Case 23805 - Portland Street & 16 Carver Street, Dartmouth



Fathom Studios, on behalf of the property owner, is requesting to rezone the lands and enter into a development agreement to permit a multi-unit building with a small ground floor retail space on lands located on Portland and Carver Street, Dartmouth (PID 00242016 & 00241984). 


The applicant wishes to construct a multi-unit dwelling at the site. The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:

  • Six (6) storey multi-unit residential building;
  • Small ground floor commercial space;
  • Approx. 99 parking spaces; and
  • Amenity space for the residents of the buildings 

The Development Plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, and include information related to the design and scale of the proposed building, traffic impacts, parking locations, driveway access, and landscaping.


The application will be considered under the rezoning and development agreement process.


A public information meeting (PIM) was held on March 29, 2022. View the staff presentation and the applicant presentation. Thank you to all who attended. View a summary of the public information meeting and feedback received. 

Staff are conducting a detailed review of the proposal with all information received through public consultation. Further negotiations will take place between the applicant and municipal staff as they continue their analysis of the proposal.

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 but may also be These documents may also be alternatively provided either by email or regular mail by making this request to the planner list below. 

Application Letter   
Illustrative Site Plan 
Building Drawings 
Grading Plan 
Landscape Site Plan
Servicing Schematic 
Traffic Impact Statement (TIS)    
Shade Study 
Top & Drainage

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Dean MacDougall

Planner II

Current Planning

Telephone: 902.240.7085

Mailing Address

HRM Planning Applications

PO Box: 1749,


Nova Scotia,

B3J 3A5

Attention: Dean MacDougall (Please identify the Case # and address)