On July 31st, Regional Council held a Public Hearing, where they approved Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law amendments to enable a 14-storey building (plus penthouse) at the corner of Robie, Pepperell and Shirley Streets, by development agreement. Halifax and West Community Council will consider a development agreement for this building, at a future meeting.
Application by Dexel Developments to change the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy and Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-law to allow a 14-storey building with commercial uses and residential units, on lands fronting Robie, Pepperell and Shirley Streets. The 14-storey building is an update to an earlier proposal for a 12-storey building on the site.
Proposal – View the site in Google Maps
The applicant wishes to redevelop 6030 Pepperell Street, a vacant property that fronts on Robie, Pepperell and Shirley Streets, with a mix of uses, including:
General Land Uses - Mixed-use (commercial and residential)
Building Details - Maximum 14-storey tower on the corner of Robie and Pepperell
Streets, with 8-storeys extending south on Robie Street and 3-storeys extending west down Pepperell Street; ground floor commercial with residential units on upper floors
The material submitted by the applicant is below. It outlines the development proposal in detail, and includes project renderings, a site plan, building drawings and a Traffic Impact Statement. The applicant may revise some elements of this proposal before staff makes a recommendation to Regional Council.
The application is a request for new planning policy. Before Regional Council can make any decision about the proposal, a Public Hearing must be held. Additional information on process can be found in the staff report to Regional Council.
On June 5, 2018 Regional Council gave First Reading to the proposed set of amendments, and scheduled the Public Hearing. The staff report Council considered is here.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by HRM staff to properly evaluate the application for a 14-storey building. Some documents are from the August 2015 proposal for a 12-storey building; staff will decide if these documents must be updated by the applicant.
The documents are also available for review at the Planning Applications office at 40 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth. The details of this application may change before consideration or approval by Regional Council.