Application by Shelley Dickey Land Use Planning requesting a non-substantive amendment to an existing development agreement for lands at 35 Mic Mac Blvd, Dartmouth to allow for a conversion of Kent Home Improvement Centre to commercial/warehouse office use.
The subject lands are located northwest of the Mic Mac Mall Shopping Center, south of Horizon Court, Dartmouth. The lands are designated C (Commercial) under the Dartmouth Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS), and are zoned C-3 (General Business), P (Park), and R-3 (Multiple Family residential- Medium Density) under the Dartmouth Land Use By-law (LUB). The lands identified by PID # 40174294 are approximately 10.69 acres in size.
The current development agreement permits a commercial building used for the retail sale of hardware supplies, housewares and building materials, plus attached areas used for the retail sale of garden supplies and greenhouse plants. The applicant wishes to amend the existing development agreement to allow for a conversion of the existing building to two options:
Option 1: Internal conversion of the existing building with a half floor constructed at second level, within the existing height of the building. The total gross building area is proposed at 200,444 square feet., 35,373 square feet of which is proposed as warehouse storage, while the remaining area is for office use.
Option 2: Internal conversion of the existing building with a full second floor constructed within the existing height of the building. The total gross building area is proposed at 237,032 square feet to be used as office space (no warehouse use proposed).
This application is being considered through the Non-Substantive Amendment to Development Agreement process.
Adjacent property owners will be notified of the proposal by mail, and staff will also undertake a detailed review of the application prior to sending a recommendation report to Harbour East – Marine Drive Community Council.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted the following plans and studies required by HRM staff to properly evaluate the application. The documents are also available for review at the Enabled Urban Applications office in Dartmouth at 40 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, 2nd Floor: