Case 22734 - Former Shannon Park Lands, Dartmouth



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).


The properties are designated Future Growth Node (FGN) and zoned Comprehensive Development District (CDD) 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 3.32 and 3.34 of the Regional Centre SMPS

The proposed redevelopment of the former Shannon Park lands consists of:
•    26 new city blocks
•    ~7,000 residents being housed in a range of building forms
•    ~145,000 square feet of commercial space
•    ~15.5 acres of public park space
•    Proposed to be created in 4 phases
•    Includes new public streets, municipal services such as water and sewer, and a new transit facility

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.


The application will be considered under the Development Agreement process.


The public engagement portion of the application process is now complete.  Thank you very much for your participation. View the survey summary report. This information will assist in our evaluation of the application. This information, as well as all correspondence received, will be summarized and attached to the staff report to Community Council for their consideration ahead of their decision on the application. 

Staff have developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions that provide information on matters that are not necessarily covered under the development agreement. For more information on the Future Growth Node designation view the  Future Growth Node designation information sheet that outlines its purpose and objectives. 

Staff are conducting a detailed review of the proposal with all information received through public consultation. Further negotiations will take place between the applicant and municipal staff as they continue their analysis of the proposal and drafting of the development agreement.     

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
Phasing Plan
Proposed Heights Plan
Proposed Floor Area Ratios (FAR) Plan
Proposed Setbacks Plan
Proposed Zones 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,


Nova Scotia,

B3J 3A5

Attention: Dean MacDougall