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
• ~3,000 residential units (range of building forms)
• ~145,000 square feet of commercial space
• ~16.4 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.
Currently, this application is in the Team Review stage of the process (see Process link above) where the request is reviewed by internal municipal staff from Development Engineering, Traffic Services, Building Standards, Civic Addressing, Development Services, Fire Protection Services, and Parkland Planning. Additional external agencies include Halifax Water, Halifax Bridge Commission, Halifax Regional School Board and other review agencies.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by municipal staff to properly evaluate the application. The documents are: