(4)(n)(i) and 1000.14(4)(n)(ii) shall not apply.

  2. Bottom mounted outdoor advertising sign lighting shall be prohibited.

  3. Bottom mounted outdoor accent lighting shall be prohibited.

  4. Whenever possible outdoor lighting shall be shielded or utilize full cutoff light fixtures. 

  5. The total amount of outdoor illumination on any site shall not exceed:

  1. In commercial or industrial areas 200,000 total lumens per acre with 12,000 unshielded lumens;

  2. In residential areas 55,000 total lumens per acre with 12,000 unshielded lumens.

  1. Pedestrian circulation Shall be clearly marked through paving and lighting treatments.

  2. All pedestrian pathways Shall link between building entrances, street sidewalks, future transit stops/stations, trail systems, and parking areas.

  3. Shared Lot access Shall be encouraged in an Industrial-Light Edmonton South (ILES) Zone and Shall be secured with access agreements.

  4. Lot configuration and associated Buildings Shall have designs that consider the natural environment including, but not limited to:

  1. Passive solar energy

  2. Wind protection for adjacent trails and public open spaces

  3. Use of captured rainwater for landscape maintenance

  4. Landscaping for passive cooling

  1. Trash enclosures, loading docks, mechanical equipment and other service elements Shall be located away and not visible from Street or perimeter walkway view.

  2. The design, placement and scale of all Signs Shall be to the satisfaction of the Development Officer so as to ensure that the signage does not detract from the overall appearance of the Development and is not obtrusive, having regard to the scale of the Buildings on the Site and the distance of the Building Setback.

  3. A Development Shall carry out its operations such that no nuisance factor is created or apparent outside an enclosed Building. Nuisance factors include excessive noise, vibration, odour, unsightliness, liquid or gaseous emanations, reflection, dust, and the harbouring of restricted or noxious weeds.

  4. All Developments Shall be serviced with the most up-to-date telecommunications technologies available at time of construction.