W M Fares Architects is applying for a development agreement at 15 Canal Street, Dartmouth.
The applicant is applying for a development agreement to allow a mixed use development. The proposal is for an 8 storey building and a 30 storey building that have a roof top courtyard between them for common open space use at the 3 storey level. The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:
- Proposed Building A (facing Shubenacadie Canal) will be an 8 storey (26m) tall mid-rise form with a 14 metre streetwall;
- Proposed Building A has grade related work/live units facing onto the Shubenacadie Canal;
- Proposed Building B (facing the corner of the intersection of Canal Street and the proposed Dundas Street extension) will be a 30 storey (90m) high rise form with a 14 metre streetwall;
- Proposed Building B has grade related commercial components facing onto Canal Street (and the Canal Street Greenway) and the proposed Dundas Street extension;
- A total of 219 residential units are proposed on the site;
- Parking for both buildings will be located in an underground parking structure providing 214 proposed parking spaces;
- A landscaped private common open space is proposed to be located between the two buildings at the 3 storey level; and
- An extension to Dundas Street is proposed that will edge the northern boundary of the site.
The Development Plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, and include information related to the proposed buildings footprints, lot setbacks, building stepbacks, location of proposed landscaped buffer screening facing the Shubenacadie Canal elevation of the proposal, landscaping, table showing Land Use By-law & SMPS requirements vs. proposal attributes, proposed building massing, shadow study, Traffic Impact Study and servicing information.
The application will be considered under the Development Agreement process.
W M Fares Architects submitted the application for 15 Canal Street in Dartmouth on April 3, 2020. A preliminary team review was carried out by internal HRM staff and external parties to who the application was relevant. Planning staff prepared their review against the Regional Centre Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by municipal staff to properly evaluate the application. The relevant documents are linked below. These documents may also be alternatively provided either by email or regular mail by making this request to the planner list below.