NOTICE OF APPROVAL - November 23, 2022
TAKE NOTICE THAT, as per Section 245 of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter, a Development Officer of the Halifax Regional Municipality did, on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 approve the Amending Development Agreement to add five (5) more dwelling units to a previously approved 8-storey mixed-use building located at 2858-2866 Gottingen Street and 5516-5518 Macara Street, Halifax.
The appeal period for this application has closed and no appeals were filed with the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board.
See the Status section below for more details.
Stephen Adams Consulting Services Inc., on behalf of the property owner, is asking to add five more dwelling units to a previously approved 8-storey mixed-use building located at 2858-2866 Gottingen Street and 5516-5518 Macara Street, Halifax.
In 2017, Halifax and West Community Council approved a development agreement to allow a mixed-use development at 2858-2866 Gottingen Street and 5516-5518 Macara Street, Halifax (Case 20149). The development agreement allows a maximum of 66 dwelling units in the building and ground floor commercial. In 2022, Halifax and West Community Council approved an amendment to the existing development agreement to allow an extension to the commencement and completion dates of construction (Case 23936).
The applicant wishes to make changes to the existing development agreement to add five more dwelling units for a total of 71 units. The additional units would be accommodated within the existing building envelope.
An addition of up to six dwelling units within the existing building envelope is considered a non-substantive amendment to the existing agreement as per Section 6.1.1. Policy IM-33 of the Regional Centre Municipal Planning Strategy allows consideration of applications for non-substantive amendments to existing development under the policies in effect at the time the original agreement was approved.
The application will be considered under the Non-Substantive Amendments to a Development Agreement process
This application was approved by Development Officer on November 2, 2022. View the Staff Report. The appeal period for this application has closed and no appeals were filed with the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board.
This application was reviewed by HRM staff. The community engagement process is consistent with the intent of the HRM Community Engagement Strategy. The level of community engagement was information sharing, achieved through providing information and seeking comments through the HRM website and signage posted on the subject site. A public information meeting and public hearing are not required for a non-substantive amendment to a development agreement. The decision on the amendment has been made by the Development Officer.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by HRM staff to properly evaluate the application. The relevant documents are linked below but may also be provided via email or regular mail by making a request to the planner listed below.