A letter was mailed to affected property owners in early April 2021. Everyone is welcome to share their thoughts with municipal staff and the Councillors about the proposal, which is detailed below. Please contact Meaghan Maund, Planner II at 902.233.0726 or email@example.com if you have comments or questions about the application or planning application process. Please provide your feedback on or before Thursday, May 6, 2021.
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.
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. Everyone is welcome to share their thoughts with municipal staff and the Councillors about the proposal. A narrated presentation about the proposal and planning application process is available on Shape Your City. The presentation is located near the top right side of the webpage.
In addition to the narrated presentation, staff have created maps that show the R-2 Zoned lands in Mainland South:
• Map highlighting the R-2 Zoned lands within Mainland South;
• Maps showing the zoning of the lands within Mainland South:
Please contact Meaghan Maund, Planner II by email or phone at 902.233.0726 if you have comments or questions about the application or planning application process. Please provide feedback on or before Thursday, May 6, 2021 to ensure your feedback is captured in staff’s recommendation report to Halifax and West Community Council.
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.