PLANAPP 2023-00484 (Former Case 24378) Main Ave, Halifax



ZZap Consulting Inc. is applying to amend the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy and Halifax Mainland Land Use By-law. The applicant wishes to construct a four (4) storey apartment building at 44, 44B, 46, and 48 Main Avenue, Halifax.


The proposal includes changing the zoning of the subject site at 44, 44B, 46, and 48 Main Avenue, Halifax, from R-2P (General Residential) Zone to C-2C (Dutch Village Road Mixed Use) Zone. 

The applicant wishes to construct a four-storey apartment building. The major aspects of the proposal include:
•    70 residential units
•    Underground parking garage with 16 vehicle parking spaces

Regional Council directed staff to consider a reduction in parking requirements and changes to the maximum building dimensions permitted in the C-2C Zone. These changes are requested to accommodate the proposal.

The applicant has provided concept drawings that illustrate how the property could be redeveloped under the C-2C Zone requirements and with the requested changes.

Expanded Study Area: 50A, 50B, 52, 54, 58 Main Avenue, Halifax 

As part of this application, staff identified an expanded study area that includes five additional properties at 50A, 50B, 52, 54, and 58 Main Avenue. Regional Council directed staff to include this expanded study area in the review. These five properties (50 to 58 Main Avenue) are proposed to be rezoned from R-2P (General Residential) Zone and R-2AM (General Residential Conversion) Zone to C-2C (Dutch Village Road Mixed Use) Zone.

The proposed rezoning would permit the existing uses and would allow these properties to be used for any use permitted in the C-2C Zone. Development of these properties would be subject to the requirements of the C-2C Zone of the Halifax Mainland Land Use By-law.


The application will be considered under the MPS Amendment and Land Use By-law Amendment Process.


On December 13, 2022, Halifax Regional Council directed staff to begin this planning process. View the initiation report here.

This planning application is currently in the public consultation stage. We are inviting questions and comments on the proposal. Thank you to those that completed the on-line survey.  The next step in the engagement process is for Municipal planning staff to hold a public information meeting (PIM) on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Centennial Arena (Community Room), 27 Vimy Avenue, Halifax.  At this meeting, a presentation will be given outlining the proposal with HRM staff and the applicant in attendance to answer questions and receive feedback.

For more information about the application:

  • Review the application documents below. 
  • Watch the video on the righthand side of the Shape Your City webpage.  The video is staff’s presentation on the planning process and what Council will consider when evaluating this proposal. 

Documents Submitted for Evaluation

The documents below were submitted by the applicant for staff review. 

Initial Submission:
Planning Rationale 
Original Concept Drawings 

Revised Plans:
Concept Drawings 

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Dean MacDougall

Planner III

Development Services

Telephone: 902.240.7085

Mailing Address

HRM Planning and Development

Urban Enabled Applications

PO Box: 1749,


Nova Scotia,

B3J 3A5

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