2.70 MUN - Neighbourhood Mixed Use Zone

To allow for neighbourhood scale pedestrian oriented mixed use development anticipated in Local Nodes, as directed by statutory plans, that is integrated with the neighbourhood and intended to serve as a community focal point for commercial businesses, services, social gathering, and Residential Uses.

Residential Uses
2.1. Home Based Business #
2.2. Residential, limited to:
 
2.2.1. Lodging House
2.2.2. Multi-unit Housing
2.2.3. Row Housing
2.2.4. Secondary Suite
2.2.5. Supportive Housing
Commercial Uses
2.3. Bar
2.4. Body Rub Centre
2.5. Cannabis Retail Store
2.6. Custom Manufacturing
2.7. Food and Drink Service
2.8. Health Service
2.9. Hotel
2.10. Indoor Sales and Service
2.11. Liquor Store
2.12. Minor Indoor Entertainment
2.13. Office
2.14. Residential Sales Centre
2.15. Vehicle Support Service, limited to those existing prior to January 1, 2024
Community Uses
2.16. Child Care Service
2.17. Community Service
2.18. Library
2.19. Park
2.20. School
2.21. Special Event
Basic Service Uses
2.22. Emergency Service
2.23. Recycling Drop-off Centre
2.24. Transit Facility
Agricultural Uses
2.25. Urban Agriculture
Sign Uses
2.26. Fascia Sign
2.27. Freestanding Sign
2.28. Major Digital Sign
2.29. Minor Digital Sign
2.30. Portable Sign
2.31. Projecting Sign

 

Residential Uses
3.1. Home Based Businesses must comply with Section 6.60.
3.2. Residential
 
3.2.1. The Residential Use, where provided, must be on a Site that contains non-Residential Uses.
3.2.2. Ground Floor Residential Uses located adjacent to a Street may only be approved where:
 
3.2.2.1. located on a Corner Site and facing a Local Road; and
3.2.2.2. the Residential Ground Floor building Frontage is not more than 70% of the total building Frontage facing the Local Road.
Non-Residential Uses
3.3. All Ground Floor building Frontages adjacent to a Street must consist of non-Residential Uses oriented towards the adjacent Street, except as identified in Subsection 3.2.2.
3.4. On Corner Sites that Abut an Arterial Road or Collector Road, and a Local Road, Ground Floor non-Residential Uses must be oriented towards and include a main entrance that faces the Abutting Arterial Road or Collector Road.
3.5. The maximum Floor Area for non-Residential Uses is: 
 
3.5.1. 500 m2 per individual establishment, where the only Streets Abutting the Site are Local Roads;
3.5.2. 1,000 m2 per individual establishment, where located on a Site Abutting one or more Collector or Arterial Roads; or
3.5.3. 2,500 m2 per individual establishment, where located on a Site greater than 1 ha that Abuts one or more Arterial Roads.
Commercial Uses
3.6. Bars and Food and Drink Services
 
3.6.1. Despite Subsection 3.5, the maximum Floor Area is 500 m2 per individual establishment.
3.7. Body Rub Centres must comply with Section 6.20.
3.8. Cannabis Retail Stores must comply with Section 6.30.
3.9. Custom Manufacturing
 
3.9.1. Despite Subsection 3.5, the maximum Floor Area is 300 m2 per individual establishment, except:
 
3.9.1.1. Where Custom Manufacturing is combined with a Bar or Food and Drink Service, the maximum Floor Area is 500 m2 per individual establishment.
3.9.2. Manufacturing activities and storage must be located within an enclosed building. 
3.10. Hotels
 
3.10.1. Ground Floor guest rooms must not be located adjacent to a Street.
3.11. Indoor Sales and Services
 
3.11.1. Despite Subsection 3.5, the maximum Floor Area for Grocery Stores is 2,500 m2 per individual establishment.
3.12. Liquor Stores must comply with Section 6.70.
3.13. Residential Sales Centres may be approved for a maximum of 5 years. Subsequent Development Permits for Residential Sales Centres on the same Site may only be issued as a Discretionary Development
3.14. Vehicle Support Services and Uses with Drive-through Services
 
3.14.1. Vehicle Support Services and Uses with Drive-through Services must comply with Section 6.110.
3.14.2. Uses with Drive-through Services are only permitted where existing prior to January 1, 2024.
Community Uses
3.15. Child Care Services must comply with Section 6.40.
3.16. Special Events must comply with Section 6.100.
Basic Service Uses
3.17. Basic Service Uses must not be the only Use on a Site.
3.18. Recycling Drop-Off Centres
 
3.18.1. The maximum total area for a Recycling Drop-off Centre is 300 m2 per Site.
3.18.2. Recycling bins and associated drive aisles and queuing lanes must not be located between a building and a Street.
3.18.3. 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
3.19. Transit Facilities
 
3.19.1. Despite the Setbacks specified in Table 4.4, Transit Facilities may project into a Setback Abutting a Street to integrate with transit infrastructure in the road right-of-way.
Agricultural Uses
3.20. Urban Agriculture
 
3.20.1. Despite Subsections 3.5.2 and 3.5.3, the maximum Floor Area is 600 m2 per individual establishment where located on a Site Abutting one or more Collector or Arterial Roads.
3.20.2. With the exception of outdoor display areas of products for sale, Urban Agriculture Uses must be located within or on a building.
3.20.3. The Development Planner may consider a variance to Subsection 3.20.2 based on the recommendations provided in an environmental or risk assessment report in compliance with Section 7.140
Sign Uses
3.21. Fascia Signs, Freestanding Signs, Portable Signs, and Projecting Signs are limited to On-premises Advertising, except that: 
 
3.21.1 Off-premises Advertising is permitted where existing as of January 1, 2024.
3.22. Major Digital Signs and Minor Digital Signs are only permitted where existing as of January 1, 2024. 
3.23. Signs must comply with Section 6.90.
Uses with Total Area and Floor Area Exceptions
3.24. The Development Planner may consider a variance to the maximum total area or Floor Area of a non-Residential Use if adequate mitigation measures are used to reduce negative impacts to Abutting Uses or Sites, including:
 
3.24.1. measures specified in Subsection 2 of Section 5.120;
3.24.2. modification of Site plans to locate Uses or activities in a location to minimize visual, noise, lighting, odour or other similar Nuisances; or 
3.24.3. other similar measures. 

 

4.1. Development must comply with Table 4.1:
Table 4.1. Site and Building Regulations
Subsection Regulation Value
Site Area
4.1.1. Maximum Site area 2.0 ha
Height
4.1.2. Maximum Height 16.0 m
4.1.3. Minimum Ground Floor Height for non-Residential Uses in new buildings 4.0 m
Floor Area Ratio
4.1.4. Maximum Floor Area Ratio 3.5
4.2. Floor Area associated with Residential Uses is excluded from the calculation of the maximum Floor Area Ratio where a minimum of 10% of all Dwellings:
 
4.2.1. comply with the inclusive design requirements of Section 5.50;
4.2.2. have a Floor Area greater than 100 m2 and a minimum of 3 bedrooms; and
 
4.2.2.1. access to an outdoor Common Amenity Area designed for children of at least 50.0 m2; and
4.2.2.2. dedicated and enhanced bulk storage within the Dwelling or within the building; or
4.2.3. comply with any combination of Subsections 4.2.1 and 4.2.2.
4.3. The maximum Floor Area Ratio is increased by 0.7 where:
 
4.3.1. a minimum of 30% of all Supportive Housing Sleeping Units comply with the inclusive design requirements of Section 5.50; or
4.3.2. 1 or more buildings listed in the Inventory of Historic Resources is maintained as part of a proposed development to the satisfaction of the Development Planner in consultation with the City department responsible for heritage planning.
4.4. Development must comply with Table 4.4:
Table 4.4. Setback Regulations
Subsection Regulation Value Symbol
For portions of development with non-Residential Uses on the Ground Floor Abutting a Street
4.4.1. Minimum Setback 1.0 m -
4.4.2. Maximum Setback 3.0 m A
4.4.3. Maximum Setback No maximum -
Unless the following applies:
4.4.4. Minimum Setback for Ground Floor non-Residential Uses where Abutting a Street with a sidewalk width 4.7 m or greater, measured from the Lot line to the curb 0 m -
For portions of development with Residential Uses on the Ground Floor Abutting a Street
4.4.5. Minimum Setback from Abutting Streets with a Treed Boulevard 3.0 m B
4.4.6. Minimum Setback from Abutting Streets without a Treed Boulevard 4.5 m C
Setbacks Abutting Alleys
4.4.7. Minimum Setback 0 m -
Unless the following applies:
4.4.8. Minimum Setback for new buildings and additions where an Abutting Alley is less than 6.0 m wide 1.0 m D
Setbacks Abutting Sites
4.4.9. Minimum Setback 3.0 m E
Unless the following applies:
4.4.10.

Minimum Setback where Abutting a Site:

0 m -
 
Diagram for Subsection 4.4
Diagram for 2.70_4.3

 

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Building Design Regulations
5.1. Where a building wall:
 
5.1.1. faces a Street or Park;
5.1.2. has a main entrance facing a Public Amenity Area or Parking Area interior to the Site; or
5.1.3. has a total length greater than 20.0 m facing a Site in a residential or mixed use Zone,
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.
5.2. Subsection 5.1 does not apply to building walls facing and built to a shared Lot line to establish a continuous Street Wall with the Abutting Site.
5.3. Ground Floor non-Residential Facades facing Streets, and any Facade with a main entrance that faces a Park, must be designed to break up the appearance into sections of 11.0 m or less by incorporating 2 or more design techniques or features such as those described in Subsection 5.1.
5.4. Each Storey must have windows on all building Facades facing a Street.
5.5. To promote pedestrian interaction and safety, Ground Floor non-Residential Facades must comply with the following:
 
5.5.1. Where a Facade faces a Street, a minimum of 65% of the Facade area between 1.0 m and 2.0 m above ground level must be windows.
5.5.2. Despite Subsection 5.5.1, for exterior alterations to existing storefronts that involve adding or removing windows, a minimum of 50% of the Facade area between 1.0 m and 2.0 m above ground level facing a Street must be windows.
5.5.3. A maximum of 10% of all Ground Floor windows facing a Street, a Park, or along Facades with a main entrance facing a Public Amenity Area or Parking Area interior to the Site may be covered by non-transparent material. The remainder must be clear, non-reflective and free from obstruction.
Diagram for Subsection 5.5
Diagram for 2.80_5.9
5.6. The Facade design and materials must wrap around the side of the building to provide a: 
 
5.6.1. consistent profile facing both Streets for Corner Sites; and 
5.6.2. consistent profile for building corners facing Streets and Alleys for Interior Sites, except that Facades facing an Alley do not require windows.
Entrance Design Regulations
5.7. Ground Floor non-Residential Uses adjacent to a Street must have separate individual entrances, but may share a common vestibule.
 
Diagram for Subsection 5.7
Diagram for 2.80_5.1
5.8. For new buildings and additions, where a Use is located on the Ground Floor adjacent to a Street:
 
5.8.1. the main entrance must be directed towards the Street; and 
5.8.2. the main entrance for non-Residential Uses, and shared entrances for Multi-unit Housing or Supportive Housing must be level with, or have sloped doorway thresholds to, Abutting Pathways and public sidewalks.
5.9. Dwelling units with at-grade entrances must provide a semi-private space to act as a transition area from Streets. This can be established through the use of features such as fencing, Landscaping, porches, or other similar measures.
5.10. 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.

 

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Parking, Loading, Storage and Access
6.1. Vehicle access must be from an Abutting Alley. Where there is no Abutting Alley, vehicle access must:
 
6.1.1. be from a Flanking Street for Corner Sites;
6.1.2. be designed to minimize disruption to vehicle and pedestrian circulation; and
6.1.3. be designed to minimize impacts to existing trees and the streetscape,
to the satisfaction of the Development Planner in consultation with the City department responsible for transportation services.
6.2. Despite the Setbacks specified in Table 4.4:
 
6.2.1. Surface Parking Lots and loading, storage, and waste collection areas must not be located between a principal building and a Street and must provide a minimum 2.0 m wide Landscape Buffer where adjacent to a Street.
6.2.2. Surface Parking Lots and loading, storage, and waste collection areas may project into, or be located within, a Setback Abutting another Site where a minimum 1.5 m wide Landscape Buffer is provided within the Setback
6.3. Above-ground Parkade Facades facing a Street or a Park must be wrapped with Commercial or Community Uses, with a minimum depth of 8.0 m, on the Ground Floor
6.4. Above-ground Parkades must be designed to be adaptable for future non-parking Uses by having:
 
6.4.1. a minimum floor to ceiling clearance of 4.0 m at ground level, and 3.1 m above the Ground Floor;
6.4.2. floors that can readily become level; and
6.4.3. drive ramps located and designed to allow for future removal without interfering with developable space.
Other Regulations
6.5. Despite the Setbacks specified in Table 4.4, outdoor display areas and Public Space may be located in a Setback Abutting a Street.