Application by WSP, on behalf of Marque Investments, to enable the development of an open space subdivision design on 4 properties, identified as PID No. 41043597, 40010514, 41398694 and 41401159, located along Windgate Drive, between Rivendale Drive and Terry Road, in Beaver Bank, NS.
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.
This application is being considered through the Development Agreement process.
A public information meeting was held on Monday, August 28, 2017, at the Beaver Bank Kinsac Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge), 1583 Beaver Bank Road, Beaver Bank, NS, to discuss this application. Presentations from staff and the applicant show what was presented at the public meeting.
The application was presented to the North West Planning Advisory Committee (NWPAC) on November 1, 2017 for a recommendation to North West Community Council. The NWPAC recommended that Council approve the application with consideration of additional matters listed in the meeting minutes.
Since the public meeting and recommendation from the North West Planning Advisory Committee , staff conducted another review of the application. The outcome of this review raised some technical challenges for the developer regarding the installation of water service laterals, which warranted reconsideration of the concept plan. The developer has submitted a revised concept plan in hope to address the technical challenges. The revised submission is currently under review by internal municipal staff from Planning, Development Engineering, Parks and Recreation, Fire Services, Subdivision and Development and Civic Addressing. External agencies also reviewing the application include Halifax Water, NS Environment and NS Power.
Considerable time has passed since the last public information meeting and the concept plan has changed. Therefore, further public consultation will be required upon completion of staff’s review of the revised submission.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted revised plans and studies required by HRM staff to properly evaluate the application. The documents are also available for review at the Planning Applications office in Downtown Dartmouth.
Original Concept Plan
Original Traffic Study
Concept Plan A
Concept Plan B
Phasing Plan A
Phasing Plan B
Traffic Impact Study Addendum
Revised Submission Currently Under Review
Revised Concept Plan
Revised Traffic Impact Study Addendum