Application by WM Fares requesting to enter into a development agreement to allow for a one-storey commercial building at 1401 Sackville Drive, Middle Sackville.
The subject property is designated Urban Residential (UR) under the Sackville Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) and zoned R-6 (Rural Residential) under the Sackville Land Use Bylaw.
The existing zoning does not permit stand alone commercial uses on the property, however, Policy UR-20 of the MPS does enable the request to enter into a Development Agreement to permit commercial service uses on the property.
The applicant is proposing a one-story commercial building with four leaseholds and 41 parking spaces in the rear of the property.
The application will be considered under the Development Agreement process
North West Community Council (NWCC) considered this matter at its meeting on March 10, 2020 and referred it to a public hearing to take place on April 6, 2020.
A virtual public hearing will be held on July 6, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. All oral and written submissions will be considered at that time. This meeting will occur in a virtual setting and attending in person is not possible. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, written submissions are welcomed and encouraged in advanced of the hearing itself. These submissions are distributed to all Councillors and considered at the time of their decision. 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 July 6, 2020. Please allow sufficient time for delivery given slower than typical mail delivery times during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The virtual public hearing will be webcast. For individuals seeking to speak at the hearing, members of the public may contact the Municipal Clerk’s office no later than 4:30 p.m. on July 3, 2020 to be added to the speakers list to speak by telephone. We encourage all residents who have any desire to speak at the meeting to ask to have their name added to the list. Individuals who do not want to speak at a later time may ask to have their name removed from the speakers list.
To be placed on the speakers list, individuals may:
• Send an email or
• Call and leave a voicemail at 902.490.4210; or
• Send a fax to the clerk at 902.490.4208.
In your message, please include the meeting body, the planning Case number or civic address, in addition to your name, community of residence, email address, and telephone number. Should you have questions about the nature of application itself, please contact the planner directly at 902-240-7085.
Should you have questions about the process of the virtual public hearing, please contact the Municipal Clerks Office or call 902.490.4210.
View the staff report considered by North West Community Council. View the staff presentation and applicant presentation given at the public hearing.
A public information meeting (PIM) was held on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Sackville Heights Community Centre. The staff presentation, applicant presentation, and meeting minutes are available for viewing.
Staff are undertaking a detailed review of the application.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by HRM staff to properly evaluate the application.
• Project Rationale
• Building Plans
• Servicing Plan
• Servicing Details
• Traffic Impact Statement