A Public Information Meeting was held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology (Atrium) at 5685 Leeds Street, Halifax.
Application by Shelley Dickey Land Use Planning requesting a rezoning of a non-compliant 6-unit dwelling from R-2 (General Residential) to the R-2A (General Residential Conversion) designation located at 3834 Robie Street, Halifax.
The subject site is at 3834 Robie Street, Halifax (Peninsula). The Regional Plan identifies the subject site as Urban Settlement (US) within the Regional Plan. The lands are subject to the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS), and are zoned R-2 under the 10, Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-law (LUB). The Community Plan Designation is Residential (RES). The lands identified by PID # 00027284 are approximately 8,000 square feet in size. The current use is a 6-unit apartment building, 3 stories in height on a lot that fronts Robie Street and backs onto Basinview Drive where parking is accessed.
The applicant submitted a proposal to rezone the subject site from R-2 (General Residential) to the R-2A (General Residential Conversion). The current 6-unit dwellings is non-compliant as the Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-law only permits 4-unit dwellings in this zone. A conversion zone like R-2A allows for small apartment buildings created from older stock housing.
A successful rezoning would authorize use of the building as a 6-unit dwelling as this is permitted under the Land Use By-law so long as there is no increase in building volume and at least 50% of the dwelling units contain a minimum 800 square feet of floor area per unit. The current site supports adequate parking in line with the Land Use By-law for 6 units. The units comply with minimum floor area requirements. The building has rental occupancy and therefore meets the Municipal Planning Strategy policy towards accommodating different housing types and tenures for different income levels within the community.
This application is being considered through the Rezoning PAC process.
A Public Information Meeting was held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology (Atrium) at 5685 Leeds Street, Halifax. A summary of the Public Meeting has been added to this website, and the case will soon be forwarded to the Halifax Peninsula Planning Advisory Committee for review and recommendation.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted the following plans and studies required by HRM staff to properly evaluate the application. They are also available for review at the Enabled Urban Applications office in Dartmouth at 40 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, 2nd Floor.