Case 24260: Regional Centre SMPS and LUB, and Downtown Halifax SMPS and LUB Housekeeping Amendments

Updated:

TAKE NOTICE THAT on Monday, August 22, 2022,  the Provincial Director of Planning reviewed and approved application 24260 as per Section 223 of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter.  In accordance with Section 223 of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter, these amendments become effective as of the date of this notice.

Request

Halifax Regional Council initiated housekeeping amendments to the Regional Centre Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law, and Downtown Halifax Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law arising out of the Centre Plan approval process.

Proposal

On October 26, 2021, Regional Council approved the Regional Centre Secondary Municipal Planning (SMPS) Strategy and Regional Centre Land Use By-law (LUB) to guide development and growth within the Regional Centre.  At that time Council also requested a supplementary report on five items identified by members of the public at the public hearing. These items along with a small number of other housekeeping amendments were discussed in the January 14, 2022 staff report considered by Regional Council at its February 8, 2022 meeting.   

Regional Centre Secondary Municipal Strategy (RCSMSP) and Land Use By-law (RCLUB) and Downtown Halifax Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy (DHSMPS) and Land Use By-law (DHLUB) Housekeeping Amendments.  The proposed amendments arise out of the Centre Plan approval process to fully implement previous Council directions and to correct errors or omissions including the following:  

  • Amendment to RCSMPS Map 4 and RCLUB Schedule 15, Maximum Building Height Precincts to change the permitted height at 6022 North Street from 14 metres to 17 metres. 
  • Amendments to RCSMPS Map 1 and RCLUB Schedule 2 to re-designate 2253 Brunswick Street from Established Residential to Institutional, and to re-zone from ER-1 to INS while maintaining a max. height of 11 m. 
  • Amendments to all applicable RCSMPS and DHSMPS Maps and LUB Maps and Schedules to clarify the entire development site for Case 23050, substantive site plan approval for property located at 1740, 1730, and 1724 Granville Street (PID 00002626), is maintained under the Downtown Halifax SMPS and LUB.
  • Amendments to RCSMPS Map 1 and Map 4, and RCLUB Schedule 2 and Schedule 15 to apply a COR Zone and a maximum height of 20 metres at 276 Windmill Road (PID 41491200), which is a remnant parcel attached to PID 00091207 with the same civic address.
  • Amendments to applicable RCMPS Maps and RCLUB Schedules to address inconsistent alignment between designation, zone, maximum height, and floor area ratio (FAR) boundaries for the Halifax Forum site (a portion of PID 00004010);
  • Clarifying minimum separation distances above a streetwall height for any portions of a main building based on building typologies and amending Policy IM-35 and adding Policy IM-35.5 to provide for site-specific provisions for three in-progress applications for required separation distances for portions of buildings above a streetwall consistent with previous Package A provisions. These include the Quingate Special Area, PID 00136341, and PID 00092932; and
  • Other minor amendments. 

The above amendments are housekeeping in nature and are intended to implement previous Council direction, are aligned by existing policies, and are intended to help facilitate a clearer administration of the planning documents.       
 

Process

The application will be considered under the Municipal Planning Strategy Amendment process

Status

 

TAKE NOTICE THAT on Monday, August 22, 2022,  the Provincial Director of Planning reviewed and approved application 24260 as per Section 223 of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter.  In accordance with Section 223 of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter, these amendments become effective as of the date of this notice.

View the staff report. 

 

Documents Submitted for Evaluation

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Kasia Tota

Principal Planner

Regional Planning

Telephone: 902.292.3934

Mailing Address

HRM Planning Application

PO Box: 1746,

Nova Scotia,

B3J 3A5

Attention: Planning Controller