W. M. Fares Architects is applying to enter into a development agreement for lands located at 6160 Almon Street and 2760 Gladstone Street, Halifax.
The applicant proposes to develop a residential and commercial mixed use building at the southwest corner of the intersection of Almon and Gladstone Streets in Halifax. The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:
• Proposed building height 8 stories;
• Approximately 17,000 square feet footprint for 76% lot coverage;
• About 87,700 square feet total gross floor area;
• Three storey streetwall;
• Mix of façade materials including brick veneer, panel cladding system (light and dark tones), glass guardrails and balconies, clear glass windows and glass window wall system
• 80 proposed residential units with 49 1-bedroom and 31 2-bedroom;
• 4,800 square feet ground level commercial;
• About 1,000 square feet indoor and approximately 1,500 square feet outdoor amenity space at 7th level;
• Gladstone Street access point; and
• About 50 below grade parking stalls and bicycle parking.
The Development Plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, and include information related to site and setback, floor plans (including parking level), building elevations and perspective views.
Following the public meeting a shadow analysis showing extent of shadows cast on annual equinoxes and solstices has been provided in the list of submitted materials below.
The application will be considered under the development agreement planning approval process.
The application is in the preliminary stage of review by planning and development staff. Following completion of this team review, public engagement will take place in the community in order to gather input regarding the proposal.
A public information meeting was held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Halifax Forum (Maritime Hall), 2901 Windsor Street, Halifax, NS to discuss this application. View the staff presentation and meeting notes.
The next step in this planning process for this application is to go before Halifax Peninsula Planning Advisory Committee, tentatively, on June 24, 2019.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by municipal staff to properly evaluate the application. The documents are also available for review at the Planning Applications office in Downtown Dartmouth.