Edmonton Zoning Bylaw 12800

940.6    (GVC) Griesbach Village Centre Zone

1)            General Purpose

To allow for a mixed Use of businesses, residences, and institutional Uses in a village centre format promoting pedestrian orientation in accordance with the design objectives in the Griesbach Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan.

2)            Area of Application

Those portions of Section 29-53-24-4 shown as GVC on Appendix I.

3)            Permitted Uses

  1. Apartment Hotels

  2. Bars and Neighbourhood Pubs, for less than 200 occupants and  240 m2 of Public Space

  3. Business Support Services

Charter Bylaw 18521

September 5, 2018

  1. Cannabis Retail Sales

  1. Commercial Schools

Bylaw 16224

September 10, 2012

  1. Creation and Production Establishments

  1. Fascia On-premises Signs

  2. Freestanding On-premises Signs

  3. General Retail Stores

Bylaw 16701

February 10, 2014

  1. Group Homes

  1. Health Services

  2. Hotels

  3. Household Repair Services

  4. Indoor Participant Recreation Services

Bylaw 16701

February 10, 2014

  1. Limited Group Homes

Bylaw 16701

February 10, 2014

  1. Lodging Houses

Bylaw 16224

September 10, 2012

  1. Major Amusement Establishments

Charter Bylaw 18613

November 26, 2018

  1. Market

  1. Minor Amusement Establishments

Charter Bylaw 18967

August 26, 2019

  1. Multi-unit Housing is permitted only in buildings where the first storey is used for commercial purposes

  1. Personal Service Shops  

  2. Professional, Financial and Office Support Services

  3. Projecting On-premises Signs

Bylaw 16224

September 10, 2012

  1. Public Libraries and Cultural Exhibits

  1. Restaurants, for less than 200 occupants and 240 m2 of Public Space

Charter Bylaw 18613

November 26, 2018

  1. Special Event

aa.       Specialty Food Services, for less than 100 occupants and 120 m2 of Public Space

Bylaw 16313

January 21, 2013

bb.       Temporary Off-premises Signs

cc.       Temporary On-premises Signs   

Bylaw 17403

October 19, 2015

Effective date: February 1, 2016

dd.       Urban Gardens

Bylaw 17901

March 6, 2017

ee.       Urban Indoor Farms

ff.       Veterinary Services

4)            Discretionary Uses

  1. Animal Hospitals and Shelters

Bylaw 18171

September 11, 2017

  1. Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries

  1. Child Care Services

  2. Convenience Vehicle Rentals

  3. Drive-in Food Services

  4. Gas Bars

  5. Government Services

Bylaw 17403

October 19, 2015

Effective date: February 1, 2016

  1. Greenhouses, Plant Nurseries and Garden Centres

Charter Bylaw 18882

June 17, 2019

  1. Liquor Stores

Bylaw 16224

September 10, 2012

  1. Live Work Units

  1. Nightclubs, for less than 200 occupants and 240 m2 of Public Space if the Site is adjacent to or across a lane from a Site zoned Residential or GLD

  1. Minor Service Stations

Charter Bylaw 18967

August 26, 2019

  1. Multi-unit Housing

Charter Bylaw 19275

June 23, 2020

Effective: July 2, 2020

  1. Vehicle Parking

  2. Private Clubs

  3. Recycled Materials Drop-off Centres  

  4. Religious Assembly

  5. Residential Sales Centres  

  6. Restaurants, for more than 200 occupants and 240 m2 of Public Space, provided the Site is not adjacent to or across a lane from a Site zoned residential or GLD

Bylaw 16224

September 10, 2012

  1. Secondhand Stores

  1. Spectator Entertainment Establishments

  1. Spectator Sports Establishments

Bylaw 17403

October 19, 2015

Effective date: February 1, 2016

  1. Urban Outdoor Farms

  1. Fascia Off-premises Signs  

  1. Freestanding Off-premises Signs

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

  1. Minor Digital Off-premises Signs

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

aa.      Minor Digital On-premises Signs

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

bb.      Minor Digital On-premises Off-premises Signs

cc.       Roof Off-premises Signs  

dd.       Roof On-premises Signs

5)            Development Regulations for Uses

  1. The minimum Site Frontage shall be 10.0 m.

  2. The maximum Floor Area Ratio shall be 3.5.

  3. The maximum Site Coverage shall be 35% except for Multi-unit Housing. The maximum site coverage can be increased to 40% for Commercial Uses with Multi-unit Housing located above the first storey.

Bylaw 15735

June 20, 2011

  1. Buildings shall be built to the Front and Side Lot Lines except that buildings may have a maximum Setback of 3.0 m to accommodate street related activities, such as sidewalk cafes, architectural features and landscaping that contribute to the pedestrian oriented shopping character of the area or to accommodate roadway design or to preserve existing trees.

  2. All development shall create a pedestrian friendly environment on a shopping street, which may include such things as entrance features, outdoor sitting areas, canopies, landscaping and other features that lend visual interest and a human scale to development along the street.

Charter Bylaw 18967

August 26, 2019

  1. Architectural treatment of buildings, except for Multi-unit Housing, shall ensure that each storey has windows on the front façade and that the placement and type of windows shall allow viewing into the building to promote a positive pedestrian-oriented shopping street.

  1. The façade treatment shall wrap around the side of the building to provide a consistent profile when exposed to the street.

Bylaw 15735

June 20, 2011

  1. A minimum Setback of 6.0 m shall be required where the Rear or Side Lot Line of the Site abuts the lot line of a Site zoned residential or GLD.

  2. Vehicular access to properties from a public roadway shall be restricted to the abutting Lanes to preclude breaks in the street façade and strengthen the pedestrian-oriented character of the area. Where there is no abutting Lane, vehicular access shall be provided from a flanking public roadway other than an arterial roadway. Where there is no lane or flanking roadway then the street access shall be limited to one access point.

  3. All on-site parking shall be located at the rear of the site.

Bylaw 15735

June 20, 2011

  1. No parking, loading, storage, trash collection, outdoor service or display area shall be permitted within a Setback. Loading, storage and trash collection areas shall be located to the rear or sides of the principal building and shall be screened from view from any adjacent Sites, public roadways or Light Rail Transit lines in accordance with the provisions of Section 55.4. If the rear or sides of a Site are used for parking, an outdoor service or display area or both, and abut a Residential Zone, GLD Zone or a Lane serving a Residential Zone or GLD Zone, such areas shall be screened in accordance with the provisions of subsection 55.4 of this Bylaw.

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

  1. The maximum building Height shall not exceed 18.0 m, in accordance with Section 52, provided that no eave line shall have a Height greater than 14.0 m from Grade. In cases where dormers or other windows are proposed, the development shall be considered a Discretionary Development.

  2. Commercial development, excluding Hotels, along the loop road will be primarily limited to the first two storeys with residential development above.

  3. The maximum Floor Area for a permitted or discretionary Commercial Use, excluding Hotels, shall be 1000 m2 except that the maximum Floor Area for no more than two Commercial Uses in this GVC Zone shall be 2500 m2 and that the maximum Floor Area for one additional Commercial Use in this GVC Zone shall be 5000 m2.

  4. Any business premises or multiple occupancy building having a Floor Area greater than 2000 m2  or a single wall length greater than 25.0 m visible from a public road, shall comply with the following criteria:

  1. the roof line and building façade shall include design elements that reduce the perceived mass of the building and add architectural interest; and

  2. landscaping adjacent to exterior walls shall be used to minimize the perceived mass of the building and to create visual interest.

  1. All mechanical equipment, including roof mechanical units, shall be concealed by screening in a manner compatible with the architectural character of the building or concealed by incorporating it within the building.

  2. Signs shall comply with the regulations found in Schedule 59E of this Bylaw, with the intent to complement the pedestrian-oriented commercial environment, except that:

  1. the maximum Height of a Freestanding Sign shall be 6.0 m;

  2. a Projecting Sign may be used to identify businesses that are located entirely at or above the second Storey level; and

  3. the top of a Projecting Sign on a building two storeys or higher shall not extend more than 75 cm above the floor of the second or third storey, nor higher than the windowsill of the second or third storey.

Charter Bylaw 18967

August 26, 2019

  1. The following regulations shall apply to Apartment Housing developments:

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

Charter Bylaw 18381

May 7, 2018

  1. the housing component shall have access at ground level, which is separate from the access for commercial premises;

Bylaw 18303

February 26, 2018

  1. Amenity Area shall be provided in accordance with Section 46 of this Bylaw;

Charter Bylaw 18967

August 26, 2019

  1. the maximum Floor Area Ratio of Apartment Housing shall be 2.0;

  1. the maximum site coverage shall be 50%.

  1. The following regulations shall apply to Drive-in Food Services and other developments having a drive-through service window:

  1. the Drive-in Food Service shall not be in a freestanding building but shall be part of a multi tenant building;

Bylaw 16032

March 12, 2012

  1. the location, orientation and Setback of drive-through service windows shall be to the satisfaction of the Development Officer in consultation with Transportation Services, having regard to the minimization of on-site and off-site traffic impacts, including safety and promotion of the pedestrian orientation of local shopping streets;

  2. the location, orientation and Setback of drive-through service windows shall be oriented away from the front street and placed, wherever possible, at the rear of the building. Its location shall be to the satisfaction of the Development Officer, having regard to the orientation of the Use away from pedestrian-oriented shopping streets;

  3. the design, finishing and siting of such development shall achieve a compatible relationship with surrounding development and a high standard of appearance when viewed from adjacent roadways;

  4. the drive-through service window shall be located not less than 15.0 m from any Residential Dwelling;

  5. a minimum of six in-bound queuing spaces shall be provided for vehicles approaching the drive-through service window. One out-bound queuing space shall be provided on the exit side of each service position and this space shall be located so as not to interfere with service to the next vehicle;

  6. landscaping shall be used to screen and soften the impact of the Use.

  1. Additional Landscaping shall be provided to the satisfaction of the Development Officer above the requirements of Section 55(3) to 55(8) of this Bylaw.

Bylaw 17403

October 19, 2015

Effective date: February 1, 2016

 

  1. Urban Indoor Farms shall comply with Section 98 of this Bylaw

  1. Urban Outdoor Farms shall comply with Section 98 of this Bylaw.

  1. Urban Gardens shall comply with Section 98 of this Bylaw.

Charter Bylaw 18521

September 5, 2018

  1. Cannabis Retail Sales shall comply with Section 70 of this Bylaw