J. Thibault is applying for a development agreement to convert an existing non-conforming commercial use to two (2) residential units, resulting in a six (6) unit residential building at 2322-24 Hunter Street, Halifax.
Please note this application has been revised.
Originally, the applicant applied to convert a legal non-conforming use to a residential unit, creating a 5-unit residential building. The applicant has revised the application to convert a legal non-conforming commercial use to 2 residential units, creating a 6-unit residential building.
The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:
• Existing 2-storey building with 4 residential units and one legal non-conforming commercial unit.
• Existing residential units are two 1-bedroom apartments, one 2-bedroom apartment, and one 6-bedroom apartment.
• Existing commercial use is a camera repair shop. Size is 1152 square feet over two floors (ground floor and basement).
• Proposal is to convert commercial space to a 3-bedroom residential apartment and divide the current 6-bedroom apartment into two separate units; a 4-bedroom and a 1 bedroom-unit.
• No changes to building height or massing.
• The property has six existing parking spaces, and privacy fencing along the entire rear yard.
The Development Plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, and include information related to the proposal rationale and building layout.
The application will be considered under the Development Agreement and Planning Advisory Committee process.
Staff are undertaking a detailed review of the application. Postcards were sent to neighboring properties in January 2020 to information share and gather comments and/or concerns from the community. The application will be brought in front of the Halifax Peninsula Planning Advisory Committee in the upcoming weeks for their review and recommendation to Halifax and West Community Council. Please note: a Public Hearing will be scheduled in the upcoming months, which will be advertised. The Halifax and West Community Council will ultimately decide whether to approve or deny the application based on the criteria in the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by municipal staff to properly evaluate the application. The documents are also available, by appointment, for review at the Planning Applications office in Downtown Dartmouth.