Michael Napier Architecture, on behalf of Anthony Metledge, is applying to amend the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) and Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-law (LUB) to allow a multiple unit residential building at 5426 Portland Place, Halifax.
A proposal for a 6-storey residential building including underground parking was submitted for consideration under the existing C-2 (General Business) Zone rules. In the final stages of permit review, staff identified that Schedule HA-1 of the Halifax MPS was applicable to portions of the subject site. This schedule allows a building of the same height, mass, and setbacks to be built on the site, but does not allow for more than four residential units within the first 50 feet from Portland Place.
To move forward with construction, the applicant has modified their design to include only commercial uses within the Schedule HA-1 area and the applicant is currently constructing an amended version of their original residential project. The applicant wishes to remove Schedule HA-1 from the property to allow the entire building to be residential uses.
Regional Council initiated the process to make the requested changed to the Halifax MPS at their meeting on September 18, 2018 following consideration of an initiation report presented by staff. Staff are completing a detailed review of the proposal. The project will also be considered by the Halifax Peninsula Planning Advisory Committee at a future meeting.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by HRM staff to properly evaluate the application. The documents are also available for review at the Planning Applications office in Downtown Dartmouth.