Regional Council has directed staff to review the designation and zoning of a portion of 530 Herring Cove Road, Halifax. This is in response to a request by KWR Approvals Incorporated.
KWR Approvals Incorporated is requesting to amend the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) and Halifax Mainland Land Use By-law (LUB) to re-designate and rezone a portion of 530 Herring Cove Road from the Institutional Designation to the High-Density Residential Designation and from the P (Park and Institutional) Zone to the R-4 (Multiple Dwelling) Zone. This proposal cannot be considered under existing MPS policies. The applicant is seeking amendments to the Halifax MPS and Halifax Mainland LUB to enable as-of right development of 7 McIntosh Street and to upgrade portions of McIntosh Street from its current classification as a private road to a minor collector. Once complete, this will allow for the development of Phase 2 of an approved subdivision, commonly referred to as McIntosh Estates
The application will be considered under the process to amend a Municipal Planning Strategy.
On December 15th, 2020, Regional Council directed staff to begin this planning process. Staff’s report to the Council, including a copy of the applicant’s Letter of Rationale (Attachment C), is here.