Application by WM Fares Architects, on behalf of Cascade Property Group Limited, to amend an existing development agreement at 26 Walker Service Road, Lower Sackville to change from 1 multi-unit residential building with 52 units and 34 townhouse units on a new public street to two multi-unit residential buildings and two existing single-unit dwellings, for a total of 114 units on the site.
The subject site at Civic #26 Walker Service Road, Lower Sackville is made up of 4 separate parcels (PID 40695561, 40706822, 40699829 and 40124398 – see Zoning Map). The existing (approved) development agreement allows for a 52-unit residential apartment building, 34 townhouse units on a new public street off Walker Service Road, a single-unit dwelling and a small public park.
The proposal is to amend the Development Agreement to allow for two 4-storey residential apartment buildings, each containing approximately 56 dwelling units, in the centre of the site and the retention of the two existing single unit dwellings. The public street had been removed from the proposal. A public park component has been re-introduced into the proposal as a result of feedback from staff and the public. However, municipal staff have determined there is no legislative authority under the Regional Subdivision By-law or the Municipal Charter to require or accept parkland. The driveway entrance off Walker Service Road has been revised to align with that shown in the Traffic Impact Statement. A landscaping plan for the site will be provided at a later date. The revised proposal results in a slight increase in the population density (9%) for the overall development.
The application will be considered under the Substantive Amendment to Development Agreement process.
A virtual public hearing will be held by the North West Community Council on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. View the staff report.
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 May 10, 2021. 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 and may be viewed online. Individuals seeking to speak at the hearing, should contact the Municipal Clerk’s office no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 7, 2021 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:
• 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 (22703) or civic address, in addition to your name, community of residence, email address, and telephone number. Should you have questions about the process of the virtual public hearing, please email the Municipal Clerks Office or call 902.490.4210.
Should you have questions about the nature of the application itself, please email the planner, Paul Sampson, or call 902-717-8125.
The revised proposal was considered by the North West Planning Advisory Committee at a virtual meeting held on Wednesday, November 4, 2020.
Information letters were mailed to neighbouring residents and property owners in June of 2020, seeking feedback on the proposal.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by municipal staff to properly evaluate the application.