ZONING
&
LAND
USE.

Current Zoning & Development.

Crowfoot Crossing Industrial Park properties are all zoned as RCI2 – Rural Commercial Industrial under the County’s Land Use Bylaw #593-09. Our zoning allows our businesses to take full advantage of the location at the intersection of 2 major highway networks serving Alberta, Saskatchewan and the USA via Coutts/Sweetgrass and Alberta’s only 24hr border crossing.

The County developed Crowfoot Crossing Industrial Park in 2010, starting with the relocation of our Administration office. Shortly after, Central AB Co-op developed their travel center, fuel service, and c-store – where the traffic volumes initially expected were greatly exceeded in their first year, and have been every year since! We have added a large fully paved Rest Area in partnership with Alberta Transportation, and recently saw an agricultural chemical retail warehouse relocate to this prime central location.
All parcels allow for a wide variety of commercial and industrial uses that will benefit from the location of one of the busiest intersections in eastern Alberta. Our development regulations are posted in this section, as well as a listing of suitable uses for the industrial park. The ring road throughout the industrial park makes every parcel easy to access from two different directions, and will be completely paved upon build-out.
The County developed Crowfoot Crossing Industrial Park in 2010, starting with the relocation of our Administration office. Shortly after, Central AB Co-op developed their travel center, fuel service, and c-store – where the traffic volumes initially expected were greatly exceeded in their first year, and have been every year since! We have added a large fully paved Rest Area in partnership with Alberta Transportation, and recently saw an agricultural chemical retail warehouse relocate to this prime central location.
All parcels allow for a wide variety of commercial and industrial uses that will benefit from the location of one of the busiest intersections in eastern Alberta. Our development regulations are posted in this section, as well as a listing of suitable uses for the industrial park. The ring road throughout the industrial park makes every parcel easy to access from two different directions, and will be completely paved upon build-out.

Land Uses
(Permitted & Discretionary).

The general purpose of the Rural Commercial/Industrial – Crowfoot Crossing District is to provide for the development of lands within the Crowfoot Crossing Industrial Park for a mixed variety of commercial or industrial uses which may not be suitable in proximity to residential developments.

Automotive Industry

Tires & Repairs Services

Truck Wash

Heavy Duty Mechanical

Auto Sales

Storage Yards

Manufacturing & Industrial

Truck & Freight Terminals

Industrial Plants & Facilities

Machinery Sales

Cannabis Industries

Chemical &
Fuels

Bulk Fuel
& Oil Depot

Fertilizer Sales

LNG Fueling Stations

Hospitality
Services

Accommodations

Eating & Drinking Establishments

Tourist Facilities & Campgrounds

Agricultural
Services

Agri-Tourism Facilities

Ag Supply Depots and Sales

Farmer’s Markets & Greenhouses

Feed Mills & Seed Cleaning Plants

The established development regulations and responsibilities for the specific lots contained within the park will be used to govern the development permit conditions for all issued permits for this subdivision.

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01. Permitted Uses

– Accessory buildings or structures

02. Discretionary Uses

  • accessory buildings to discretionary uses
  • agri-tourism operations
  • agricultural processing
  • agricultural supply depots and sales
  • auction marts
  • auto sales & service
  • building materials sales and storage
  • bulk fertilizer storage, sales and distribution
  • bulk oil and fuel depots & sales
  • commercial tourist facilities and campgrounds
  • communication facilities
  • eating and drinking establishments
  • farm and industrial machinery sales & services
  • farmers’ markets
  • feed mills and seed cleaning plants
  • hotels & motels
  • industrial plants and industrial parks pursuant to Section 38 of this Bylaw
  • manufacturing facilities
  • market garden / greenhouse
  • parks and playgrounds
  • permitted signs
  • professional or administrative offices
  • public and quasi-public buildings, installations, and facilities
  • service stations
  • storage yard
  • structural alterations or major works of renovations to discretionary uses
  • tire sales, service and repair
  • trucking & freight terminals
  • workshops – cabinet maker, carpenter, decorator, electrician, gas fitter, metal worker, painter, plumber, printer, pipe fitter, tinsmith, and welder
  • those uses, which in the opinion of the Development Authority, are similar to the permitted or discretionary uses, and which conform to the general purpose and intent of this district.

03. Minimum Requirements

  1. Site Area:
    1. 1.0 acres (0.405 ha) or as otherwise required by the Municipal Planning Commission.
  2. Width of Site:
    1. 100 ft. (30.5 m) or as otherwise required by the Municipal Planning Commission.
  3. Front Yard Setback:
    1. Multi lot parcels – 80 ft. (24.4 m) from the centre line of an internal business park road or service road, or any other road.
  1. Side Yard Setback:
    1. 10 ft. (6.1 m) from the parcel boundary or as required by the Municipal Planning Commission;
  2. Rear Yard Setback:
    1. Interior lot – 10 ft. (6.1 m) from the parcel boundary or as required by the Municipal Planning Commission;
    2. Exterior lot (rear adjacent to Hwy 12/36) – 10m from the parcel boundary

04. Maximum Limits

  1. As required by the Municipal Planning Commission.

05. Property Development

  1. Parcels will be restricted to 2 accesses, each 20 m in width and culverted.
  2. Petrochemical and Chemical storage areas will have separate containment and runoff directed away from natural drainage routes.
  3. All fuel storage systems shall have containment and meet all provincial requirements as set out by the PTMAA or other agencies.
  4. All applicants for development must provide a listing of any planned storage of chemicals, fuels or oils, or any substances labeled within the TDG standards.
  1. Any industry regulations pertaining to setbacks, buffers, or separation distances of developments, shall be contained within the property being developed, and shall not encroach or otherwise affect a neighbouring property’s developable lands.

06. Special Requirements

  1. The exterior finish shall be brick, stucco, wood, metal, or other siding to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.
  2. Final Grading will be the responsibility of the lot developer, and will be sloped as such to ensure stormwater runoff is directed off property to the ditch and shall not be caused to run onto a neighbouring property.
  3. All stormwater runoff points will have sediment control measures at the property edge prior to discharge to natural drainage areas.
  4. Stormwater collection or sumps must not be connected to the sanitary sewer system.
  5. Municipal water and sanitary sewer system is supplied, developments must meet requirements of system for septic grinder pumps and water connections prior to being connected to system.
  1. All signs must follow the Signage general regulations contained in this LUB. All permanent signs on rear of lots whose rear of property faces a provincial highway will require a Roadside Sign Permit from Alberta Transportation prior to any sign erection taking place.
  2. Any subdivision or development within this District shall be referred to the Town of Castor for comments on the proposal prior to a decision being made as per the Inter-municipal Development Plan between the County and the Town.

07. Parking

  1. Parking:
    1. Refer to Appendix D Parking Space Requirements.

08. Landscaping and Screening

  1. In addition to any other provisions of this Bylaw, the Development Authority may require that any use be suitably screened from view with a vegetated buffer strip and/or other screening of a visually pleasing nature.
  1. All landscaping will be the responsibility of owner.
  2. Owner will be responsible for maintaining seeded grass areas of adjacent ditch.