On August 6, 2019, Halifax and West Community Council (HWCC) approved a development agreement to allow an 8 storey (plus penthouse) multiple unit dwelling, with commercial parking, at 1110, 1116, 1120, 1122, 1126A, 1126B, 1126C, and 1130/1132 Wellington Street, Halifax
Application by Lydon Lynch Architects, on behalf of Banc Investments Limited, to amend the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy and Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-law, and enter into a Development Agreement, to allow an 8 storey (plus penthouse) multiple unit dwelling, with commercial parking, at 1110, 1116, 1120, 1122, 1126A, 1126B, 1126C, and 1130/1132 Wellington Street, Halifax.
The applicant wishes to redevelop 6 properties located at 1110-1132 Wellington Street, Halifax. The proposed redevelopment includes:
General Land Uses: Residential
• 8 storey residential multiple unit building;
• A total of 101 residential units;
• Proposed unit type includes 1 and 2 bedroom units;
• Removal of six existing residential buildings that are comprised of civics: 1110, 1116, 1120, 1122, 1126A/1126B/1126C and 1130/1132 Wellington Street;
• Consolidation of 1110-1132, for a total site area of approximately 1,841 square metres (19,818 square feet); and
• Underground parking consisting of approximately 93 parking spaces.
The applicant submitted material (provided below) which outlines the development proposal in detail, including project renderings, 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 regarding the process can be found in the staff reports to Regional Council dated July 26, 2017 and January 5, 2018.
On January 16, 2018, Regional Council directed staff to continue to process this request for site-specific secondary municipal planning strategy amendments subject to the proposal: (a) generally aligning with the June 2017 Centre Plan document relative to Urban Structure, Height and Floor Area Ratio, and (b) addressing the planning principles of transition, pedestrian-orientation, human-scale, building design, and context-sensitive. Additional details regarding the above noted Centre Plan components (Urban Structure, Height and Floor Area Ratio) and planning principles are provided in the staff report dated July 26, 2017.
As part of the public engagement strategy for this application, Halifax Peninsula Planning Advisory Committee held a Public Meeting on Thursday, April 19, 2018.
Regional Council and Halifax and West Community Council (HWCC) hosted a joint public hearing for this application on July 10, 2019 at Halifax City Hall. Following the hearing, Regional Council passed a motion to adopt the proposed MPS and LUB amendments.
On August 6, 2019, Halifax and West Community Council (HWCC) approved a development agreement to allow the proposed development. Any aggrieved person, the Provincial Director of Planning, or the Council of any adjoining municipality may, within fourteen days of publishing the notice of this approval (notice will be published in the Chronicle Herald on Saturday August 10, 2019), appeal to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (902-424-4448) in accordance with the provisions of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter
A copy of the staff report may be obtained by contacting the Municipal Clerk at 902-490-4210.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by municipal staff to properly evaluate the application.