A Public Information Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Rockingham United Church Hall, 12 Flamingo Drive, Halifax, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The purpose of the meeting is to receive feedback regarding the application. The applicant will be present to discuss the proposal. Planning staff will be present to discuss the process and the application with respect to the provisions of the Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law for Halifax Mainland. The meeting is open to anyone who wishes to attend to seek Information.
Feng Linda Liao is applying to rezone and enter into a new development agreement permitting a child care centre at 165 Roxbury Crescent, Halifax.
The applicant wishes to discharge an existing development agreement and rezone the lands allowing for a new development agreement to permit a child care facility. The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:
• Location is on the corner of Roxbury Crescent and Langbrae Drive, Halifax
• The existing building is a residential dwelling that the applicant intends to repurpose for a child care facility
• Proposed name is Clayton Park Learning Centre
• 58 children may be expected to occupy the space (see application letter for details including age groups and time of day use)
• The building will retain its residential form
• An addition over the garage is being considered
• Four staff are anticipated with adequate parking
• Parent parking for pick up and drop off would be along Langbrae Drive and main use through the rear door of the property
• There is a wait list for spaces
• A development agreement currently exists from the original subdivision and development plan, and is to be discharged and replaced with a new development agreement specific to child care centres
• The Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy allows applications for development agreement contracts to permit child care centres under Implementation Policies 3.20 and 3.20.1
The Development Plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, and include information related to parking, staff, pick up and drop off, building form and renovations, licensing.
The application will be considered under the Rezone and Development Agreement process.
The application is subject to a Team Review by municipal staff and relevant external agencies. Once that review is complete and concerns addressed by the applicant, a Public Information Meeting will be scheduled as part of the public engagement requirement of the Halifax Charter. A Report for Community Council with a staff recommendation will then be drafted and a Public Hearing scheduled.
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.