Application by EDM Planning Services on behalf of AIM Elmsdale Inc. to enter into a development agreement to permit the construction of a new building for the purposes of consolidating the existing buildings related to a non-conforming salvage yard use.
The subject property is located in Lantz, 120 metres east of the intersection of Dutch Settlement Road and Old Trunk Road. The property is designated MU (Mixed Use) in the Musquodoboit Valley/Dutch Settlement (MVDS) Municipal Planning Strategy and zoned MU (Mixed Use) in the MVDS Land Use By-law.
The applicant wishes to construct a new building to consolidate salvage yard related uses (sales, devolution, staff space and storage) that are currently carried out in two separate buildings on the site. The existing buildings are no longer sufficient and the new building is proposed to offer more efficient operations, a higher level of accessibility to the public and visual appeal to the community. The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:
• Proposed building has a footprint of approximately 10,000 square feet and a maximum height of 27’ 2”;
• Landscaping is proposed around new building as per Attachment D below;
• Existing Quonset hut will remain on property as additional storage for materials currently being stored outdoors.
The existing salvage yard has been in operation since prior to the adoption of the Musquodoboit Valley/Dutch Settlement Land Use By-law and is therefore permitted to continue operating as a non-conforming use, as defined in the HRM Charter. The renovations carried out on the subject site since 2015 have been done as-of-right, however, the construction of a new building is permitted by development agreement only.
The Development Plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, and include information related to placement, dimensions, landscaping and use of the newly proposed building.
The application will be considered under the Development Agreement Process.
A public information meeting (PIM) was held on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Carroll’s Corner Community Centre, 9 Milford Road, Carroll’s Corner, NS B0N 1Y0. View the staff presentation and meeting summary.
Staff will undertake a detailed review of the application prior to sending a recommendation report to North West Community Council. Prior to any considerations on this matter, Community Council is required under the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter to hold a Public Hearing. At that time, an additional opportunity for public feedback is provided. Notices of the date, time and location of the Hearing will be advertised in the future
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by municipal staff to properly evaluate the application. The documents are also available for review at the Planning Applications office in Downtown Dartmouth.
Attachment A: Application Letter
Attachment B: Site Plan
Attachment C: Proposed Building Elevations
Attachment D: Proposed Landscape Plan
Attachment E: Preliminary Storm water Management Plan
Attachment F: Traffic Impact Statement
Attachment G: Presentation from Public Information Meeting
Attachment H: Summary of Public Information Meeting