Application by W.M. Fares Architects to add 5516 Bilby Street to Schedule Q of the Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-law and to amend an approved development agreement at 5530 and 5532 Bilby Street. The applicant currently has an approved development agreement and would like to extend the building to the adjacent lot.
Proposal – View the site in Google Maps
The applicant wishes to build an 8-storey residential building. The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:
• 62 residential units;
• 2309 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenity spaces; and
• 52 underground parking spaces.
The Development Plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, and include information related to the proposed building, parking location, driveway access, and amenity areas.
The application has been reviewed and is moving forward with public consultation. An open house was held on June 7, 2017, from 6:30 - 8:30, at the Halifax Forum in the Maritime Hall. This application then went to Halifax Peninsula Planning Advisory Committee on June 26, 2017 for their review.
Once an amendment to the development agreement is negotiated, Staff will complete a report providing a recommendation on whether Halifax and West Community Council should consider approving the proposed amending development agreement. Prior to any considerations on this matter, Community Council is required under the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter to hold a Public Hearing. At that time, an additional opportunity for public feedback is provided. Notices of the date, time and location of the Hearing will be advertised in the future. Please note that Public Hearings are a formal process and the procedures for the meetings are found in Administrative Order One.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by HRM staff to properly evaluate the application. The documents are provided below and are also available for review at the Planning Applications office in Downtown Dartmouth.