KWR Approvals Inc. is applying to enter into a development agreement at 11 Osprey Drive, Shad Bay (PID 00378711) to permit a 16-unit senior citizens dwelling rather than a previously approved 16 room motel and to discharge the existing development agreement on the property.
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The applicant wishes to enter into a development agreement at 11 Osprey Drive, Shad Bay (PID 00378711) to permit a 16-unit senior citizens dwelling rather than the permitted 16 room motel through internal conversion.
The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:
• No additions are proposed, development is to be completed as an internal conversion within the existing 3600 square foot, 3 storey building;
• 16 bachelor-style units which will contain a bed, bathroom and their own cooking devices and food storage items;
• A shared kitchen is also provided on the basement level;
• Design requirements will be applied to the development to ensure dwelling units meet the specific needs of senior citizens (accessibility ramps, flush door transitions, visual and audible alarm systems, etc.);
• Existing on-site water and septic systems to be approved by Nova Scotia Environment for suitability; and
• 20 existing parking spaces on-site;
The Development Plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, and include information related to the existing building dimensions and location on-site, traffic impacts and why the internal conversion is being requested by the applicant.
There is an existing development agreement registered on the property which permits the existing 16 room motel and a restaurant which has since been demolished. See linked documents below for a copy of the existing development agreement. This application proposes to discharge the existing development agreement conditional upon the approval of Case 22190.
The application will be considered under the Development Agreement and Discharging Development Agreement processes.
Public engagement was conducted during June 2019 in the form of a notification mail-out to nearby property owners.
Staff are currently undertaking a detailed review of the application prior to sending a recommendation report to Halifax and West 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 will be provided. Notices of the date, time and location of the hearing will be advertised in the future.
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.
Existing Development Agreement
Photos from Osprey Drive
Proposed Site Plan
Traffic Impact Statement