Armco Capital Inc. is applying to enter into a development agreement to allow a residential development on lands between Lively Road and Wilson Lake Drive in Middle Sackville.
The applicant wishes to enter into a new development agreement to allow subdivision of the lands for residential development to allow a total of 167 residential units. The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:
- 107 single unit dwelling lots;
- 56 semi-detached dwelling units (28 lots);
- 4 additional units if the detailed survey of wetlands and watercourses permits;
- Access from Wilson Lake Drive and Lively Road;
- Maintenance of a tree buffer between existing lots along Lively Road and Wilson Lake Drive and the proposed lots; and
- 1,789 square metres of parkland.
The Development Plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, and include information related to the overall concept, traffic and servicing.
A previous application was submitted in 2014 for a development agreement on these lands for a 270-unit residential development comprising of single unit dwellings, semi-detached dwellings, townhouses and multiple unit buildings (Municipal Case #19166). At the public meeting, on October 27, 2014, residents expressed concern with the higher density uses proposed (townhouses and apartment buildings), traffic and servicing. The community felt that the proposal was not compatible with the established residential community. This application was subsequently cancelled and the applicant explored alternate development options for the property, giving consideration to concerns raised by staff and the community.
The application will be considered under the Development Agreement process.
A virtual public hearing will be held by North West Community Council on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. View the staff report.
This meeting will occur in a virtual setting and attending in person is not possible. The virtual public hearing will be webcasted and may be viewed online.
Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, written submissions are welcomed and encouraged in advanced of the hearing itself. All oral and written submissions will be distributed to all Councillors and considered at the public hearing, before Council decides whether or approve or refuse the application. Written submissions may be forwarded to the Municipal Clerk by e-mail; by fax, 902-490-4208; or by mail, P.O. Box 1749, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3A5. Written submissions must be received by the Municipal Clerk’s office as early as possible and not later than 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 10, 2021. Please allow sufficient time for delivery given slower than typical mail delivery times during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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A public information meeting (PIM) was held on Monday, November 26, 2018. Questions and comments from the community are available in the summary of minutes.