PLANAPP- 2024-00311 - 204 Conrad Road, Lawrencetown



Request from Matthew and Jordyn Howse to enter into a development agreement to allow a café use in an existing accessory building.


The applicant wishes to enter into a development agreement to allow a café on the subject property in an existing accessory building. The existing building was previously a woodworking shop and is recognized as an existing commercial use in the Land Use By-law for Lawrencetown. The Lawrencetown Municipal Planning Strategy enables Council to consider changes to existing recognized commercial uses according to policy P-39A, which this application is being considered under.

The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:

  • Renovation to the existing building to accommodate the coffee shop & take out restaurant use.
  • 9 parking spaces (including 1 accessible and two electric vehicle charging stations)

The Development Plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, and include information related to the traffic impact, the proposed building renovation plans, and project rationale. 


The application will be considered under the Development Agreement Process. 


The initial review stage for this application has been completed, and we are now in the community engagement stage. The application will be open for comment until May 31st, 2024. If you have any questions or comments, please provide them to the Planner at the contact information below.

Once the engagement period is complete, Staff will draft a development agreement for review and consideration by the Harbour East-Marine Drive Community Council.

Documents Submitted for Evaluation

The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by HRM staff to properly evaluate the application. The documents are also available for review at the Planning Applications office at 5251 Duke Street, Halifax, Suite 300.. 

A- Rationale Letter (Property owners)
B- Rationale Letter (Architect)
C-Traffic Impact Statement
D- Construction Plans
E- Location Certificate
F- Conceptual Site Plan

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Alyson Dobrota

Planner II

Development Services

Telephone: 782.640.6189

Mailing Address

HRM Planning Applications

PO Box: 1749,


Nova Scotia,

B3J 3A5

Attention: Alyson Dobrota