Clayton Developments Limited and Crombie REIT are requesting to enter into a development agreement to allow a mixed-use community on the former Penhorn Mall Lands on Portland Street, Dartmouth.
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 By-law (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 3.35 of the Regional Centre SMPS.
The major aspects of the proposal include:
- 8 new development blocks containing 10 buildings, ranging from 3 to 15 storeys
- Approximately 905 residential units and 45 townhouse units
- An active transportation network with a trail next to the Circumferential Highway connecting Penhorn Lake to Portland Street
- A multi-use greenway through the site connecting Penhorn Lake and Brownlow Park
- A central public park approximately 2,636 square meters in size
- Ground floor commercial spaces located in Blocks A and B
- New streets and municipal services
- Additional park space and a new surface parking lot for users of Brownlow Park
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 Development Plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail.
The application will be considered under the Development Agreement process.
The application is now in the Public Consultation Stage and we are currently seeking your feedback on the proposal. Your participation is important to us and we encourage all members of the public to participate. Public comments, questions, and feedback can be provided in the following ways:
1) Complete the survey at the Shape Your City web page;
2) Contact the municipal planner by email or call 902-237-1216; and
3) A virtual public information meeting was held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. View the PowerPoint presentation from this meeting.