Request by W.M. Fares Architects for a site-specific MPS amendment to extend the mixed-use designation and zone from the corner of Dutch Village Road, Joseph Howe Drive, and Westerwald Street to include 3325, 3331, and 3343 Westerwald Street and to discharge an existing development agreement from 3343 and 3400 Westerwald Street, Halifax.
This process will review the zoning on Westerwald Street. It will consider allowing a mix of building types, like townhouses and multi-unit residential buildings. The study area will also include two properties on Melrose Street.
A six-storey residential building is proposed in the study area, at 3325, 3331 and 3343 Westerwald Street. This building is not permitted under existing land use policy or zoning, so the applicant, WM Fares Group, is asking to rezone the property. – View the site in Google Maps.
The major aspects of this proposal are as follows:
• 90 dwelling units;
• A 3-storey section facing Westerwald Street;
• A 6-storey section facing Joseph Howe Drive;
• A main entrance facing Westerwald Street;
• Ground floor units with entrances opening onto the sidewalk;
• A driveway off Westerwald Street; and
• Underground parking.
WM Fares has submitted the following information:
• A conceptual site plan;
• A project brief explaining the proposal;
• A traffic impact statement; and
• Sewer capacity calculations.
Process – Municipal Planning Strategy Amendment
The application will be considered under the process to amend a Municipal Planning Strategy.
On December 15th, 2020, Regional Council directed staff to begin this planning process. Staff’s report to Council is here. The next step is holding a public meeting.
For further information, please contact:
Sean Gillis – Planner 2
Mail: HRM Planning Applications,
PO Box 1749, Halifax, NS B3J 3A5
Attention: Sean Gillis