HRM Planning and Development staff will host a public meeting and open house on Wednesday June 6th, at the Comfort Hotel Halifax, 88 Chain Lake Drive. The open house will be from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The meeting will start at 6:30 pm. This is part of phase three of this planning application. Topics will include: protecting heritage; parkland; and appropriate building types for Beechville.
A public information meeting was previously held on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 as part of the first phase of the public participation program.
HRM has started a process to review planning policy in Beechville. Part of the planning process will consider a request by Armco Capital Inc. to develop about 60 acres of land near Lovett Lake.
As part of this planning process, Armco Capital Inc. has applied to develop 59 acres of undeveloped land in the community of Beechville. The subject site is north of St. Margaret’s Bay Road, between Bayers Lake Business Park and Lovett Lake.
The proposal includes:
• New public streets and public parks
• Sidewalks and multi-use trails
• Residential units
• Commercial uses
A mix of residential and commercial uses is proposed. Proposed buildings include:
• Single and two unit houses
• Apartment-style buildings of between 4 and 10 floors.
The planning process may create new policy for Armco’s site. It may also create new policy for other parts of Beechville. On November 28th, 2017, Regional Council directed staff to begin a process to consider new planning policies. This process includes a public participation program. The participation program involves creating an African Nova Scotian Community Liason Group, and hosting several rounds of public meetings for the entire Beechville Community. Council also considered this application on May 9th, 2017. At that time, Council deferred the planning process. They requested a supplementary staff report, which was considered on November 28th.
Public Participation Program
Staff Report – May 9th, 2017
Staff Report – November 28th, 2017
Regional Council has initiated the process. HRM staff is preparing for the public participation program.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted the following: