Application by Michael Napier Architect to amend the Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-Law (Schedule “Q”) to include one property at 2856 Gottingen Street, Halifax and requesting substantive amendments to an existing development agreement (Case 18149) to include this property and allow a multi-use building at the corner of Gottingen and Bilby Streets.
The subject lands are located southwest of the Canadian Forces Base, on the corner of Gottingen and Bilby Streets. The lands are designated Major Commercial Development under the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) and lie within Area 5 of the Peninsula North Secondary Planning Strategy. The lands are zoned C-2 (General Business Zone) under the Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-law. The lands identified by PID no. 00127522 are approximately 2500 square feet in area.
The existing approved development agreement applied to the adjacent properties (PID`s
00127530, 0012548 and 00127555) allows for a seven-storey mixed use building with ground level
minor commercial uses and 41 residential units. The building has not yet been constructed. The property owner of the adjacent three properties has acquired this piece of property at 2856 Gottingen Street and is requesting to apply “Schedule Q” to the property, and amend the existing development agreement to allow for a redesign of the building to be located on this property as well. The proposed redesigned building includes an extra storey and additional residential units for a total of eight stories and 64 residential units.
Community engagement is a required part of the Land Use By-law/substantial development agreement amendment process. A public information meeting will be scheduled in the coming months. Public in the surrounding vicinity will be notified via mail, an ad will be placed in the municipal notices section of the Chronicle Herald, and the date will also be published on this website once scheduled. Anyone unable to attend the meeting but wishing to comment or provide feedback may contact the assigned planner (contact information below).
After the public information meeting, planning staff will undergo a thorough review of the application. A staff report will be drafted, as well as an amending development agreement. Upon completion of the staff review a report will be submitted to the Halifax and West Community Council. Should Community Council wish to consider the Land Use By-Law/development agreement amendment, a public hearing will be held. At the public hearing members of the public may address Community Council or submit written comments in advance. Notice of the public hearing will also appear in the municipal notices section of the Chronicle Herald and on this HRM website.
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.