Case 20110 Windgate Drive, Beaver Bank

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On January 17, 2022 North West Community Council approved the development agreement for the 354-unit residential development along Windgate Drive between Capilano Estates and Monarch/Rivendale subdivision. The decision of the North West Community Council was appealed to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board and the matter will be considered by the NSUARB on April 11-13, 2022.

Proposal

Proposal - View the site in Google Maps

The applicant is proposing the development of a classic open space subdivision design.  As proposed, the subject site will allow for development of various forms of residential development, including: single unit, townhouse and multiple unit dwellings.  In accordance with municipal planning policy, 60 percent of the site will be retained as common open space.  

The Development Plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, and include information related to proposed building locations, new public streets and shared private driveways, common open space areas, location of proposed septic systems and traffic information. 

Process

This application is being considered through the Development Agreement process.

Status

On January 17, 2022 North West Community Council approved the development agreement for the 354-unit residential development along Windgate Drive between Capilano Estates and Monarch/Rivendale subdivision.  The decision of the North West Community Council was appealed to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board and the matter will be considered by the NSUARB on April 11-13, 2022.

A virtual public hearing was held by North West Community Council on December 13, 2021. At the meeting, North West Community Council approved the rezoning of approximately 19.6 hectares (48.5 acres) of land along Windgate Drive between Capilano Estates and Monarch-Rivendale subdivisions from I-1 (Mixed Industrial) zone to MU-1 (Mixed Use 1) Zone. The rezoning is now in effect and North West Community Council considered the proposed development agreement on Monday, January 17, 2022 and the proposed development agreement was approved.  The 14-day appeal period will begin on Saturday, January 22, 2022 as per the HRM Charter. 
 
View the staff report. If you have questions about how to access the staff report email or call 902.490.4210 the Office of the Municipal Clerk. if the internet is unavailable to you, a paper copy of application materials can be sent to you by mail, contact the Planner to make the arrangements.

Public information meetings were held for this application on November 18, 2015 and August 28, 2017.  Presentations from staff and the applicant show what was presented at the last public meeting. A notice was sent to residents that live near the proposed development site in May 2020. This notice was sent to advise residents of a revision to the proposal that municipal staff received, and to collect feedback from residents on the revised plans. We've received a series of questions from residents, many similar in nature, so we've created a Frequently Asked Questions document for all residents or interested members of the public to view.

This proposal was previously presented to the North West Planning Advisory Committee (NWPAC) on January 7, 2016 and November 1, 2017. Staff presented the most recent submission to the NWPAC on July 15, 2020. NWPAC reviewed the proposal and forwarded a recommendation to the North West Community Council (NWCC). NWCC will make the ultimate decision on whether to approve or refuse the application.

If members of the public have questions about NWPAC meetings during the Covid-19 Pandemic, please email the Legislative Assistant. No decisions will be made at the NWPAC meeting. NWPAC will review the proposal and forward a recommendation to the North West Community Council (NWCC). NWCC will make the ultimate decision on whether to approve or refuse the application. Prior to a decision being made on the application, the public will be invited to a public hearing to provide their comments directly to the NWCC.

Documents Submitted for Evaluation

The applicant has submitted revised plans and studies required by municipal staff to properly evaluate the application. 

Final  Submission 
Revised Concept Plan
Revised Phasing Plan

Revised Submission -  March 2020
Revised Concept Plan
Revised Phasing Plan
Preliminary Stormwater Management Plan
Servicing Plan
On-Site Septic Letter
Sightline Analysis Letter

Revised Submission - July 2019 
Revised Concept Plan
Revised Traffic Impact Study Addendum

Previous Submission
Original Concept Plan
Original Traffic Study
Application Letter
Concept Plan A
Concept Plan B
Phasing Plan A
Phasing Plan B
Traffic Impact Study Addendum

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Thea Langille

Principal Planner

Current Planning

Telephone: 902.476.0671

Fax: 902.490.3976

Mailing Address

HRM Planning Applications

Current Planning

PO Box: 1749,

Halifax,

Nova Scotia,

B3J 3A5

Attention: Thea Langille