Halifax Regional Council passed a motion to amend the Downtown Halifax Land Use By-law to revise the definition of Adult Entertainment uses to exclude retail uses and bookstores in accordance with the following motion:
16.2 Councillor Mason
MOVED by Councillor Mason, seconded by Councillor Cuttell
THAT Halifax Regional Council request a staff report regarding the options for removal or replacement of the definition of “adult bookstore” from the Downtown LUB, pending the incorporation of the Heritage Conservation District bylaws into the Regional Centre LUB.
Further, a housekeeping amendment is proposed to address a drafting error re-adopting the Downtown Halifax Zoning Map (Map 1).
On November 23rd, 2021, Regional Council directed staff to explore and provide options for either the removal or replacement of the definition of “adult bookstore” from the Downtown Halifax Land Use By-law (LUB), until such time where the remaining lands under the Downtown Halifax Plan Area are incorporated within the Regional Centre Plan Area.
As part of this planning process, staff are proposing to update the definition of “adult entertainment”, and delete the definition of “adult bookstore”. Staff are also bringing forward a housekeeping amendment to address a drafting error by re-adopting the Downtown Halifax Zoning Map (Map 1). The drafting error occurred during the adoption process of the Regional Centre Plan and concurrent amendments to the Downtown Halifax LUB. No changes to zoning are proposed from the previously approved zoning.
The application will be considered under the Land Use By-law Amendment Process.
View the staff report.
Currently, this application is at the review team stage of the process where the request is reviewed by internal municipal staff.