Can-Euro Investments Limited has applied for a non-substantive amendment to an existing development agreement at 1 Horizon Court, Dartmouth, to extend the date of commencement of construction by one year and the date of completion of development by two years.
On July 5, 2012, Harbour East - Marine Drive Community Council approved a development agreement for a 27-storey residential and commercial building at 1 Horizon Court, Dartmouth (See Map). Council’s approval was appealed to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board but the appeal was eventually withdrawn and the agreement registered on July 18, 2013. The original agreement required construction to commence within three (3) years from the date of registration of the agreement and to be completed within seven (7) years from the date of registration of the agreement. This resulted in a required commencement date of July 18, 2016 and a completion date of July 18, 2020.
The applicant initially requested an extension to the date of commencement for the project in late February of 2016. However, the applicant was also contemplating building design changes and the request was placed on hold pending submission of an alternate proposal. The applicant later decided against an alternate proposal and, on September 5, 2019, Council approved a commencement date of July 18, 2021 and a completion date of July 18, 2025 (Case 20653). Sections 7.3, 7.4 and 7.5 of the existing agreement identify extensions to commencement and completion dates as non-substantive matters and may be amended by resolution of Council. The applicant has now requested a further extension, as noted above.
The application will be considered under the Non-Substantive Amendment to a Development Agreement.
Municipal planning staff are in the process of preparing a report to the Harbour East - Marine Drive Community Council. The report will be on an upcoming agenda of Council, at a date TBD.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by municipal staff to properly evaluate the application.