PLANAPP 2023-00159 - 107 Woodlawn Road, Dartmouth



Application from Zzap Consulting Inc., on behalf of the property owner,  to rezone from R-1 (Single Family Residential) Zone to R-3 (Multiple Family Residential) Zone and enter into a development agreement to allow for a 4-storey apartment building with main level commercial space at 107 Woodlawn Road, Dartmouth.

•    An application has been made to rezone this property and enter into a development agreement. A development agreement is a legal agreement between a property owner and the Municipality to ensure a site is developed in a particular manner. 
•    In the Dartmouth planning area, Community Council are able to consider entering into a development agreement to allow apartment buildings in residential areas, when certain considerations are satisfied by the proposal.


The applicant wishes to construct a 4-storey mixed-use building. The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:

  • 29 residential units
  • 370 square metres of main level commercial space. Use of this space would be limited to “Neighbourhood Convenience Uses” which may include:
    • food and grocery stores,
    • personal service shops,
      • means services for the needs of individuals or pets, such as grooming and haircutting, tailoring and shoe repair, tattooing, depots for collecting dry cleaning and laundry, laundromats, warming and cooling centres, food banks, soup kitchens, drop-in centres, funeral homes, and the retail sale of products accessory to any service provided. Veterinary facilities, kennels, pet daycare uses and crematoria are not considered a personal service use.
    • local offices including offices of professional people providing personal services,
    • public offices,
    • restaurants,
    • veterinary clinics without outdoor runs.
  • 18 indoor parking spaces and an onsite loading space
  • Indoor amenity space for building residents
  • Location of public easement to allow connection of the existing public path to the Day Avenue sidewalk – this is currently under review.

The Development Plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, and include information related to the proposal. 

There is a narrated presentation video available on our Shape You City webpage here.


The application will be considered under the process for rezoning and development agreements.


This application has completed the review team stage of the process where the request was reviewed by internal municipal staff from Development Engineering including Traffic Services, Building Standards, Civic Addressing, Parkland Planning as well as externally by Halifax Water. 

The application is currently in the public consultation stage. We are inviting questions and comments on the proposal. We wish to hear from you! Please direct any questions or comments regarding the proposal to the Planner/Project Lead at the contact information below. It is requested that any comments be provided to the Planner at the contact information below by December 22, 2023

Following public consultation, HRM staff will draft the Development Agreement amendments and write a staff report for review by the Harbour East – Marine Drive Community Council. Should Community Council wish to consider the proposal, a public hearing will be scheduled.

Documents Submitted for Evaluation

The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by HRM staff to properly evaluate the application.

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Taylor MacIntosh

Planner II

Current Planning

Telephone: 902.219.0836

Mailing Address

HRM Planning and Development

Development Services

PO Box: 1749,


Nova Scotia,

B3J 3A5

Attention: Taylor MacIntosh