Shaw Avenue Housing Development

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The Town has received an application for a Development Agreement and Land Use Bylaw (LUB) amendments from the Affordable Housing Association of Nova Scotia to construct a 24-unit affordable housing complex on vacant town owned land on Shaw Avenue (PID: 90312471).

The proposed development will consist of two and three storey multi-wing buildings consisting of a mix of bachelor, one, two, and three bedroom units. The intention is for the units to remain affordable in perpetuity. The buildings will be designed to be Net Zero, which means they'll produce as much energy as they consume. The proposed development will include community amenities such as garden boxes, bicycle storage, a play area, and sustainable drainage strategies to reduce stormwater runoff.

The LUB amendments will remove minimum on-site parking requirements for developments proceeding by Development Agreement.

A zone change is proposed to happen concurrently, from General Commercial Main Street (C-2M) to High Density Residential (R-3).

How will this affect me?

The proposed development will occur on Shaw Avenue and provide needed affordable housing for the Town of Yarmouth.

The Town has received an application for a Development Agreement and Land Use Bylaw (LUB) amendments from the Affordable Housing Association of Nova Scotia to construct a 24-unit affordable housing complex on vacant town owned land on Shaw Avenue (PID: 90312471).

The proposed development will consist of two and three storey multi-wing buildings consisting of a mix of bachelor, one, two, and three bedroom units. The intention is for the units to remain affordable in perpetuity. The buildings will be designed to be Net Zero, which means they'll produce as much energy as they consume. The proposed development will include community amenities such as garden boxes, bicycle storage, a play area, and sustainable drainage strategies to reduce stormwater runoff.

The LUB amendments will remove minimum on-site parking requirements for developments proceeding by Development Agreement.

A zone change is proposed to happen concurrently, from General Commercial Main Street (C-2M) to High Density Residential (R-3).

How will this affect me?

The proposed development will occur on Shaw Avenue and provide needed affordable housing for the Town of Yarmouth.

Consultation has concluded
  • Notice of Approval

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    This is to serve notice that the Council of the Town of Yarmouth, at its meeting on November 17, 2022, at 6:30 pm, approved the following:

    Development Agreement, Land Use Bylaw Amendments, and Rezoning - Shaw Avenue

    The Town received an application for a Development Agreement and Land Use Bylaw (LUB) amendments from the Affordable Housing Association of Nova Scotia (AHANS) to construct a 24-unit affordable housing complex on vacant Town owned land on Shaw Avenue (PID: 90312471). The amendments will remove minimum on-site parking requirements for developments proceeding by Development Agreement. The decision is to rezone from General Commercial Main Street (C-2M) to High Density Residential (R-3).


    How will this affect me?
    The proposed development will occur on Shaw Avenue and provide much-needed affordable housing for the Town of Yarmouth.


    How do I get more information?
    For more information, contact the Planning Department at planningadmin@townofyarmouth.ca or 902-742-1505.


    Dated November 30th, 2022
  • Public Hearing - November 17

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    A Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 pm with Council. The public can register to speak at the meeting, or hand in written submissions. Registrations to speak and written submissions must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday, November 15. To register to speak, or submit a written submission, please email admin@townofyarmouth.ca or call 902-742-2521 ext. 224.

  • Public Participation Meeting - October 5

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    A Public Participation meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 5 at 6:00pm with the Planning Advisory Committee. Members of the public can register to speak at the meeting or provide written submissions about this application. Registrations to speak and written submissions must be received no later than 4:30pm on Thursday, September 29 by emailing planningadmin@townofyarmouth.ca(External link) or calling 902-742-1505.