7.0 Temporary Use Permits
7.1 Area Designation
The Temporary Use Permit Area is designated under Section 492 of the Local Government Act and applies to proposals involving short-term land use and development activities on lands within the municipal boundary.
7.2 Justification and Objectives
Temporary use permits are intended to provide flexibility, when necessary and appropriate, to encourage short-term land use and development activities while ensuring that the activities will have minimal impact on the environment and community and maintain a reasonable level of compatibility with surrounding uses.
The City’s objective is to utilize temporary use permits to consider allowing land use and development activities that are not otherwise permitted in a zoning bylaw in order to allow for short-term opportunities that may contribute to diversifying the local economy, supporting employment growth, or testing innovative uses or services. Temporary uses will be subject to specific conditions to be compatible with neighbouring land uses and developments.
- A temporary use permit may be considered on any lands within the municipal boundary.
- A temporary use permit may be issued for any period of up to two years.
- A temporary use permit may only be renewed once, at Council’s discretion, for any further period of up to two years.
- The City may require, as a condition of issuing a temporary use permit, an undertaking for the demolition or removal of any buildings or other structures, and the restoration of the land.
- The City may require, as a condition of issuing a temporary use permit, security to guarantee the performance of the terms of the permit.
- The City may specify conditions relating to environmental protection, post-development site restoration, noise and other nuisance abatement measures, operational hours, duration of permitted use, traffic management, parking, performance security, and the establishment of buffers or screening to mitigate impacts to surrounding uses.