Application by Lin Si requesting to enter into a Development Agreement for lands at 103 Dartmouth Road, Bedford to allow for an apartment within a single unit dwelling.
The applicant has applied to enter into a Development Agreement with HRM for the subject property located at 103 Dartmouth Road, Bedford. The property, which is currently vacant, is zoned RSU (Residential Single Dwelling Unit) which allows for the as-of-right development of a single detached dwelling unit. Under Policy R-22 of the Bedford Municipal Planning Strategy, residential zones are also permitted the option for an accessory home occupation which are controlled through provisions in the Land Use By-Law.
The as-of-right development of a single detached dwelling unit was approved in November 2018. The applicant requested to enter into a development agreement which would allow a second dwelling unit in the structure for the purpose of providing an additional cooking area for the senior members of their multi-generational family. This is enabled through Policy R-8 and encouraged through Policy R-18 of the Bedford Municipal Planning Strategy, the relevant section has been included below.
The documents (provided below) outline the development proposal and include information related the current zoning and excerpt from the related section of the Bedford Municipal Planning Strategy.
A Public Information Meeting to share information and hear feedback from the community about this application was held on Thursday, March 28, 2019. View the staff presentation and a summary of the comments and questions from the Public Information Meeting.
The application will be presented to North West PAC at the May 1st, 2019 meeting for comment.
Staff are completing a detailed analysis of the application informed by feedback from the public and the planning team during its review process prior to sending a recommendation report to the North West Community Council (NWCC). NWCC will consider the application and decide whether to schedule a public hearing before making a final decision on the application. The NWCC will ultimately decide whether to approve or deny the application based on the criteria in the Bedford Municipal Planning Strategy.
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.