A Public Hearing on this matter will be held at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers on the 3rd floor of City Hall, 841 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS.
KWR Approvals Inc., on behalf of the property owner, Arnaout Investments Incorporated, is applying to rezone property at the southeast corner of the intersection of Dunbrack Street and Wentworth Drive from R-2 (Two Family Dwelling) Zone to R-2T (Townhouse) Zone and R-4 (Multiple Dwelling) Zone under the Halifax Mainland Land Use By-law.
The applicant wishes to construct a 90-unit apartment building and 10 townhouses on the subject site.
The major features of the proposal are as follows:
• Rezoning would allow any development permitted in the new zones, subject to the development rules in the Halifax Mainland Land Use By-law;
• Applicant is considering an apartment building and ten townhouses for the subject site;
• Subject site is next to the Rockingham South development agreement area;
• Access to the site is proposed to be from Wentworth Drive;
• 10 three-bedroom townhouses are proposed to front Wentworth Drive;
• Apartment building proposed to be two five-storey towers with 90 units in total;
• Proposed unit mix in the apartment building:
- 30 two-bedroom units;
- 60 one-bedroom units; and
The development plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, and include information on servicing, access, architectural design, height, parking and some landscaping.
The development plans shared during the planning application (rezoning) process are examples of what the final design could look like. The Halifax Mainland Land Use By-law will regulate final architectural and site plan design.
The application will follow the rezoning process.
The Halifax and West Community Council (HWCC) considered this matter at its meeting on May 7, 2019 and referred it to a Public Hearing to take place at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 6:00 pm, in Council Chambers on the 3rd floor of City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS.
At the Public Hearing, members of the public may address Community Council directly or submit written comments in advance. Written submissions may be forwarded to the Municipal Clerk by mail to P.O. Box 1749, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3A5; by fax to 902-490-4208, or by e-mail.
Written submissions should be received by the Municipal Clerk’s office as early as possible, and not later than 3:00 pm on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. For any written submissions exceeding three standard letter sized pages in length, ten copies must be supplied to the Municipal Clerk’s office.
View the staff report considered by Halifax and West Community Council.
A Public Information Meeting to share information and hear feedback about this application was held on Thursday, December 13, 2018. View the staff presentation.
A summary of the comments and questions received at the Public Information Meeting is available.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by HRM staff to help them evaluate the application. The original submission includes:
A supplementary submission provides updates to the following components of the original submission:
The documents are also available for review at the Planning Applications office in Downtown Dartmouth. (40 Alderney Drive, Downtown Dartmouth).