Application by UPLAND Planning and Design to discharge a previously approved “development resolution" from the property at 1568 Hollis Street, Halifax to allow the land to be redeveloped by the rules of the existing zoning and site plan process.
The subject site at 1568 Hollis Street, which also has street frontage on Granville Street, is owned by United Gulf Developments Limited (UGDL). The site is situated to the north of the Metro Park facility. Upland Planning, on behalf of UGDL, has requested to discharge a “development resolution" which is registered on this property.
Background: A “development resolution” to allow for the construction of the Metro Park facility on HRM-owned land on Hollis, Salter and Granville Streets, Halifax was approved by Council on May 7, 2001 on Lot 1A, which included the Metro Park land and a small surface parking lot off Granville Street. On December 9, 2005, the surface parking lot land (Lot X) was subdivided off Lot 1A and sold to UGDL, but the development resolution was never discharged from that portion of land. Lot X was eventually consolidated with other lands of UGDL to form a bigger lot (Lot XY1-A) which included the building at Civic No. 1568 Hollis Street. The proposal is to discharge the development resolution from only Lot XY1-A, while leaving the resolution in effect for the Metro Park facility (Lot 1AX).
The application will be considered under the Discharge of Development Agreement process.
Municipal staff will prepare a report to Regional Council in order to consider the request to discharge the development resolution.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by municipal staff to properly evaluate the application.