Industrial districts are essential to the economy of our city. This is where a good proportion of us work, operate our businesses, and from which we deliver a wide variety of goods and services. The new bylaw ensures that land is available for the future development of a diverse range of industrial uses that are essential for a thriving economy such as ours. The bylaw also provides new tools to create attractive, integrated and efficient workplaces.
There are seven Industrial District Classifications in Calgary
I-G – Industrial General District
This district provides for a range of industrial uses, with some provisions for support uses to serve the industrial sector. It is intended for sites centrally located within the industrial area. Few non-industrial uses are allowed.
I-B – Industrial – Business District
This district provides for employment intensive, office and light industrial development with high quality architecture and site design. Uses may include a single building or a group of buildings, in a business park environment, or campus. Some support services for businesses and employees are allowed.
I-E – Industrial – Edge District
This district provides for a buffer between industrial areas and existing residential communities. A mixture of uses to accommodate the needs of the industrial area and the nearby residents ensures compatibility. Rules are in place to minimize the impact on surrounding residences. Most uses are small scale, with no outside manufacturing activity or storage.
I-C – Industrial – Commercial Districts
This district accommodates light industrial and limited commercial uses. It allows businesses to provide goods and services to the local industrial area, and is intended to be located along major roads on the perimeter of the industrial area.
I-R – Industrial – Redevelopment District
This district is intended primarily for industrial sites in the interior of older, established industrial zones. These sites typically have smaller footprints, where parking can be a challenge, and building setbacks and landscaping are limited or non-existent.
I-O – Industrial – Outdoor District
This land use typically requires large amounts of land, but does not require large buildings, or a large labour force. The district consists of large sites, typically in un-serviced areas on the outskirts of the city and accommodates outside storage as a stand-alone use.
I-H – Industrial – Heavy District
This land use provides for heavy industrial development with operations that can create an impact beyond their boundaries. It provides for activities where outdoor processes may produce noise, odor, vibration, heat, light or other nuisance incompatible with non-industrial uses.
This information is provided as a guideline only, from information obtained from the City of Calgary. Please consult the City of Calgary Land Use department for specific inquiries.
Medium Density Land Use Zoning within the City of Calgary
Low Density Land Use Zoning within the City of Calgary
Zoning Regulations for Secondary Suites within the City of Calgary
Development & Building Permits within the City of Calgary
Commercial Zoning Districts in the City of Calgary