This is an HRM-initiated project directing staff to prepare a recommendation report to amend the Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-law (LUB) regulating operational hours of commercial activity within the RC-1 (Neighbourhood Commercial) Zone and creating definitions for that Zone for grocery and drug store.
Halifax and West Community Council (HWCC) requested that staff prepare a recommendation report outlining potential amendments to the Halifax Peninsula LUB RC-1 Zone that will define grocery and pharmacy use, and limit hours of operation in the RC-1 Zone.
The Halifax Peninsula LUB does not define grocery or drug stores and concern was raised the lack of definition led to overly permissive use with negative effects on neighbourhoods from grocery stores operating late night and early morning hours selling food. Other Plan Areas and their By-laws define grocery store or similar.
There are 25 properties currently zoned RC-1 in the Halifax Peninsula.
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
Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-law Zoning Map
Note: The above-noted material is also available for review at the Enabled Urban Applications office in Dartmouth at 40 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, 2nd Floor.