Staff will be presenting the most recent submission to the North West Planning Advisory Committee (NWPAC) on June 24, 2020. For more information about this meeting and the role of the NWPAC, please see the status section below.
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 30m 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 public information meeting (PIM) was held on Monday, November 26, 2018. Questions and comments from the community are available in the summary of minutes.
Since the public meeting, the applicant has provided additional information and revised plans which can be found below. The revised submission is currently being reviewed internally by Planning and Development, Development Engineering (including Traffic Services), Building Standards, Civic Addressing, Fire Protection Services and Parkland Planning as well as externally by Halifax Water and NS Power.
Staff are seeking feedback from the community on the revised submission. A notice has been sent to area residents requesting their feedback as staff continue to review the proposal. The notification was intended to inform residents of the recent submission and allow an opportunity to ask questions or provide comments to the planner processing the application Please email the planner with any questions or comments you may have about the application. Residents will have another opportunity to provide feedback at a public hearing in the future, before Council makes a decision on this matter.
Staff will be presenting the most recent submission to the North West Planning Advisory Committee (NWPAC) on June 24, 2020. If members of the public have questions about NWPAC meetings during the Covid-19 Pandemic, please contact the Legislative Assistant. No decisions will be made at the NWPAC meeting. NWPAC will review the proposal and forward a recommendation to the North West Community Council (NWCC). NWCC will make the ultimate decision on whether to approve or refuse the application. Prior to a decision being made on the application, the public will be invited to a public hearing to provide their comments directly to the NWCC. View the Development Agreement Approval Process for other steps that need to be completed prior to scheduling a public hearing.
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