The virtual public hearing for Case 22050 was held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 6:00pm. At the hearing’s conclusion, Regional Council approved the proposed amendments to the Halifax MPS and Halifax Mainland LUB. Please see the “Status” section, specifically staff’s recommendation report, to review the amendments.
RMP Development Consulting Ltd., on behalf of FH Development Group Inc., is applying to develop a residential subdivision on a portion of the lands identified as PID 00277228, near Parkmoor Avenue, Hayes Street and Charlton Avenue in Halifax. This proposal includes a request to develop single-detached dwellings in accordance with modified lot requirements (e.g. lot frontage, lot area, lot coverage, setbacks, etc.) and five townhouse buildings.
This type of development cannot be considered on the subject site under existing policies and as such, the applicant is seeking amendments to the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy and Halifax Mainland Land Use By-law.
The applicant wishes to develop a residential subdivision that contains 241 lots (262 units). The major aspects of this proposal are as follows:
• 197 single-detached dwelling lots;
• 21 semi-detached lots (42 units);
• 23 townhouse lots / units;
• Two neighbourhood parks (approximately 0.26 and 0.09 hectares respectively);
• A passive park (approximately 0.77 hectares);
• An undeveloped conservation area; and
• A Parkmoor Avenue extension, second access onto Herring Cove Road, and internal road network.
Note: 236 lots (252 units) will be wholly enclosed on the subject site; the remaining lots / units would be developed on the abutting lot, PID 00277194, as per the existing zoning regulations. Of the 236 lots on the subject site, only 33 can be permitted as-of-right without an amendment.
The application is a request for new planning policy. Staff are reviewing the application, and will prepare a recommendation for Regional Council to consider. Before Regional Council can make any decision about the proposal, a public information meeting and a public hearing shall be held.
Additional information on process can be found in staff’s initiation report to Regional Council.
On October 29, 2019, Regional Council initiated a process to consider site-specific amendments to the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy and Halifax Mainland Land Use By-law to permit the proposal on a portion of the subject site.
The public information meeting (PIM) for Case 22050 was held on Monday, December 2, 2019 at the Captain William Spry Community Centre, Halifax. The purpose of this meeting was to receive community input on Case 22050 and to answer questions regarding the proposed development, planning process, etc. View the PIM minutes.
Planning staff, in partnership with other municipal teams and external partners, reviewed the applicant’s proposal and community input. Planning staff subsequently prepared a recommendation report, which proceeded to the Halifax & West Community Council’s (HWCC) virtual meeting on August 26, 2020. At this meeting, Community Council recommended that Regional Council schedule a public hearing and adopt the proposed amendments. View the HWCC’s draft meeting minutes.
The recommendation report proceeded to Regional Council for first reading on Tuesday, September 1. At this meeting, Regional Council advanced the Case to a virtual public hearing. View the meeting minutes.
The virtual public hearing for Case 22050 was held by Regional Council on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. At the conclusion of the virtual public hearing, Regional Council approved the proposed amendments, which are outlined in Attachment A and B of staff’s recommendation report. View the minutes (Case 22050 is discussed on page 16-17).
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and documents required by municipal staff to properly evaluate the application. The details of this application may change before consideration or approval by Regional Council.