Case 24304: 2858-2866 Gottingen Street and 5516-5518 Macara Street, Halifax

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Request

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.

Proposal

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.

Process

The application will be considered under the Non-Substantive Amendments to a Development Agreement process

Status

Currently this application is at the review team stage of the process where the request is reviewed by internal municipal staff from Planning Applications.

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. 

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Yanan Gou

Planner II

Development Approvals

Telephone: 782.641.5657

Mailing Address

HRM Planning Applications

PO Box: 1749,

Halifax,

Nova Scotia,

B3J 3A5

Attention: Yanan Gou (Please identify Case # 24304)