RMP Development Consulting Ltd., on behalf of FH Development Group Inc., is applying to consider amendments to the Municipal Planning Strategy for Halifax and the Land Use By-law for Halifax Mainland that allow residential lots on public streets to have modified lot requirements (minimum lot frontage, minimum lot area, minimum setbacks and maximum lot coverage) on portions of PID 00277228, near Parkmoor Avenue, Hayes Street and Charlton Avenue, Halifax. The applicant has requested that modified lot requirements be considered for single-unit dwellings (houses) and townhouses.
This proposal cannot be considered under existing policies and as such, the applicant is seeking amendments to the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy and Halifax Mainland Land Use By-law to permit the proposal.
The applicant wishes to build a comprehensive development consisting of low-to-medium-density residential uses. This proposal consists of approximately 234 residential lots (248 units) on a 19.6 hectare (48.4 acre) portion of the subject site; approximately 203 of these lots will not meet the existing lot requirements. The major aspect of the proposal are as follows:
• 197 single-detached dwelling lots;
• 14 semi-detached lots (28 units);
• 23 townhouse lots;
• Two neighbourhood parks (approximately 0.26 and 0.09 hectares respectively);
• A passive park (approximately 0.77 hectares);
• A conservation / undeveloped area; and
• A Parkmoor Avenue extension, second access onto Herring Cove Road and internal road network.
For reference, this portion of the subject site can support roughly 194 unit as per the as-of-right zoning framework. The applicant also intends to develop seven additional lots (14 units) on an abutting site (PID 00277194) in accordance with as-of-right zoning provisions (See Concept Plan below).
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. Planning staff are undertaking a detailed review of the proposal, in partnership with other municipal teams and external partners.
Information regarding a public information meeting will be available in the near future. Please monitor this website for details.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and documents required by municipal staff to properly evaluate the application. The documents are also available for review at the Planning Applications Office at 40 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth. The details of this application may change before consideration or approval by Regional Council.