PLANAPP 2023-00324 Formerly Case 24654 - Main Street and Kuhn Road, Dartmouth


This application has a new case number. This application was previously referenced as Case 24654.


JHAL Ltd., on behalf of the property owner, is requesting to enter into a development agreement to allow a 14-storey mixed-use building containing 148 residential units at 247 Main Street, Dartmouth.


The applicant wishes to enter into a development agreement to construct a 14-storey mixed-use building containing 148 residential units and two commercial units. The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:

  • 14-storey building 
  • 148 residential units, including a mix of bachelor, one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus den, and two-bedroom units
  • Two ground-floor commercial units intended to service building occupants
  • Four levels of underground parking containing 144 vehicle parking spaces and 70 bicycle parking spaces
  • Indoor and outdoor amenity space for use by building occupants
  • Landscaped yards and walkways
  • Proposed access off Kuhn Road (HRM-owned paved portion)
  • Property owner is proposing to extend wastewater service (sanitary sewer) to the site

The Development Plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, and include information related to the proposed building, driveway access, landscaping, site servicing, and amenity space. 


The application will be considered under the Development Agreement Process


Currently this application is at the review team stage of the process where the request is reviewed by internal municipal staff from Development Engineering including Traffic Services, Building Standards, Civic Addressing, Transit, Parking Services, and Fire Protection Services as well as externally by Halifax Water, Nova Scotia Power, and Halifax Regional Centre for Education. Once review of the application materials is complete, this application will move forward to the public engagement phase.

The public engagement stage of the application has been completed. Planning staff will prepare a proposed development agreement and have it reviewed by any members of the review team who have relevant comments to contribute. Once the agreement is completed planning staff will prepare the staff recommendation report to Harbour East-Marine Drive Community Council to assist them in their consideration of the application before they make a decision to approve or deny the application following a public hearing. Council’s decision is appealable to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board.

Documents Submitted for Evaluation

The applicant has submitted revised plans and studies required by municipal staff to properly evaluate the application. 

Revised Submission:

Project Rationale (Updated)
Servicing Schematic (Updated)
Traffic Impact Statement (Updated)
Architectural Drawings (Site Plan, Floor Plans, Building Elevations) (Updated)
Preliminary Landscape Plan (Updated)
Rendering of Proposed Building (Updated)

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Darrell Joudrey

Planner II

Development Services

Telephone: 902.225.8630

Mailing Address

HRM Planning Applications

PO Box: 1749,


Nova Scotia,

B3J 3A5

Attention: Darrell Joudrey (Please identify the case number and address).