Application by WSP Canada Inc. to discharge an existing development agreement at lands on Marketplace Drive, Dartmouth (otherwise known as Harbour Isle Development), and to enter into a new development agreement over expanded lands.
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A new development agreement for lands at Marketplace Drive would continue to regulate the previously approved 3 multi-unit buildings (totalling 255 dwelling units) within Phases 1 and 2.
The new agreement would expand the lands governed under the agreement, and would create the ability to undertake Phases 3 through 8. These additional phases would permit:
• The development of three (3) additional multi-residential buildings (Phase 3, 4 and 5); not exceeding a height of 16 storeys each containing a total of 315 dwelling units;
• The potential development of one (1) 100,000 sq. ft. office building (Phase 6);
• The potential development of one (1) hotel with 175 rooms and one (1) 4800 sq. ft. restaurant building (Phases 7 and 8); and
• The continuation of the publicly accessible waterfront trail which will encompass the entire site.
Existing Development Agreement (Planning Case 18809)
• Case 18809 (Development Agreement)
Existing Development Agreement (Planning Case 21765)
Existing Development Agreement – Allowances:
Details in the Agreement are generally as follows:
Phase 1 (completed)
• 13 storey, mixed use building with 4,500 square feet of commercial/retail use
• 77 residential units in the tower, and 12 townhouse style units at the ground level (89 total units); and
• The commercial space may be converted to an additional 5 townhouse units.
• Underground parking.
• One 16 storey, multi-unit building with 98 residential units in the tower, and 7 townhouse style units at the ground floor level (105 total units);
• One 16 storey, multi-unit building with a maximum of 93 residential units in the tower, and 12 townhouse style units at the ground floor level (105 total units); and
• Underground parking
General provisions for both Phases include landscaping provisions, lighting, signage, and a public easement/construction of a publicly accessible waterfront trail around the site.
This application is being considered under the Development Agreement Process.
As part of the Public Consultation Stage of the Planning Process, Planning staff are inviting members of the public to provide written comments and feedback on the proposal by Wednesday, September 5th, 2018. We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have.
The following steps include preparing a staff report which will be forwarded to Harbour East Marine Drive Community Council for a public hearing and decision.
Harbour East-Maine Drive Community Council considered a Staff Report on September 6, 2018 and gave Notice of Motion to consider a development agreement, and discharging agreement, for lands along Marketplace Drive, Dartmouth, as well as scheduled a Public Hearing.
The Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Harbour East-Marine Drive Community Council chambers, 60 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth. All oral and written submissions will be considered at that time. Written submissions may be forwarded to the Municipal Clerk by mail, P.O. Box 1749, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3A5; by fax, 902-490-4208; or by e-mail, email@example.com. Written submissions should be received by the Municipal Clerk’s office as early as possible but no later than 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2018. For any written submissions exceeding three standard letter sized pages in length, ten (10) copies must be supplied to the Municipal Clerk’s Office.
In addition to the published newspaper advertisements, notification of the public hearing will be mailed to property owners within the notification area.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans required by municipal staff to property evaluate the application. The documents are also available for review at the Planning Applications office in Dartmouth at 40 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, 2nd Floor.
Letter of Intent
Traffic Impact Study