June 2, 2021 Community Design Advisory Committee Special Meeting

Date:

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Location: Virtual Meeting

Agenda

In accordance with the July 29, 2020 direction of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing under section 14 of the Emergency Management Act, this meeting is being held virtually. Draft minutes of this meeting will be made available on Halifax.ca

1.    CALL TO ORDER

2.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES – March 2, 2021

3.    APPROVAL OF THE ORDER OF BUSINESS AND APPOVAL OF ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS

4.    BUSINESS ARISING OUT OF THE MINUTES – NONE 

5.    CALL FOR DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTERESTS

6.    CONSIDERATION OF DEFERRED BUSINESS – NONE 

7.    CORRESPONDENCE, PETITIONS & DELEGATIONS
7.1 Correspondence  
7.2 Petitions 

8.    INFORMATION ITEMS BROUGHT FORWARD – NONE 

9.    REPORTS/DISCUSSION [All files are PDF]

9.1 Draft Regional Centre Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy (RCSMPS) and Land Use By-law (RCLUB) Review 

Attachment A:     Proposed Regional Centre Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy

Appendix 2 of Attachment A - RC SMPS Urban Design Manual

Map 1:    Urban Structure Designations
Map 2:    Downtown Dartmouth and Downtown Halifax Precincts 
Map 3:    Maximum Floor Area Ratio Precincts
Map 4:    Maximum Building Height Precincts
Map 5:    Cogswell Lands Precinct - Transportation Reserve 
Map 6:    Halifax Citadel View Planes 
Map 7:    Halifax Citadel Ramparts Sight Lines
Map 8:    Central Blocks within Downtown Halifax 
Map 9:    Established Residential Precincts
Map 10:    Future Growth Node Land Use Concept – Shannon Park
Map 11:    Future Growth Node Land Use Concept – Penhorn Lands
Map 12:    Future Growth Node Land Use Concept – Young Street Lands
Map 13:    Future Growth Node Land Use Concept – Dartmouth Cove
Map 14:    Dartmouth Cove Dundas Street Extension Transportation Reserve
Map 15:    Dartmouth View Planes
Map 16:    Regional Centre Waterfront View Corridors
Map 17:    Shadow Impact Assessment Protocol 
Map 18:    Lake Banook Canoe Maximum Building Height Precinct
Map 19:    Pedestrian-Oriented Commercial Streets
Map 20:    Proposed Heritage Conservation District Study Areas
Map 21:    Approved Heritage Conservation Districts
Map 22:    Converted Multi-unit Buildings– Schmidtville Heritage Conservation District
Map 23:    Robie Street Transportation Reserve 
Map 24:    Site A and Site B – Spring Garden Road and Robie Street

Attachment B:    Proposed Regional Centre Land Use By-law

Schedule 1: Regional Centre Land Use By-law Boundary;
Schedule 2: Zone Boundaries;
Schedule 3A: Downtown Dartmouth Special Areas;
Schedule 3B: Downtown Halifax Special Areas;
Schedule 3C: Established Residential Special Areas and Sub-Areas;
Schedule 3D: University and College Special Areas;
Schedule 3E: Watercourse Special Areas;
Schedule 3F: Other Special Areas;
Schedule 4: Dundas Street Extension Transportation Reserve;
Schedule 5: Proctor Street Transportation Reserve;
Schedule 6: Robie Street Transportation Reserve;
Schedule 7: Pedestrian-Oriented Commercial Streets;
Schedule 8: Publicly Sponsored Convention Centre;
Schedule 9: Landmark Buildings;
Schedule 10: Lands Designated Halifax Harbour;
Schedule 11: Wetlands;
Schedule 12: Reference Line – Northwest Arm;
Schedule 13: Reference Line – Lake Banook;
Schedule 14: Reference Line – Lake Micmac;
Schedule 15: Maximum Building Height Precincts;
Schedule 16: Average Finished Grade for Building Height Calculation Scotia Square Complex (SSC) Special Area;
Schedule 17: Maximum Floor Area Ratio Precincts;
Schedule 18: Minimum Front and Flanking Setbacks;
Schedule 19: Maximum Front and Flanking Setbacks;
Schedule 20: Maximum Streetwall Heights – DH Zone;
Schedule 21: Harbour Orientation Lines;
Schedule 22: Heritage Conservation Districts;
Schedule 23: Schmidtville Heritage Buildings;
Schedule 24: Permitted Rear Additions to Schmidtville Heritage Buildings;
Schedule 25: View Terminus Sites;
Schedule 26: Halifax Citadel View Planes;
Schedule 27: Halifax Citadel Rampart Sight Lines;
Schedule 28: Dartmouth View Planes;
Schedule 29: Morris Street Waterfront View Corridor;
Schedule 30: Bishop Street Waterfront View Corridor;
Schedule 31: Salter Street Waterfront View Corridor;
Schedule 32: Sackville Street Waterfront View Corridor;
Schedule 33: Prince Street Waterfront View Corridor;
Schedule 34: George Street Waterfront View Corridor;
Schedule 35: Best Street Waterfront View Corridor;
Schedule 36: Mott Street Waterfront View Corridor;
Schedule 37: Church Street Waterfront View Corridor;
Schedule 38: North Street Waterfront View Corridor;
Schedule 39: Ochterloney Street Waterfront View Corridor;
Schedule 40: Queen Street Waterfront View Corridor;
Schedule 41: Portland Street Waterfront View Corridor;
Schedule 42: Prince Street Waterfront View Corridor;
Schedule 43: Kings Wharf Place Waterfront View Corridor;
Schedule 44: Canal Street Waterfront View Corridor;
Schedule 45: Maitland Street Waterfront View Corridor;
Schedule 46: Old Ferry Road Waterfront View Corridor;
Schedule 47: Parker Street Waterfront View Corridor;
Schedule 48: Wind Energy Overlay Zone Boundaries;
Schedule 49: Accessory Parking Prohibition – DH Zone;
Schedule 50: Incentive or Bonus Zoning Rate Districts; and
Schedule 51: Shadow Impact Assessment Protocol – Identified Areas.

Attachment C:    Proposed Amendments to the Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy for Dartmouth
Attachment D:    Proposed Amendments to the Land Use By-law for Dartmouth
Attachment E:    Proposed Amendments to the Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy for Downtown Halifax
Attachment F:    Proposed Amendments to the Land Use By-law for Downtown Halifax
Attachment G:    Proposed Amendments to the Municipal Planning Strategy for Halifax
Attachment H:    Response to Previous Council Direction
Attachment I:      Summary of revisions to Package A (approved in Sept. 2019) 
Attachment J:     Summary of revisions to Package B (Feb. 2020 Draft) 
Attachment K:    Site Specific Requests Supported by Staff
Attachment L:     Site Specific Requests Not Supported by Staff

 

9.1.1 – Overview of Centre Plan Package B, planning process, and key changes

9.1.2 – Discussion of Committee review process, additional meeting dates, and next steps
Motions: 
It is recommended that the Community Design Advisory Committee recommend that the Community Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee recommend that Halifax Regional Council:

1.    Give first reading and schedule a public hearing to consider the Regional Centre Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy and the Regional Centre Land Use By-law, as set out in Attachments A and B of this report.
2.    Give first reading and schedule a public hearing to consider the proposed amendments to the Dartmouth Municipal Planning Strategy, Dartmouth Land Use By-law, Downtown Halifax Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy, Downtown Halifax Land Use By-law, and Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy, as set out in Attachments C, D, E, F and G of this report.
3.    Adopt the Regional Centre Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy, and the Regional Centre Land Use By-law as set out in Attachments A and B of this report, including repealing the Regional Centre Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy (Package A), the Regional Centre Land Use By-law (Package A), the Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy for Downtown Dartmouth, the Land Use By-law for Downtown Dartmouth, and the Land Use By-law for Halifax Peninsula.
4.    Adopt the proposed amendments to the Dartmouth Municipal Planning Strategy, the Dartmouth Land Use By-law, the Downtown Halifax Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy, the Downtown Halifax Land Use By-law, and the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy, as set out in Attachments C, D, E, F and G of this report.

10.    DATE OF NEXT MEETING – Wednesday, June 23, 2021

11.    ADJOURNMENT    

INFORMATION ITEMS – NONE