Case 23166 - 7 McIntosh Street, Halifax (formerly part of 530 Herring Cove Road, Halifax


On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, Halifax Regional Council held a public hearing and approved this application.


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 Tuesday, April 12, 2022, Halifax Regional Council held a virtual public hearing and approved the application. View the staff report, minutes and video of the public hearing.   

This application was considered by the Halifax and West Community Council at a meeting on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. View the minutes and a recording of the meeting.

On December 15th, 2020, Regional Council directed staff to begin this planning process. View the report to Council, including a copy of the applicant’s Letter of Rationale (Attachment C).

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Anne Totten

Planner II

Planning and Development, Regional Planning

Telephone: 902.476.8245

Mailing Address

HRM Planning and Development

Regional Planning

PO Box: 1749,

Halifax ,

Nova Scotia,

B3J 3A5

Attention: Anne Totten