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City of Calgary Land Use Zoning

 

Zoning refers to the permitted use of land in the city. This will help you figure out what they stand for.

 

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding any of the city of Calgary land use zoning descriptions that you may want to know more about!

 

 


Residential


 

Name

 

Residential – Contextual Large Parcel One Dwelling

Allows single detached dwellings on 24.0 metre or wider parcels. Secondary Suites can be allowed by adding a modifier through a re-designation.


 Acronym

 

 R-C1L



 

Name

 

Residential – Contextual One Dwelling

This land use district can accommodate residential development in the form of single detached dwellings, which are contextually sensitive to existing community development standards. Allows single detached dwellings on 12.0 metre or wider parcels. Secondary Suites can be added as a discretionary use through a re-designation to the R-C1s district.

 

Acronym

 

R-C1

 

 



 

Name

 

Residential – Contextual Narrow Parcel One Dwelling

This land use district can accommodate residential development on narrow or small parcels, in the form of single detached dwellings, which are contextually sensitive to existing community development standards. Allows single detached dwellings on 7.5 to 11.0 metre wide parcels.

 

Acronym

 

R-C1N

 

 


 


Name

 

Residential – Contextual One/Two Dwelling

This land use district can accommodate residential development including single detached dwellings, duplexes and semi-detached dwellings, which are contextually sensitive to existing community development standards.

Allows single detached dwellings on 7.5 metre or wider parcels. Allows semi-detached dwellings on 13.0 metre wide parcels. Secondary suites are a discretionary use on 15.0 metre wide parcels.

 

Acronym

 

R-C2




 

Name

 

Residential – One Dwelling

This land use district can accommodate residential development in the form of single detached dwellings in areas of the city that are still developing.

An 11.0 metre maximum building height can be increased to 12 metres when the parcel is 15.0 metres or wider. Secondary Suites can be added as a discretionary use through a redesignation to the R-1s district.

 

Acronym

 

R-1

 

 


 

Name

 

Residential – Narrow Parcel One Dwelling

This land use district can accommodate residential development on narrow or small parcels, in the form of single detached dwellings in areas of the city that are still developing.

A narrow parcel single detached district (minimum 7.5 metres). When a parcel width is 10.0 metres or greater, the maximum building height is 11.0 metres.

 

Acronym


R-1N


 


 

Name

 

Residential – One/Two Dwelling

This land use district can accommodate residential development including single detached dwellings, duplexes and semi-detached dwellings, in areas of the city that are still developing.

Allows semi-detached dwellings on 13.0 metre wide parcels. Allows single detached dwellings on 7.5 metre wide parcels. Secondary suites are a discretionary use on an 11.0 or 13.0 metre wide parcel, depending on form.

 

Acronym

 

R-2

 

 


 

Name

 

Residential – Low Density Multiple Dwelling

Allows a mixture of predominantly single detached dwellings, semi-detached dwellings, duplexes, rowhouses and townhouse developments to occur.

The intent is to provide a variety of housing choices to be developed in an area and allow higher densities to be achieved, while still maintaining a low density scale.
Semi-detached dwellings, duplexes and rowhouses are permitted uses. Rowhouses can occur on 5.0 metre wide parcels.

 

Acronym


R-2M

 

 


 

Name

 

Residential – Manufactured Home

Intended to accommodate manufactured homes on individual parcels or in a manufactured home park

 

Acronym 

 

R-MH

 

 


 

Name

 

Residential – Grade-Oriented Infill District

This land use district can accommodate grade-oriented residential development in the form of rowhouse buildings, duplex dwellings, semi-detached dwellings and cottage housing clusters, which are contextually sensitive to existing community development standards.

 

Acronym

 

R-CG



 

Multi residential




 

Name

 

Multi-Residential – Contextual Grade-Oriented

 

Acronym

 

M-CG

 


 

Name

 

Multi-Residential – Contextual Low Profile

 

Acronym

 

M-C1

 

 



Name

 

Multi-Residential – Contextual Medium Profile

 

Acronym


M-C2

 

 



Name

 

Multi-Residential – At Grade Housing

 

Acronym


M-G

 

 



Name

 

Multi-Residential – Low Profile

 

Acronym


M-1

 


 

Name


Multi-Residential – Medium Profile

 

Acronym

 

M-2

 


 

Name

 

Multi-Residential – High Density Low Rise

 

Acronym

 

M-H1


 


 

Name

 

Multi-Residential – High Density Medium Rise

 

Acronym

 

M-H2

 


 

Name

 

Multi-Residential – High Density High Rise

 

Acronym

 

M-H3

 

 



Name

 

Multi-Residential – Low Profile Support Commercial

 

Acronym

 

M-X1

 


 

Name

 

Multi-Residential – Medium Profile Support Commercial


Acronym

 

M-X2

 



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