Case 24540 – Robie Street Minimum Street Setbacks and Regional Centre Land Use By-law Housekeeping Amendments

Updated:

November 30, 2022
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing on this application will be held by Regional Centre Community Council on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at Harbour East-Marine Drive Community Council Chamber, 60 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth. See the status section below for information on how to participate.

Request

Municipal staff initiated the process to amend the Regional Centre Land Use By-law to change the front and flanking yard setbacks on Robie Street to match those in the Robie Street Transportation Reserve, and correct a minor drafting error in the Heritage Design Requirements.

Proposal

The proposed amendments change the front and flanking setback required on Schedule 18 of the Land Use By-law to match the setback from the Robie Street Transportation Reserve required by Schedule 6. 

A transportation reserve is  a planning tool, established in the HRM Charter, which enables the municipality to designate lands intended for future municipal strategic transportation projects such as road widening or bus lanes. The Robie Street Transportation Reserve supports the development of future Bus Rapid Transit lanes as identified in the Rapid Transit Strategy.

Currently, properties abutting the Robie Street Transportation Reserve have a setback of 0.5 metre from the reserve. However, when the lands are purchased by the municipality the transportation reserve is removed and the front and flanking setback on Schedule 18 of the land use by-law will apply. On Robie Street these setbacks range from 1.5 metres to 3.0 metres for the affected properties. The intent is to consistently apply a 0.5 metre front and flanking setback for the properities abutting the Robie Street Transportation Reserve. 

The amendments also include a fix to a reference in the Heritage Design Requirements which was a drafting error.

The above amendments are housekeeping in nature,  are aligned by existing policies, and are intended to help facilitate a clearer administration of the land use by-law.    
 

Process

The application will be considered under the Land Use By-Law Amendment process

Status

A public hearing on this application will be held by Regional Centre Community Council on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at Harbour East-Marine Drive Community Council Chamber, 60 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth. 
 
All oral and written submissions will be considered at that time. Written submissions are welcomed and encouraged in advance of the hearing. These submissions are distributed to all Councillors and considered at the time of their decision. Written submissions may be forwarded to the Municipal Clerk by mail, P.O. Box 1749, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3A5; by fax, 902.490.4208; or by e-mail. Written submissions must be received by the Municipal Clerk’s office as early as possible and not later than 3:00 p.m. on December 14, 2022. Please allow sufficient time for delivery.

Information on how to sign up to speak in advance is available online.

If you have questions about the public hearing process, please e-mail or call 902.490.4210 the Office of the Municipal Clerk. Should you have questions about the nature of the application itself, please email or call the Planner directly. 

View the staff report. If you have questions about how to access the staff report e-mail or call 902.490.4210 the Office of the Municipal Clerk. If the internet is unavailable to you, a paper copy of application materials can be sent to you by mail, contact the Planner to make the arrangements.

This notice was posted to this site on November 30, 2022, in accordance with the requirements of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter. 

Documents Submitted for Evaluation

None at this time 

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Ross Grant

Planner II

Regional Planning

Telephone: 902.717.5524

Mailing Address

HRM Planning Applications

PO Box: 1749,

Halifax,

Nova Scotia,

B3J 1A5

Attention: Ross Grant (Please identify the Case # and address)