Application by Kendar Enterprises Ltd. to enter into a development agreement to convert an existing mixed use building located at 8005 Highway 7, Musquodoboit Harbour into a five unit residential building.
The subject property is located in Musquodoboit Harbour, 38 metres northeast of the intersection of Highway #7 and Clairmont Lane. The property is designated MU (Mixed Use) under the Eastern Shore (West) Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS), and is zoned MU (Mixed Use) under the Land Use By-law (LUB). Currently, the building contains two commercial spaces on the ground floor and two dwelling units on the second floor. The commercial spaces have most recently been occupied by a daycare and an accounting office.
The applicant wishes to convert the ground floor commercial space into two dwelling units, add an additional unit in the basement and retain the existing two second floor dwelling units as is, resulting in a five unit residential building. The conversion will take place entirely within the existing building.
The application will be considered under the Development Agreement Process.
Public consultation has taken place in the form of a mailout to neighbouring property owners and a sign posted by the applicant on the subject site advertising the intent to enter into a development agreement. Staff are currently completing a detailed review of the application prior to sending a recommendation report to Harbour East - Marine Drive Community Council. Prior to any considerations on this matter, Community Council is required under the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter to hold a Public Hearing. At that time, an additional opportunity for public feedback is provided. Notices of the date, time and location of the Hearing will be advertised in the future.