2.110 CB - Business Commercial Zone

To allow for a variety of commercial businesses and limited light industrial activities that require large Sites or a location with good visibility from a Street. This Zone is generally located along major roadways, Abutting Arterial Roads, or within Non-Residential Areas where appropriate as directed by statutory plans.

Commercial Uses
3.1. Body Rub Centres must comply with Section 6.20.  
3.2. Cannabis Retail Stores must comply with Section 6.30.  
3.3. Custom Manufacturing  
3.3.1. Manufacturing activities and storage must be located within an enclosed building. 
3.4. Liquor Stores must comply with Section 6.70.  
3.5. Outdoor Entertainment and Outdoor Sales and Services  
3.5.1. Outdoor activities that are visible from a Street or are Abutting a Site in a non-industrial Zone must be developed and carried out in a manner that does not create a Nuisance.
3.6. Vehicle Support Services and Uses with Drive-through Services must comply with Section 6.110.  
Residential Uses
3.7. Supportive Housing  
3.7.1. Supportive Housing is only permitted as part of a Hotel conversion, in accordance with Subsections 2 and 3 of Section 6.80.
3.7.2. Despite Subsection 4.1.1, where a building containing a Hotel Use is converted to accommodate Supportive Housing the maximum Height is 30.0 m.
Industrial Uses
3.8. Crematoriums must comply with Section 6.50.  
Community Uses
3.9. Child Care Services must comply with Section 6.40.  
3.10. Community Services  
3.10.1. Despite Subsection 4.1.1, where a building containing a Hotel Use is converted to accommodate a Year Round Shelter or Seasonal Shelter the maximum Height is 30.0 m.
3.11. Special Events must comply with Section 6.100.  
Basic Service Uses
3.12. Health Care Facilities  
3.12.1. The maximum Floor Area is 2,000 m2 per individual establishment.
3.13. Recycling Drop-Off Centres  
3.13.1. Recycling Drop-off Centres must be on a Site with at least 1 additional Use other than a Sign Use.
3.13.2. The maximum total area for a Recycling Drop-off Centre on a Site is 650 m2.
3.13.3. Perimeter screening using Fences, Landscape Buffers, or other similar features, must be provided to screen the view of drop-off areas and bins from Abutting Streets and Sites in non-industrial Zones




3.14. Transit Facilities  
3.14.1. Despite the Setbacks specified in Table 4.1, Transit Facilities may project into a Setback Abutting a Street to integrate with transit infrastructure in the road right-of-way.
Agricultural Uses
3.15. Urban Agriculture  
3.15.1. With the exception of outdoor display areas of products for sale, Urban Agriculture Uses must be located within or on a building.
3.15.2. The Development Planner may consider a variance to Subsection 3.15.1 based on the recommendations provided in an environmental site assessment in compliance with Section 7.140
Sign Uses
3.16. Signs must comply with Section 6.90.  
Uses with Total Area and Floor Area Exceptions
3.17. The Development Planner may consider a variance to the maximum total area of a non-Residential Use if adequate mitigation measures are used to reduce negative impacts to Abutting Uses or Sites, including:  
3.17.1. measures specified in Subsection 2 of Section 5.120;
3.17.2. modification of Site plans to locate Uses or activities in a location to minimize visual, noise, lighting, odour or other similar Nuisances; or 
3.17.3. other similar measures. 


4.1. Development must comply with Table 4.1:
Table 4.1. Site and Building Regulations
Subsection Regulation Value Symbol
4.1.1. Maximum Height 16.0 m  
4.1.2. Maximum Height for Hotels 30.0 m  
Floor Area Ratio
4.1.3. Maximum Floor Area Ratio 3.5  
Setbacks Abutting Streets
4.1.4. Minimum Setback 4.5 m A
Unless the following applies:
4.1.5. Minimum Setback Abutting an Arterial Road 6.0 m B
Setbacks Abutting Alleys
4.1.6. Minimum Setback 0 m C
4.1.7. Minimum Setback for portions of a Hotel greater than 23.0 m in Height 3.0 m -
Setbacks Abutting Sites
4.1.8. Minimum Setback 0 m D
Unless 1 or more of the following applies:
4.1.9. Minimum Setback Abutting a Site in an Open Space and Urban Services Zone  3.0 m E
4.1.10. Minimum Setback Abutting a Site in a residential Zone 6.0 m F
4.1.11. Minimum Setback for portions of a Hotel greater than 23.0 m in Height 6.0 m G
4.1.12. Minimum Setback for portions of a Hotel greater than 23.0 m in Height where Abutting a Site: 9.0 m H
Diagram for Subsection 4.1.4, 4.1.5, 4.1.6, 4.1.8, 4.1.9, 4.1.10
Diagram for 2.110_4.1
Diagram for Subsection 4.1.8, 4.1.10, 4.1.11, 4.1.12
Diagram for 2.100_4.1.11_4.1.13_4.1.14_4.1.15
Building Design Regulations
5.1. For new buildings and additions, main entrances must be level with, or have sloped doorway thresholds to, Abutting Pathways and public sidewalks.
5.2. Where a building wall has a total length greater than 25.0 m that:
5.2.1. faces a Street, Park, or a Site in a residential or mixed use Zone; or
5.2.2. has a main entrance facing a Parking Area internal to the Site,
the Facade must be articulated using 2 or more design techniques or features to minimize the perception of massing, eliminate large blank walls, provide visual interest, and enhance the appearance of buildings during winter months. Design techniques or features may include: variations in rooflines; vertical or horizontal building wall projections or recessions; visual breaks of building Facades into smaller sections; use of a combination of finishing materials; or other similar techniques or features. 
Main entrances must incorporate weather protection features in the form of canopies, awnings, overhangs, vestibules, recessed entrances, or other Architectural Elements to provide all-season weather protection to pedestrians and to enhance the visibility of entrances. 
5.4. On Corner Sites, the Facade design and materials must wrap around the side of the building to provide a consistent profile facing both Streets.


Safe Urban Environments
6.1.  In addition to the regulations in Section 5.110, developments must include design elements that promote a safe urban environment for portions of development accessible to the public, including the following:
6.1.1. Primary public access to a building must be located at entrances that are visible from a Street or Surface Parking Lot.
6.1.2. A maximum of 10% of Ground Floor windows along Facades with a main entrance facing a Street or Parking Area interior to the Site may be covered by non-transparent material. The remainder must be clear, untinted and free from obstruction.
6.1.3. Landscaping must be arranged to ensure clear sightlines into Ground Floor storefronts that are visible from a Street.
Parking, Loading, Storage and Access 
6.2. Surface Parking Lots and loading, waste collection, storage, service, and display areas must not be located within a required Setback.
6.3. Loading, waste collection, and storage areas must not be located between a building and a Street.
6.4. Despite Subsection 6.3, waste collection areas for non-Residential Uses in the form of containers with underground or semi-underground waste containment areas may be located in front of principal buildings in Parking Area islands.