Special Purpose districts in Calgary accommodate land uses for Calgarians to play, learn, worship and explore nature. there are currently nine special purpose districts.
S-UN – URBAN NATURE DISTRICT
Primarily intended for natural use areas that will be preserved as natural area parkland or low-impact recreational uses. The district allows for limited improvements on the site and provides for passive, outdoor recreation uses.
S-PR – SCHOOL, PARK AND COMMUNITY RESERVE DISTRICT
This district has provisions for schools, community association uses, parks, recreation, and open spaces that are located on land designated as Reserve pursuant to the Municipal Government Act. The district provides for both buildings and open space components and allows for limited supportive uses to be combined with the main activity. Uses in this district are limited to those allowed under provincial legislation.
S-CS – COMMUNITY SERVICE DISTRICT
This district zoning allows for schools, community association uses, parks, recreation areas and open spaces that are not on land designated as Reserve, under the provisions of the Municipal Government Act of Alberta. As there are fewer restrictions on land uses, a great array of community uses is allowed. The district provides for both buildings and open space components, and allows limited supportive uses to be combined with main uses.
S-R – RECREATION DISTRICT
The S-R Zoning proves for large-scale recreation uses or developed open space, such as parks, playgrounds and sports fields. Limited supportive uses, such as food kiosks can be combined with the main use.
S-CI – COMMUNITY INSTITUTION DISTRICT
The S-CI districts are restricted to large-scale religious, health care and educational uses. Sites are typically large and buildings are intended for large capacity uses. The district provides for the integration of several uses and services on a single site. Rules mitigate the impact of the large institutional use on adjoining residential districts.
S-CRI – CITY & REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE DISTRICT
Providing for infrastructure and services needed for the operation of the city and region. The S-CRI also recognizes some of the uses regulated under federal or provincial jurisdiction. An example is the Calgary International Airport lands.
S-URP – UNIVERSTITY RESEARCH PARK DISTRICT
Provides only to the University of Calgary Research Park. The S-URP district is intended to provide for research and development uses.
S-FUD – FUTURE URBAN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
The S-FUD district is for newly-annexed lands and lands where future urban development is expected to occur. It discourages subdivision on annexed land until urban development is initiated. The S-FUD district provides for extensive agricultural activities to continue until the land is required for urban development. It also provides for approved uses existing at the time of annexation. These districts will be designated at a future time to anther zoning type, once the planning process ahs established the appropriate land use districts.
S-TUC – TRANSPORTATION UTILITY CORRIDOR DISTRICT
The district provides for provincial transportation and linear utility lines. It allows for secondary uses where there is sufficient access and where such uses are compatible with surrounding areas.
Full credit for the information provide herein is given to the City of Calgary – Development & Building. It is intended as a guide only. A specialist should be consulted for more specific uses where the application of the zoning regulations is critical.
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