Application by WM Fares Architects, on behalf of Sunset Plaza Inc., requesting substantive amendments to an existing development agreement for lands at the corner of Swindon Drive and Hanwell Drive (PID 41292822), Middle Sackville to convert the land use from commercial to a 4-storey residential building.
The subject site has street frontage along Swindon Drive and Hanwell Drive and backs onto Margeson Drive (Zoning Map). The site is currently vacant. The existing development agreement for Sunset Ridge allocates the site for commercial development, including the following uses: retail and food stores, services/ personal services, offices, banks and financial institutions, restaurants, and commercial schools.
*The proposal is to amend the Development Agreement to allow for a 4-storey residential apartment building containing:
- approximately 54 dwelling units;
- indoor and outdoor parking spaces totaling 67 spaces;
- indoor/ outdoor amenity spaces for residents; and
- two driveway access points off Swindon Drive. Note: As a result of technical review by the municipality and Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal staff, the driveways proposed off Swindon Drive will have to be relocated to Hanwell Drive. This relocation of driveways will be shown on revised drawings in the near future.
The application will be considered under the Substantive Amendment to Development Agreement process.
Information letters are being mailed to neighbouring residents and property owners in June 2020, seeking feedback on the proposal.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by HRM staff to properly evaluate the application.