This is an HRM initiated project directing staff to prepare a recommendation report regarding lands within the South End and Peninsula Centre Detailed Plan Areas on the Halifax Peninsula, to clarify the application of Sections 34E and 34U of the Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-law.
Halifax and West Community Council requested that staff prepare a recommendation report on amending the Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-law to clarify the application of Sections 34E and 34U, which permit internal conversions of existing dwellings to two and three-unit dwellings in the R-1 (Single Family) and R-1A (Single Family A) Zones.
Section 34E only applies to properties in the South End and Peninsula Centre Detailed Plan Areas; the only properties zoned R-1A are located in the South End Detailed Plan Area.
The proposed clarification would ensure that 34E and 34U regulate conversions within the R-1 and R-1A zones, and that residential conversions within the R-2 (General Residential) Zone be regulated by Section 43E of the Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-law.
The application will be considered under the Land Use By-law Amendment process.
Staff are undertaking a detailed review of the application.
The application will be discussed by the Halifax Peninsula Planning Advisory Committee at its meeting on Monday, November 26, 2018.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
• Peninsula Centre Detailed Plan Area Map
• South End Detailed Plan Area Map
• Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-law Zoning Map
The documents are also available for review at the Planning Applications office in Downtown Dartmouth.