On Thursday, November 26, 2020 a joint virtual public hearing was held by Halifax and West Community Council and North West Community Council. At the public hearing, both Community Councils denied the application for a substantive amendment to the existing development agreement on lands on Hogan Court, Bedford. Community Councils’ refusal of the application can be appealed by the applicant to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board.
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
On Thursday, November 26, 2020 a joint virtual public hearing was held by Halifax and West Community Council and North West Community Council. View the staff report. At the public hearing both the Halifax and West Community Council and North West Community Council denied the application by Cresco Holdings Limited to substantively amend the existing development agreement for lands on Hogan Court in Bedford. The applicant may appeal Community Councils’ decision to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board.
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.