A virtual public hearing will be held on Thursday, September 24, 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, attending in person is not possible. Written submissions are welcomed and encouraged, and will be distributed to all Councillors prior to the decision. See "Status" section below for information on viewing and participating in the virtual public hearing.
J. Thibault is applying for a development agreement to convert an existing non-conforming commercial use to two (2) residential units, resulting in a six (6) unit residential building at 2322-24 Hunter Street, Halifax.
Please note this application has been revised.
Originally, the applicant applied to convert a legal non-conforming use to a residential unit, creating a 5-unit residential building. The applicant has revised the application to convert a legal non-conforming commercial use to 2 residential units, creating a 6-unit residential building.
The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:
• Existing 2-storey building with 4 residential units and one legal non-conforming commercial unit.
• Existing residential units are two 1-bedroom apartments, one 2-bedroom apartment, and one 6-bedroom apartment.
• Existing commercial use is a camera repair shop. Size is 1152 square feet over two floors (ground floor and basement).
• Proposal is to convert commercial space to a 3-bedroom residential apartment and divide the current 6-bedroom apartment into two separate units; a 4-bedroom and a 1 bedroom-unit.
• No changes to building height or massing.
• The property has six existing parking spaces, and privacy fencing along the entire rear yard.
The Development Plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, and include information related to the proposal rationale and building layout.
The application will be considered under the Development Agreement and Planning Advisory Committee process.
A virtual public hearing will be held on Thursday, September 24, 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, attending in person is not possible. Written submissions are welcomed and encouraged, and will be distributed to all Councillors prior to the decision. Written submissions may be forwarded to the Municipal Clerk by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 24, 2020. Please allow additional time for delivery 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 Wednesday, September 23, 2020 to be added to the speakers list to speak to Halifax and West Community Council during the meeting by telephone.
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 name of the meeting body (Halifax and West Community Council), the planning case number (22624) or civic address, your name, your community of residence, email address, and telephone number. If you have questions about the content of the application, please email planner Brittney MacLean, or call 902.223.6154. Questions about the process of the virtual public hearing may be emailed to the Municipal Clerk’s Office or call 902.490.4210.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by municipal staff to properly evaluate the application.