Application by Lloyd Robbins Law Inc. requesting Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) and Land Use Bylaw (LUB) amendments to the Cole Harbour/Westphal MPS and Cole Harbour Westphal Land Use Bylaw to enable a 6-unit multi-unit dwelling on lands at 272 Auburn Drive, Cole Harbour.
The applicant has requested the property at 272 Auburn Drive be converted from a commercial to residential use. Under the current provisions of the Cole Harbour/ Westphal Strategy (MPS), this proposal can not be considered. The applicant has requested to amend Policy UR-18 of the Cole Harbour/Westphal MPS, removing the ability of 272 Auburn Drive to expand commercial uses by development agreement. A rezoning will be required to change from the C-1 Neighbour Business Zone to the R-4 Multiple Dwelling Unit Zone.
The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:
- The applicant wishes to end commercial use and develop as-of-right a 6-unit residential dwelling.
- Residential use aligns with the MPS Urban Residential designation.
- The variety store was an anomaly within the neighbourhood as a commercial exception to the designation and surrounding Zones.
- The site does not meet the R-4 Zone requirements completely (setbacks, parking) and a site-specific Land Use By-law amendment will be required to enable as-of-right R-4 development.
A virtual public hearing will be held online on September 22, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. All oral and written submissions will be considered at that time. This meeting will occur in a virtual setting and attending in person is not possible. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, written submissions are welcomed and encouraged in advanced of the hearing itself. These submissions are distributed to all Councillors and considered at the time of their decision.
Written submissions may be forwarded to the Municipal Clerk by e-mail, ; by fax, 902-490-4208; or by mail, P.O. Box 1749, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3A5. Written submissions must be received by the Municipal Clerk’s office as early as possible and not later than 3:00 p.m. on September 22, 2020. Please allow sufficient time for delivery given slower than typical mail delivery times during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The virtual public hearing will be webcast and may be viewed online. For individuals seeking to speak at the hearing, members of the public may contact the Municipal Clerk’s office no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 21, 2020 to be added to the speakers list to speak by telephone. We encourage all residents who have any desire to speak at the meeting to ask to have their name added to the list. Individuals who do not want to speak at a later time may ask to have their name removed from the speakers list.
To be placed on the speakers list, individuals may:
• Send an email; or
• Call and leave a voicemail at 902.490.4210; or
• Send a fax to the clerk at 902.490.4208.
In your message, please include the meeting body, the planning Case number or civic address, in addition to your name, community of residence, email address, and telephone number. Should you have questions about the nature of application itself, please email the planner or call 902-240-7085.
Should you have questions about the process of the virtual public hearing, please email the Municipal Clerks Office or call 902.490.4210.
View the staff report (hyperlink to be added) considered by Halifax Regional Council.
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Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by municipal staff to properly evaluate the application.
Concept Site Plan