Armco Capital Inc. has applied to amend the side yard setback and separation distance requirements for semi-detached dwellings in the R-2 (Two-Family Dwelling) Zone of the Halifax Mainland Land Use By-law for lands within the Mainland South Area (see page 148 of the linked document for a map of the Area).
Semi-detached dwellings in the R-2 Zone of the Halifax Mainland Land Use By-law are required to be setback a minimum eight (8) feet from the side property lines and twelve (12) feet from any other building. The applicant wishes to change these two requirements for lots within the Mainland South Area. Specifically, Armco Capital Inc. is seeking a text amendment that would allow semi-detached dwellings in the Mainland South Area on lots zoned R-2 to be built a minimum of four (4) feet from the side property lines and eight (8) feet from any other building. No other changes to the land use by-law requirements have been proposed.
View a map of the area that would be affected by these changes.
The Planning Rationale (provided below) outlines the request in detail.
Armco Capital Inc. notes they are specifically seeking the reduced setback and separation distance requirements for the development of a proposed subdivision called Clifton Heights, however, the requested amendment would apply to all R-2 Zoned lots in the Mainland South Secondary Plan Area.
The application will be considered under the Land Use By-law Amendment process.
A letter was mailed to affected property owners in early April 2021 notifying them about the proposal. The engagement period has now closed. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback. View a summary of the comments received.
Staff are currently completing a detailed review of the application, taking into account the feedback provided during the public engagement. The next step in the process is First Reading. Details about First Reading will be posted when they become available.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by municipal staff to properly evaluate the application. The relevant documents are linked below but may also be alternatively provided either by email or regular mail by making this request to the planner list below.