Application by Cresco Holdings Limited, requesting a substantive amendment to an existing development agreement to relocate density (162 persons) on lands on Hogan Court, Bedford.
The subject property is located within the Bedford West Secondary Planning Strategy of the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy and Bedford Municipal Planning Strategy and zoned Bedford West Comprehensive Development District (BWCDD) within the Bedford Land Use By-law and the Halifax Mainland Land Use By-law.
In 2012, North West Community Council and Chebucto Community Council approved a development agreement to allow for a mixed-use development within Sub-Area 9 of Bedford West. The agreement generally allows for a mixed-use development containing residential and commercial uses.
The applicant is requesting to transfer density, 162 persons, from the commercial portion of the site to the residential portion. The request will not change the overall permitted population density to the lands.
The application will be considered under the Substantive Amendment Development Agreement process
A virtual joint public hearing will be held on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. View the staff report. All oral and written submissions will be considered at the public hearing. The 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 November 26, 2020. Please allow sufficient time for delivery given slower than typical mail delivery times during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The virtual joint public hearing will be webcast and may be viewed online. 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 Wednesday, November 25, 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 (Halifax and West Community Council and North West Community Council), the planning Case number (22450) or civic address, in addition to your name, community of residence, email address, and telephone number. Should you have questions about the nature of the application itself, please email Meaghan Maund or call 902.233.0726. Should you have questions about the process of the virtual joint public hearing, please email the Municipal Clerks Office or call 902.490.4210.
A staff report was considered by North West Community Council on September 14, 2020 and by Halifax and West Community Council on September 24, 2020. View the staff report.
This application was considered by the North West Planning Advisory Committee at a meeting held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. View the meeting minutes.
A public information meeting was held on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at École du Sommet (Music Room), 500 Larry Uteck Boulevard, Halifax, NS. View the public presentation and meeting summary.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by municipal staff to properly evaluate the application.