Application by KWR Approvals Incorporated to consider residential development, by development agreement, at 74 Union Street, Bedford.
KWR Approvals Incorporated has submitted a planning application to consider residential development, by development agreement, at 74 Union Street in Bedford.
Following the Bedford MPS review in 1991, three major undeveloped portions of Bedford were identified for future residential growth: Paper Mill Lake, Crestview and Union Street. These three areas were designated and zoned RCDD (Residential Comprehensive Development District) under the Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) and Land Use By-law (LUB) for the Bedford Plan Area. In these areas developers are required to enter into negotiated development agreements with Community Council subject to the applicable policies of the Bedford MPS.
The RCDD designation allows for the consideration of various forms of residential, institutional and limited neighbourhood commercial development.
The applicant is proposing 14 townhouse residential units on the subject property with access provided from Union Street. The applicant has provided background information related to:
- the environmental features of the site;
- traffic and transportation;
- municipal services, and
- the existing surrounding community uses.
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This application is being considered under the development agreement process. In addition to the typical development agreement process, a Public Participation Committee has been assembled to review the subject application and to provide a recommendation to the North West Planning Advisory Committee.
A public information meeting was held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Basinview Drive Community School (Cafeteria), 273 Basinview Drive, Bedford, NS. The following presentations were provided as part of the Public Information Meeting:
Applicants Presentation - Video Union Courtyard Options A and B
An initial staff report regarding the formation of the Public Participation Committee (PPC) was prepared for review by Halifax Regional Council. On May 14, 2013, Halifax Regional Council approved the formation of the PPC to consider an application for residential development, by development agreement, at 74 Union Street, Bedford.
On September 17, 2013, North West Community Council appointed the sixth and final member of the Public Participation Committee (PPC).
Minutes from meetings of the PPC are posted on this page as they become available:
Meeting #1- November 7, 2013
Meeting #2 - November 27, 2013
Meeting #3 - February 20, 2014
Meeting #4 - April 3, 2014
Meeting #5 - June 5, 2014
Meeting #6 - May 28, 2015
Meeting #7 - September 14, 2016
Meeting #8 - November 23, 2016
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by HRM staff to properly evaluate the application. All documents are available for viewing at the Planning Applications office in Dartmouth.