Security suites considered for business service districts

The city is considering allowing security suites for personnel in business service districts.

The city is considering allowing security suites for personnel in business service districts.

Landowners and business owners within the district are encouraged to give input on the proposed amendment to the Land Use Bylaw that would allow security suites as a discretionary use.

The intent of the bylaw is to provide accommodations for personnel whose primary responsibility is providing security and/or surveillance for industrial businesses.

Security suites would be considered for businesses that require outdoor storage, outdoor servicing and manufacturing, or displaying of goods outdoors. The suite itself is not the primary use of the property.

Security suites:

• must adhere to the setback regulations within the I1 Industrial (Business Service) District

• must be less than 33 per cent of the principal building area, whether attached or detached, to a maximum of 70 square metres (753.5 square feet)

• will be limited to one suite per property

• may only be occupied by one person living in the suite

• may be located in a manufactured home but will not be located in a recreational vehicle

• may only contain one bedroom or sleeping area

• must complement the principal building in exterior appearance

• must provide one additional parking stall in addition to the number of parking stalls required for the principal use

• will cease to be valid if the principal use on the site ceases or is removed

Uses are at the discretion of the Municipal Planning Commission based on the merits of the application.

No other changes are proposed to the business service district.

Any person who is directly affected by the proposed amendment may provide comments to the city’s Planning Department 403-406-8700 or planning@reddeer.ca until Oct. 31. More information on the Land Use Bylaw can be found at www.reddeer.ca.