Lindsay Construction is requesting a Municipal Planning Strategy amendment and non-substantive amendment to an existing development agreement on lands at 5558 Bilby Street (PID no. 00161406), Halifax to allow an extension to the date of commencement of construction by two years.
The existing development agreement requires construction to be commenced five years after the date of registration of the agreement, which occurred July 6, 2018. Lindsay Construction is asking to extend the commencement date by two additional years (July 6, 2020). “Commencement” is defined in the existing agreement as “installation of the footings and foundations”.
The applicant’s rationale for asking for the time extension is due to unforeseen contaminated soils which had to be removed before starting construction. The environmental remediation was completed in August 2019, which exceeded the five-year commencement date in the agreement.
Due to the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) policy that enabled the development being removed in 2019, an MPS amendment is required to enable a non-substantive time extension to an existing agreement.
This application was initiated at Halifax Regional Council by Councillor Lindell Smith on January 14, 2020. See the meeting agenda for more information.
Staff are undertaking a detailed review of the application.
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.