Brighter Community Planning & Consulting, on behalf of Chris MacDonald, is applying to rezone the former church and church hall at 1686 and 1688 Prospect Bay Road, Prospect from the P-2 (Community Facility) Zone to the RRB-1 (Rural Residential B-1) Zone under the Land Use By-law for Planning District 4 to permit one dwelling unit on each lot.
The subject properties are located on the north side of the Prospect Bay Road approximately 7.5 km south of the Prospect Road (Route 333). They are designated Rural Residential under the Municipal Planning Strategy for Planning District 4 (MPS), and are zoned P-2 (Community Facility) under the Land Use By-law for Planning District 4 (LUB).
The applicant is proposing to rezone the properties from the P-2 (Community Facility) Zone to the RRB-1 (Rural Residential B-1) Zone to permit the renovation of the church (1686 Prospect Bay Road) for use as a single unit dwelling and the replacement of the church hall (1688 Prospect Bay Road) with a single unit dwelling.
The Submission Letter (provided below) outlines the development proposal in detail.
The application will be considered under the rezoning process.
A public information meeting (PIM) was held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Prospect Road Community Centre (Multi-Purpose Room), 2141 Prospect Road, Hatchet Lake, NS.
Staff are currently undertaking a detailed review of the application. Upon completion of the staff review a report will be submitted to the Halifax and West Community Council. Should Community Council wish to consider the rezoning, a public hearing will be held. At the public hearing members of the public may address Community Council or submit written comments in advance. Anyone who received notification of the January 29, 2020 meeting will also receive notice of the public hearing. Notice of the public hearing will also appear in the municipal notices section of the Chronicle Herald and on the municipal website.
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 at 40 Alderney Drive in Downtown Dartmouth.