Zzap Consulting Inc. is applying, on behalf of the property owner, to rezone portions of lands fronting on Hines Road (PIDs 40103806, 40103780, 40103772, and 40103798), Eastern Passage, from R-1 (Sing Unit Dwelling) Zone to I-1 (Light Industry) Zone. .
The applicant proposes to rezone portions of four (4) properties from the R-1 (Single Family Dwelling) Zone to the I-1 (Light Industry) Zone of the Eastern Passage/ Cow Bay Land Use By-Law.
The applicant does not have a specific use proposed for the site, however the permitted uses under the I-1 (Light Industrial) Zone, subject to zone requirements, are as follows:
Any manufacturing, processing, assembly or warehousing operation which is not obnoxious and which is conducted and wholly contained within a building; Service industries; Marine, road, rail and pipe transportation uses; Railway related uses Composting operations, Cannabis production facilities.
Any activity related to the automotive trade except a salvage yard; Commercial recreation uses; Outdoor display courts; Retail and wholesale stores; Shopping plazas and malls; Taxi and bus depots; Parking lots.
Open space uses; Institutional uses.
As there is no proposed use on the property, the Planning Department requires the applicant to submit studies based on the most extensive uses permitted within the I-1 (Light Industrial) Zone. The submitted information/studies are linked below, under “Documents Submitted for Evaluation”.
A site plan depicting the portions of the properties the applicant is proposing to re-zone can be seen on “Figure 1” of their submitted planning rationale below.
The application will be considered under the Rezoning process.
A virtual public hearing will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2021 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, by fax, 902.490.4208; or by mail, P.O. Box 1749, Halifax, NS, 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 May 20, 2021. Please allow additional time for delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The virtual public hearing will be webcast and may be viewed online. Individuals seeking to speak at the hearing, should contact the Municipal Clerk’s office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 to be added to the speakers list to speak to Harbour East Marine Drive Community Council during the meeting by telephone.
To be placed on the speakers list:
• 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 (Harbour East Marine Drive Community Council), the planning case number (22651) 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 the 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.
The application was presented to Harbour East Marine Drive for First Reading on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. View a copy of the staff report.
A virtual public information was held on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. View a PDF copy of the presentation that was given at the virtual Public Information Meeting.
The Harbour East Marine Drive Community Council (HEMDCC) will decide whether to approve or deny the application based on the criteria in the Eastern Passage/Cow Bay Municipal Planning Strategy.
The subject site is located in District 3 Dartmouth South- Eastern Passage.
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.