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 amend 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.
While Armco Capital Inc. makes note that they specifically seeking the reduced setback and separation distance requirements for the development of a proposed subdivision called Clifton Heights, the requested amendment would apply to R-2 Zoned lots in the Mainland South Secondary Plan Area.
The application will be considered under the Land Use By-law Amendment process.
Currently this application is at the review team stage of the process where the request is reviewed by internal municipal staff from Building Standards and Land Development and Subdivision.
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.