On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, Regional Council held a public hearing and approved the proposed amendments to the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy. See staff report below.
WSP and Architecture 49, on behalf of Westwood Group, has applied to amend the Municipal Planning Strategy for Halifax and Land Use By-law for Halifax Peninsula to enable alternative residential, commercial and mixed-use redevelopment options, including commercial uses, multi-unit residential buildings, and townhouses buildings, at the former Ben’s Bakery Lands on Quinpool Road, Pepperell Street, Preston Street and Shirley Street, Halifax.
The applicant wishes to redevelop the former Ben’s Bakery Lands with a mix of uses, including:
General Land Uses: Mixed-use (commercial and residential)
Quinpool Road and north side of Pepperell Street:
• Maximum 10-storey building on Quinpool Road
• Commercial space on ground and second levels
• Residential units on all floors
South side of Pepperell Street:
• Stacked townhouses
• 6-storey multi-unit residential building (Berkeley seniors’ residence)
• Stacked townhouses
• Two blocks of townhouses
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.
Regional Council held a public hearing and approved the proposed amendments on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. The proposed amendments and development agreement can be found in the staff report here.
The amendments will come into effect after a review by the Province. The proposed development agreement will be considered at a future meeting of Halifax and West Community Council.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by HRM staff to properly evaluate the application. The documents are also available for review at the Planning Applications office at 40 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth.
Revised plans are available in the staff report here.
Original Application Package (March 2016)
Fact Sheet (November 2018)