Case 23720 - 9 Crestfield Dr., Hammonds Plains


January 23, 2023

NOTICE OF In-Person Public Hearing

A public hearing on this application will be held by North West Community Council on February 13, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. Please see the status section below for more information.


Application by ZZap Consulting Inc., on behalf of Hartie Investments Inc., has a applied for a development agreement for senior citizens housing at 9 Crestfield Dr. in Hammonds Plains.


The applicant wishes to construct senior citizens housing in the form of a 29-unit multiple unit dwelling, and four 6-unit townhouse dwellings. The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:

  • One 3-storey apartment building containing 29 dwelling units
  • Five (5) single-storey townhouse blocks - two blocks containing 6 townhouse units and three blocks containing 4 townhouse units for a total of 24 townhouse units);
  • Outdoor community amenity spaces that include a community garden and recreation space
  • A community rec house that will be used for indoor recreation activities, community events or gatherings and will include a guest suite.
  • Newly constructed privacy fencing for the cemetery that abuts the development

The Development Plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, and include information related to proposed buildings, parking locations, driveway access, traffic impact, and landscaping.


The application will be considered under the development agreement process


Notice of In-Person Public Hearing 

A public hearing will be held by North West Community Council on Monday, February 13, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Margret’s Bay Community Centre (St. Margret’s Bay Arena) in Multi-Purpose Room at 12 Westwood Blvd, Upper Tantallon.

All oral and written submissions will be considered at that time. Written submissions are welcomed and encouraged in advance of the hearing itself. These submissions are distributed to all Councillors and considered at the time of their decision. Written submissions may be forwarded to the Municipal Clerk by e-mail; by fax, 902-490-4208; or by mail, P.O. Box 1749, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3A5. Written submissions must be received by the Municipal Clerk’s office as early as possible and not later than 3:00 p.m. on February 13, 2023. Please allow sufficient time for delivery. 

Information on how to sign up to speak in advance is available online:

If you have questions about the public hearing process, please email or call 902.490.4210 the Office of the Municipal Clerk. Should you have questions about the nature of the application itself, please email or call the planner directly at 782-640-0592. 

View the staff report. If you have questions about how to access the staff report email or call 902.490.4210 the Office of the Municipal Clerk. If the internet is unavailable to you, a paper copy of application materials can be sent to you by mail, contact the Planner, Maureen Ryan to make the arrangements.

This notice was posted to this site on Monday, January 23, 2023, in accordance with the requirements of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter. 

Documents Submitted for Evaluation

The applicant has submitted revised plans and studies required by municipal staff to properly evaluate the application. The relevant documents are linked below but may also be alternatively provided either by email or regular mail by making this request to the planner listed below. 

Revised Submissions – up to 18 October 2021
Revised Site Plan
Revised Building Elevations Plan for Townhouse Blocks
Revised TIS

Previous Submission
Application Letter
Policy Review Table
Site Plan
Building Drawings
Traffic Impact Statement
Servicing Schematic
Wastewater Treatment Overview

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Maureen Ryan

Planner III

Current Planning

Telephone: 782.640.0592

Mailing Address

HRM Planning Applications

PO Box: 1749,


Nova Scotia,

B3J 3A5

Attention: Processing Coordinator - Planning (Please identify the Case # and address)