Staff has prepared a report for Regional Council’s consideration. The public hearing on the proposed amendments is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. at Halifax City Hall (Council Chamber), 3rd Floor, City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS. All oral and written submissions will be considered at that time. Written submissions may be forwarded to the Municipal Clerk by mail, P.O. Box 1749, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3A5; by fax, 902-490-4208; or by e-mail, email@example.com. Written submissions should be received by the Municipal Clerk’s office as early as possible and not later than 3:00 p.m. on June 21, 2016. For any written submissions exceeding three standard letter sized pages in length, ten (10) copies must be supplied to the Municipal Clerk’s office.
It should be noted that the following motion was made by Council at First Reading:
That Halifax Regional Council:
1. Give First Reading to the proposed amendments to the Regional Subdivision By-Law as set out in Attachment A of the March 30, 2016 staff report with the additional amendment:
That section 31 is amended by adding subsections (3) and (4) directly after subsection (2), as follows:
(3) Other than lots meeting the requirements of section 34, wherever possible, side lot lines shall be substantially at right angles or radial to street lines.
(4) Wherever possible, lots shall be uniform in shape and the rear lot lines of a series of adjoining lots shall be continuous, not stepped or jogged.A strikeout and insert version of the proposed amendments to the Regional Subdivision By-law in context for ease of reading can be found here.
Application by HRM to conduct a limited review and implement amendments to the Regional Subdivision By-law.
The following items have been identified by Regional Council based on feedback from the Development Industry and by HRM Staff for review and possible amendment:
For more information on the key topics, please review the fact sheet presentation.
Regional Council adopted a specific public participation program for this application, to better receive feedback on the amendments. To achieve this, three open house meetings were held; in each of the Eastern (Dartmouth to the Eastern Municipal boundary), Central (Upper Hammonds Plains to Carrolls Corner) and Western (Halifax Peninsula to the western Municipal boundary) regions of the Municipality.
Three open house meetings were held as noted below:
|Monday, August 11, 2014||Cole Harbour Place (Stewart Hall Room), 51 Forest Hills Parkway, Dartmouth|
|Monday, August 18, 2014||BMO Centre (Boardroom), 61 Gary Martin Drive, Bedford|
|Wednesday, August 20, 2014||Captain William Spry Centre (Kidston Room), 16 Sussex Street, Halifax|
The meetings also were advertised in the Municipal Notices section of the newspaper and advertised on the municipal web site events calendar.
A presentation was made at the start of each of the meetings as a basis for discussion and questions. Minutes were recorded at each meeting, and an online survey was available to the public until September 5, 2014. The survey is now closed.
This application is being considered through the Regional Subdivision By-law amendment process.
Staff has prepared a report for the Community Planning and Economic Development Committee’s consideration. The report will then advance to Regional Council. A strikeout and insert version of the proposed amendments to the Regional Subdivision By-law in context for ease of reading can be found here.
For further information, please contact:
Erin MacIntyre, Planner II
Fax: (902) 490-4406
Email: Erin MacIntyre
Planning & Development