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Land Use Bylaw


The City of Spruce Grove’s Land Use Bylaw regulates the use and development of land and buildings in Spruce Grove.

The bylaw affects all property owners in all land use districts. The City’s new Land Use Bylaw goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2013. Generally speaking these regulations will primarily affect new development. Any existing development that occurred prior to implementation of the bylaw will not be affected, provided correct permits were in place.

Any buildings that will be constructed after Jan. 1, 2013, will need to meet the new regulations in the Land Use Bylaw. This includes everything from professional offices, houses, decks and sheds, to large retail shopping developments and signs on store fronts.

As well, any new development or redevelopment of an existing site will need to meet the bylaw's new requirements.

The Land Use Bylaw C-824-12 offers all land use and zoning information within the City of Spruce Grove. The bylaw is subject to amendments. Updates are made to the Land Use Bylaw when approved by Council.

Printable, Full Land Use Bylaw PDF

Table of Contents and Part I - Enactment and Administration PDF
Section 1 - Title
Section 2 - Purpose
Section 3 - Application
Section 4 - Other Legislative Requirements
Section 5 - Transition

Part II - Interpretation and Definitions PDF
Section 6 - Interpretation
Section 7 - Definitions

Part III - Establishment of Development Control PDF
Section 8 - Development Authority
Section 9 - Subdivision and Development Appeal Board

Part IV - Administrative Clauses PDF
Section 10 - Control of Development
Section 11 - Where a development permit is not required
Section 12 - Application for a Development Permit
Section 13 - Decisions on Development Permits
Section 14 - Variances
Section 15 - Conditions of Development Permit
Section 16 - Notice of Development Permit Decision
Section 17 - Refused Permits
Section 18 - Validity of Development Permits
Section 19 - Development Appeals
Section 20 - Amendments of Bylaw
Section 21 - Amendment Applications 

Part V - Enforcement PDF
Section 22 - Non-Conforming Uses and Buildings
Section 23 - Contravention
Section 24 - Stop Orders
Section 25 - Penalties for Bylaw Violations
Section 26 - Right of Entry

Part VI - General Regulations PDF
Section 27 - Address Number
Section 28 - Building Height
Section 29 - Corner Sites
Section 30 - Design and Appearance of Buildings
Section 31 - Development On or Near Slopes
Section 32 - Dwelling Units Per Site
Section 33 - Easements and Rights of Way
Section 34 - Fences and Screening
Section 35 - Fire Hydrants
Section 46 - Garbage and Containment Areas
Section 37 - Lighting
Section 38 - Municipal Land
Section 39 - Municipal Servicing
Section 40 - Outdoor Storage and Display
Section 41 - Projections
Section 42 - Projections into Front Yards (Principal Buildings)
Section 43 - Projections into Rear Yards (Principal Buildings)
Section 44 - Projections into Side Yards (Principal Buildings)
Section 45 - Public Utility Buildings
Section 46 - Relocation of Buildings
Section 47 - Restricted Objects in Yards
Section 48 - Site Consolidation
Section 49 - Stripping and Grading
Section 50 - Traffic Sight Lines at Intersections
Section 51 - Underground Tanks
Section 52 - Zero Side Yard Developments
Section 52A - Control of Nuisances

Part VII - Special Regulations PDF
Section 53 - Accessory Buildings
Section 54 - Accessory Uses
Section 55 - Adult Entertainment
Section 56 - Alcohol Sales
Section 57 - Animal Service Facilities, Minor and Major
Section 58 - Bed and Breakfast
Section 59 - Boarding and Lodging House
Section 60 - Campgrounds
Section 61 - Car Washes
Section 62 - Child Care Facilities
Section 63 - Communication Towers
Section 64 - Density Bonusing
Section 65 - Drive Through Businesses
Section 65A - Food Trucks
Section 66 - Family Day Homes
Section 67 - Garage and Garden Suites
Section 68 - Gas Bars and Service Stations
Section 69 - Group Care Facilities and Limited Group Homes
Section 70 - Home Occupations
Section 71 - Private Outdoor Swimming Pools
Section 72 - Recycling Transfer Depot
Section 73 - Religious Assembly
Section 74 - Sales Centres
Section 75 - Secondary Suites
Section 76 - Show Homes
Section 77 - Solar Collectors
Section 78 - Surveillance Suites
Section 79 - Transit Centres
Section 80 - Wind Energy Systems
Section 80A - Post Secondary Institution
Section 80B - Religious Assembly Incubation

Part VIII - Parking Regulations PDF
Section 81 - Limited Access to Major Streets
Section 82 - Access from Streets and Alleys
Section 83 - On Site Parking Requirements
Section 84 - Minimum Parking Stall Width and Depth
Section 85 - Number of On Site Parking Stalls Required
Section 86 - Bicycle Parking Requirements
Section 87 - Off Street Loading

Part IX - Landscape Regulations PDF
Section 88 - Applicability
Section 89 - General
Section 90 - Planting Requirements
Section 91 - Landscaping Islands for Parking Area
Section 92 - Security

Part X - Sign Regulations PDF
Section 93 - Purpose
Section 94 - Sign Permitting
Section 95 - Sign Definitions
Section 96 - Signs Not Requiring a Development Permit
Section 97 - Development Permit Requirements
Section 98 - General Regulations for Signs
Section 99 - A-Board Signs (Excluding Real Estate Signs)
Section 100 - Balloon Signs
Section 101 - Banners and Non-Government-Issued Flags
Section 102 - Billboard Signs
Section 103 - Changeable Message Signs
Section 104 - Development Marketing Signs
Section 105 - Digital Copy
Section 106 - Fascia Signs
Section 107 - Fence Signs
Section 108 - Freestanding Signs
Section 109 - Hanging Signs
Section 110 - Neighbourhood Identification Signs
Section 111 - Portable Signs
Section 112 - Projecting Signs
Section 113 - Prohibited Signs
Section 113A - Roof Signs
Section 114 - Land Use District Map
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Section 115 - R1 - Mixed Low to Medium Density Residential District
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Section 116 - R2 - Mixed Medium to High Density Residential District
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Section 117 - Reserved

Section 118 - RE1 - Established Neighbourhood Residential District 1
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Section 119 - RE2 - Established Neighbourhood Residential District 2
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Section 120 - RMHC - Mobile Home Court District
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Section 121 - RMHS - Mobile Home Subdivision Residential District
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Section 122 - HLC - Hawthorne Lifestyle Community District
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Section 123 - C1 - City Centre Commercial District
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Section 124 - C2 - Vehicle Oriented Commercial District
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Section 125 - C3 - Neighbourhood Retail and Service District
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Section 126 - C4 - Integrated Mixed Use
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Section 127 - M1 - General Industrial District
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Section 128 - PS - Public Service Institutional District
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Section 129 - P1 - Parks and Recreation District
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Section 130 - P2 - Natural Areas District
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Section 131 - UR - Urban Reserve District
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Section 132 - DC - Direct Control
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Land use district map

The land use district map PDF indicates reference to zoning in all areas of the City.  The numbers used on this map correspond with the following maps which will provide a close up look at zoning in a specific area.