Application by Lydon Lynch Architects requesting substantive amendments to increase the unit count and change the schedules to an existing development agreement that allows a multi-use building on lands at Fourth Street (PID 41457979) and to add a portion of the adjacent property (PID 41457961) to the site in Bedford.
The applicant wishes to change the interior of the proposed building to increase the total number of units, which is resulting in changes to the window placement on the outside. Their will be no changes to the size of the proposed building—the size of the building will remain the same. The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:
• Increase the maximum unit count from 18 to 27 units;
• Increase the number of surface parking spaces from 5 to 14;
• Increase the size of the lot that will be subject to the development agreement to comply with the per unit lot size requirement in the RMU zone;
• Changes to the landscaping plan and site plan to reflect increased parking area and new lot size;
• Changes to commencement and completion dates;
• Minor changes to the building elevations related to window placement; and
• Building size, shape, layout and location is the same as the approved DA.
The Development Plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, and include information related to the new site plan, elevations, addendum to the traffic statement and a planning rationale.
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The application will be considered under the substantive amendment to a development agreement.
A virtual public hearing will be held on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
All oral and written submissions will be considered at that time. 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 Monday, February 8, 2021. Please allow sufficient time for delivery given slower than typical mail delivery times during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The virtual public hearings will be webcast and may be viewed online. Individuals seeking to address the hearing, should contact the Municipal Clerk’s office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 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 wish to speak at a later time may ask to have their name removed from the speakers list. Here's how to get on the 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.
This application was considered by the North West Planning Advisory Committee at a meeting to be held on May 27, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in a virtual meeting of the committee
A public information meeting (PIM) was held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Basinview Drive Community School (Cafeteria) - 273 Basinview Dr, Bedford, NS. At this meeting, a presentation was given outlining the proposal. Municipal staff and the applicant were in attendance to answer questions and receive feedback. View the meeting minutes.
A public information meeting (PIM) was held on February 19, 2020 at the BMO Centre - Multipurpose Room, 61 Gary Martin Drive, Bedford. At this meeting, a presentation was given outlining the proposal with municipal staff and the applicant was in attendance to answer questions and receive feedback. View the meeting minutes.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by municipal staff to properly evaluate the application.