Case 22734 - Former Shannon Park Lands, Dartmouth

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IMPORTANT NOTICE – JANUARY 16, 2023

A PUBLIC HEARING ON THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HELD BY HARBOUR EAST MARINE DRIVE COMMUNITY COUNCIL ON FEBRUARY 02, 2023. PLEASE SEE STATUS SECTION FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Request

Application by WSP, on behalf of the property owner Canada Lands Company Limited, requesting to enter into a development agreement to allow for a new residential community on the former Shannon Park lands, located off Princess Margaret Boulevard, Iroquois Drive, and Nootka Ave in Dartmouth (PID's 41402942, 41404104, 41402934, and 41394016).

Proposal

The properties are designated Future Growth Node (FGN) and zoned Comprehensive Development District 2 (CDD-2) under the new Regional Centre Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy (SMPS) and Land Use Bylaw (LUB), also known as the Centre Plan. 

Future growth nodes are lands where there is potential to accommodate significant growth due to the site’s size, location, and proximity to services. These parcels of land are intended to be comprehensively planned to ensure they meet the objectives of the Centre Plan. 

This proposal is being considered under enabling Policies F-1, F-3, F-5, F-6, F-7, F-8 and IM-7 of the Regional Centre SMPS.

The proposed redevelopment of the former Shannon Park lands consists of:
•    23 new city blocks;
•    3,000 dwelling units within a range of building forms;
•    ~145,000 square feet of commercial space;
•    ~7.5 acres of public parkland, including a waterfront park;
•    Both on and off-street active transportation trails and pathways;
•    Proposed to be constructed over 4 phases;
•    Includes new public streets, municipal services such as water and sewer, and a transit hub.

The development agreement will identify the location of the roads, parks, and new lots and provide provisions for the subdivision of the land.  The agreement will also identify zones for each of the new lots, building heights, specific built form and land use requirements and the phasing for the development.  

The applicant had submitted material (provided below) which outlines the development proposal in more detail, including a Conceptual Plan for the lands and technical studies such as a Traffic Impact Study.
 

Process

The application will be considered under the Development Agreement process.

Status

A public hearing will be held by Harbour East Marine Drive Community Council on Thursday, February 02, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at the Harbour East-Marine Drive Community Council Chambers, Main Floor Alderney Gate, 60 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth. 
For more information on in-person public hearings and what to expect, please visit the website here. (https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/regional-council/public-hearings)
All oral and written submissions will be considered at that time.  Information on how to sign up to speak in advance is available on-line: https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/regional-council/public-hearings. Written submissions may be forwarded to the Municipal Clerk by mail, P.O. Box 1749, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3A5; by fax, 902-490-4208; or by e-mail, clerks@halifax.ca. Written submissions should be received by the Municipal Clerk’s Office as early as possible and not later than 3:00 p.m. on February 2, 2023.
The staff report can be found here. (https://www.halifax.ca/media/80543
This notice was posted to this site on 16, January and 2023 in accordance with the requirements of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter. 

Documents Submitted for Evaluation

The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by municipal staff to properly evaluate the application. The documents are:

Application Letter
Concept Plan
Schematic Servicing and Infrastructure Design Report
Traffic Impact Study 

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Dean MacDougall

Planner III

Development Approvals

Telephone: 902.240.7085

Mailing Address

HRM Planning and Development

Development Approvals

PO Box: 1749,

Halifax,

Nova Scotia,

B3J 3A5

Attention: Dean MacDougall