Case 24655 - 1146 St. Margarets Bay Road, Halifax

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Request

Application by ZZap Consulting Inc. to enter into a development agreement to permit four townhouse units, three with backyard suites and one with a secondary suite, with off-street parking and shared outdoor amenity space at 1146 St. Margarets Bay Road, Halifax. 

Proposal

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The applicant wishes to enter into a development agreement to permit the construction of four townhouse units, three with backyard suites and one with a secondary suite.   The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:
•    Each townhouse is approx. 3-storeys tall and is about 2,550 square feet; 
•    The backyard suites are approx. 675 square feet each, which meets the land use by-law requirements for backyard suite size; 
•    The secondary suite (attached to one of the townhouses) is approx. 690 square feet, which meets the land use by-law requirements for secondary suite size; 
•    The dwellings would be located off a shared access driveway which contains two parking spaces per townhouse unit (eight spaces) plus five visitor spaces, for a total of thirteen spaces; 
•    The residents would have access to a shared outdoor amenity area; 
•    The yards and walkways will be landscaped;
•    The driveway will be buffered by vegetation to the east. 

The Development Plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, and include information related to the location of proposed buildings, parking, walkways, and amenity spaces.

Process

The application will be considered under the Timberlea/Lakeside/Beechville Municipal Planning Strategy, under Policy UR-9. This policy allows Council to consider townhouse developments within the Urban Residential Designation through a development agreement. Development agreements are discretionary applications, meaning that they require the approval of Council to proceed. This document outlines the process and public engagement requirements for a development agreement.

Status

Staff are currently in the early stages of reviewing the application materials. The next step will be to provide feedback to the applicant on whether their submitted application meets Policy UR-9. Following this, staff will undertake public engagement on the application.

Documents Submitted for Evaluation

The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by HRM staff to properly evaluate the application. The documents are also available for review at the Planning Applications office in Downtown Halifax at Duke Tower.

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Jenny Lugar

Planner II

Current Planning

Telephone: 782.641.2316

Mailing Address

HRM Planning and Development

Development Services

PO Box: 1749,

Halifax,

Nova Scotia,

B3J 3A5

Attention: Jenny Lugar (Please identify the Case # and address)