Stephen Adams, Consultant. is applying, on behalf of the property owner, for substantive amendments to an existing development agreement for the reconfiguration of a previously approved multi-unit building, townhomes, and surface parking, at PIDs 40096133 and 40096364, Lynnett Road, Spryfield.
The applicant wishes to reconfigure on the property a previously approved multi-unit building (40 units), townhomes (6 units), and surface parking, due to site planning and grading constraints on the land.
The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:
• No change in unit count (will remain at 40 units), and the building will remain the same materials, size and footprint- the proposal is to move it roughly 60 feet south-east on the lot.
• The applicant is also seeking to have two options integrated in the development agreement for flexibility of parking due to expected grade issues and expenses during construction.
o Option A: all parking to be located at grade/on the surface in rear of building.
o Option B: between 12-20 parking spaces to be located under the building, screened from view, and the reminder of required spaces at grade/on the surface in rear of building.
• No change in dwelling count (will remain at 6 dwelling units). The townhomes are proposed to be moved from the rear of the lot, to the front on either side of a newly proposed cul-de-sac bulb on the end of Lynnett Drive. The bulb is proposed to help with emergency service maneuverability and ease vehicular circulation.
• The existing development agreement divides the project into phases. The applicant is seeking a small change to the boundary line between Phase 1 and Phase 2 to reflect the repositioning of the buildings.
The Development Plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, and include information related to the proposal rationale and building layout.
The application will be considered under the Development Agreement Amendment process.
A virtual public hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. All oral and written submissions will be considered at that time. This meeting will occur in a virtual setting, attending in person is not possible. Written submissions are welcomed and encouraged, and will be distributed to all Councillors prior to the 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 March 30, 2021. Please allow additional time for delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The virtual public hearing will be webcast and can 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 Monday, March 29, 2021 to be added to the speakers list to speak to Halifax and West Community Council during the meeting by telephone. 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 name of the meeting body (Halifax and West Community Council), the planning case number (22709) or civic address, your name, your community of residence, email address, and telephone number. If you have questions about the content of the application, please email the Planner, Brittney MacLean or call 902.223.6154.
Questions about the process of the virtual public hearing may be directed to the Municipal Clerk’s Office by email or call 902.490.4210.
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.